Somesh Dash joined IVP in March of 2005. Somesh Dashfocuses primarily on growth investments in Enterprise Software, Consumer and Mobile Internet, and Digital Health companies. Somesh Dash 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 40​Growth Investors in 2019, which highlights exceptional private capital investors in the growth segment.

Somesh Dash serves as a Board Director or Observer for IVP portfolio companies Amplitude (AMPL)H1Hello HeartHumuLimeLyra HealthPindropRubrik, and Thrive Global and led IVP’s VP’s investments in AledadeBrexBusiness Insider (Axel Springer), Discord, Expanse (PANW)Klout (Lithium), Pure Storage (PSTG)Qubole (Idera), SoundCloud, Tanium Uber (UBER)Uproxx (WMG), Walker and Company (PG) and WhisperSomesh Dash actively participated in I IVP’s investments in AddThis (ORCL), Akamai (AKAM)AivenAnomaliAppDynamics (CSCO), At Road (TRMB), AyasdiCafePress (PRSS), (IAC), CircleCIComScore (SCOR)Datadog (DDOG), Datalogix (ORCL), Danger (MSFT), Digital River (DRIV)Dropbox (DBX)Eightfold.aiFleetMatics (FLTX), Gaia OnlineHarnessHipmunk (SAP), Loopnet (CSGP), MasterClassMotoSport (LINTA), MySQL (ORCL), Netflix (NFLX)NextdoorPersonal Capital (Empower)Quigo (TWX), Shazam (AAPL), Slack (CRM), Snap (SNAP)Superhuman, The Players TribuneTuneInTwitter (TWTR)Zendesk (ZEN)ZEFR, and Zynga (ZNGA).

Prior to joining IVPSomesh Dash was an Analyst in the Corporate Finance Division of Credit Suisse’s Technology Investment Banking Group. While at Credit SuisseSomesh Dash focused on strategic financing initiatives for a number of public and private technology companies. Prior to joiningCredit SuisseSomesh Dash worked for Luxmi Capital, an early stage venture capital fund focused on digital media investments. Somesh Dash also worked for the Corporate Development Division of Sony Entertainment Television (SET) in MumbaiIndia.

Somesh Dash 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 Dash’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 BerkeleySomesh Dash’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).

Somesh Dash 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.