Navin Chaddha

“On my school cricket team in India, I was the captain and an ‘all-rounder,’ which means someone who can bat and bowl—someone who can help a team win in several ways. Today, I’m more a cricket fan than a cricket player, but I think ‘all-rounder’ is an excellent term to describe the many roles I fill in leading Mayfield and as a board member in championing portfolio companies.”

I'm currently championing:

Appcelerator: Mobile enterprise platform

Brighter: Dental services marketplace

Cloudgenix: Software-defined enterprise WAN

CloudVelox: Hybrid cloud automation software

Elastica: Data science-based cloud security SaaS platform

Gigya: User management SaaS platform

Lyft: Ridesharing marketplace

MapR Technologies: Big data/Hadoop infrastructure platform

Poshmark: Mobile-first fashion marketplace

SwiftStack: Software-defined object storage solution

WideOrbit: Software platform for media companies

I'm also involved with:

Matrimony.com: India’s leading online matrimony marketplace

Qunar (NASDAQ:QUNR): China-based travel search engine

Rubicon (NYSE:RUBI): Largest real-time ad automation platform

ShineOn: China-based LED packaging provider

Tejas Networks: India-based optical networking products provider

Some of my notable successes:

Akamai (NASDAQ:AKAM): Content delivery network

Ankeena/Juniper: New media infrastructure provider

CPower/Constellation Energy: Demand response energy services

Mimosa/Iron Mountain: Email archiving platform

Neopath Networks/Cisco: File storage virtualization provider

Pulse/LinkedIn: Mobile news reader

Rhythms NetConnections (NASDAQ: RTHM): Broadband communications provider

SolarCity (NASDAQ:SCTY): Solar utility provider

StorSimple/Microsoft: Cloud-integrated storage appliance

Wichorus/Tellabs: Smart 4G infrastructure platform

Zenprise/Citrix: Mobile device management/security platform

Some of my notable successes - India:

IL&FS Investmart/HSBC: Financial services provider

MakeMyTrip (NASDAQ:MMYT): India’s largest online travel company

Persistent Systems (NSE: PERSISTENT): Global software and product outsourcing leader

Suzlon (NSE:SUZLON): Multinational wind power company

Awards & recognition:

  • Involved in 12 IPOs and 12 acquisitions
  • “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum
  • One of “Top 100 Tech Investors” on Forbes Midas list (named six times)
  • Always On Power Player in the Cloud, Mobile, Green, VC 100, & Silicon Valley
  • Red Herring Top 12 VC Hotshot

I have co-founded/led:

  • VXtreme: Streaming media platform, acquired by Microsoft to become Windows Media
  • Rivio/CPA2Biz: HR/SaaS provider for small businesses
  • IBeam Broadcasting (NASDAQ:IBEM): Streaming media content delivery network

I have worked at:

  • Microsoft
  • Mobius Venture Capital
  • Gabriel Venture Partners

I serve on the advisory board of:

Stanford Engineering Venture Fund

I give back through my efforts for:

  • The Indus Entrepreneurs (TIE)
  • World Economic Forum (WEF)

My formal education includes:

  • Stanford, MS/EE
  • IIT Delhi, B. Tech/EE (Distinguished Alumnus award)

I hold:

Thirty-five patents

I keep current by reading:

And in my spare time, I am a:

Bollywood fan & cricket fanatic

My Blogroll

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