Pradeep Paniyadi


Pradeep joined Cisco Investments in 2019. As a Relationship Manager, he serves as a trusted partner for our portfolio companies, helping them navigate Cisco’s vast ecosystem and making powerful connections with Cisco’s business entities.

In his role, Pradeep frequently draws on his own experience as an entrepreneur, having been a founding member himself at an EdTech startup called Zana Project (later acquired by and launching his family’s food service business in North America. Prior to these roles, Pradeep led sales operations for the Media and Entertainment vertical at HP Enterprise Services and held Product Management and Business Development roles at Symphony Services.

Pradeep has a Master’s in Computer Science from University of Oklahoma and MBA from Duke.

In his free time, he dances to his daughter’s tunes.


Theta Lake


  • Latin America
  • US


  • Analytics
  • Collaboration