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Ran Ding

Principal

Stage: Growth Equity

Location: Palo Alto

Ran focuses on growth equity investments across a wide range of sectors including technology, business services, and consumer. Ran sits on the board of Avetta (recapitalized by Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe) and Infutor, and he is actively involved with Norwest’s investments in Cority (recapitalized by Thoma Bravo), Galvanize, Infutor, Kendra Scott (recapitalized by Berkshire Partners), The Rainmaker Group, and YipitData. Ran was previously involved with Norwest’s investments in 1010data (acquired by Advance), Rainmaker – Multifamily (acquired by RealPage), and The Retail Equation (acquired by Appriss).

Before joining Norwest, Ran was an analyst at Union Square Advisors, a technology investment banking firm, as well as a quantitative analyst in the Asset Backed Securities group at Citigroup.

Ran holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical and computer engineering from Cornell University. Ran is also a CFA charterholder.

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