Keval Desai

Partner, InterWest

Keval Desai is a Partner at InterWest where he invests in early stage tech companies. He is a board member at AdsNative, Cuyana, Grokker, Joyus, Locbox, TheRealReal and Triposo and investor in Crittercism, Optimizely, Victorious and others. Prior to investing, for 20+ years in Silicon Valley, Keval held engineering and product management roles at companies including Google, Digg, Tandem Computers and Global Village Communication. As an entrepreneur, he was a co-founder of Achex, an Internet payments company sold profitably to First Data. Earlier in his career, he got a feel for investing and strategy consulting at ONSET Ventures, Morgan Stanley Venture Partners and McKinsey.

Keval holds an M.S. in computer science, a B.E. in electrical engineering and an MBA. He is on the Advisory Boards at UC Berkeley's School of Engineering (CET) and School of Business (Haas), and at the Department of Computer Science at UC Santa Barbara. In 1998, he co-founded the UC Berkeley Business Competition (now known as "Launch").