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Divesh Makan

Divesh Makan

Divesh Kanthylal Makan is Cofounder of ICONIQ Capital, a global multi-family office and merchant bank for a group of influential families including Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg's. He lives in San Francisco, California.


Makan is a graduate of Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, where he majored in Computer Science. [undefined] He holds an MBA from the Wharton School. [undefined]


Prior to launching ICONIQ Capital, Boeding worked at Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. [undefined]

Makan met Mark Zuckerberg in 2004 when he was a broker at Goldman Sachs. [undefined]

The dot-com crash and recession forced him into a retail sales job in Goldman Sachs' San Francisco wealth advisory office.

He built his august roster of clients, including Zuckerberg, Sandberg and Sean Parker by referring clients to each other as much as they referred new ones to him. For example, he recommended Sandberg to Facebook. [undefined]

Makan was known for his full-service treatment of clients, even doing things such as picking up their laundry.

In an interview in a 2007 issue of Families in Business magazine, Makan bragged that he had planned a stag party in Las Vegas, edited business school applications for clients' kids and even served as a marriage broker.

Money management was but a small part of the job.

"People care a lot more about us running their life.

They want us to look after them," he said at the time.



Citation Linkcrunchbase.comDivesh Makan on Crunchbase.
Dec 21, 2017, 9:48 AM
Citation Linklinkedin.comMakan on Linkedin.
Dec 21, 2017, 9:51 AM
Citation Linkforbes.comArticle on the launch of ICONIQ.
Dec 21, 2017, 9:55 AM