Yash Patel joined Telstra Ventures in 2014 and leads TV’s consumer investing efforts, with an emphasis on esports/gaming, social media, commerce, AR and data-rich SaaS apps.
Yash has sourced and led TV’s investments in Team SoloMid, Skillz, Snapchat (SNAP), SnapTravel, BigCommerce, OpenGov, Singular and Near. He is particularly interested in products that can reach massive scale and exhibit network effects.
Previously, he was a Director of Corporate Development and Strategy at Adknowledge, an online advertising technology platform whose investors include TCV, JMI, TPG, and Nokia. While at Adknowledge, Yash sourced and executed acquisitions and lead strategic planning for the business.
Prior to Adknowledge, Yash was an investment banker at Jefferies LLC where he focused on mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and strategic advisory in the technology sector.
Yash holds a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics and Biology from University College London.
Yash is a native of the Bay Area, enjoys tropical travel, his golden retriever, and is a hardcore Golden State Warriors fan – his favorite player is Antwan Jamison.