Venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates (NEA) has named Rohini Chakravarthy as principal in its Menlo Park, Calif. office, to make technology investments.

She’ll focus mainly on wireless and mobile investments, the firm said in a statment.

Chakravarthy was most recently with Cisco Systems, leading wireless corporate business development, where she set strategy and led an acquisitions and investments team. Prior to Cisco, Chakravarthy spent more than seven years at Intel Capital as an investor. While at Intel, she also led Intel’s early WiMAX investments and provided strategic advice to Intel’s WiMAX business groups. She started her career as a design engineer at Bay Networks, working on Ethernet chips and hardware.

Chakravarthy earned an MBA at the MIT Sloan School of Management. She also holds a master’s degree from Case Western Reserve University and a B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology – Madras, both in Electrical Engineering.

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