Peter brings over a dozen years of experience in venture capital and technology startups to his investing role. In 2017 he co-founded Los Angeles-based Embark Ventures. He is also a Managing Partner at Baroda Ventures, focused on early-stage investments in the consumer internet, SaaS, and digital media industries, with a focus on Southern California-based companies. Peter manages all of Baroda Ventures' new investments and current portfolio.
Before joining Baroda, Peter was an investor at Clearstone Venture Partners and at Prism VentureWorks. Before his start in venture, Peter was the Vice President of Operations and Product Management at Goldpocket (acquired by TandbergTV), a startup developing a platform for creating, distributing and managing interactive TV digital media systems.
Earlier, Peter was a manager with McKinsey & Co., where he focused on the digital media, consumer electronics, Internet, and software industries. He also worked as a product manager at Microsoft in their wireless device group as well as at Virtual Ink (acquired by Newell Rubbermaid), a venture-backed startup in the consumer electronics and Internet space.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Peter earned his BS and MS in engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he was elected into the Tau Beta Pi Honor Society and was awarded a full-tuition graduate fellowship. He also holds an MBA, with Honors, from Harvard Business School.
Peter served the first year of his fellowship at Prism VentureWorks under mentor Woody Benson, and completed the second year at Baroda Ventures with mentor David Bohnett. He is a member of Class 13. Peter also served as a mentor to Yipeng Zhao (Class 22).