Building a People-First Future

“I partner with entrepreneurs who want to change the way people work, live, and play. I believe that company building is a marathon, not a sprint, and that crisis can be an opportunity for the bold.”

Navin leads Mayfield. Under his leadership, Mayfield has raised over $2.2 billion in new capital through eight funds – (six US and two dedicated India funds); expanded the investing team with world-class professionals; and assembled a comprehensive team of portfolio services executives.

Navin has been named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and has ranked on the Forbes Midas List of Top 100 Tech Investors thirteen times, including being named in the Top Five in 2020. His investments have created over $60 billion in equity value and over 40,000 jobs.

During his venture capital career, Navin has invested in over 50 companies, of which 17 have gone public and 25 have been acquired. Navin was one of the earliest Silicon Valley investors to leverage the promise of tech in India.

Navin is an active philanthropist who supports education, diversity, equity, inclusion, and food scarcity groups.

As an entrepreneur, Navin has co-founded or led three startups including VXtreme: a streaming media platform, acquired by Microsoft to become Windows Media; Rivio/CPA.com: a SaaS provider for small businesses, and iBeam Broadcasting (NASDAQ:IBEM): a streaming media content delivery network. Navin holds an MS degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University and a B.Tech degree in electrical engineering from IIT Delhi, where he was honored with the distinguished IIT Alumni Award.

Education

IIT DELHI

Distinguished Alumni

STANFORD UNIVERSITY

Founder

VXTREME

Acquired by Microsoft

RIVIO/CPA.COM

IBEAM BROADCASTING

NASDAQ: IBEM

Recognition

FORBES

The Midas List

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM

Young Global Leader

Interests

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS

BOLLYWOOD

CRICKET

Philanthropy

Khan Academy logo Stanford Mayfield Fellows Program logo

POV

Viewpoint | Oct 7 2021

The Transition to Enterprise Multi-Cloud Is Upon us

CXO of the Future

Entrepreneur Journey | Sep 9 2021

Saving Billions of Lives with Next Generation CRISPR...

Engineering Biology

Viewpoint | Aug 27 2021

What is happening to risk-taking in venture capital?

Company Building

Entrepreneur Journey | Aug 24 2021

KiwiCo: Doing Well While Doing Good

Consumer | Gamechangers

Entrepreneur Journey | Jul 22 2021

How Mission & Values Set the Foundation for...

Enterprise | Gamechangers

Podcast | Jul 14 2021

Mindfulness & Leadership with Nutanix & DevRev Founder...

Conscious Capital | Enterprise | News

Viewpoint | Jun 24 2021

Introducing the 2021 Mayfield Summer Fellows

Conscious Capital

Podcast | Jun 14 2021

Vulnerability & Growing as a Leader with Outreach...

Conscious Capital

News | Jun 10 2021

The Voice of the Only: Advice from Standouts...

Video | May 27 2021

Collision: Building the Zone of Trust

Consumer | Company Building

Video | May 20 2021

Navin Shares Lessons Learned from his Journey at...

Conscious Capital | Company Building

Viewpoint | May 10 2021

Navin Chaddha Shares 4 Crucial Steps to Take...

Company Building

Video | Apr 21 2021

How HashiCorp Works: Building and Scaling a Remote...

Company Building

Article | Apr 13 2021

Navin Chaddha Makes 13th Appearance on Forbes Midas...

News

Entrepreneur Journey | Mar 31 2021

How Tonal Became a Home Fitness Star

Consumer | Gamechangers

Entrepreneur Journey | Mar 24 2021

How Volterra Dreamed Big, Then Focused Its Way...

Enterprise | Gamechangers

Viewpoint | Mar 24 2021

How Mayfield’s Navin Chaddha Supported a Founder’s Quest

Enterprise | Gamechangers

Entrepreneur Journey | Mar 24 2021

How the NUVIA Dream Team Built a New...

Enterprise | Gamechangers

Podcast | Mar 16 2021

Building a Double Bottom Line Business with Stu...

Gamechangers

Viewpoint | Mar 10 2021

Insights From Partnering With Six Breakout Infrapreneurs

Enterprise | Company Building

Viewpoint | Mar 4 2021

Repeat Entrepreneurs Target the Growing Need for Cyber-Physical...

Enterprise | News

Article | Feb 24 2021

Navin Chaddha Named TiE Venture Capitalist of the...

