Ilya Sukhar is a successful entrepreneur and computer science expert. He holds a Master of Engineering in Computer Science and Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Operations Research from Cornell University. He began his professional journey as a Senior Software Engineer at Ooyala before co-founding Etacts, which got acquired by Salesforce. He is renowned as the former CEO and co-founder of Parse, acquired by Facebook. At Facebook, he was also the Head of Developer Products. Currently, he serves as a General Partner at Matrix Partners and was also a part-time partner at Y Combinator. Sukhar has immense experience serving as a Board Director for several companies like Fivetran, Flock Safety, Parabola, Mashgin, Guilded, and Open Listings.
Sukhar's professional journey is proof of his expertise in computer science and entrepreneurship. With his experience as an entrepreneur and executive, he has a knack for spotting promising startups with the potential to scale up. Furthermore, his association with several ventures in different capacities highlights his leadership and management skills. His passion for investing and mentoring startup founders has transformed him into one of the most sought-after venture capitalists known for his expertise in product development, go-to-market strategy, and fundraising.