Mir Arif

Founder & Managing Partner

Location

New York City

Areas of Interest

    3D and Engineering, Financial Technology, Healthcare IT, Vertical-Specific Business Applications

About Mir Arif

Mir has been a firm believer in the Cloud software model ever since its evolution from ASP to SaaS. One of his first investments was in SaaS pioneer Medidata Solutions in 2001. Ever since, he has been an active investor in a number of enterprise software companies, often times investing alongside leading VC firms. Over his career, Mir has established a broad network of successful tech entrepreneurs and acted as an investment banker in over 150 fundraising and M&A transactions, bringing a unique set of value add to his portfolio companies. Mir is also a mentor to a number of tech companies and is a Charter Member of TiE Boston.

Prior to founding Blue Cloud Ventures, Mir started Madison Park Group, a boutique tech-focused investment bank in New York City. Earlier in his career, he was a Vice President in the Technology Investment Banking Group at Bear Stearns & Co. and helped start the Equity Private Placement Group at Peregrine Capital, then Asia’s largest investment bank.

Mir has a BS in Electrical Engineering and an MS in Operations Research from Columbia University. In his free time, Mir enjoys spending time with his family, collecting contemporary art and traveling.