News

Article | Feb 17 2021

AI Vision Cognition Provider Recogni Raises $48.9 Million...

Enterprise | News

Viewpoint | Feb 16 2021

Conscious Leadership in the Post-2020 Era

Conscious Capital

Viewpoint | Jan 14 2021

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

Consumer | News

Viewpoint | Jan 13 2021

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

Enterprise | Company Building

Entrepreneur Journey | Jan 13 2021

Qualcomm Acquires NUVIA for $1.4B

Enterprise | News | Gamechangers

Entrepreneur Journey | Jan 7 2021

F5 Networks Acquires Volterra for $500M

Enterprise | News | Gamechangers

Video | Jan 7 2021

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

Enterprise | Company Building

Article | Dec 10 2020

Navin’s Forbes Midas List Top 5 Recognition Reflects...

News

Video | Nov 19 2020

VC & Entrepreneurship Trends

Conscious Capital | Enterprise

Podcast | Nov 12 2020

Business Beyond Returns with John Chambers

Conscious Capital

Viewpoint | Nov 3 2020

Building a Zone of Trust Between Founder and...

Company Building

Entrepreneur Journey | Oct 22 2020

How A Mid-Career Bet On Entrepreneurship Turned Into...

Enterprise | Gamechangers

Entrepreneur Journey | Oct 15 2020

India’s Largest Matrimony Marketplace Shows How Company Building...

Consumer | Gamechangers

Viewpoint | Oct 15 2020

Eight Opportunities to Build Iconic Enterprise Tech Companies

Enterprise

Viewpoint | Sep 24 2020

From Idea to Milestone: NUVIA $240 Million Series...

Enterprise | News

Podcast | Sep 22 2020

The Role of Purpose & Vision in Building...

Conscious Capital

Podcast | Sep 22 2020

Building a Vibrant Community with Poshmark Co-founder &...

Conscious Capital

Podcast | Sep 22 2020

Conscious Leadership & Embedding Compassionate Candor into Company...

Conscious Capital

Viewpoint | Sep 16 2020

The Portworx Journey

Enterprise | News

Viewpoint | Sep 10 2020

Enterprise Tech in 2020

Enterprise | Company Building

Podcast | Sep 3 2020

The Five Pillars of Conscious Capital

Conscious Capital

Entrepreneur Journey | Sep 1 2020

The HashiCorp Journey: The Rise of a Cloud...

Enterprise | Gamechangers

Viewpoint | Aug 26 2020

A New Definition of ROI in a Conscious...

Conscious Capital

Viewpoint | Aug 18 2020

Transforming Ideas into Iconic Companies: Welcoming our new...

Enterprise | News

Viewpoint | Aug 13 2020

The Five Pillars of Conscious Capital

Conscious Capital

Viewpoint | Jul 15 2020

Investing in Human and Planetary Evolution

Conscious Capital | Engineering Biology | News

Viewpoint | Jul 13 2020

Navin Shares His Perspective on Working From Home

Company Building

Viewpoint | Jul 7 2020

Access for All: Investing in Relationships to Facilitate...

Conscious Capital

Viewpoint | Jun 16 2020

Five Ways You Can Raise Capital Right Now

Company Building

Viewpoint | Jun 9 2020

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

Enterprise | Company Building

Viewpoint | May 26 2020

Navin Chaddha Shares Enterprise Investing Themes in Extra...

Enterprise

Entrepreneur Journey | May 17 2020

How Tejas Networks Built Local and Thought Global

Gamechangers

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

Podcast | Apr 29 2020

Navin Shares the Mayfield View on the New...

Enterprise

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 17 2020

Sharing Community Initiatives from our Portfolio

Conscious Capital | News

Viewpoint | Apr 13 2020

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

Company Building

Viewpoint | Apr 10 2020

Mayfield CXO Survey: Post COVID-19 Impacts to IT

Enterprise

Viewpoint | Apr 6 2020

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

Company Building

News | Mar 24 2020

Looking Back, Looking Forward

Entrepreneur Journey | Mar 18 2020

Dancing with Giants: How CloudSimple Succeeded Among the...

Enterprise | Gamechangers

Viewpoint | Jan 28 2020

The New Era of Data Privacy

Enterprise | News

Viewpoint | Dec 11 2019

The Renaissance of Silicon: Opportunities and Challenges for...

Enterprise

Viewpoint | Nov 18 2019

CloudSimple Acquired By Google Cloud

Enterprise | News

Viewpoint | Nov 18 2019

Partnering with a Dream Team to Take on...

