SVASE VC Breakfast Club with Karan Mahendru, Principal, Trinity Ventures Focus: Infrastructure, Systems, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Software and SaaS
Start: 06/30/2011 - 8:00 am
End: 06/30/2011- 9:30 am
Jai Kumar Email: [email protected]
Greenberg Traurig LLP
1900 University Avenue, 5th Floor
East Palo Alto, CA 94303
Trinity Ventrues, www.trinityventures.com
Our focus is on early stage companies in specific technology categories. We’ve intentionally stayed at a size that enables us to maintain close ties among our team and those of our portfolio companies. (After all, we’re all working toward the same goals.) What this means is that, of necessity, we must limit the number of deals we do. To a person, Trinity Ventures is financially, intellectually and emotionally committed to the success of our portfolio companies. We want to have the bandwidth to deliver this commitment on every venture we fund.
We look for opportunities to go the distance—ideally, with the team who dreamed up the technology and has spent many a sleepless night since then figuring out where to go next. Because, at the end of the day, venture capital is a business built on relationships. And like any relationship, the best ones are equal parts leaps of faith, open communication and hard work. We’re a VC team dedicated mind, heart and soul to building companies around our entrepreneurs’ vision and hard work.
Karan Mahendru, Principal, Trinity
Karan joined Trinity Ventures in 2010 with more than ten years of experience in enterprise software and systems, SaaS, semiconductors, consumer electronics and next generation datacenter infrastructure technologies. Prior to Trinity, Karan was a Senior Associate at Scale Venture Partners and was actively involved with Scale’s investments in NComputing, Siimpel (acquired by Tessera) and Discera. At Scale, Karan focused on enterprise infrastructure including storage, virtualization and cloud computing, enterprise software and SaaS.
Before Scale he was a Strategic Sales Account Manager at Synopsys. He was instrumental in closing more than $40 Million in strategic and territorial design wins during 2006 and 2007 and directed the sales effort for Synopsys’ software suite, IP and professional services. He also led marketing, applications and sales efforts for his team’s top accounts and worked closely with the company’s strategic customers and product management teams on the development of new products. Prior to Synopsys, he was an implementation manager in the fabless semiconductor market for PMC-Sierra in Vancouver, Canada. During his five years with PMC-Sierra, he led and managed design implementation of large scale ASICs targeted for the telecommunications, enterprise storage and networking markets.
Karan is an active member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) Silicon Valley and a Charter Member of C100.
M.Sc., Management Science, Stanford University
B.S. with Honors, Electrical Engineering, Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada
WHEN: Thursday, June 30
8 – 9:30 AM
LOCATION: Greenberg Traurig LLP, 1900 University Avenue, 5th Floor, East Palo Alto, CA 94303
Members - $25; Affiliates who advertise this event - $39; General Public - $49.
This event is intended for entrepreneurs seeking feedback on their startup ideas and funding strategies. Please do not register if you do not fit this profile.
This event is co-sponsored by Greenberg Traurig LLP, www.gtlaw.com.
Added by svaseinfo on June 13, 2011