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Founder and General Partner
Ullas Naik founded Streamlined Ventures with a vision of building a thought leading investment platform rooted in the philosophical belief that founders of companies are the true heroes of entrepreneurial value creation in our society. Streamlined Ventures invests in and supports visionary founders working on transformational applications and business infrastructure software companies. Ullas is a seasoned venture capitalist, angel investor and entrepreneur with over two decades of entrepreneurial and early stage investment experience across over 350 companies. Prior to founding Streamlined Ventures, he co-founded investment firm Cota Capital. Prior to that, Ullas was a senior member of the investment team for 12 years at Globespan Capital and helped build the firm. He has also been an active angel investor over the last 22 years during which he invested in over 60 companies spanning Internet 1.0, Web 2.0, mobile web, social web, enterprise computing as well as disruptive technologies in other domains such as robotics and wearable computing. Before his institutional investing career Ullas was a top ranked Wall Street research analyst at FAC Equities/First Albany. He was recognized by the Wall Street Journal and Fortune Magazine as a Wall Street All Star. Prior to that, Ullas received an MBA degree after starting a chemicals trading business in India. He also has a bachelor’s degree in organic chemistry.
Dan’s background includes experience with growth companies, co-founding a startup, and successfully supporting entrepreneurs. Prior to joining Streamlined Ventures, Dan focused on developing new business partnerships at Airbnb and Corporate Development at Toptal. Before receiving his MBA, he was a management consultant at McKinsey & Co. Dan has been an active angel investor over the last 5 years and established a fund backing student startups. Dan holds a Bachelor of Science from Columbia University and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he received the Dean’s Award.
Director of Venture Operations
Michelle brings a strong background of innovative marketing, brand building, partnership cultivation, and operational excellence to the firm. Michelle’s background includes experience with both startups and venture capital. Prior to Streamlined Ventures, Michelle focused on performance marketing and communications for small to mid-sized startups. She previously worked at Comcast Ventures in marketing and operations where she focused on establishing operational processes and building brand awareness. Michelle graduated from Santa Clara University, where she completed her B.A. in Philosophy.