Sameer Dholakia is a partner of the growth investment practice at Bessemer, where he focuses on cloud software investments. He is also a board member for ServiceTitan and PagerDuty.
Sameer joined SendGrid as CEO and board member in 2014 to accelerate the company’s growth. He led SendGrid through a successful IPO in 2017 and subsequent acquisition by leading cloud communications platform Twilio for approximately $3 billion in early 2019.
Before joining SendGrid, Sameer served as group vice president and general manager of cloud platforms group for Citrix Systems, where he was responsible for the company’s rapidly growing cloud business. He joined Citrix following its acquisition of VMLogix, where he served as CEO.
Sameer earned a B.A. in economics and a M.A. in organizational studies from Stanford University. He also holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Outside of work, Sameer most treasures his time with his wife, Laura, and their two kids. He enjoys traveling, watching sports, and trying to improve his golf game. He also supports philanthropic efforts at Pledge 1% and is the vice chair of the Menlo School Board.