Battery Ventures Promotes Battery of Investors

9/9/08Follow @gthuang

It’s a good day to be an investor at Battery Ventures. The Waltham, MA-based VC and private equity firm announced today four promotions on its investment team. The four are part of Battery’s global team of more than 40 investors in Waltham, Silicon Valley, and Israel.

Jesse Feldman, based in Waltham, has been promoted to principal. Feldman focuses on growth equity and buyout investing. His investments include Consona Software, Healthvision, HighJump Software, and Rogue Wave Software.

Ramneek Gupta, currently based in Menlo Park, CA, has been promoted to partner. Gupta is moving to open an office in Bombay, India, later this year. He is responsible for Battery’s Indian investments in Tech Process, Tejas Networks, Travelguru, and Highmark.

Brian Lieber, currently based in Waltham, has been promoted to principal. Lieber leads investments related to Battery’s Entrepreneur in Residence program. His portfolio companies include A Place for Mom, Angie’s List, and Omniture (NASDAQ: OMTR). Lieber will be relocating to Menlo Park, CA, this month.

Brian O’Malley, based in Menlo Park, CA, has been promoted to principal. O’Malley focuses on enterprise software, consumer Internet and specialty retail. His investments include Bazaarvoice, Coupa Software, Meez, Insitu (recently acquired by Boeing for nearly $400 million), Next Investments, TradeKing, and World Golf Tour.

Battery is currently investing a $750 million, multi-stage fund, and the new promotions seem poised to help the firm expand its global reach. “They’ve been an integral part of our team for many years, and have been dedicated to finding interesting investments, executing thorough due diligence and supporting portfolio companies,” said general partner Tom Crotty in a statement. “They represent a good diversity of experience across geographies, industry sectors, and investment stage.”

Gregory T. Huang is Xconomy's Deputy Editor, National IT Editor, and the Editor of Xconomy Boston. You can e-mail him at gthuang@xconomy.com. Follow @gthuang