Keval Desai

Keval Desai

investor @InterWestVC, product guy @Google,@Digg,@Tandem,@Global Village, entrepreneur @Achex,studied @Berkeley,@UCSB,lived @Mumbai,@SanFrancisco

San Francisco, California, United States
Accredited investor
Member since December 03, 2012
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Investor interests
Type of investor Accelerator
Typical investment size More than $2.5M
Typical investments in a year 5
Investments partners Accel,A16Z,Google Ventures,Felicis,Innovation Endeavors,Crunchfund
Categories of interest
Credentials Accredited Investor

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Keval Desai invests in digital media, consumer Internet and mobile companies. Keval, a past Google executive and well-known angel investor, joined InterWest's IT team in 2011. He is a board member at Flurry, Gojee, LocBox and Triposo. 

As Google's former director of product management, Keval led teams that launched new advertising products and businesses — including video/TV ads and an expansion of AdWords. He also launched syndication of Google's products to third parties. Prior to InterWest, he was an angel investor in several start-ups including Optimizely, MyLikes, Backblaze, Rixty, SetJam (acquired by Motorola Mobility/Google) and investor in AngelPad, a startup accelerator.

Immediately prior to joining InterWest, Keval was vice president for product at Digg. Earlier in his career, he was a co-founder of Achex, an Internet payments company acquired by First Data. Before joining Google, Keval was an investor at two venture capital firms, ONSET Ventures and Morgan Stanley Venture Partners.

Keval holds an M.B.A. from UC Berkeley, an M.S. in computer science from UC Santa Barbara and a B.E. in electrical engineering from the University of Mumbai. He is a member of the Dean's Advisory Board at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business and also sits on the Board for the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship at UC Berkeley.