Suraj Patel

Investor since 2016

I’m most excited that Bow has an unconventional story and team. We’re doing something different in an industry that hasn’t seen a lot of different.

Superpower

Learning new skills

First job

Fundraising outside a grocery store for environmental lobbyists

Best Trip

Traveling to the artic circle to learn ice driving

Education

BA Economics at UC Berkeley

Suraj is an operator turned investor. He knows level-headed, hard work, and loves diving into the technical weeds with founders. A UC Berkeley alumnus, Suraj joined Bow as part of the founding team after working in business intelligence and analytics at Looker and TIBCO, specializing in technical solutioning.

As an early employee at Looker, Suraj saw the company build out its core go-to-market functions as it grew 10x in employee count and revenue. Now as an investor, he leverages this experience to help founders build out their initial marketing, sales, and customer success teams.

He gets great satisfaction from solving difficult problems and a sense accomplishment from doing the hard work to figure out the right answer.

Suraj is passionate about companies that improve the productivity of software developers and data scientists, deploy interesting applications of deep learning, and help enterprises become more data-driven.