Lyft Founders

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CloudSimple

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Entrepreneurs can learn from the wisdom of the trail of those that have done it before. Get inspired by rules of the road for building iconic companies.

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Entrepreneurs can learn from the wisdom of the trail of those that have done it before. Get inspired by rules of the road for building iconic companies.

HashiCorp

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Entrepreneurs can learn from the wisdom of the trail of those that have done it before. Get inspired by rules of the road for building iconic companies.

Brighter CEO Jake Winebaum

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Entrepreneurs can learn from the wisdom of the trail of those that have done it before. Get inspired by rules of the road for building iconic companies.

Nuvia founders

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Entrepreneurs can learn from the wisdom of the trail of those that have done it before. Get inspired by rules of the road for building iconic companies.

Viewpoint | Jan 14, 2021

Gosh(Posh), It’s been a Ten Year Journey to Poshmark’s IPO

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Entrepreneur Journey | Mar 24, 2021

How the NUVIA Dream Team Built a New Age Silicon Company

Enterprise | Gamechangers

Entrepreneur Journey | Mar 20, 2017

Transportation Will Change; Core Values Won’t at Lyft

Consumer | Gamechangers

Entrepreneur Journey | Mar 24, 2021

How Volterra Dreamed Big, Then Focused Its Way to 300% Growth

Enterprise | Gamechangers

Entrepreneur Journey | Jan 28, 2021

Portworx’ Secret Formula for Startup Success: Sell First, Build Later

Enterprise | Company Building | Gamechangers

Entrepreneur Journey | Mar 24, 2021

How the Rancher No-Drama Team Quietly Built a Kubernetes Leader

Enterprise | Gamechangers

Entrepreneur Journey | Oct 22, 2020

How A Mid-Career Bet On Entrepreneurship Turned Into Industry Defining Success

Enterprise | Gamechangers

Entrepreneur Journey | Mar 18, 2020

Dancing with Giants: How CloudSimple Succeeded Among the Titans of Tech

Enterprise | Gamechangers

Entrepreneur Journey | Sep 1, 2020

The HashiCorp Journey: The Rise of a Cloud Powerhouse

Enterprise | Gamechangers

Entrepreneur Journey | Feb 5, 2021

How Outreach Grew Into A Category-Leading SaaS Powerhouse

Enterprise | Gamechangers

Entrepreneur Journey | Mar 31, 2021

How Tonal Became a Home Fitness Star

Consumer | Gamechangers

Entrepreneur Journey | Mar 20, 2017

It Takes Vision to Rewrite the Rules of Recruiting

Enterprise | Gamechangers

Entrepreneur Journey | Feb 2, 2018

Improving Planetary Health with Lyndon and Peter Rive and Elon Musk

Consumer | Company Building | Gamechangers

Entrepreneur Journey | May 12, 2020

Resilience Spotlights: Fireside Chat with Phil Fernandez

Enterprise | Company Building

Entrepreneur Journey | Mar 20, 2017

From White Vans to SmartVans—Leading the Field of Field Service

Enterprise | Gamechangers

Entrepreneur Journey | Mar 20, 2017

Minting a New Currency for Digital Advertising

Enterprise | Gamechangers

Entrepreneur Journey | Mar 20, 2017

A Security Merger in the Cloud

Enterprise | Gamechangers

Entrepreneur Journey | Mar 20, 2017

Three Pivots to Better Healthcare

Engineering Biology | Gamechangers

Entrepreneur Journey | Oct 15, 2020

India’s Largest Matrimony Marketplace Shows How Company Building is a Marathon

Consumer | Gamechangers

Gamechangers

3Com logo

Former NASDAQ: COMS

NYSE: PAR / Acquired by HP

NASDAQ: AMGN

Former NASDAQ: APPB

Acquired by PeopleSoft/Oracle

Acquired by Infogrames

Former NASDAQ: AVNX

Acquired by Intel

Acquired by Cigna

Former NASDAQ: BVSN

Acquired by Thoma Bravo

Citrix logo

NASDAQ: CTXS

Acquired by Palo Alto Networks

Acquired by Google

Merged with Hewlett Packard

