Entrepreneur In Residence

Aman Naimat

It has been an incredible experience to now be part of the investment team and it’s making me a better entrepreneur and leader.

Why Venture Capital?

As a serial entrepreneur, I’ve done over a 1000 pitches and helped raise tens of millions of dollars but didn’t have the full picture from the other side. It has been an incredible experience to now be part of the investment team and it’s making me a better entrepreneur and leader.

Experience

Along with EIR at Costanoa, I also serve as an External Advisor to McKinsey in data science and supply chain. Until recently I was CTO of Demandbase, a Costanoa portfolio company, where I helped grow the company to over 100M+ in revenue while serving Fortune 500 clients. Prior to Demandbase, I was co-founder and CTO of Spiderbook, one of the earliest AI-driven B2B startups. I have built several successful enterprise software start-ups and have held numerous executive positions at enterprise-level companies. Among others, I spent over a decade at Oracle, where I was a senior director in the Oracle Database Group and director of special projects for Oracle’s CEO Office.

Education

- Fellow, Stanford Graduate School of Business

- M.A. in Public Policy from Stanford University

- M.S. in Computer Science with Research and Thesis on NLP from Stanford University

Outside of Work

I am an artist and an amateur art dealer. I also love the outdoors and learning how to be a better parent to my two kids.

Favorite Book to Recommend

Think Like Amazon: 50 1/2 Ideas to Become a Digital Leader

John Rossman

Favorite TV Show to Binge

Homeland