“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 twelve 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.