Coresight Conversations: Founders Forum with Keval Desai, General Partner at InterWest

May 1, 2020Register for free access
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Join Deborah Weinswig and Keval Desai as they discuss:
  • How the current crisis may shape the economy going forward
  • How it has impacted ecommerce, eSports, SaaS/Cloud & ML/AI
  • Thoughts on these sectors looking forward
  • Thoughts on investment climate for startups
About Keval Desai Keval invests in digital media, consumer Internet and mobile companies. Keval, a past Google executive and well-known angel investor, joined InterWest's IT team in 2011. He is a board member at AdsNativeCuyanaGrokkerJoyusHowndThe RealReal and Triposo, and serves as a board observer at Apteligent. Keval is also an investor in AviateCanvaCrowdPacFamo.usKnotchGainFitnessHireArtOptimizelyVictoriousVidora and Wand Labs. As Google's former director of product management, Keval led teams that launched new advertising products and businesses — including video/TV ads and an expansion of AdWords. He also launched syndication of Google's products to third parties. Prior to InterWest, he was an angel investor in several start-ups including AereoAviateMyLikesBackblazeRixtySetJam (acquired by Motorola Mobility/Google) and investor in AngelPad, a startup accelerator. Immediately prior to joining InterWest, Keval was vice president for product at Digg. Earlier in his career, he was a co-founder of Achex, an Internet payments company acquired by First Data. Before joining Google, Keval was an investor at two venture capital firms, ONSET Ventures and Morgan Stanley Venture Partners. Keval holds an M.B.A. from UC Berkeley, an M.S. in computer science from UC Santa Barbara and a B.E. in electrical engineering from the University of Mumbai. He is a member of the Dean's Advisory Board at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business and also sits on the Board for the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship at UC Berkeley. About InterWest InterWest Partners invests in some of the world’s most promising early-stage IT and healthcare businesses. For over 39 years InterWest has partnered with entrepreneurs to build winning companies. With more than 200 years of operating and investing experience, InterWest has raised $2.8 billion, completed 91 IPOs, and participated in over 90 upside acquisitions. InterWest is currently investing InterWest X, a $650M fund.

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