Raj previously founded StratumOne Communications, a chip maker for wide area networks (sold to Cisco); InterHDL, Inc., an EDA tools maker for chip design (sold to Avant); and Advancel Logic, a Java processor company (sold to Noise Cancellation Technologies). His bigger success were Fiberlane Communications which was later split into Cerent Systems, and sold to Cisco, and Siara Systems, which was sold to Redback Networks. Raj is Founder and General Partner of Redwood Ventures, a technology investment venture firm.
Raj is a co-author of, “Digital Design and Synthesis with Verilog HDL”, a popular textbook that’s used by several universities for teaching graduate-level courses on chip design. Raj worked as a Scientific Officer at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) in Mumbai, India and has also served as a commissioned officer in the Indian Navy.