Nitin Rai

Nitin Rai

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Nitin is an entrepreneur and a central figure in the Portland startup community. He came to Oregon as a Software Engineer at Mentor Graphics after having worked for startups in Silicon Valley and Seattle. In 1994, Nitin founded medical records software company First Insight, which he still runs today.

Since 2007 Nitin has been an active angel investor and mentor. He is a founding charter member and President of the Board of TiE Oregon. With his guidance, TiE has become a full-fledged angel investment group with a successful mentoring program and has launched several education and incubator programs.  Early this year, Rai founded elevate.vc, an investment fund that invests in launch and early stage high growth startups in the Pacific Northwest with an inclusive fund that targets women and underrepresented entrepreneurs.