Technology

Deepak Kamra

General Partner / West Coast

Since 1991

Deepak invests in a spectrum of technology companies, with particular expertise and focus on marketplaces, aerospace and enterprise software. Deepak is a passionate advocate for immigration and its importance to innovation. He started his career in the telecom software industry, which led to a startup and a successful IPO. He has been ranked on the Forbes Midas List twice, and is a former member of the board of directors of the NVCA. When not working with startups, Deepak plays bass in a local band. He received a B. Comm. from Carleton University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Deepak in 5

Origin: Born in India, spent my teenage years in Canada, then discovered California!

Travel: Up to 65 countries visited, & climbing

Sport: Bicycling

Talent: Decent bass guitarist (IMHO)

Giving: Children's aid in developing countries

Investments

Current

Previous

  • Acme Packet
    IPO, then acquired by Oracle
  • DoubleClick
    IPO, then acquired by Google
  • Kustomer
    Acquired by Facebook
  • Match.com
    Acquired by InterActiveCorp, then IPO
  • Matrimony
    IPO
  • Skybox Imaging
    Acquired by Google
  • SuccessFactors
    IPO, then acquired by SAP
  • Zoosk
    Acquired by Spark Networks

Latest

Kustomer to join Facebook, helping brands thrive in the digital economy with modern customer service

TechCrunch: Facebook buys Kustomer for $1B to expand its customer service tools

Business Insider: The CEO of hot startup Kustomer explains why he's acquiring a 17-person startup in a recession – and how this is 'one of the best times to make a deal'

TechCrunch: Kustomer acquires Reply.ai to enhance chatbots on its CRM platform

Bloomberg Businessweek: Astra, a small rocket maker, is running a different kind of space race

Wired: Giant surveillance balloons are lurking at the edge of space

TechCrunch: Kustomer raises $60M for its omnichannel-based CRM platform

The Wall Street Journal Video: Turo, the "Airbnb for cars" is taking on traditional car rental companies

Space: World View's 'Stratollite' balloon stays aloft for record 32 days

The Wall Street Journal: IAC to invest $250M in car-sharing app Turo

TechCrunch: Kustomer raises $40M more for its omnichannel approach to CRM

Crunchbase: Spark Networks swipes right for SF dating company Zoosk

Bloomberg: A new Honda for almost nothing? Car sharing becomes a sales tool

TechCrunch: Kustomer nabs $35M to take on Salesforce with its Slack-like approach to CRM

SF Chronicle: Politics wasn't on his mind. Now Turo's CEO is fighting for other immigrants

TechCrunch: Turo’s new dongle will let customers instantly find and unlock cars

SF Business Times: Peer-to-peer car sharing companies like Turo rapidly hiring as market hits gas

USA TODAY: Peer-to-peer car rental start-up Turo heads to Germany

Baltimore Sun: Car owners tap into sharing economy to offset costs

FT: US stock markets seek depth in IPO pool

Business Today: Matrimony.com IPO a huge hit, subscribed 441% on last day

Fortune: Questions swirl around Aviato founder’s new fund and finances

Elephant hunting in the HR software jungle

Turo

Deepak in 5

Origin: Born in India, spent my teenage years in Canada, then discovered California!

Travel: Up to 65 countries visited, & climbing

Sport: Bicycling

Talent: Decent bass guitarist (IMHO)

Giving: Children's aid in developing countries