Dharmesh joined Battery Ventures in 2015 to focus on early-venture and growth-equity investments in areas including cloud infrastructure, big data, security and next-generation enterprise applications. He is actively involved with Battery Ventures portfolio companies Agari, Collibra, Fungible, InfluxData, JFrog, Narvar, Reflektion and StreamSets.
Prior to Battery, Dharmesh was a managing director at Intel Capital, where he led the firm’s global cloud and big-data practice and made early- and later-stage investments in companies globally. He also assisted in long-range strategic planning for Intel’s $14 billion datacenter group. At Intel Capital, Dharmesh was an active board member or investor with companies including: BlueData; Cloudera; DynamicOps (acquired by VMware); ElasticBox (acquired by CenturyLink); Enlighted; Guavus; Maginatics (acquired by EMC); Mirantis; MongoDB; Movidius (acquired by Intel); Saffron Tech (acquired by Intel); ScienceLogic; Vexata; and Yottaa.
Before joining Intel Capital, Dharmesh worked as an enterprise-focused venture capitalist at Advanced Technology Ventures, where he supported investments in Qumu (NASDAQ; QUMU) and Actifio. Prior to that, he spent almost a decade working in the enterprise-software industry in go-to-market and channel-expansion roles. At Keynote Systems, a pioneer in the application-performance management market, he launched several mobile, web and video-management products and helped drive annual SaaS revenue from zero to $20 million. He was also an early team member at InterNetwork (acquired by FinePoint) and Peakstone (acquired by Entrust), where he managed strategic relationships with cloud-computing pioneer Exodus Communications and industry leaders H-P and IBM.
In 2016, Dharmesh was named to the Forbes Midas Brink list of up-and-coming venture capitalists. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, where he received a BS in electrical engineering, Dharmesh also holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business.