Vivek Ladsariya

Vivek Ladsariya

Vivek Ladsariya is a Managing Director at PSL and general partner of PSL's venture capital firm, PSL Ventures. Vivek will play a pivotal role in leading external pre-seed and seed investments out of PSL Ventures’ $100 million Fund II, actively investing in new Pacific Northwest technology companies. The majority of the fund’s portfolio consists of companies where PSL Ventures led an initial round within weeks of company formation, and roughly half of all PSL investments are AI-enabled software companies.

Vivek focuses on investing across deeply technical investment themes including AI, cybersecurity, infrastructure, industrial tech, and devops. As a recovering founder, Vivek is deeply passionate about partnering with founders as they build category defining companies.

Prior to PSL, Vivek was a general partner at SineWave Ventures in San Francisco. His prior investments include Databricks, Evolv Technoogies (NASDAQ: EVLV), MindMeld (acquired by Cisco), Rescale, and Osaro. Prior to being a venture capitalist, Vivek was a multi-time successful founder having started GameGarage and Moyyer Secondary Markets.

Vivek graduated from the University of Mumbai with a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering and from Yale School of Management with an MBA with honors. Vivek serves on the advisory board of the International Center for Finance at Yale. He was named on the Forbes 30 under 30 list, and for him more proudly, as the Alumnus of the Year at the University of Mumbai for 2018.

Vivek is a passionate cook and enjoys spending his time outside work finding or cooking food with his wife, Talia.

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