Ivan Nikkhoo, Managing Partner
With over 33 years of experience in various senior capacities internationally, Ivan is the Managing Partner at Navigate Ventures.
Ivan is also an Adjunct Professor at USC Marshall School of Business where he teaches classes on eCommerce & social media, raising capital, venture capital, private equity, entrepreneurship, and creating sustainable technology ecosystems. He has taught and guest lectured at a number of other universities as well.
Ivan has deep domain expertise in eCommerce, Omnichannel commerce, software and SaaS, marketplaces & platforms, digital media, and consumer Internet. He has an extensive background in venture capital, private equity, operations & management, sales & marketing, and tech M&A. He has a strong global network with long-standing VC, PEG, and CEO level relationships and has proven ability and expertise in guiding tech companies on their growth strategies, capital needs, strategic direction, and exit strategies.
He is the host of the Tech CEO Dinner Series, where he invites the leading tech CEOs, VCs, PEGs, and industry executives to network and discuss the latest industry trends and updates in various cities.
Ivan has been featured in numerous publications including Fortune Magazine, LA Times, and LABJ. He is a CNN guest contributor and is regularly published on a number of tech sites including CNN Business, SoCalTech, and AlwaysOn. He is an advisor to several incubators, accelerators, and funds and serves on a number of corporate, business, government, and non-profit boards and was a finalist for the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
He has given talks at many top educational institutions, professional, business, and non-profit organizations, industry conferences, and boards around the world.
Mr. Nikkhoo received his MBA from USC Marshall School of Business and his Bachelor of Science in Engineering from McGill University. He has completed executive education programs at HBS and Stanford and is a General Securities Principal licensed with FINRA/SIPC.
Ivan lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two kids, and enjoys sports and travel.