Somesh Dash joined IVP in March of 2005. He focuses primarily on growth investments in Enterprise Software, Consumer and Mobile Internet, and Digital Health companies. He was recognized by The New York Times and CB Insights in 2019 as one of the top 100 venture capitalists and by GrowthCap as one of the Top 40 Under 40Growth Investors in 2019, which highlights exceptional private capital investors in the growth segment.
He serves as a Board Director or Observer for IVP portfolio companies Amplitude (AMPL), H1, Hello Heart, Humu, Lime, Lyra Health, Pindrop, Rubrik, and Thrive Global and led IVP’s VP’s investments in Aledade, Brex, Business Insider (Axel Springer), Discord, Expanse (PANW), Klout (Lithium), Pure Storage (PSTG), Qubole (Idera), SoundCloud, Tanium Uber (UBER), Uproxx (WMG), Walker and Company (PG) and Whisper. He actively participated in I IVP’s investments in AddThis (ORCL), Akamai (AKAM), Aiven, Anomali, AppDynamics (CSCO), At Road (TRMB), Ayasdi, CafePress (PRSS), Care.com (IAC), CircleCI, ComScore (SCOR), Datadog (DDOG), Datalogix (ORCL), Danger (MSFT), Digital River (DRIV), Dropbox (DBX), Eightfold.ai, FleetMatics (FLTX), Gaia Online, Harness, Hipmunk (SAP), Loopnet (CSGP), MasterClass, MotoSport (LINTA), MySQL (ORCL), Netflix (NFLX), Nextdoor, Personal Capital (Empower), Quigo (TWX), Shazam (AAPL), Slack (CRM), Snap (SNAP), Superhuman, The Players Tribune, TuneIn, Twitter (TWTR), Zendesk (ZEN), ZEFR, and Zynga (ZNGA).
Prior to joining IVP, He was an Analyst in the Corporate Finance Division of Credit Suisse’s Technology Investment Banking Group. While at Credit Suisse, He focused on strategic financing initiatives for a number of public and private technology companies. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, He worked for Luxmi Capital, an early stage venture capital fund focused on digital media investments. He also worked for the Corporate Development Division of Sony Entertainment Television (SET) in Mumbai, India.
He is currently a member of the Management Board at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business (GSB), the Council of Foreign Relations, the board of The Tech Interactive, the Advisory Board of Malaria No More. Somesh’s a former member of the Advisory Board of the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship, the Haas Alumni Board and the Haas Development Board at UC Berkeley. Somesh’s also formerly served on the Tech Advisory Group of UCSF and the Advisory Board for Stanford’s Center for Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS).
He earned a B.S. in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.