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Kishore Devarakonda
Founder at Zag Ventures

Profile

Kishore Devarakonda is the founder of Zag Ventures, a growth and operations focused consulting firm for private equity investments in the enterprise software and SaaS space. Kishore specializes in advising private equity funds on operational diligence to identify growth and efficiency levers, as well as on working with portfolio companies to execute value creation initiatives. Kishore’s extensive experience includes operational diligence for over 60 platform and add-on deals, transforming portfolio company operations to accelerate revenue and margin growth, deployment of operational best-practices, and integrating add-on acquisitions. Before founding Zag Ventures, Kishore was a c-level executive with Vista Equity Partners and K1 Investment Management portfolio companies, as well as part of their investment teams as an operating partner. Kishore started his career as a software engineer for Motorola and later also worked as a strategy consultant focusing on tech and software. Kishore has an MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business, as well as degrees in Computer science from Birla Institute of Technology and Clarkson University.