Payam Vadi


The thing I find most interesting about investing is how paradoxical it is: how often the things that seem most obvious – on which everyone agrees – turn out not to be true.

Howard Marks


Payam focuses on investment opportunities across the enterprise software and tech-enabled services sectors. He supports TCV’s investments in ExtraHop, FinancialForce, SiteMinder, and Toast.

Prior to joining TCV, Payam spent several years in the Technology Investment Banking group at Jefferies in San Francisco, where he worked with both software and internet companies on a variety of strategic transactions including mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, debt financings, public equity offerings, and private placements.


Born and raised in the Bay Area, Payam is an enthusiastic fan of the Golden State Warriors. During his spare time, Payam enjoys traveling, trying new cuisines, playing pick-up basketball, golfing, taking trips up to Lake Tahoe, and spending time with close friends and family.


Payam received his M.A. in Finance from Claremont McKenna College and his B.A. in Economics with Honors from the University of California, Davis, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.


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