NASDAQ: CNQR / Acquired by SAP

Former NASDAQ: CY

Former NASDAQ: ELON

Acquired by Blue Coat Systems / Symantec

Former NYSE: GENE

Acquired by SAP

Acquired by HP

NASDAQ: IPHI

NASDAQ: ISRG

NASDAQ: LRCX

Acquired by EMC

Former NASDAQ: LLTC

Former NASDAQ: LSI

Lyft logo

NASDAQ: LYFT

NASDAQ: MMYT — Pre-Mayfield Investment

Marketo logo

NASDAQ: MKTO / Acquired by Vista Equity Partners

IPO India: MATRIMONY.NS

Millenium Pharmaceuticals logo

Former NASDAQ: MLNM

NASDAQ: MIPS / Acquired by Silicon Graphics

Acquired by Oracle

Mobile 365 logo

Acquired by Sybase

Nuance logo

NASDAQ: NUAN

Acquired by Qualcomm

Perbit Networks logo

Acquired by Juniper

Portworx logo

Acquired by Pure Storage

Acquired by LinkedIn

Acquired by Cisco

PureSoftware logo

Former NASDAQ: PRSW

Acquired by Nortel Networks

NASDAQ: QMCO

Acquired by Google

Former NASDAQ: QUNR

Acquired by SUSE

Former NASDAQ: RBAK

Acquired by Home Depot

NYSE: RUBI

Acquired by SONICBlue

Former NASDAQ: SNDK

Acquired by GE Digital

SGI logo

Incubated at Mayfield; Former NASDAQ: SGI

NASDAQ: SCTY / Acquired by Tesla

Acquired by Microsoft

IPO India: SUZLON.NS - Pre-Mayfield Investment

SwiftStack logo

Acquired by NVIDIA

Acquired by Compaq/HP

IPO India: TEJASNET.NS

Former NASDAQ: TIBX

Former NYSE: VNTV

Acquired by F5 Networks

Former NASDAQ: WEBM

Acquired by Tellabs

Acquired by Citrix Systems

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As a venture firm with over 50 years of experience, where we have invested in over 500 companies, of which 118 have had IPOs and over 200 have been acquired, we’ve seen what it takes to go from concept to iconic company. Here’s what we’ve learned along the way.

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Viewpoint | Mar 10 2021

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Enterprise | Company Building

Entrepreneur Journey | Jan 28 2021

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Enterprise | Company Building | Gamechangers

Viewpoint | Jan 24 2021

Hooks and Upsell: Product and GTM Strategy for ...

Enterprise | Company Building

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Working with Mayfield: One Mark of a Great ...

Enterprise | Company Building

Video | Jan 7 2021

Open Core Summit 2020 Keynote: HashiCorp CEO Dave ...

Enterprise | Company Building

Viewpoint | Nov 3 2020

Building a Zone of Trust Between Founder and ...

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Viewpoint | Sep 10 2020

Enterprise Tech in 2020

Enterprise | Company Building

Viewpoint | Jul 13 2020

Navin Shares His Perspective on Working From Home

Company Building

Viewpoint | Jun 18 2020

Five Things I’ve Learned About Enterprise Product Strategy

Enterprise | Company Building

Viewpoint | Jun 16 2020

Five Ways You Can Raise Capital Right Now

Company Building

Viewpoint | Jun 10 2020

Engineering Biology Company Building

Engineering Biology | Company Building

Viewpoint | Jun 9 2020

Navin Chaddha Shares Perspective on COVID-19 Impact to ...

Enterprise | Company Building

Viewpoint | May 22 2020

Resilience Spotlights: Fireside Chat with HashiCorp CEO Dave ...

Enterprise | Company Building

Entrepreneur Journey | May 12 2020

Resilience Spotlights: Fireside Chat with Phil Fernandez

Enterprise | Company Building

Viewpoint | May 7 2020

Rules of the Road for Creating Iconic Companies ...

Company Building

Video | May 6 2020

Resilience Spotlights: Fireside Chat with John Hennessy

Company Building

Article | May 5 2020

Session with Navin Chaddha — Quora

Company Building

Viewpoint | May 4 2020

Thriving in Tough Times: Making Remote Meetings Successful

Company Building

Viewpoint | May 4 2020

Thriving in Tough Times: Building Community Trust in ...

Company Building

Video | Apr 28 2020

Resilience Spotlights: Fireside Chat with John Chambers

Company Building

Viewpoint | Apr 27 2020

Thriving in Tough Times: Selling to CXOs – ...

