Mr. Somesh Dash serves as Managing Director & General Partner at IVP. He serves as Board Member at Lyra. He focuses primarily on later-stage investments in Internet, software, wireless, and technology-enabled services companies. 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 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 is also currently a member of the Partnership for a New American Economy, a nonprofit initiative focused on skilled immigration reform, and co-chaired the March for Innovation (#iMarch). Somesh is a term member of the Council of Foreign Relations. He was formerly a member of the Haas Alumni Board and Haas Development Board at UC Berkeley. 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. He also serves on Board of Pindrop Security, Humu, Woven Digital and Qubole. He serves as a Board Observer at Amplitude.