Yogen Dalal


Yogen Dalal is an entrepreneur, engineer, and Silicon Valley executive who has been a partner at Mayfield since 1991. Currently, he is a Partner Emeritus at Mayfield. Over two decades, he has invested in the communications, enterprise software, and internet consumer and infrastructure areas. Some of his notable investments include Arbor Software, Broadvison, Concur, Nuance, Snapfish, Tibco, Vantive, and Zenprise. In 2011, he stepped down from managing the Firm and successfully transferred this responsibility to the next generation. He is Chairman and co-founder of Glooko, a mobile diabetes population management start-up.

Prior to joining Mayfield Fund, Yogen was a founding member of two startups, Claris Corporation and Metaphor Computer Systems. Yogen was also a member of the original Star and Ethernet development teams at Xerox, and a co-author of the TCP Specification (https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc675) in 1974 while at Stanford University. His Ethernet industry blog can be found at www.ethernethistory.com.

Yogen earned a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer science from Stanford and a B.Tech. in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, where he was honored as a Distinguished Alum.

He serves on the board of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, a nationally acclaimed professional non-profit theater company in Ashland, Oregon, and Benetech, a non-profit that focuses on developing technology for social good. Yogen is a Charter Member of The Indus Entrepreneurs and a former board member of the Entrepreneurs Foundation, TheatreWorks, and KQED.

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