Sunil Dhaliwal

General Partner

Sunil Dhaliwal is a General Partner of Amplify Partners. He has over two decades of experience as an early-stage investor and mentor to entrepreneurs.

Sunil backs founders applying computer science and machine intelligence to enterprise software and cloud infrastructure. He has helped founders build companies from concept to IPO, and his passion lies in defining and positioning winning products. At Amplify, Sunil has led investments in dozens of companies including Fastly (NYSE: FSLY), Datadog (NASDAQ: DDOG), BlueData (acquired by HPE), and Covariant.

Prior to founding Amplify Partners, Sunil was a General Partner at Battery Ventures where he spent 14 years investing in category-defining IT infrastructure companies such as Chef, Netezza (acquired by IBM), Splunk (NASDAQ: SPLK), CipherTrust (acquired by Secure Computing), and @stake (acquired by Symantec). He has been named to both the Forbes Midas List, which ranks the top 100 venture capitalists around the world, and the AlwaysOn Top 100 list of VCs. Prior to his work as an investor, he was a member of the technology investment banking team at Alex. Brown & Sons, Inc. Sunil graduated from Georgetown University with a B.S. in Finance and International Business.

Despite being born and raised in Western New York, Sunil is an avid fan of Red Sox baseball and Georgetown basketball. He resides in the Bay Area with his wife and three children.

Favorite advice for startups

You can do anything you want but not everything you want; focus matters

Places he’s lived before Silicon Valley

Rochester, NY; Washington, DC; Sydney, Australia; Boston, MA