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Twitter@kevaldesai
BirthplaceMumbai

Degrees

University of Mumbai, BE 1989
Electrical Engineering
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), MS 1991
Computer Science
University of California, Berkeley, MBA 1999

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Investor & Advisor
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Law Editor and Contributor
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Former Companies

Director of Product Management
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Keval Desai

Keval Desai is a partner at VC firm InterWest Partners.

Previously, Desai was the VP of Product at Digg. He joined Digg in January of 2010.

Keval previously worked as a Director of Product Management at Google, where he led development of product/businesses in Google’s advertising business (including AdWords, Syndication & TV Ads) since joining the company in June, 2003.

Prior to joining Google, Keval was a Principal at ONSET -Ventures, where he worked from Jan. 2001 to July 2003.

Before joining Onset, Keval Co-founded Achex, Inc, a developer of online payment systems.

He has also worked as a VC associate at Morgan Stanley Venture Partners,

a Product Manager at Global Village Communcation, and

a Software Engineer at Tandem Computers.

Keval Desai studied his Bachelors in Electrical Engineering at the University of Mumbai, a Masters in Computer Science at UC Santa Barbara, and an MBA at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.

Recent Milestones

Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
Pogoseat 9/2013Seed$750k16
Aviate 5/2013Venture Round$1.8M6
SourceNinja 3/2012Convertible Note$500k4
Buffer 12/2011Angel$400k21
iDoneThis 12/2011Seed$380k7
MyLikes 4/2010Seed$630k11
Optimizely 3/2010Angel$1.2M21
Rixty 6/2009Angel$25k1

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  1. Citation Needed [add]
  2. Highland Capital, Andreessen Horowitz & Others Put $1.8M Into Aviate, An Intelligent Homescreen For Android (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  3. Plug & Play Ventures Report [edit]
  4. Buffer Raises $400K To Help Schedule Your Twitter Blasts (blog.bufferapp.com) [edit]
  5. iDoneThis Raises $380,000 in Angel Funding (pandodaily.com) [edit]
  6. MyLikes Raises $630,000 Seed Round, All From Ex-Googlers (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  7. Optimizely A/B Tests Its Way To $1.2 Million In Funding From A Roster Of Top Angels (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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