NewBuild Venture Capital Welcomes Madhav Durbha as a Venture Partner

PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 20, 2023 – NewBuild Venture Capital, an early-stage venture capital firm focused on enterprise and supply chain software, today announced the addition of Dr. Madhav Durbha as a Venture Partner. Madhav brings 25+ years of operating experience across the supply chain. He is NewBuild’s first addition beyond the founding team.

A veteran practitioner and angel investor in the space, Madhav has broad experience in supply chain strategy, process consulting, and go-to-market strategy. His expertise also extends to the core technology rails (cloud, AI, data, connected devices) that are transforming enterprise software. Madhav will source and advise the NewBuild team on software investments across procurement, manufacturing, sustainability, logistics, and supply chain resilience.

"The addition of Madhav as a Venture Partner demonstrates our continued thematic focus on supply chain software," said Rohini Chakravarthy and Chad Bailey, founding partners at NewBuild Venture Capital. "Madhav brings deep supply chain operating expertise that complements our investment experience. Bringing on a seasoned operator enables us to not just see opportunities and challenges differently, but offers our companies practical guidance from an experienced supply chain executive."

Previously, Madhav was the Vice President of Supply Chain Strategy at Coupa Software where he led go-to-market (GTM) strategy and product marketing for Supply Chain Design, Direct Spend, and several other product lines. Before Coupa, Madhav held a leadership position at LLamasoft, where he played an instrumental role in the acquisition of Opex Analytics which significantly enhanced LLamasoft’s AI capabilities. Madhav also held executive roles at Kinaxis, BlueYonder, and i2 Technologies.

He received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Florida and his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology at Madras.

Thematic Investors

NewBuild’s investment focus is based on our understanding that the innovation ecosystems around edge cloud, generative AI, ML, data, mobile, and connected devices are playing an important role in the redesign of supply chains.

At the same time, the need for resilient and sustainable supply chains amidst changing geopolitics is driving demand for new products from procurement to manufacturing, IoT, warehouse automation, supply chain mapping, enterprise productivity, and logistics.

Through our team’s product-market-centric approach and our industry networks, we have developed pattern recognition to identify supply chain infrastructure and application software companies that will transform our future.

About NewBuild

NewBuild Venture Capital is a thematically focused early-stage venture capital firm dedicated to investing in the next group of startups aiming to become category leaders. The firm's partners have more than 30 years of venture and operating experience. NewBuild assists entrepreneurs as they grow their companies from proof of value to proof of market, and beyond. As a woman-led firm, NewBuild invests in women in technology networks, and takes pride in helping diverse founding teams achieve operational excellence. Connect with NewBuild at

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