Saad Siddiqui is General Partner at Telstra Ventures, a San Francisco-based VC firm that differentiates by generating revenue for its portfolio with strategic channel partners and customer relationships as well as by using data science to drive its investment process.
In his career, Saad has deployed over $100M in venture capital in over a dozen companies. In previous roles as a corporate development executive, he has executed M&A transactions valued at over $7 billion in aggregate.
Prior to Telstra Ventures he was in corporate development at Informatica and was a member of Cisco's venture investing and acquisitions team covering cloud, big data and virtualization. He is a recipient of the The President's Volunteer Service Award (Awarded by President Obama), the Rutgers Business School Alumni Leadership Recognition Award, Diverse Business Leadership Award and Ben Sopranzetti Alumni of the year award.
Saad has been featured as an industry expert in media outlets such as Forbes, Crunchbase, Fortune, etc.
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