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. Somesh 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 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 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. Somesh actively participated in 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), Pigment, 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, 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 board member of the Advisory Council at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business (GSB), the US India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) and the Tech Interactive. He is a life member of the Council of Foreign Relations and on the Advisory Board of Malaria No More. He’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. He’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 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.
Somesh's recent writing:
- Amplitude: Making an Increasingly Digital-First World a Better Place
- Superhuman: Reimagining Workplace Communication
- Dreaming the Dream (Games)
- Hello Heart – Helping to Save Lives
- Productiv: Say Goodbye to Your SaaS Spreadsheets
- Aledade: Improving Data-Driven Patient Outcomes
- H1: Connecting Life Sciences
- Another Hopin to the Future
- Whisper: Hearing the World Intelligently
- Hopin to the Future
- CircleCI: A Virtuous [Developer] Circle
- Lyra: Rethinking Mental Health
- Aiven: The Open-Source Data Cloud
- You Deserve Better…..
- Press Play: IVP Invests in Discord
- Time to Thrive
- Amplitude: The Product Behind Product-First Companies
- Ten Reasons Why IVP Invested in Rubrik