Company Building

Viewpoint | Apr 27 2020

Thriving in Tough Times: How to do Effective ...

Company Building

Viewpoint | Apr 22 2020

Resilience Spotlights: Fireside Chat with Jake Winebaum

Company Building

Viewpoint | Apr 20 2020

Thriving in Tough Times: Sales Strategies for Today’s ...

Company Building

Viewpoint | Apr 20 2020

Thriving in Tough Times: Leadership Lessons with John ...

Company Building

Viewpoint | Apr 13 2020

Thriving in Tough Times: Christopher Lochhead Shares how ...

Company Building

Viewpoint | Apr 6 2020

Thriving in Tough Times: Key Learnings from Reputation ...

Company Building

Viewpoint | Mar 16 2020

Corporate Engagement – A Guidebook for Entrepreneurs

Company Building

Viewpoint | Mar 9 2020

Trust & Brand: How Chris Morgan Helped Build ...

Enterprise | Company Building

Viewpoint | Feb 24 2020

From $5 Million to $1 Billion: How Tableau’s ...

Enterprise | Company Building

Viewpoint | Feb 3 2020

From Good to Great: How Go-to-Market Leaders Transform ...

Enterprise | Company Building

Viewpoint | Dec 14 2019

How a Crisis can Turn a CEO into ...

Enterprise | Company Building

Viewpoint | Nov 18 2019

Putting the Product in Product-Led GTM

Enterprise | Company Building

Viewpoint | Oct 31 2019

Five Tips for Effective Entrepreneur-Investor Pitch Meetings

Company Building

Viewpoint | Sep 13 2019

Mayfield Turns 50: Insights from 5 Decades of ...

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Video | Sep 13 2019

People First Network | Mayfield Host Navin Chaddha: ...

Company Building

Video | Sep 13 2019

People First Network | Stanford President Emeritus John ...

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Video | Sep 13 2019

People First Network | HashiCorp Co-founder Mitchell Hashimoto: ...

Enterprise | Company Building

Video | Sep 13 2019

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Enterprise | Company Building

Video | Sep 13 2019

People First Network | Cisco Chairman Emeritus John ...

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Video | Sep 13 2019

People First Network | Lyft Co-founder John Zimmer: ...

Consumer | Company Building

Video | Sep 13 2019

People First Network | Poshmark CEO Manish Chandra: ...

Consumer | Company Building

Video | Sep 13 2019

People First Network | Elastica Founder Rehan Jalil: ...

Enterprise | Company Building

Viewpoint | Sep 7 2019

How to be Successful with Distributed Teams

Enterprise | Company Building

Viewpoint | Aug 22 2019

What Makes A Great Startup Board Member

Company Building

Viewpoint | Jul 29 2019

Shaping the Future with Mission Bio’s Internship Program

Engineering Biology | Company Building

Viewpoint | Jun 28 2019

Focusing on Company Values with InfluxData CEO, Evan ...

Enterprise | Company Building

Viewpoint | Jun 25 2019

How Do You Build a Cloud Native Open ...

Enterprise | Company Building

Viewpoint | May 17 2019

From Compliant to Inclusive – Accessibility at SmartRecruiters

Enterprise | Company Building

Viewpoint | May 10 2019

What Surviving An Arctic Snowstorm Taught Me About ...

Enterprise | Company Building

Viewpoint | May 10 2019

5 Keys to Building a Successful Remote Team

Company Building

Viewpoint | May 8 2019

Why Startups Should Diversify Their Boards Early

Conscious Capital | Company Building

Viewpoint | Apr 19 2019

Outreach & Mayfield: Conversations in Diversity & Inclusion

Conscious Capital | Enterprise | Company Building

Viewpoint | Apr 18 2019

Retaining All-Stars with Refresh Grants – Tips and ...

Company Building

Viewpoint | Mar 25 2019

Benefits Trends for the Millennial Workforce

Company Building

Viewpoint | Mar 6 2019

Building a People-First Company

Company Building

Article | Mar 5 2019

The Four Key Elements to Scaling Health IT ...

Engineering Biology | Company Building

Viewpoint | Feb 6 2019

Be like water: The martial artist’s guide to ...

