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Playa Vista (TechBiz) Team Meeting

June 16, 2020 at 7:30am - 9am Zoom Video Conference Call
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Playa Vista, CA
United States
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With over 36 years of experience in various senior capacities internationally, Ivan is the Managing Partner at Navigate Ventures, an early growth stage venture fund focused on helping entrepreneurs prepare for rapid growth, scaling, and expansion. Navigate ventures invests in companies that are between A & B rounds, and is focused on Software, AI, Data & Analytics, and Consumer Internet. NV partners bring significant experience, deep domain expertise, and a broad base of contacts and resources to each investment.

Ivan is also an Adjunct Professor at USC Marshall School of Business where he teaches undergraduate and graduate classes on growth financing, M&A, and eCommerce. He regularly hosts a series of CEO dinners where he invites CEOs, financial sponsors, PEGs, and industry executives.

Prior to Navigate Ventures, Ivan was the Managing Director of N3 Capital, LLC, a catalyst to help entrepreneurs create and grow disruptive technology platforms by providing seed and early stage investing, raising growth capital, and offering guidance and strategic board advisory services.

Prior to N3, Ivan was the Managing Director Siemer & Associates. Prior to Siemer, Ivan was the Head of the Technology Practice at Barrington Associates, a division of Well Fargo Securities. Prior to WFS/Barrington, he was the EVP & General Manager at SOA Software (Akana), responsible for the professional services, mergers, acquisitions, and strategic investments. Prior to SOA Software, Ivan was the co-founder & President of Vertex Systems, a leading tech consulting firm.

Mr. Nikkhoo received his MBA from USC Marshall and his Bachelor of Science in Engineering from McGill University. He has completed executive education programs at HBS and Stanford and is a General Securities Principal licensed with FINRA/SIPC. He has lived on three continents, speaks three languages, and is experienced in doing business globally.

Specialties: Venture Capital, Growth Capital, M&A, Technology Finance 


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