OpenView Venture Partners, a Boston, MA – based venture capital firm focused on business software, added Sanjiv Kalevar to its investment team.
With capital to invest from recently announced Fund VI, Kalevar will lead investments and further build the firm’s portfolio of expansion-stage SaaS companies.
Sanjiv Kalevar brings a wealth of business software investing experience, joining OpenView from Battery Ventures, where he spent seven years, most recently as Principal. At Battery, he built a portfolio of software companies including unicorns ServiceTitan, and InVision, high-growth leaders such as AuditBoard and MX, as well as up and coming businesses like UpKeep and VNDLY while serving on the Board of Directors for Mews and Newforma.
Prior to Battery, Kalevar worked for global venture capital firm Bessemer Venture Partners and Hyde Park Angels, an early-stage angel investment group in Chicago.
Earlier this year, the firm added Peter Weed to its operating team, to deepen the firm’s relationships with market-leading expansion-stage SaaS startups. Prior to Lumia, he spent over a decade at McKinsey & Company where he was a Partner and Co-Founder, Global Co-Head of the Fast Growth Tech Practice (now Fuel by McKinsey). In that role he worked with hundreds of venture-backed innovators and dozens of VC firms, helping achieve and maintain category-leading positions scaling from $10MM to $100MM, and beyond.
Founded in 2006, OpenView Venture Partners is a venture capital firm investing globally in business software companies. Its focused investment approach across sector and stage enables the firm to identify and partner with business software companies. OpenView is based in Boston and has $1.5 billion in total capital under management.