Ifty Ahmed

Ifty Ahmed

Ifty Ahmed

General Partner

FOCUS AREAS

Internet and Consumer
Information Technology

INVESTED

Attivio, Inc.
Attivio, Inc.
Circle Internet Financial Limited
Giosis
Giosis
IMI Exchange
IMI Exchange
iZENEtech, Inc
Nomorerack
Nomorerack.com, Inc.
Tikona Digital Networks
Tikona Digital Networks
Wonga.com
Wonga.com
Ybrant
Ybrant
CDNetworks Co., Ltd.
CDNetworks Co., Ltd.
Gmarket
Gmarket
iTouch PLC
iTouch PLC
KAYAK Software Corporation
KAYAK Software Corporation
Kenet
Kenet

Ifty Ahmed, General Partner, joined Oak in Jan 2003 and he currently focuses on investing across the technology sector with an active interest in Consumer Internet companies.

His current investments include Attivio (unified enterprise search), B5M (comparison search in China), B&M Holdings (parent of IMIExchange, the worlds largest marketplace for virtual goods), Circle (digital currency product), Giosis Gmarket (pan-Asian e-Commerce), nomorerack (curated e-Commerce), Tikona Digital Networks (wireless broadband services in India), Wonga (online financial services) and Ybrant Digital (BSE: YBRANTDIGI).

His realized investments include Airespace (acquired by Cisco); CDNetworks (acquired by KDDI); GMarket (NASD: GMKT, later acquired by eBay), iTouch (acquired by Buongiorno), Kayak (NASD: KYAK, later acquired by Priceline), and Kenet (acquired by Intersil).

Prior to joining Oak, Ifty worked as an investment professional at Goldman Sachs and Fidelity Ventures. Right after college, he also worked in engineering and field operations with Schlumberger-Wireline & Testing across the Middle East, North Africa and the North Sea Region.

Ifty graduated in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), New Delhi, in 1993 and he earned his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1999, where he graduated with High Distinction and was selected to be a Baker Scholar.

Outside Interests:
Ifty is a member of the NYC Chapter of YPO and TiE-Tri State