Raj Sabhlok is an operating advisor at Bessemer and was most recently CEO of Pipedrive, a sales-focused CRM. In 2020 as CEO, Raj led the company to a successful $1.5B transaction with Vista Equity Partners.
Prior to Pipedrive, Raj was President of Zoho Corp for over 10 years. Raj was responsible for and led many parts of Zoho’s impressive SMB business that accounted for over $500 million in ARR, 300,000 customers, and more than 7000 employees. Additionally, Raj took Zoho into the enterprise by establishing a strong enterprise business around both its SaaS business applications and IT management tools (ManageEngine).
Growing up in Silicon Valley, throughout his career, Raj has been immersed in technology, helping to scale private and public companies through superior product and GTM strategies.
Raj graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a degree in Mathematics and earned an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.
Raj lives in Northern California with his wife and four sons. He’s an avid sports fan, including being an unapologetic Dallas Cowboy supporter. When not watching sports, Raj likes to hit the tennis courts.