Neil Tolaney

General Partner

To improve is to change. To be perfect is to change often.

Winston Churchill

Background

Neil first joined TCV in 2011 and rejoined in 2020. He focuses on investments that serve consumers and SMBs across the consumer internet, digital media, and digital subscription sectors.

Neil brings both investment and operating experience specifically in the consumer internet space. He was previously involved with TCV’s investments in AppNexus, Facebook, Minted, and Prodege.

Most recently, Neil was a Deal Partner at Francisco Partners. Prior to that, he was Managing Director of PersonalizationMall.com, an e-commerce direct marketer and category leader of personalized gifts that was ultimately acquired by Bed Bath and Beyond. He previously served as Director of Strategic Development and subsequently a board director at LegalZoom, a TCV portfolio company.

Interests

Neil and his wife spend most of their free time trying to keep up with their four energetic young children, who keep their parents young at heart (despite dad’s appearance aging)!

Education

Neil earned his B.A.s in Economics and Political Science, magna cum laude, from Yale University, where he was on the varsity tennis team, and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. During his M.B.A., Neil co-authored a case on CSN Stores, now known as Wayfair.com, and completed a field study on Network Solutions.

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