Gal focuses on early to late-stage venture investments in Israel across a wide range of sectors, with an emphasis on the enterprise, infrastructure, and consumer spaces.
Prior to joining Norwest, Gal led Product and Go-to-Market strategy initiatives at Google and Oracle.
Gal holds a Master of Business Administration, with a concentration in finance, strategy and entrepreneurship from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
John is a member of Norwest’s growth equity team where he is focused on enterprise software and tech-enabled services companies.
Prior to joining Norwest, John was a Principal at Spring Mountain Capital where he helped lead investments across a variety of enterprise software and digital health companies including Doctor.com (acquired by Press Ganey), Prevalent (recapped by Insight Partners), Koneksa, Splash, Keen Decision Systems and EverWash. Prior to that, he was a Growth Equity Analyst at HealthCor Partners where he was involved in companies in the healthcare sector including Natera (IPO: NTRA), Corindus (acquired by Siemens) and HeartFlow.
John graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Masters and a Bachelor of Science in electrical and computer engineering. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in economics.
David focuses on early to late-stage venture investments across a wide range of sectors at Norwest, with an emphasis on the enterprise and infrastructure spaces.
Prior to joining Norwest, David worked in the technology investment banking group at Deutsche Bank, where he worked on numerous equity, debt, and M&A transactions across software, internet, and hardware verticals.
David graduated from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business with a bachelor of business administration in Finance and Accounting.
Dave is a general partner at Norwest Venture Partners focusing on early to late-stage investments in enterprise and infrastructure.
Before joining Norwest, Dave spent 15-years at Comcast Ventures where he was responsible for identifying, executing, and managing new investments with a focus on enterprise software, cybersecurity, and financial services. His notable investments include Aporeto (acquired by Palo Alto Networks), BitSight, Brightside, CTI Towers (acquired by Melody Investment Advisors), DocuSign (NASDAQ: DOCU), EdgeConneX (acquired by EQT), Lendio, Slack (acquired by Salesforce), and Vox Media.
Prior to Comcast Ventures, Dave was at Flarion Technologies where he served as a senior business development executive and played a pivotal role in the company’s fundraising activities and eventual acquisition by QUALCOMM for $805 million. He started his career at Lehman Brothers in investment banking, gaining a foundation in finance and advising companies going through strategic transformation.
Dave is a board member and chair of the audit committee of BellXcel, a non-profit education organization.
Dave holds a bachelor of science in management with a concentration in finance from Binghamton University.
Sanchana focuses on early to late stage venture investments across a wide range of sectors at Norwest with an emphasis on the enterprise and infrastructure spaces.
Prior to joining Norwest, Sanchana was an analyst in the technology investment banking group at J.P. Morgan in New York, where she advised companies on transactions spanning mergers & acquisitions, equity, and debt financings. She previously held a sales operations role at WP Engine.
Sanchana graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor of business administration in Business Honors and Finance. On campus she served as the teaching assistant for Longhorn Startup, a program that provides resources to student entrepreneurs building scalable technology companies.
Elaine focuses on early to late-stage venture investments across a wide range of sectors at Norwest, with an emphasis on the enterprise and infrastructure spaces.
Prior to joining Norwest, Elaine was an analyst at Microsoft, where she spent time at M12 (fka Microsoft Ventures) and in the Cloud + AI Organization. Elaine previously held roles at Fidelity Investments and Citigroup.
Elaine graduated from Harvard University with a bachelor of arts in economics.
Yoni focuses on early to late-stage venture investments in Israel across a wide range of sectors, with an emphasis on the enterprise, infrastructure, and consumer Internet spaces.
Before joining Norwest Yoni was an investment banker at Goldman Sachs. In his role, Yoni worked with clients across a range of industries on capital raises, both public and private, and mergers and acquisitions.
Yoni earned a BA in Business Administration with a specialization in finance and risk management, magna cum laude, from The Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya.
Jessica focuses on early to late-stage venture investments across a wide range of sectors at Norwest, with an emphasis on the enterprise and infrastructure spaces.
Prior to joining Norwest, Jessica was an investment banking analyst at Evercore in the Technology M&A group. In this role, she advised financial sponsors and technology companies in the enterprise software, internet, and infrastructure sectors.
Jessica holds a bachelor of science degree in business administration from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.
Scott brings more than 20 years of product, engineering, and SaaS expertise to his role as a partner on Norwest’s enterprise team. He focuses on early- to late-stage investment opportunities in enterprise SaaS with a particular interest in companies building next-gen systems of intelligence and automation across e-commerce, sales/pipeline acceleration, customer service, sales enablement and CRM. He currently serves on the boards of Bluecore, Connect the Dots, Fabric, MindTickle, Qualified, Replicant, Singular, and Socrates AI.
Scott most recently served as Senior Vice President of Product Management for Salesforce Service Cloud, the industry’s #1 enterprise customer service platform. Service Cloud delivers over $5 billion in annual revenue with over 100,000 customers and continues to grow at 25% per year. While at Salesforce, he also served as Head of Engineering, Product, UX, and Documentation for Desk.com.
Before joining Salesforce, Scott cut his entrepreneurial teeth building multiple consumer and enterprise software companies including a multi-brand e-commerce SaaS platform with an integrated omni-channel customer support service, an enterprise privacy SaaS platform, and a consumer search engine. Scott has been an active angel investor in both early-stage startups and venture funds.
Scott holds twelve United States patents.
Scott earned a bachelor of science from the University of Michigan’s School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Robert joined Norwest Venture Partners in 1998 and is focused on a wide variety of investment categories including mobile, cloud & IT infrastructure. His current investments and board seats include Act-On Software and ClearDATA. Robert was formerly a member of the board of directors of Brand.net (acquired by Valassis Communications), ClariPhy (aquired by Inphi), Covigo (acquired by Symbol Technologies), Elemental Technologies (acquired by Amazon), KACE (acquired by Dell), Mblox (acquired by Callidus), Mozes (acquired by ePrize), Occam Networks (acquired by Calix), Passif Semiconductor (acquired by Apple), Resonext Communications (acquired by RF Micro Devices), SideStep (acquired by Kayak), Skyward (acquired by Verizon), and Zenverge (acquired by Freescale). He has also worked with such companies as Embark (acquired by Princeton Review), Escalate (acquired by GERS), Kayak (Nasdaq: KYAK), mPower (acquired by Morningstar) and Quantum Effect Devices (acquired by PMC-Sierra).
Robert has nine years of operational experience in various roles, from engineering to marketing and product management. Before joining Norwest, he was at Silicon Graphics. Prior to Silicon Graphics, Robert worked at IBM-ROLM Systems.
He holds a bachelor of science and a master of science in electrical engineering, and an MBA, all from Stanford University.