Rajko most enjoys partnering with early-stage founders to work toward bold visions. He focuses on infrastructure, data, AI/ML, developer tools, open-source and community building. He also helps drive initiatives on the usage of alternative data for investment sourcing and diligence.
Prior to joining NEA, Rajko worked at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where he advised major enterprise technology companies on their growth strategies and performed strategic diligence of growth-stage technology investments for investors. He was also point for data science and analytics coaching in the San Francisco office and led BCG’s internal thought-leadership study on AI/ML technologies, commercial platforms, and tooling.
Rajko has always enjoyed the natural sciences, competing in mathematics as early as elementary school in Serbia. He graduated from Harvard College with a degree in Economics, minor in Computer Science, and citation in Mandarin. He was a teaching fellow for Harvard’s graduate-level course in Mathematical Optimization Methods. His focus on data began when he discovered the joy of scraping, munging, and visualizing datasets in Beautiful Soup, Pandas, and Seaborn. A couple nights were even spent implementing and tuning Q-learning RL algorithms to beat videos games!
In his free time, Rajko loves traveling and the outdoors. He spent a summer studying Mandarin at the Harvard Beijing Academy. He also co-led Harvard Mountaineering Club expeditions to the French Alps, Italian Dolomites, and Cordillera Blanca in Peru. Nowadays, you can find him hiking in the hills of Marin, kayaking in Sausalito, or climbing in the Sierra Nevada!
International Relations and Democracy in Eastern Europe