OpenView Adds Sanjiv Kalevar to Investment Team

This post is by Margaret Kelsey from OpenView

Boston, MA – Nov. 17, 2020 – OpenView, a leading venture capital firm focused on business software, today announced the expansion of its investment team with the addition of Sanjiv Kalevar. With capital to invest from Fund VI, Sanjiv 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, Sanjiv built an impressive portfolio of successful 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, Sanjiv worked for global venture capital firm Bessemer Venture Partners and Hyde Park Angels, an early-stage angel investment group in Chicago.

“OpenView has been building a portfolio, a value-add platform, and thought leadership around product-led growth that has been resonating with founders, CEOs and the startup ecosystem,” said Sanjiv Kalevar.  “I’m excited to bring my experience and my keen interest of investing in overlooked and legacy industries that are yet to undergo a digital transformation to OpenView’s team to further grow our portfolio.”

Earlier this year, OpenView 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 (Read more...)