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Neil Tolaney Makes His Return to TCV as General Partner

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Neil Tolaney Makes His Return to TCV as General Partner

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After working with Francisco Partners for over four years, Neil Tolaney rejoins tech-focused TCV as General Partner.

Neil Tolaney rejoins tech-focused TCV as General Partner and will be responsible for spearheading TCV’s investments in the consumer internet, digital media and subscription industries. Starting from March 2nd out of firm’s Menlo Park, California, offices he is engaged with a team of approx. 20 B2C investors.

Neil holds B.A. degrees, Magna Cum Laude, in Economics and Political Science from Yale University, during which he also studied at The London School of Economics. He is an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Priorly Neil had worked on TCV’s growth equity team as Vice President from 2011 to 2013. At that time he was involved in investments in Facebook, AppNexus, Minted, and Prodege.

As a partner at Francisco Partners, Neil led customer internet transactions and was responsible for both investments and buyouts. Lately, he served on the boards of digital consumer brands LegalZoom and Pet Circle.
Neil began his career in investment banking at Banc of America Securities in the Media and Telecommunications group. He is also embellished with operational stint. Prior to TCV, Neil was Director of Strategic Development at LegalZoom.com, where he led corporate and business development, along with financial planning initiatives. Prior to LegalZoom.com, Neil was an Associate at Polaris Venture Partners, where he focused on investment opportunities in digital media, e-commerce and software.

“We see a number of companies that are monetizing on the subscription business model, but we are focused on backing companies that can thrill consumers at the same time.”


Revealing the plans of TVC, Neil avers, “We see a number of companies that are monetizing on the subscription business model, but we are focused on backing companies that can thrill consumers at the same time.” He adds, “We will be backing consumer vertical marketplaces that are not only acquiring customers, but also engage them and sustain that engagement.”

Founded in 1995, TVC provides management teams with data-driven insights, sector expertise, access to world-class talent, and connections with category leaders. The company has a proven-record of assisting successful subscription businesses like Spotify, Netfilx, and Peloton. The firm has invested $ 13 billion across more than 350 technology companies since its inception.

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