Divya Raghavan, principal at NGP Capital, is one of our Top 50 Rising Stars in corporate venturing for 2024.

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Divya Raghavan was promoted to principal at NGP Capital last year, having moved up from associate and then vice-president in under two years, but she originally saw herself as a founder. 

Raghavan, who describes herself as a typical Californian who loves hiking, started out as a software engineer at Citrix. That experience in software development and product management experience has helped shape her specialism at NGP Capital, where she targets enterprise software and cybersecurity investments.  

She also logged some time as a senior product manager for customer relationship manager SugarCRM. Subsequent internships at venture funds including Samsung Next were meant to give Raghavan more insight into the fundraising process. Instead, she fell in love with the job.  

“I loved how hands on you get to be during the company-building…

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