Private Company Board Director Raju  Gulabani at Groq Portrait

Raju Gulabani

Private Company Board Director

Lonergan Partners is pleased to announce the appointment of Raju Gulabani to the board of directors of Groq Inc., a global market leader technology company with innovations in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and high performance computing (HPC). The search was led by Mark Lonergan.

About Raju

Before joining Groq’s Board, Raju was part of the core leadership team at Amazon that built and scaled Amazon web Services (AWS), the market leading cloud computing platform. He most recently served as Vice President of the AWS Database and Analytics business at Amazon. At AWS, Raju took the database and analytics business from a tiny startup to the biggest player in the cloud database space and delivered services like Amazon Aurora, Amazon RDS, DynamoDB, Redshift, and OpenSearch, used by over 1.5M active customers. He also co-founded the AWS Machine Learning business with services like Amazon SageMaker, DeepLens, DeepRacer, and Transcribe. Before Amazon, Raju was Director of Product Management at Google and started Google Workspace, used by millions today. Earlier in his career, Raju was at Microsoft where he partnered with Intel to deliver fixed function server appliances. Raju holds an Executive MBA, MS in Computer Science, and BS in Electrical Engineering.

About Groq

Groq Inc. is a leading innovator in compute accelerators for artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and high performance computing (HPC).

Raju Gulabani Portrait

I am delighted to share that I have joined the Board of Groq, Inc. I am passionate about Groq's mission to democratize access to AI technologies and the new AI chip that they have built. GroqChip, differentiated with its deterministic execution and low latency, is delivering 333x performance gains for customers like Argonne National Labs compared to legacy architectures.

Raju Gulabani, Board Director, Groq
Jonathan Ross Portrait

Raju brings a rare track record of taking cloud businesses from zero to billions of dollars. He shares our belief that remarkable people are key to creating new technologies and durable companies - his guidance will continue to accelerate Groq's success.

Jonathan Ross, Founder, CEO and Board Director, Groq
Mark Lonergan Portrait

Here at Lonergan Partners, we’re excited to support the growing trend in independent board directors joining the boards of tech-unicorn companies. Experienced leaders like Raju bring insight and connection to private boards, and more investors are actively seeking to add credible market visionaries to the boards of portfolio companies.

Mark Lonergan, Managing Partner, Lonergan Partners