Sunil DhaliwalFounder and Managing Partner
Sunil Dhaliwal is the Managing Partner of Amplify Partners. He has over 15 years of experience as an early-stage investor and mentor to entrepreneurs. His current portfolio includes AppNeta, Continuuity, Datadog, Fastly, Wibidata, and a few unannounced early-stage projects. Prior to founding Amplify Partners in 2012, Sunil was a General Partner at Battery Ventures where he spent 15 years investing in category-defining IT infrastructure companies such as Opscode, Netezza (acquired by IBM), Splunk (NASDAQ: SPLK), CipherTrust (acquired by Secure Computing) and @stake (acquired by Symantec). In 2011, he was named to the Forbes Midas List, which ranks the top 100 venture capitalists around the world, the AlwaysOn Top 100 list of VCs, and Business Insider’s 15 Most Powerful Venture Capitalists on the East Coast. Prior to his work as an investor he was a member of the technology investment banking team at Alex. Brown & Sons, Inc. Sunil graduated from Georgetown University with a BS in Finance and International Business.
Sunil is a Charter Member of TiE Boston and an advisor to the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack County. He splits his time between Palo Alto and Cambridge. When not working (or flying cross country) he is spending time with his wife and three children, or his “summer family” at Fenway Park.
Prior to joining Amplify Partners, Farah was a Principal at Valhalla Partners where she focused on early-stage investments in enterprise infrastructure. She spent her time at Valhalla helping technical founders - many of whom jokingly refer to her as their “co-founder without equity” – refine their vision and start their companies. Farah also took the lead in helping several Valhalla portfolio companies build relationships with potential partners and acquirers.
Prior to joining Valhalla Partners, Farah worked for two of the largest incumbents in the enterprise space: Hewlett-Packard Corporation and Hitachi Data Systems. She started as a software developer at Hitachi Data Systems and worked through numerous roles including technical marketing and solutions architecture. At HP, she served as Product Marketing Manager for the NAS product line, was the lead architect for an enterprise analytics software, as well as Integration lead for its $2.4 billion acquisition of 3PAR.
Farah graduated from Stanford University with a BS in Computer Science, where she also earned her Masters of Communication specializing in Information Technology and Masters of Management Science and Engineering.
“I’ve worked with investors from many top-tier venture firms, but what sets Sunil apart is his understanding of complex technology, his insight into markets, and his total willingness to help companies succeed. We were incredibly fortunate to have him on our board at Netezza.”