Kalghatgi is listed as a managing partner at Vast Ventures. His partner is Doug Chertok, who is also an adviser to venture firm Dace Capital. Vast Ventures’ website showcases a large portfolio, with companies like ZocDoc, Fab, Meetup, Sidecar, Klout, and Soma, the charitable water filter company. The portfolio is likely from prior Vast Ventures vehicles, which Kalghatgi and Chertok worked together on informally.
Kalghatgi declined to comment, citing SEC regulation around fundraising.