John Doran

General Partner

The European technology landscape has never been more exciting, and I am energized by the prospect of partnering with entrepreneurs and CEOs as they build truly global technology champions.

Background

John is a General Partner in London and a founding member of TCV’s European investment efforts. He focuses on investments in the software, internet, and fintech sectors. John’s current investments include BelieveBrillen.de, NewVoiceMedia, Perfecto, The Pracuj Group, and WorldRemit.

John was previously an investor at Summit Partners, where he focused on investments across software, internet, and financial technology. John started his career in investment banking at Morgan Stanley and later moved to New York.

Interests

John left his native Ireland more than 20 years ago and has lived and worked in the U.S., Asia and now Europe. Prior to joining the investment world, John competed on the men’s ATP Tennis Tour and was a member of the Irish Davis Cup team between 1996 and 2004. He is a sports fanatic and has competed in tennis, rugby, football, squash, and Gaelic football. These days, John mostly plays on the playground with his young family and enjoys watching the occasional Manchester United match.

Education

John received his M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School and graduated with a B.A. in Economics (with honors) from Harvard College.

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