Kapil Venkatachalam

General Partner

We live in a world where vision and operational excellence are scarce, and capital is plenty. I have been lucky to partner with some exceptional founders and management teams. After all, spreadsheets don’t run businesses — people do.

Background

Kapil joined TCV in 2006 and spends time primarily in the software and tech-enabled services spaces, including both minority and majority investments. His areas of interest include security, analytics, vertical software, and recurring business services.

Kapil currently serves on the board of IQMS. His other active investments include Alarm.com (NASDAQ: ALRM), FinancialForce, Genesys, Rapid7 (NASDAQ: RPD), and Webroot. His prior investments included ExactTarget (NYSE: ET, acquired by Salesforce.com), Global 360 (acquired by OpenText), OSIsoft (interest acquired by SoftBank), Seismic Micro-Technology (acquired by IHS), SolArc (acquired by OpenLink Financial), Splunk (NASDAQ: SPLK), and TOA Technologies (acquired by Oracle).

Prior to TCV, Kapil worked for the CIO at Goldman Sachs on various strategic application and infrastructure technology projects. He also spent time as a software investment banker at Goldman Sachs in New York.

Interests

Kapil’s journey to finding his ultimate passion in tech investing included many pit stops — he explored being a commercial pilot, a chef, and other experiences worth sharing over a cold beverage.

He has lived in Singapore, India, and Tanzania and looks for every opportunity to travel with family and friends. He enjoys watching Bollywood movies, is an amateur photographer, and experiments with every new flight simulation game that comes to market.

Education
Kapil received his M.E.M/M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Dartmouth College, where he was a William F. May Fellow.

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