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Doug Gilstrap joins TCV as a Venture Partner

Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV) has appointed Doug Gilstrap as a venture partner in the firm’s New York office. 

Previously he served as chief strategy officer for Ericsson in Stockholm and New York.

Gilstrap brings 25-plus years of global strategy, sales, transactional and financial roles in the technology, media, and telecommunications and related services. He will focus on key investment priorities at TCV in the areas of communications infrastructure and software, such as OpenStack; software-defined networking/network function virtualization; IT tools, management and automation; content management and delivery; unified communications and collaboration; and the Internet of Things.

“Doug is a tremendous addition to our expanding New York office, providing our portfolio companies with access to his extensive industry knowledge and relationships, operational and transactional skills, and board mentorship,” says Ted Coons, TCV general partner. “Additionally, Doug’s deep insights in communications infrastructure, software and financial technology—in addition to his long-term relationships with communications and mobile carrier partners around the globe—will be instrumental in growing our portfolio in these high-priority fields of investment for TCV.”

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