Vivek Gopalan

Investment Team
San Francisco, CA

Vivek is a member of the investment team, where he focuses on data & software infrastructure and horizontal B2B SaaS. He also spends time on the Build program starting and incubating companies.

Prior to joining 8VC, Vivek was a software engineer on the core database group at 8VC portfolio company Yugabyte, building YugabyteDB, a high-performance distributed transactional database. Before that, he worked on machine learning pipelines for the Sales Intelligence team at Bloomberg.

Vivek studied Computer Science and Statistics & Data Science at Yale. He wrote his thesis on decentralized databases.

He is an avid F1 fan and an enjoyer of science fiction & fantasy, particularly Sanderson's Cosmere. He hails from Issaquah, Washington, and has spent time living in New York & various parts of Connecticut.

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What’s a Rich Text element?

The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

Static and dynamic content editing

A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!

How to customize formatting for each rich text

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

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Oct 6, 2022

8VC Emerging Builders Spotlight: Alec Wang (Opto Investments)

In supporting the industry defining companies of the 8VC portfolio, we are fortunate to work with the brightest, most dedicated people in the world. As we look to identify the next generation of best-in-class entrepreneurs, we naturally turned to our network of peers and friends. ‍

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Oct 6, 2022

8VC Emerging Builders Spotlight: Alec Wang (Opto Investments)

In supporting the industry defining companies of the 8VC portfolio, we are fortunate to work with the brightest, most dedicated people in the world. As we look to identify the next generation of best-in-class entrepreneurs, we naturally turned to our network of peers and friends. ‍

Posts
Sep 14, 2022

A Song of Speed and Uptime: Announcing the Nile-8VC Partnership

Enterprise networking is the offensive line of IT. It’s not flashy. Few understand its inner workings. It tends to get taken for granted. Yet it is a key determinant of forward progress, and when something goes down, or you need to replace a key piece (or worse, start from scratch), people instantly panic. ‍

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Sep 14, 2022

A Song of Speed and Uptime: Announcing the Nile-8VC Partnership

Enterprise networking is the offensive line of IT. It’s not flashy. Few understand its inner workings. It tends to get taken for granted. Yet it is a key determinant of forward progress, and when something goes down, or you need to replace a key piece (or worse, start from scratch), people instantly panic. ‍

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Sep 12, 2022

Scaling Category-Creating Companies - An 8VC Event (Transcript)

This transcript comes from a panel that 8VC hosted for the SaaSBOOMi community during a series of events in Silicon Valley. SaaSBOOMi is a massive and fast growing pay-it-forward community of 1500+ Indian SaaS companies. We believe deeply in the ability of SaaS founders across the world to build global from day one. 

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Sep 12, 2022

Scaling Category-Creating Companies - An 8VC Event (Transcript)

This transcript comes from a panel that 8VC hosted for the SaaSBOOMi community during a series of events in Silicon Valley. SaaSBOOMi is a massive and fast growing pay-it-forward community of 1500+ Indian SaaS companies. We believe deeply in the ability of SaaS founders across the world to build global from day one. 

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Sep 9, 2022

8VC Emerging Builders Spotlight: Harshal Sheth (Acryl Data)

At 8VC, we’re proud to partner with the most exceptional founders to build transformational technologies that create long-term economic and societal value.

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Sep 9, 2022

8VC Emerging Builders Spotlight: Harshal Sheth (Acryl Data)

At 8VC, we’re proud to partner with the most exceptional founders to build transformational technologies that create long-term economic and societal value.

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Apr 19, 2022

Announcing 8VC’s Investment in SeeMetrics — April 2022

As SeeMetrics emerges from stealth, we are pleased to announce 8VC’s participation in their $6 million seed round, led by Workbench alongside Essence VC, AGP, and Verissimo Ventures. SeeMetrics has laid out especially ambitious goals and built a platform to match. Not only do they manage the security stack for the modern enterprise, but they are also equipping CISOs with executive visibility and decision-making capabilities befitting a true C-level function.

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News
Apr 19, 2022

Announcing 8VC’s Investment in SeeMetrics — April 2022

As SeeMetrics emerges from stealth, we are pleased to announce 8VC’s participation in their $6 million seed round, led by Workbench alongside Essence VC, AGP, and Verissimo Ventures. SeeMetrics has laid out especially ambitious goals and built a platform to match. Not only do they manage the security stack for the modern enterprise, but they are also equipping CISOs with executive visibility and decision-making capabilities befitting a true C-level function.

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