Ivan Farneti

Managing Partner

Ivan is a co-founder of Five Seasons Ventures and has been an active venture investor for the last 20 years.


He made his first VC investment in ’97 as part of the first venture fund at Deutsche Bank in London and in 2000 joined Doughty Hanson Technology Ventures as a co-founding partner. His focus has been in early stage technology companies in Europe and US.

His experience includes structuring venture investments, organizational development, setting up governance for growth and planning for successful exits. He was an early stage investor in Tridion BV (acquired by SDL Plc), Gomez, Inc. (acquired by Compuware), Everbridge, Inc. (Nasdaq: EVBG), Plazes AG (acquired by Nokia), Garlik Ltd (acquired by Experian) and Fourth Dimension Displays Ltd (acquired by Kopin).

He is a former Board Member and EIR at Seedcamp.

He started his career at Bain & Co and is an INSEAD MBA.

In his spare time he enjoys family time, cooking, fly fishing, and practicing karate with his son Adam.

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