SVASE VC Breakfast Club with Navin Chaddha of Mayfield Ventures, focus on communications/wireless, consumer/media, enterprise/software
WHAT: VC Breakfast Club with Navin Chaddha of Mayfield Ventures, focus on communications/wireless, consumer/media, enterprise/software and semiconductor sectors
WHEN: Thu May 8th from 8:00am – 9:30am
WHERE: Townsend, Townsend & Crew
379 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301-1431,
CONTACT:Jai Kumar, Program Chair, [email protected] Cell: 408-406-4693
COST: $25 SVASE Members; $39 Affiliates; $49 Non-members. This event is for ENTREPRENEURS ONLY, BY PREREGISTRATION ONLY.
This event is co-sponsored by Townsend, Townsend and Crew, www.townsend.com.
VC Breakfast Club: Navin Chaddha of Mayfield Ventures, focus on communications, wireless, consumer/media, enterprise/software and semiconductor sectors
Mayfield Fund provides "venture capital with impact" by partnering with exceptional individuals to create industry-leading companies. Our investment sectors include communications/wireless, consumer/media, enterprise software and semiconductors. We have over $2.7 billion under management and a team of twelve investing professionals. Since our founding in 1969, we have raised 12 funds, invested in more than 470 high-growth companies, taken more than 100 public, and more than 150 have merged or were acquired.
We offer entrepreneurs a team of partners with operating experience and results-driven venture capital expertise virtually unmatched in the industry. We've learned over the last four decades that unless you constantly adapt – you will die. That is why our firm has a flexible approach and encourages its portfolio companies to adapt to the latest changes whether its regarding globalization or the newest industry standards. We're used to the pace and especially realizing the importance of iteration. In fact, our vision, curiosity, financial strength and commitment helped build Silicon Valley.
We bring a multi-dimensional approach to venture capital investing. For us, providing venture capital with impact means adding value through individual expertise, thoughtful teamwork and invaluable connections. We view ourselves as the entrepreneur's partner, and our smart and motivated entrepreneurs make it thrilling for us to be venture capital investors.
These days, we're bringing a global view to investing. The world is increasingly interconnected and the next great company could be in Silicon Valley or Bangalore or Beijing. We're not only discussing new technologies, we're also talking about worldwide markets and international influences.
We like to invest early in a company's lifecycle and often, we'll incubate an opportunity at our offices. To maximize our impact in this era of opportunity, we have assembled a world-class venture capital investment team with the ideal balance of investment, entrepreneurial and operational expertise. Together, we actively source, select the best and brightest entrepreneurs and help grow them into the next generation of leaders.
Navin Chaddha is a proven serial entrepreneur, corporate executive and venture investor. Navin was named on the Forbes Midas List as a top 100 dealmaker in 2007 and as a top 10 dealmaker in 2008. He invests in the software, enterprise infrastructure, networking systems, communications, Internet infrastructure and semiconductor sectors in the U.S. Navin leads Mayfield’s investments in India. His current Mayfield investments include Consim Info, Mimosa Systems, Seedfund, Tejas Networks and WiChorus.
Navin has made 25 investments in the past of which 9 have had IPOs and 6 have been acquired. Some of his past investments include LVL7 Systems (acquired by Broadcom, NeoPath Networks (acquired by Cisco Systems, ReaMetrix, Still Secure, Test Quest, and Vendavo in the U.S. and GCI Solutions, Indya.com (acquired by News Corp, Makemytrip, and Persistent Systems in India. His notable investments that had an IPO include Allsec, IL&FS Investsmart, Provogue and Shree Renuka Sugars in India and Akamai, Northpoint Communications, Qwest Communications and Rhythms NetConnections in the U.S.
Navin was founder and CTO of VXtreme, a streaming media software company that was acquired by Microsoft and became Windows Media. He served in various management roles at Microsoft after that. Navin was also the co-founder of iBeam Broadcasting (NASDAQ IPO) and CEO of Rivio (acquired by CPA2Biz). His venture investing experience includes Managing Director at Gabriel Venture Partners and Venture Partner at Mobius Venture Capital.
Navin holds an MS degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University (received the Stanford and IBM Graduate Fellowships) and a B.Tech degree in electrical engineering from IIT Delhi (received the Director’s Medal for being first in his class) and was honored with the prestigious distinguished IIT Alumni Award in 2006. Navin is a Charter Member of TiE and AAMA; serves on the Board of TiE, and is a Global Leader of Tomorrow Member of the World Economic Forum. He holds over 35 patents and has been recognized as an industry thought leader by several publications including Aspatore Books, Business 2.0, Forbes, Fortune, Upside and The Wall Street Journal.
"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 profil
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Added by svaseinfo on April 24, 2008