Experienced technology VCs bring experience and rigor to our process

Shyam Kamadolli

Managing Partner

As Managing Partner, Shyam leads Applied Crypto Ventures after a 20 year career as a technology VC and entrepreneur. He also serves as an advisor to Pillar VC in Boston and Kae Capital in Mumbai. Previously, Shyam was with Fidelity Investments’ Eight Roads and F-Prime Capital platforms, where he led venture capital investments in technology across three funds that spanned the US, Europe, and Asia. At Fidelity, He focused on deep-tech, infrastructure and fintech investments. His operating experience includes leading worldwide business development for the data security division of RSA Security where he was responsible for commercializing cryptographic technology that underlies all blockchains and other distributed ledgers. Shyam received a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Bombay, a Master’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from Clarkson University, and MBA degrees from Columbia Business School and London Business School.

Emil Mamedov


Emil leads deal execution at ACV. He was previously Senior Manager at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Technology Center, where he was responsible for investment sourcing, due diligence, and executing on deals in renewables, energy efficiency, mobility, and related sectors. Prior to this role, Emil was Manager of Innovation and Corporate Venturing at Liberty Mutual Insurance, where he sourced technologies in fintech and insuretech, and earlier he sourced investments for General Catalyst Partners in the energy, transportation, and related tech sectors. He also worked as a consultant at IBM Global Services on supply chain and logistics. Emil holds a BSc. degree in Finance from Oklahoma State University and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management, where he concentrated in VC and PE. He completed MBA coursework in PE and VC at Harvard Business School.