Aamir Virani was the co-founder and former COO of Dropcam, Inc. The Dropcam defined the connected home camera and video services markets upon its release in 2012. Aamir built the first client-facing apps and performed the initial customer discovery to set the company’s marketing foundation. Once the team began to scale, he became SVP of Product. Dropcam, Inc. was acquired by Alphabet’s Nest division in 2014 for $555MM. While at Nest, he re-oriented the product roadmap to include camera and security features in hardware, software, and services and launched the Nest Cam in the US and Europe.
After seeing the startup lifecycle from conception to acquisition, from two founders to over a thousand teammates, and dealing with the highs and lows along the way, Aamir joined Felicis as a Partner in 2017. He provided operational advice on hiring, product and engineering, and early-stage customer development with current portfolio companies and led new investing relationships with seed-stage companies. In 2018, Aamir transitioned to an Advisor role to focus on helping portfolio companies.
Aamir has degrees in electrical engineering from Rice University and Stanford University, and he remains a problem-solving engineer at heart.