Deven is an experienced investor and entrepreneur. He spent several years as an Internet-focused venture capital investor at Goldman Sachs and Highland Capital Partners where he has helped fund several top media and software businesses. He was also an early employee at NexTag, an online shopping business acquired for $1.2bn in 2008. He is the co-founder of Wired Investors a private equity firm that has acquired 15+ cash-flow positive technology businesses since launching in 2015.
After attending University of California, Berkeley, Deven started his career as an Investment Banking Analyst at Lazard, where he evaluated mergers and acquisitions in the technology sector and advised companies including Microsoft, Hotels.com, and Electronic Arts.He then spent nearly a decade in various finance and investment analyst roles with several companies including Goldman Sachs and Highland Capital.
Over the years and after several conversations with Hayden, they decided to join forces and take advantage of each others strengths to found WiredInvestors. With Deven’s investment and finance experience, they were able to find deals that they could then grow with Hayden’s marketing expertise that created incredible returns for investors.
Deven now lives in the San Francisco area with his wife and two children.