Kamran Ansari

Venture Partner • New York, NY

Kamran Ansari

Kamran currently leads Corporate Development for Pinterest, driving the company’s efforts across M&A and working on other elements of broader corporate strategy. He is also affiliated as a Venture Partner at Greycroft, where he has led a number of deals for the firm in the areas of mobile platforms, payments & commerce, and financial technology.

At Greycroft, Kamran has led the fund’s core investments in Azimo, Boxed Wholesale, Fortumo, and Recurly, and driven the firm’s seed investments in Bread (fka Lon), Highlight, Cord, and Dasher. He also led Greycroft’s prior investment in Venmo (acquired by Braintree), Braintree (acquired by PayPal), and BalconyTV (acquired by Orchard).

Before Greycroft, Kamran was Head of Corporate & Business Development at MyYearbook/MeetMe, a social networking platform with 70MM users, bought by QuePasa.com for $100 million in 2011 (now publicly traded, NYSE AMEX: ‘MEET’). Before MyYearbook, Kamran was at Tenaya Capital, where he worked on investments including Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: ‘PANW’), Zuora, Funny Or Die, jaxtr (acquired by Sabse Technologies), Wintegra (acquired by PMC-Sierra), and supported Tenaya’s investments in Kayak (NASD: ‘KYAK’), Zappos (acquired by Amazon), MarkLogic, and Composite Software. Kamran was also a private direct investor in Facebook, Inc and spent time as a Strategic Advisor to Newsweek.com / Washington Post Digital. Kamran began his career at McKinsey & Company, and then was Director of Business Development at online advertising network, WhenU.

Kamran holds a BA in Ethics, Politics, & Economics from Yale, Cum Laude with Distinction, an MBA from Stanford Business School, and a JD from Stanford Law School. He has appeared numerous times on Bloomberg Television and Fox Business News, and has been a speaker at the New York Venture Summit, NorthSide Conference, General Assembly, Entrepreneurs Roundtable, & AppNation Conferences, among others. He’s a member of the New York Bar and also an Admissions Interviewer for Stanford’s Business School program.

  • Azimo
  • Boxed
  • Fortumo
  • Recurly