Kamran Ansari

Board Partner

New York, NY

Kamran Ansari

Kamran originally joined Greycroft in 2012 and is based in New York City.

Kamran’s active investments include Azimo, Billie, Boxed Wholesale, Coast, Credit Key, and SISU. His notable exits include Bread Finance (acquired by Alliance Data Systems), Cord (acquired by Spotify), Floored 3D (acquired by CBRE), Fortumo (acquired by Boku), and Recurly (acquired by Accel-KKR).

Prior to re-joining Greycroft in 2018 as a Board Partner, Kamran was the Head of Corporate Development at Pinterest. At Pinterest, Kamran led nine acquisitions, including Jelly, Instapaper, Highlight, URX, Fleksy, and TheHunt, and spearheaded reviews of hundreds of potential opportunities. He also worked on product extensions and company strategy across commerce, advertising, payments, and AI/Machine Learning.

Earlier, Kamran was an operator at MyYearbook/MeetMe (acquired by ProSebien), an early angel investor in Facebook, and a venture capitalist at Tenaya Capital, where he worked on early venture investments in Palo Alto Networks, New Relic, and Zuora, and supported portfolio companies Zappos (acquired by Amazon) and Kayak (acquired by Priceline). Kamran began his career at McKinsey & Company.

Kamran holds a BA in Ethics, Politics and Economics cum laude with distinction from Yale University, an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business, and a JD from Stanford University Law School.