Enterprise | Company Building

Viewpoint | Dec 6 2018

Teaching the Right Lessons in Enterprise Product

Enterprise | Company Building

Viewpoint | Nov 19 2018

Leadership Lessons from John Chambers

Company Building

Viewpoint | Nov 19 2018

Overnight Success Now Requires a Little More Time

Company Building

Viewpoint | Oct 19 2018

Four Leadership Lessons From A VC To First-Time ...

Company Building

Viewpoint | Oct 3 2018

Building Synthetic Biology Companies at Scale

Engineering Biology | Company Building

Article | Aug 30 2018

Mayfield Seasoned SaaS Investor Rajeev Batra Shares View ...

Company Building

Viewpoint | Jun 29 2018

Four Questions Every Founder Should Ask Potential Investors

Company Building

Viewpoint | May 7 2018

Navin Chaddha Shares POV on Venture Industry

Company Building

Podcast | May 1 2018

How ecommerce startups can win against Amazon

Company Building

Viewpoint | Apr 12 2018

Five Rules Every Startup Should Live By

Company Building

Viewpoint | Mar 16 2018

Navin Chaddha Shares Insights about Lyft and more ...

Consumer | Company Building

Entrepreneur Journey | Feb 2 2018

Improving Planetary Health with Lyndon and Peter Rive ...

Consumer | Company Building | Gamechangers

Viewpoint | Jan 8 2018

Digital Identity Drives Gigya’s DNA of Success

Enterprise | Company Building

Viewpoint | Oct 23 2017

Stanford President Emeritus Dr. John Hennessy Shares Insights ...

Company Building

Video | Apr 12 2017

Rishi Garg on Staying Sane While Selling Your ...

Company Building

Viewpoint | Feb 23 2017

Turning Great Companies into True Franchises

Consumer | Company Building

Podcast | Feb 15 2017

Curiosity, Spark, and Building a Better Model

Company Building

Viewpoint | Jan 9 2017

6 Reasons Why Digital Health Startups Will Fail

Engineering Biology | Company Building

Podcast | Jan 3 2017

Mayfield’s Own Tim Chang on The Twenty Minute ...

Company Building

Viewpoint | Nov 23 2016

7 Strategies to Lead Your Board

Company Building

Viewpoint | Nov 11 2016

All Industries Are (Becoming) Tech Industries — How ...

Company Building

Podcast | Aug 31 2016

Choose your people first

Company Building

Podcast | Aug 17 2016

Making Sense of Digital Media

Company Building

Podcast | Aug 4 2016

Passion cannot be short term

Company Building

Podcast | Jul 7 2016

The Kitchen Sink Cabinet

Company Building

Article | Jun 13 2016

“The Future of Work” Ebook 

Company Building

Podcast | Jun 10 2016

The Accidental Entrepreneur

Company Building

Viewpoint | Jan 29 2016

Top 10 Insights of 2015 from Tech’s Leading ...

Company Building

Podcast | Dec 15 2015

The importance of letting go as a leader

Company Building

Podcast | Dec 2 2015

Having passion for the problem

Company Building

Podcast | Nov 11 2015

The big fish and little fish of leadership

Company Building

Podcast | Oct 28 2015

The value of long-term relationships

Company Building

Podcast | Oct 14 2015

Bringing Data to the Customer Experience

Company Building

Podcast | Sep 30 2015

Bootstrapping and Taking The Long View

Company Building

Podcast | Sep 16 2015

Starting a movement

Company Building

Podcast | Sep 9 2015

Staying True To Your Vision

Company Building

Podcast | Sep 2 2015

People Make Products

Company Building

Viewpoint | Jan 30 2015

Our Answer to the “Why India Now?” Question

Company Building

Viewpoint | Nov 14 2014

Our View on the Reasons for Optimism During ...

Company Building

Viewpoint | Aug 30 2014

Five Factors in Building Giants of the Big ...

Enterprise | Company Building

Viewpoint | May 26 2014

Tech’s next most powerful role will be dominated ...

Company Building

Viewpoint | Apr 12 2014

A Wearables Startup Playbook

Consumer | Company Building

Viewpoint | Mar 29 2014

Our Advice to Start-Up CEOs

Company Building

Viewpoint | Nov 12 2012

Rules of the Road for the Era of ...

Company Building

Viewpoint | May 11 2012

Gamification: Insights And Emerging Trends

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