Somak Chattopadhyay has been operating or investing in early stage startups in the NY metro area since 1999. Somak leads investments in a variety of sectors including digital media, information services, and the Software-as-a-Service sectors.
Somak is a member of the board of directors at Altruik, StepOut, Mobile Commons, ReachForce and Truveris. Previously, he was at Edison Venture Fund, where he sourced and evaluated investments in the tech-enabled services sector and launched the firm’s New York office.
Prior to entering the venture capital industry, Somak held senior marketing/business development roles at Medtower, a pharmaceutical IT software company and DealTime, a comparison shopping company that was later acquired by eBay. Somak started his career at Broadview International (now Jefferies) and was previously director of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA).
Somak serves on the board of numerous nonprofit organizations including the MIT Enterprise Forum of New York City, NYCVC, and the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival. He also serves as a VC Mentor for the ER Accelerator and the Startup Leadership Program (NYC Chapter). Somak is a Charter Member of TiE. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Columbia Business School.