Dev joined Lightspeed Advisory Services India in 2011 and invests primarily in the Internet and mobile sectors, including areas such as business software & services, commerce, financial services, location, marketing and social media.
Previously, Dev was at Venrock, a leading Silicon Valley-based venture firm, where he served on the boards of Aha Mobile (acquired by Harman), Appia, Lavante, Slideshare (acquired by LinkedIn) and Turnhere. He also was board observer and supported investments in Aria Systems, Asoka, BillFloat, CoreTrace, FutureDial, INRIX and Redbeacon (acquired by Home Depot).
Prior to Venrock, Dev led market development at Symbol Technologies’ Mobile Software Division (now part of Motorola). In 2003, Symbol acquired Covigo, a Silicon Valley-based mobile application software company that Dev co-founded in 1999. Prior to Covigo, Dev worked in product management at CrossWorlds Software and Aditi Technologies as well as in corporate finance and private equity at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and Jefferies & Company.
Dev has an MBA from Harvard Business School, a BS in Economics from Wharton and a BS in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. He currently sits on the advisory board of the Wireless Communications Alliance. Dev blogs at http://www.nextwala.com.