Battery Ventures Promotes Three as Vice Presidents

battery-venturesGlobal investment firm Battery Ventures promoted three team members from three different offices to the role of vice-president.

They are:
– Sanjiv Kalevar, who focuses on business software and financial technology. Kalevar, who joined Battery in 2013, is based in Battery’s Boston office and is involved with Battery portfolio investments RiskIQ and SmarterHQ. He previously worked for companies including 37signals, makers of the popular project-management software Basecamp, and Constellation Software.
– Jeff Lu, who is active in e-commerce and digital media as well as enterprise-software companies. Lu is a three-year veteran of Battery who works in Silicon Valley. He currently works with Battery portfolio companies 6Sense, Blue Jeans Network, Boost Media, Entelo and Sprig. Prior to Battery, Lu was the CEO and co-founder of Daily Aisle, an Opentable-like service for wedding venues.
– Shiran Shalev, who focuses on enterprise software and financial technology. Shalev joined Battery’s Herzliya, Israel office in 2013 and focuses on investments in enterprise infrastructure, application software and financial technology. He is currently involved with Battery’s investments in CrediFi, Datumate, Elastifile and GuardiCore.

The firm also announced that Ben Johnston, who started at Battery in 2011, has rejoined the firm as a vice president in Menlo Park after earning his MBA. He is involved with Battery’s investments in Tealium, Q2ebanking, Optimizely, and Xenex.

Founded in 1983, Battery invests in category-defining businesses in markets including software and services, Web infrastructure, e-commerce, digital media and industrial technologies. The firm backs companies at stages ranging from seed to private equity and invests globally from offices in Boston, the San Francisco Bay Area and Israel.



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