Nitin Rai is Managing Director of Elevate Capital, that includes Elevate Inclusive Fund, a seed stage fund that invests in women and minorities and Elevate Capital Fund a Pacific Northwest regional fund that invests in early and seed stage startups that includes under-represented entrepreneurs and underserved entrepreneurs.
Since 2007 Nitin has been an active angel investor, mentor and is a founding charter member and President of the Board of TiE Oregon. In this role he has grown TiE to a full-fledged angel investment group with a successful mentoring program and launched several education and incubator programs. Nitin is currently serving as Chair of TiE Global Angels and Vice-Chair of TiE Global. In his role as TiE Oregon’s Chair he led the group to over $5 million in investments in 28 startups. He uses his 30 years of entrepreneurial experience to bring mentoring and funding to underrepresented founders. He is also President and CEO of First Insight Corp, a software company in Hillsboro, OR, where he utilized his background to raise $20 million in angel and venture capital, and in 2010 exited his investors via buy-back of their shares.