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Satya Patel

Satya joined Battery in 2007 and focuses on the Software, Consumer Internet and Digital Media markets. He is on the boards of BlueKai, BrightEdge, ChoiceVendor, FreeWheel, Jelli, LiveIntent, and Lotame and is a board observer for Angie’s List and Bazaarvoice. Satya’s prior experience spans more than a decade in online media and software, both in operating and investing roles. Before joining Battery, Satya spent several years at Google, most recently as Senior Product Manager for AdSense. Beginning in 2003, he helped to build the AdSense business through various partner development and product management activities. Before Google, Satya was a Senior Product Manager at DoubleClick, leading the company’s efforts in the search marketing business. Satya also worked on various product and operational initiatives for the DART ad serving platform, including with both publishers and advertisers/agencies.

Earlier in his career, Satya was a Senior Associate at Impact Venture Partners, an early stage venture capital firm based in New York, where he focused on investments in the Internet software, services and media markets. Representative investments include OpenTable and MessageOne. Satya began his venture capital career at Geocapital Partners, a trans-Atlantic technology venture capital firm. Representative investments from Geocapital include Homestore, StepStone and Geneva Technology. Satya also worked for Monitor Company, the strategy consulting firm founded by Michael Porter, as a strategy consultant in its New York and Tel Aviv offices. Satya is the co-inventor of 14 pending patents related to online advertising. He is proud to serve on the board of KIPP Bay Area Schools, a network of seven public charter schools in under-served communities.

Satya is a Founding Executive Committee Member of FirstGrowth Venture Network ( a network of venture and angel investors supporting first and second time entrepreneurs building exciting companies in the New York area.

Satya graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BS in Finance from the Wharton School and a BA in Psychology from the College of Arts & Sciences.

Visit Satya’s blog at

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
ProsperWorks 5/2013Seed$2.5M13
Wealthfront 3/2013Series B$20M12



  1. Silicon Valley Venture Capital Almanac - Source [edit]
  2. Wealthfront, The Investing Service That Has Made Me Money, Raises $20M From Index, Greylock and Social+Capital Partnership ( [edit]
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