JVP promotes

Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP) has announced the promotion of Laurel Bowden from principal to general partner and the appointment of its chief financial officer and chief operating officer, Michael Carus to general partner. JVP has now completed the fund’s senior management team following the close of JVP IV, its $400 million fund.

Laurel Bowden will manage JVP’s European investments from the London office specialising in communications software, enterprise software and enterprise networking technologies. As general partner, she will take a leading role in sourcing deals and expanding JVP’s presence throughout Europe.

Based in New York, as JVP’s CFO and COO Michael Carus has supervised the execution and administration of the firm’s financial and operational activities across the firm’s three offices in New York, London and Jerusalem. As general partner, he will be seeking new investment opportunities in the enterprise, networking and communications software sectors.