Keval Desai, GP at InterWest Partners, is an investor in early stage technology companies that reimagine large consumer habits in Commerce, Media & Mobility. His current portfolio includes companies such as Canva, The RealReal, Cuyana, Optimizely, Grokker, Outlier.ai, Abacus.ai and Pipedrive. Prior to investing, Keval held engineering and product management roles in Silicon Valley companies including Google, Digg, Tandem Computers and Global Village Communication. As an entrepreneur, he was a co-founder of Achex, a venture backed Internet payments startup sold profitably to First Data. Earlier in his career, he got a feel for investing and strategy consulting at ONSET Ventures, Morgan Stanley Venture Partners and McKinsey. He is on the Advisory Boards at UC Berkeley’s School of Engineering and School of Business, and at School of Engineering at UC Santa Barbara. In 1998, he founded one of the first startup accelerators in silicon valley at UC Berkeley (now known as “Launch”). Keval holds an M.S. in computer science, a B.E. in electrical engineering and an MBA.