[Techtaffy Newsdesk]

Former Twitter product manager Anamitra Banerji has been named a partner at Foundation Capital. Mr. Banerji spent the past year as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) at Foundation Capital, where he served as a consultant in the investment process. He also helped launch Widescope, an early-stage research project at Stanford focused on crowd-sourcing federal and state budget deficit reduction.

In his new role, Mr. Banerji will focus on identifying and investing in startups in the communications, commerce, mobile and marketing technology sectors.

Prior to joining Foundation, Mr. Banerji co-founded an online health company in India and served in roles at Twitter and Overture (both before and after its Yahoo acquisition). He joined Twitter in March 2009 as its 30th employee and first product manager.