IVP, a Menlo Park, Calif. – based later-stage venture capital and growth equity firm, has made four new additions to its team.
– Kelly O’Kane, Vice President of Business Development
– Parsa Saljoughian, Vice President
– Chloe Breider, Associate
– Jason Kong, Associate
Kelly O’Kane is returning to IVP as its first Vice President of Business Development. She will be responsible for creating and managing new external outreach programs that leverage IVP’s extensive resources and relationships to benefit the firm’s portfolio companies and Limited Partners.
Before graduating from the Stanford GSB, O’Kane worked as a Senior Associate at IVP, as an Analyst in the technology investment banking division of Piper Jaffray, consulted on business operations for Oportun and LendUp, and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in Finance from the Eugene M. Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Parsa Saljoughian is returning to IVP as a Vice President on the investment team. He will focus on identifying and evaluating later-stage investments in high growth companies across a variety of sectors including enterprise software, Internet, digital media, and mobile. Prior to graduating from the Stanford GSB, Saljoughian worked as a Growth Product Manager at Snap, as a Senior Associate at IVP, and as an Analyst in the technology investment banking division of ThinkEquity LLC. Saljoughian earned a B.S. with Highest Honors in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Chloe Breider and Jason Kong join IVP from Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, respectively. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Breider graduated Cum Laude from Wellesley College with a B.A. degree in Economics and was captain of the varsity soccer team. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Kong graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania where he earned M.S. and B.A.S. degrees in Computer Science from Penn Engineering, as well as a B.S. in Economics from Wharton.
IVP is currently investing IVP XV, a $1.4 billion later-stage venture capital and growth equity fund, and manages $5.4 billion in committed capital. As an investor in innovative companies such as AppDynamics, Domo, Dropbox, The Honest Company, Slack, Snap, Supercell, Twitter, and ZipRecruiter, the firm focuses on supporting innovation at the growth stage partnering closely with management teams in the consumer and enterprise sectors. IVP typically serves as a lead investor in later-stage rounds with equity investments ranging from $10 to $100 million.