October 18, 2016 -- SAN FRANCISCO--Comcast Ventures, the venture capital affiliate of Comcast Corporation, today announced the hire of Dinesh Moorjani as managing director based in Santa Monica. A serial entrepreneur, senior operating executive and successful seed investor, Moorjani will lead investments across various sectors, including data and business intelligence, marketplaces and social networks.
“I am delighted to welcome Dinesh to Comcast Ventures,” said Amy Banse, managing director and head of funds at Comcast Ventures. “We are building a team of smart, proven investors with knowledge and success across a variety of sectors. Dinesh brings unique experience that bridges later stage private equity transactions with an accomplished track record of angel investments and will be an excellent addition to our team."
Prior to joining Comcast Ventures, Moorjani served as executive-in-residence at Warburg Pincus where he continues to serve as an advisor. He was the founder and CEO of Hatch Labs, where he and his team conceived of, built, and ran mobile startups. Dinesh cofoundedTinder in Hatch Labs. He has been the cofounder and CEO of numerous early stage companies and has also held leadership roles atIAC/InteractiveCorp as well as Samsung Electronics.
“I’m passionate about advancing innovation and working with stellar teams who I can learn from,” said Moorjani. “Comcast Ventures has built a unique investment platform, as evidenced by its strong portfolio and reputation. I’m looking forward to working with the team to invest in promising technologies and help entrepreneurs build successful companies.”
Moorjani is an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California (USC), faculty advisor at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management and serves on the board or as an advisor to numerous companies, including American Express OPEN and Assurant Solutions.
He earned his B.S. from Northwestern University and his MBA from Harvard Business School.
About Comcast Ventures
Comcast Ventures is the venture capital affiliate of Comcast Corporation. Comcast Ventures invests in innovative businesses that represent the next generation of technologies that will change the way people live, work and interact. Comcast Ventures consists of the previously combined Comcast Interactive Capital and NBCUniversal Peacock Equity Fund.