"The Thomvest team has been an incredible supporter of Clari’s mission. Umesh has been a trusted partner who pushes us to think about things in new ways and helps us tackle the big decisions.”
CEO at Clari
“From our first call, it was clear that Thomvest had invested the time to really understand our space. The team is always eager to help me across many facets of company building, from customer introductions, input on the go-to-market strategy, executive hires, and much more."
CEO of Isovalent
Cloud and AI Infrastructure
Umesh Padval and Ashish Kakran lead our investments in Cloud and AI Infrastructure. Their interests encompass a diverse range of cutting-edge technologies, including data infrastructure, artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML), DevOps, and developer tools. By employing a thesis-driven approach, they pinpoint key priority areas for Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and software developers.
Their commitment to their portfolio and company founders goes beyond financial backing - they offer access to their deep operational experience and vast network. Their CIO forum functions as an outstanding resource for startups, providing access to prominent industry decision-makers.
Ashish is focused on early-stage cloud, data/ML, and cybersecurity startups. He helps technical founders build lasting companies as a trusted long-term partner. Recent investments include Cohere, Harness, Isovalent, , CyCognito, and more.
Umesh is a Venture Partner at Thomvest Ventures focused on investments in the cybersecurity, data infrastructure, AI/ML and cloud infrastructure sectors partnering with founders and CEOs of companies developing disruptive platforms solving key pain-points for CXOs.
Clari's Revenue Platform automatically gathers data across organizations and synthesizes it with AI to identify actionable insights and execution strategies.
Cohere: Empowering businesses & developers with a novel NLP platform to explore, read, summarize, and translate text, as well predict events intelligently.
FlashSoft offered an all-software solution that enabled enterprise users to utilize any standard SSD as a high-performance memory cache in the server. Acquired by SanDisk.
Harness is the industry’s first Software Delivery Platform to use AI to simplify your DevOps processes - CI, CD & GitOps, Feature Flags, Cloud Costs, and much more.
Isovalent helps customers connect, secure, and observe cloud-native applications in multi-cluster, multi-cloud environments.
Opaque leverages a novel combination of two critical technologies layered on cloud security—secure hardware enclaves and cryptographic fortification.
ThousandEyes monitored network infrastructure, troubleshoots application delivery, optimizes digital experience, and maps Internet performance across any network.