Growing up across Asia, Sid enjoyed a front row seat as the mobile phone transformed the entire planet. His dad worked for Nokia during the early 2000’s when it was one of the most valuable brands in the world, and was able to bring home a new phone for Sid to test each week. The increasing speed and impact of each innovation was enough to get him hooked, and naturally Sid pursued a career in the tech sector.
Sid’s experience has run the gamut from public to growth to early-stage, affording him a unique perspective on how brand leaders are built and sustained. He started on Wall Street at Barclays Capital, advising on tech, media and telecom companies, spending time on both the buy-side and sell-side of major deals, from mergers and takeovers to corporate debt and equity financings. He then worked as an investment professional at Symphony Technology Group, a Palo Alto-based private equity firm investing in software, technology-enabled and data analytics companies. Before arriving at Foundation Capital, Sid was an investor at Omidyar Technology Ventures where he invested in and counseled early-stage enterprise software companies.
At Foundation, Sid invests across the enterprise stack, from applications to infrastructure, but also helps to lead the firm’s focus on cybersecurity. He draws on his extensive network across senior customers, partners, operators and investors to help entrepreneurs build the next generation of leading enterprise software companies. Sid works closely with Foundation Capital portfolio companies MistNet, CloudKnox, Respond Software, Opas AI and Fortanix. He curates Foundation Capital’s IT + Security Dinner Series, a bimonthly gathering that brings together two dozen Fortune 1000 CTOs, CIOs and CISOs to meet with early-stage startups and share ideas on the evolving infrastructure landscape and opportunities for innovation.
Outside of work, Sid serves on the advisory council for Entrepreneurship at Cornell and serves as a board member of the Cornell Venture Capital Club, which he co-founded during college.
Sid has a Bachelors (Honors) in Economics and Biological Sciences from Cornell University, where he graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.
Sid has lived and worked on both the East coast and the West coast of the United States, as well as India, Singapore and Indonesia. He loves travelling to new countries, enjoys good podcasts and is always open to recommendations for both.