Yanev is the founder and General Partner at SineWave Ventures, focused on connecting Silicon Valley to the public sector. The fund is a platform for technology companies to access the public sector by aligning core stakeholders from the venture ecosystem and technology industries with like-minded public sector entities.
Previously, Yanev worked for the venture firm New Enterprise Associates (NEA) for 5 years, focused on earlier-stage investments in tech and energy, while simultaneously providing regular advisory services to energy companies across NEA's portfolio.
Prior to joining NEA, Yanev was a Senior Investment Officer with the Department of Energy's Loan Guarantee Program, where he helped form the group back in 2007. At the Department of Energy, Yanev was engaged in the underwriting of billions of dollars of debt for issuance to companies spanning all sectors within the energy technology industry.
Prior to joining the DOE, Yanev served as a consultant working with a range of leading financial industry clients to assess growth opportunities.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Yanev earned an MBA, with Distinction, from the Oxford Said School of Business (Christ Church), a JD from Harvard Law School, and a Master's from Sydney Law School. He graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Yale University, receiving his BA in Ethics, Politics & Economics and Sociology.
Yanev is the recipient of several fellowships, including the Presidential Management Fellowship, the Heymann Fellowship, the Kennedy Fellowship, and the Cravath Fellowship.
Yanev served his fellowship at New Enterprise Associates under the mentorship of Harry Weller as a member of Class 16.