Asher SiddiquiManaging Partner at Redshift Capital
Asher Siddiqui is the Managing Partner of San Francisco-based Redshift Capital - a growth stage investor which is part of (and backed by) ADFG – a significant shareholder in 500 Startups.
Asher has ~20+ years of experience in mergers & acquisitions, venture capital, portfolio management, capital raising, re-structuring, corporate innovation and startups.
Asher was previously a Partner (part of the global leadership team) & Member of the Investment Committee at 500 Startups in San Francisco, where he was instrumental in bringing ADFG onboard as a significant strategic shareholder and for developing the thesis and raising capital for the 500 Opportunity Fund.
Prior to 500, Asher was Head of M&A and later Head of Venture Capital at Etisalat Group where, for 10 years, he was part of the management team that led the transformation of Etisalat. He led ~36 advanced stage TMT deals valued at ~$34bn+ and closed ~20 M&A and CVC transactions valued at ~$7bn+.
Asher is currently also active in several non-executive roles, and is a board member, advisor or member of the board of advisors to several Silicon Valley-based VC firms, GCC-based corporations & PE Firms and a Silicon Valley-based think tank.
Asher started his career in the late 90's and founded several startups in the U.K. and in the US. Asher has a BA with Honors in Business Administration and an MSc in Software Development.
Asher has experience from both the LP and the GP side of the table, and continues to advise both LPs and GPs in deploying capital into venture.