Managing Director

Raman Khanna

I have been a VC for 20 years now, and the joy of helping entrepreneurs build innovative solutions for their customers never diminishes.


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Raman Khanna is Managing Director of Dell Technologies Capital, where he leads strategic investments in support of VMware and Dell-EMC’s Networking Group. Raman’s responsibilities include sourcing, leading and managing investments in Multi-cloud infrastructure, Software Defined Infrastructure, Security, DevOps, and Management & Orchestration. Raman joined Dell Technologies Capital because with access to the Dell Technologies family of companies, he is able to offer portfolio companies more as they build next-generation enterprise and cloud infrastructure.

Work History

Raman spent 16 years at Stanford University IT in various roles including the Chief Information Officer responsible for IT infrastructure as well as both Academic and Business Systems for the University. During that time he served on CIO Advisory Boards of many leading companies including Cisco, Dell and Microsoft. Raman co-founded Diamondhead Ventures in 2000 and led the firm's investments in Cavium Networks (IPO: CAVM), Reactivity (acquired by Cisco Systems), PassMark Security (acquired by RSA Security/EMC) and Orative (acquired by Cisco Systems). When Diamondhead Ventures merged with ONSET Ventures in 2007, Raman served as the Managing Director focused on Information Technology investments. Raman has 20 years of operating experience and 18 years of investment experience in information technology. He was named on the Forbes Midas List of top 100 dealmakers in 2008 and 2009 and has been involved in many start-ups that had exits valued at over $1 billion. Raman is one of the early charter members of The Indus Entrepreneur (TiE), the world’s largest non-profit organization for entrepreneurs, and is the contributing editor of four technical books.


Raman holds an MBA from Golden Gate University and an MS in Computer Science from Virginia Tech. He earned his undergraduate degree from Delhi College of Engineering, India, where he studied Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

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