Somesh Dash joined Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) in March of 2005. He focuses primarily on later-stage investments in Internet, software, wireless, and technology-enabled services companies. Somesh actively participated in IVP's investments in AddThis, Akamai (AKAM), AppDynamics, At Road (TRMB), Ayasdi, Business Insider, CafePress (PRSS), Care.com (CRCM), ComScore (SCOR), Datalogix, Danger (MSFT), Digital River (DRIV), Dropbox, FleetMatics (FLTX), Gaia Online, H5, Hipmunk, Klout, LivingSocial, Loopnet (CSGP), MotoSport (LINTA), MySQL (ORCL), Netflix (NFLX), Personal Capital, Pure Storage, Quigo (TWX), Shazam, SoundCloud, TuneIn, Woven Digital, ZEFR, and Zynga (ZNGA).
Prior to joining IVP, Somesh was an Analyst in the Corporate Finance Division of Credit Suisse's Technology Investment Banking Group. While at Credit Suisse, Somesh focused on strategic financing initiatives for a number of public and private technology companies. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Somesh 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.
Somesh is currently a member of the Advisory Board of the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship at UC Berkeley and the Stanford Center for Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS). He is also currently a member of the Partnership for a New American Economy, a nonprofit initiative focused on skilled immigration reform, and co-chaired the March for Innovation (#iMarch). He is a term member of the Council of Foreign Relations. He was formerly a member of the Haas Alumni Board and Haas Development Board at UC Berkeley.
Somesh 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.
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