Lokesh Sikaria is the Founder and Managing Director at Moneta Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm based in Folsom, CA that invests in technology and healthcare. Since 2014, Moneta Ventures has invested in over 30 companies, a majority of which are in the Greater Sacramento region. In 2018, Lokesh was named as one of the top national influencers in Finance from The Business Journals. Prior to starting Moneta Ventures, Lokesh was the Founder and CEO of Sparta Consulting, a global IT consulting firm. Sparta grew to over $125M in revenue in just five years and was acquired by KPIT Cummins, returning 4.9x to its investors. Prior to this, Lokesh served as the Chief Operating Officer at Rapidigm, Inc. managing more than $250M in annual revenue. Lokesh began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in San Francisco after graduating from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in electrical engineering and computer science.