Rao is a technology innovator, entrepreneur and seasoned executive in Silicon Valley. Rao has founded and led venture backed IT infrastructure start-ups over the last two decades in Networking, Security and Analytics. Previous roles include Founder/CEO Perspica (acquired by Cisco in 2017), Co-founder/CTO, Ramp Networks (Went public, Nokia acquired), co-founder Euclid, FlowWise (Acquired by NET). Rao advised, invested in, and served on the boards of several technology startups. Rao has also advised several venture capital firms in Silicon Valley. He holds six patents in networking, security, and container technologies and has several pending.