Vaibhav Nalwaya is a co-founder and Managing Partner at Wavecrest Growth Partners. Prior to launching Wavecrest, he spent more than 15 years in a variety of investing and operating roles in B2B technology investment firms and companies. Vaibhav was a member of the investment team at Vista Equity Partners’ Foundation Fund I, and previously was a Principal at Key Venture Partners, a B2B technology-focused expansion stage capital firm backed by KeyCorp (NYSE: KEY). Vaibhav also served as CFO of Bluewolf, the leading independent Salesforce.com consulting and advisory firm where he played an instrumental role in the company’s highly successful acquisition by IBM in early 2016, and has also served as CFO of Bullhorn, a cloud CRM software company that was part of the Vista’s Foundation Fund portfolio and was ultimately acquired by Insight Partners. Vaibhav started his career at Deloitte, where he advised multinational clients on software/ERP strategies.
Vaibhav has lived in multiple cities across the globe, including New Delhi, Mumbai, the Kashmir valley, Ann Arbor, Saginaw, Cleveland, New York, San Francisco, Austin and Boston, and continues to travel to many more with his wife and two young daughters. He enjoys golfing and skiing, is passionate about global cuisine, and is constantly on the hunt to prove that Boston is indeed a foodie’s paradise.
Vaibhav received an M.S. in Chemical Engineering at The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi.
Active Wavecrest Investments: BigTime Software, Building Engines, Tier1 Financial Solutions