Investor and Strategic Partner

Somesh Dash

The Managing Director and General Partner of IVP. IVP was founded by Reid Dennis in 1980. Forty years later, the firm continues to partner with exceptional entrepreneurs to create market leaders for the future and currently has over 8.7B in committed capital. Somesh focuses primarily on growth investments in Enterprise Software, Consumer and Mobile Internet, and Digital Health companies. Prior to joining IVP, Somesh worked for the Corporate Finance Division of Credit Suisse’s Technology Investment Banking Group, Luxmi Capital, and the Corporate Development Division of Sony Entertainment Television (SET) in Mumbai, India. 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 is currently a member of the Advisory Board of the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship at UC Berkeley, the Tech Advisory Group of UCSF and the Stanford Center for Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS). He was formerly a member of the Haas Alumni Board and Haas Development Board at UC Berkeley. Somesh earned a BS in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business, at the University of California at Berkeley, and an MBA from Stanford University.