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Soma Capital

Soma Capital

Soma Capital is a venture Capital firm founded by Aneel Ranadive founded by Aneel Ranadive.

Soma is founded by Aneel Ranadive, who has invested in Cruise, Rappi, Embarktrucks, Astranis, and Lendup (their portfolio companies have a combined valuation of over $20bn).



Aneel works with his father Vivek Ranadive, founder of Tibco (sold for $4.3bn to Vista). Tibco software includes big data, analytics, event processing and cloud services. Tibco originally digitized Wall Street and powers 80% of Fortune 500 companies including many banks, airlines, retailers, hotels, casinos, and government services. Vivek has been involved at the early stages with Google, Yahoo, Salesforce, eBay and mentored Steve Jobs in the early days of Next.



Vivek Ranadive owns the Sacramento Kings (NBA basketball). Soma Capital works closely with Bow Capital, Vivek Ranadive's later stage fund which anchors Soma Capital and sometimes leads the Series A and beyond for Soma Capital portfolio companies.

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Soma Capital invests across consumer, enterprise and healthcare at the seed stage, and include education, energy, financial technology, health technology and real estate.



Their exits include Cruise, Supr Daily, Houseparty, HeyDoctor, Bluecrew, Pillow, Open Listings, Paribus, Interviewed, Farm Hill, Yhat, Listenloop, This is L., and Omni.

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A technology company providing payments collection APIs for businesses in Southeast Asia.

Skydrop is a logistics company that uses a technological platform to connect people and businesses to delivery service and courier.

A media startup company focused on African pop-culture, social trends, lifestyle and entertainment

FREY is a company creating clothing care products.

Searchlight is a company providing a platform connecting job seekers and employers and reference checks as-a-service.

Doorstead is a San Francisco-based company.

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