Operating Advisor, BV Investment Partners
Swapnil (Swap) Shah is an operating advisor at BV Investment Partners. As a seasoned operating executive, Swap has founded three enterprise software companies that went on to either IPO or acquisition, evaluated and advised software companies as an entrepreneur in residence in venture capital, and is dedicated to working with companies focused on climate technologies and the clean energy transition. Most recently, Swap was the founder and CEO of FirstFuel Software, an industry leader in customer intelligence for utilities. Prior to FirstFuel, Swap led mValent, a data center optimization software company that was acquired by Oracle in 2007. He also founded Webspective, which he led to a successful acquisition by Inktomi in 1999. An expert in leveraging cloud analytics to transform the energy sector, Swap has addressed audiences across the globe including at the White House, Fortune Brainstorm, European Utilities Executive Summit and Bloomberg New Energy Pioneers. He has been nominated E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year and Boston Business Journal’s 40 under 40. He holds a degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Cornell University.