Enterprise | News

Viewpoint | Nov 7 2019

Dev.to: Authentic Founders with a Bold Mission and...

Enterprise | News

Viewpoint | Nov 4 2019

A 7-Year Relationship With Ankur Singla Turns Into...

Enterprise | News

Viewpoint | Oct 31 2019

Five Tips for Effective Entrepreneur-Investor Pitch Meetings

Company Building

Article | Oct 17 2019

Announcing the Second Female Founders Competition

Conscious Capital | Enterprise | News

Viewpoint | Sep 24 2019

Biology as Technology Will Reinvent Trillion Dollar Industries

Engineering Biology

Viewpoint | Sep 10 2019

Our People-First Philosophy in Action

Enterprise | News

Viewpoint | Aug 22 2019

What Makes A Great Startup Board Member

Company Building

Viewpoint | Aug 22 2019

The Renaissance of Silicon Will Create Industry Giants

Enterprise

Viewpoint | Jun 27 2019

Celebrating the Latest Milestone in Our Decade-Long Partnership...

Enterprise | News

Viewpoint | May 8 2019

Why Startups Should Diversify Their Boards Early

Conscious Capital | Company Building

Viewpoint | Mar 6 2019

Building a People-First Company

Company Building

Viewpoint | Nov 19 2018

Leadership Lessons from John Chambers

Company Building

Viewpoint | Sep 25 2018

The Transportation Revolution

Enterprise

Viewpoint | Jun 29 2018

Four Questions Every Founder Should Ask Potential Investors

Company Building

Viewpoint | Jun 27 2018

Building A Next-Gen Cyber-Security Company

Enterprise | News

Viewpoint | May 7 2018

Navin Chaddha Shares POV on Venture Industry

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

Viewpoint | Feb 21 2018

The Drilling Rigs of the Big Data Age

Enterprise

Entrepreneur Journey | Feb 2 2018

Improving Planetary Health with Lyndon and Peter Rive...

Consumer | Company Building | Gamechangers

Viewpoint | Jan 30 2018

A People-First View From Davos

Conscious Capital

Video | Jan 25 2018

Navin Chaddha Shares Insights on Reuters panel at...

Conscious Capital

Viewpoint | Jan 8 2018

Digital Identity Drives Gigya’s DNA of Success

Enterprise | Company Building

Viewpoint | Dec 14 2017

Navin Chaddha on the Journey with Brighter

Enterprise | Engineering Biology | News

Viewpoint | Dec 4 2017

A Decade-Long Union with Matrimony.com Illustrates our Belief...

Consumer | News

Viewpoint | Nov 29 2017

Navin Chaddha on a People-First View of the...

Enterprise

Video | Nov 15 2017

Mayfield’s Chaddha Says ‘Sky Is the Limit’ for...

Consumer

Viewpoint | Nov 14 2017

Navin Chaddha on Poshmark’s $87.5 Million Financing

Consumer | News

Viewpoint | Sep 26 2017

Navin Chaddha on the partnership with Gigya

Enterprise | News

Article | Aug 23 2017

Navin Chaddha on WorkSpan’s Breakthrough Marketing Network

Enterprise | News

Article | Jul 26 2017

A People-First View of Investing in Innovation

Enterprise | Consumer | Engineering Biology

Article | Jul 14 2017

Navin Chaddha Shares A People-First View of Investing...

Consumer

News | Jun 6 2017

Navin Chaddha on Building CyberResilience in a Post-Hacked...

Enterprise

Entrepreneur Journey | Mar 20 2017

Three Pivots to Better Healthcare

Engineering Biology | Gamechangers

Entrepreneur Journey | Mar 20 2017

A Security Merger in the Cloud

Enterprise | Gamechangers

Entrepreneur Journey | Mar 20 2017

Transportation Will Change; Core Values Won’t at Lyft

Consumer | Gamechangers

Entrepreneur Journey | Mar 20 2017

Putting Fashion in the Palm of Your Hand

Consumer | Gamechangers

Viewpoint | Feb 24 2017

Mayfield POV on Fungible Investment

Enterprise | News

Podcast | Feb 15 2017

Curiosity, Spark, and Building a Better Model

Company Building

Viewpoint | Dec 2 2016

Expanding Our Team with Gamiel Gran, a World-Class...

