Parsa Saljoughian joined IVP in August 2012. He focuses primarily on investing in later-stage, high-growth consumer and enterprise companies.
Parsa has actively worked on IVP’s investments in App Annie, Brex, Curology, Datalogix (ORCL), Dropcam (GOOG), Indiegogo, Nextdoor, NextRoll, Niantic, Snap (SNAP), SoundCloud, Supercell (Softbank), Uber (UBER), and Wikia.
Parsa previously worked at Snap Inc as a Growth Product Manager and consulted with SoundCloud on several special projects. Earlier in his career, he worked in the technology investment banking division of ThinkEquity LLC. Parsa was involved in strategic and financing transactions for a variety of companies including Active Network, Angie's List, and Zillow.
Parsa holds an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he served as Co-President of the VC Club, as well as a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley, where he graduated with Highest Honors.
Parsa’s hobbies include CrossFit, photography, watching Bay Area sports (Warriors, Raiders, A’s, Cal), and spending time with family and friends.
Parsa's Recent Writing:
- Consumer Subscription KPI Benchmarks: Retention, Engagement, and Conversion Rates
- App Store Trends During the COVID-19 Outbreak
- Operating Expense Benchmarks for SaaS Startups (S&M, R&D, G&A)
- Is Your Company Growing Efficiently? Sales Efficiency Benchmarks for SaaS Startups
- The Power of Wandering: Key takeaways from Jeff Bezos’ latest shareholder letter
- Revenue Growth Benchmarking for Startups (Updated for 2018 IPOs)
- Niantic: Viewing the World Differently
- Why I’m Bullish on the Rapidly Growing New York Startup Ecosystem
- The importance of high standards: Key takeaways from Jeff Bezos’ latest shareholder letter
- Is Your Company Growing Fast Enough?
- What I learned from Jeff Bezos after reading every Amazon shareholder letter
- How to Discover Your App’s ‘Aha Moment’
- 7 Lessons from Andy Rachleff on Product-Market Fit
- Should You Invest in Snap’s IPO?
- Does Pokemon Go Have Staying Power?
- Easily Measure the Profitability of Your Consumer Subscription Business
- How Fast Should You Be Growing