(from Madrona Venture Group’s site)
Soma joined Madrona in late 2015 after nearly twenty-seven years at Microsoft Corporation. His last role at Microsoft was Corporate Vice President of the Developer Division. As Venture Partner, Soma shares his extensive experience working with enterprises, developers and managing a global organization with Madrona’s portfolio companies. Additionally he helps identify new investments for the firm. Soma sits on the boards of CloudCoreo and Pixvana and is a board observer for EnvelopVR.
Under Soma’s leadership, the Developer Division, which supports over six million .NET developers worldwide, expanded its mission to deliver developer tools and services for mobile development and cloud development across a variety of platforms and programming technologies through the Visual Studio family of products.
Additionally, Soma was also the executive sponsor for global development at Microsoft and oversaw Microsoft’s Global Development Centers in China, India, and Israel.
Soma has been an active angel investor both in the region and globally. With investments spanning across both enterprise and consumer segments, Soma has focused on early stage investments across a wide range of technology areas