Skip to content

Hi, I am Nataraj. I grew up in India and moved to the U.S in 2013. Right now, I reside in Seattle area working in tech. I expand my leverage with code (working at Azure), capital (investments) & media (podcasts & newsletter).

I like to talk to people who are creating something interesting & new. If you are one of those, feel free to reach out. After all internet is created for this purpose.

Featured in


I spend most of my day leveraging code previously as a Software Developer & now as a Product Manager. I have worked across products ranging from healthcare software, Dynamics 365, Hybrid Cloud, AI & currently in managed File Share products at Azure.

Azure Files: Managed file share supporting NFS & SMB to store unstructured data.
Azure Stack: Developed hybrid cloud product, best of Azure in Cloud & On-Premises.
Dynamics 365: Support as a service product used by customer service teams.
EHR: Built products for EHR solution at Epic Systems. Used by 60%+ U.S population.

I believe individuals are not designed to one thing all their life. We are not ants. I do different interesting things at any given time, or at least try to. This means I occasionally invest in early stage companies & host a podcast as an excuse to talk to the most interesting people on the internet.


Podcast: Startup Project

This is a bi-weekly podcast about the business of technology. The conversations features founders, executives & investors. Check out more the podcast on Spotify, Apple, YouTube & other platforms. Hosted well known investors including Madrona ventures (investors in Snowflake, Amazon & Redfin), Engineering capital, & more.

Podcast: End 2 End

This is a limited series podcast where I have broke down different sectors in the technology business. Episodes include business model breakdowns of Media & Streaming business, Food Delivery businesses & more.

Newsletter: Above Average

Above Average is a weekly newsletter for technology professionals who are looking to understand the second-order effects and the hidden strategies behind the day to day decision of the big technology companies. Subscribe to get Above Average insights.

Author 100 Days of AI Series

A series of blog posts documenting my learnings after spending 100 days learning AI. Includes experiments, trends, predictions & product ideas that can be leveraged in the coming years. The blogs from the series are picked up by technology publications like Hackernoon & E27.

Open To:

Public speaking at conferences, podcasts & events on technology, startups, early stage investing, B2B product development, strategy & cloud technologies. Check out my previous appearances here, here, here & here. Below are some insights from my podcast appearances.👇
Advice startups on how to raise their pre-seed round, best practices on building pitch decks, approaching investors, evaluating if the idea is venture scale & exploring alternative fund raising mechanisms.
Invest in startups that are solving large interesting problems globally in India, U.S & else where. Check out the section below to see my previous investments. I am also a venture partner at a $10M Vertical Pre-Seed SaaS fund.
Collaborate with other podcasters & content creators to create new podcasts  and content related to the business of technology.

My Investments

Want to invest alongside me? Join my Syndicate for investing opportunities.

Venture Partner: is a $10M venture fund investing in vertical SAAS companies. As a venture partner I source deals, build technology to manage deal flow and experiment with products and growth hacks to grow the fund. The investments listed below are my personal investments as an angel investor before joining the fund.

Validated – AI First Marketing – NEO 

Kaagaz – Document Super App – Y Combinator

Alto IRA – Alternative investments IRA – Unusual Ventures

Statiq Mobility – EV charging Network for India – Y Combinator

Handl – Convert documents to structured data – Florian Leibert, Immad Akhund

Loconav – Fleet-Tech Management – Sequoia India

Clinikk – 360 degree healthcare for India – MassMutual Ventures

Airmeet – Remote events software – Sequoia India

Prodigy – AI Lending Platfrom – Tribe Capital

Rupifi – B2B Payments – Better Capital, Tiger Global

Toddle – All in one teaching platform for IB schools – Better Capital, Matrix Partners

Newton School – Lambda school for Indian engineers – Nexus venture Partners

Testbook – Test Prep platfrom for govt jobs – Better Capital, Matrix Partners

Numberz – Accounts automation platform – Sequoia India

Agnikul – Indian aerospace manufacturer – Pi Ventures, Mayfield Fund

Sleepy Owl – India’s premium coffee brand – DSG Consumer Partners

Above Average - Weekly Insights on Tech Business
Signup and get opinions that separate you from the average!