Ashkan Marsh is a Partner and Director of Research of Cota Capital, overseeing the firm’s multi-stage investment origination and underwriting process. Prior to Cota, Ashkan was a Partner at Crimson Investment Partners, directing private equity investments in founder-led companies where he actively accelerated growth through digital transformation and professional corporate governance.
Prior to CIP, Ashkan was a public equity Investment Analyst at Newbrook Capital, a $1+ billion long/short equity fund. Previously, Ashkan was an Investment Analyst and Investment Associate at Goldman Sachs in private equity at the firm’s Special Situations Group, a $25 billion proprietary investment fund. Ashkan was Founder and CEO of SilverIP Communications, which became the leading gigabit internet service provider in Illinois and exited to private equity. Ashkan received a B.S. in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a graduate of Harvard Business School.