The SymphonyAlpha Team

Management and Advisory Board


Ravi Kalla

Managing Director

CEO @ Symphony Corporation

Executive Partner @ Blue Cloud Ventures

Ravi is a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years building companies, several of which he has spun off from Symphony Corporation. He leverages his industry insight to connect companies that he manages, mentors, or invests in with appropriate Beta clients. This model has served him well, as he has managed and/or invested in extremely successful companies including Symphony Data (acquired by Zavata, now Apollo Street Health), Qik (acquired by Skype for $150 million), SymphonyCare (acquired by MEDSEEK), Liazon Corporation (acquired by Towers Watson for $215 million), and many others.

Ravi served on the Wisconsin Governor’s e-Health Care Quality and Patient Safety Board. The Board was created to develop a strategic plan for statewide adoption and exchange of electronic health records. He also serves on the board of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Western Wisconsin Chapter. He earned an M.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

  • Big Picture Thinker 85%
  • People Connector 85%
  • Dot Connector 85%
  • Been There, Done That’er 100%

Tom Carmona

Managing Director

Tom is an entrepreneur with a background in both successful and unsuccessful start-ups in e-commerce, online advertising, and healthcare. His most recent entrepreneurial endeavor, SymphonyCare, was spun off from Symphony Corporation and acquired by Influence Health (formerly MEDSEEK) in October of 2013. Tom stayed with Symphony Corporation as its Director of Sales and Marketing, and still advises the company on issues that involve marketing, sales, finance, and overall strategy.

For SymphonyAlpha, Tom is the first line of defense in vetting investment opportunities, and is key to developing and implementing go-to-market strategies for portfolio companies. Tom served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Costa Rica and taught Spanish in Chicago through the Teach For America program. He earned an MBA in Entrepreneurial Management from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He now lives in Chicago, but makes frequent trips to Madison for work and family.

  • Number Cruncher 85%
  • Deal Hunter 70%
  • “Audacity of Hope” 50%
  • “Audacity of Nope” 50%

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