News

Viewpoint | Nov 23 2016

7 Strategies to Lead Your Board

Company Building

Viewpoint | Nov 14 2016

Latest Mayfield Milestone: GE Digital Acquires Field Service...

Enterprise | News

Viewpoint | Oct 10 2016

Introducing Our Newest Partner Rishi Garg

Consumer | News

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 | Apr 29 2016

Championing Entrepreneurs with $525 Million in Two New...

News

Viewpoint | Apr 20 2016

On Big Ideas, Serial Entrepreneurs & Marathons

Enterprise

Viewpoint | Apr 4 2016

The Talent Economy

News

Viewpoint | Jan 29 2016

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

Company Building

Viewpoint | Jan 11 2016

The Rewarding Journey of Championing a Serial Entrepreneur

Enterprise

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

Viewpoint | Oct 13 2015

Does the world need another professional social network?

Enterprise

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 | Aug 17 2015

Navin Chaddha Shares Mayfield View on Containers

Enterprise

Viewpoint | Apr 5 2015

The Dawn Of The Age Of The Software...

Enterprise

Viewpoint | Mar 17 2015

Lyft Pioneers the Ridesharing Movement

Consumer

Viewpoint | Mar 18 2012

The Mobile Revolution: Startup Ideas For Changing The...

Enterprise

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 | Apr 5 2014

These three trends will transform how employees use...

Enterprise

Viewpoint | Dec 12 2013

5 myths about the marketplace that mobile strategies...

Consumer

Viewpoint | Jun 30 2013

A ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ approach to venture capital

Enterprise | Consumer

Viewpoint | Jun 22 2013

Finding the next AWS, VMWare or EMC

Enterprise

Viewpoint | May 5 2013

Embracing a Mobile-First Mentality for a Brave, New...

Enterprise | Consumer

Viewpoint | Nov 12 2012

Rules of the Road for the Era of...

Company Building

Viewpoint | Sep 22 2012

Our View on Marketplaces

Consumer

Viewpoint | Jun 18 2012

Solving the pain points of mobile developers

Enterprise

Viewpoint | Mar 28 2012

Going Green: Investing In Consumer Focused Energy Tech

Consumer

Investments

NASDAQ: AKAM — Pre-Mayfield Investment

Partnered at Series A

Acquired by Juniper Networks

Partnered at Seed

Acquired by Cigna | Partnered at Seed

Acquired by Palo Alto Networks | Partnered at Seed

Acquired by Google | Partnered at Seed

Source of Investment

Acquired by Constellation Energy

DevRev logo

Partnered at Seed

Acquired by Blue Coat Systems / Symantec | Partnered at Seed

Partnered at Seed

FTX

Partnered Early

Partnered at Series A

Acquired by SAP | Partnered at Series A

Partnered at Series A

iBeam logo

Former NASDAQ: IBEM - Founder

IL&FS Investsmart logo

IPO India / Acquired by HSBC - Pre-Mayfield Investment

Immersa

Partnered at Seed

Indya.com

Acquired by News Corporation - Pre-Mayfield Investment

Partnered at Seed

KiwiCo logo

Partnered at Seed

Lyft logo

NASDAQ: LYFT | Partnered at Series A

NASDAQ: MMYT — Pre-Mayfield Investment

Source of Investment

IPO India: MATRIMONY.NS | Partnered Early

Acquired by Cisco - Pre-Mayfield Investment

Acquired by Qualcomm | Partnered at Seed

IPO India: PERSISTENT.NS — Pre-Mayfield Investment

Plus logo

Partnered at Seed

Portworx logo

Acquired by Pure Storage | Partnered at Seed

NASDAQ: POSH | Partnered at Seed

Acquired by LinkedIn | Partnered at Seed

Partnered Early

Former NASDAQ: RTHM — Pre-Mayfield Investment

Partnered at Seed

Partnered at Seed

NASDAQ: SCTY / Acquired by Tesla | Partnered Early

Acquired by Microsoft | Partnered Early

IPO India: SUZLON.NS - Pre-Mayfield Investment

SwiftStack logo

Acquired by NVIDIA | Partnered at Series A

IPO India: TEJASNET.NS | Partnered Early

Source of Investment

Partnered at Series A

Acquired by F5 Networks | Partnered at Seed

VXtreme logo

Acquired by Microsoft - Founder

Acquired by Tellabs | Partnered Early

Workspan logo

Partnered at Series A

Acquired by Citrix Systems

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