Rajeev Batra

“I partner with authentic entrepreneurs possessing an X-factor who value great execution. I invest in people who think differently to solve important problems, and who are intent on making a positive societal difference at scale using the power of the Cloud and SaaS.”

Rajeev Batra is an experienced investor and former enterprise software entrepreneur and executive. He helps lead Mayfield’s enterprise practice, focusing on Cloud and SaaS, and engages deeply with entrepreneurs on company building from the earliest stages. He was an Entrepreneur and Operator living and breathing Enterprise Software before entering Venture Capital. At Mayfield, he has had a front-row seat to the trend of SaaS growing from systems of record to systems of engagement/action, by partnering with the founders of industry leading companies such as Marketo, Outreach, ServiceMax, SmartRecruiters, Crunchbase, Skilljar and WideOrbit.

Rajeev has earned the reputation as the entrepreneur’s first call by practicing radical candor & transparency, empathy, trust and a high level of engagement. As a fervent believer of ”the more I learn, the less I know” maxim he is constantly looking to challenge the status quo starting with himself, and has witnessed that great things happen when people with diverse backgrounds, from different fields and ideas converge to solve big problems. The role of luck in one’s life is not lost on him either.

In partnering with entrepreneurs, Rajeev believes he has found his Ikigai (the Japanese concept of the reason for being), which is to help people. Having grown up with limited financial resources but abundant support from incredible parents and a world class education, Rajeev is a big advocate of “equalizing the playing field” by helping people everywhere gain access to opportunity and unleashing the human potential. Having a son with a life debilitating disorder, Mecp2 Duplication Syndrome, has only brought this life purpose together for Rajeev and his family. Having lived in 24 homes, 13 cities, 6 countries and 3 continents he has learned the power of thinking differently, grit, optimism, and empathy as core principles to creating a better world.

His operational experience includes working at startups and industry leaders in sales, marketing, product, and technical roles. Three of these companies went public and were later acquired: Siebel Systems, Scopus Technology, and Open Environment Corporation. He was also on the founding team of NetNumina Solutions, an IT consulting firm, which was acquired by Keane/NTT Data. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University, and a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park, where he serves on the Board of Visitors of the A. James Clark School of Engineering.

Rajeev has varying yet obsessive interests in Art, Design, History, Music, Evolution, Meditation, Food and Wine and is an ardent believer in the role of the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle and duality of most things in life.

Navin Chaddha

“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.

Tejas Maniar

“I partner with entrepreneurs to champion their pursuit of disruptive ideas. I invest in people who relentlessly seek out challenges, and opportunities to learn.”

Tejas Maniar serves as Operating Partner and also leads Mayfield’s talent function.

He is a proven operating executive. At Mayfield, he partners closely with companies on their strategies for leadership, hiring, and human capital. He serves as a board observer on SmartRecruiters, Skilljar and Mammoth Biosciences. Prior to Mayfield, he worked at Google where he led teams in strategy and analytics, as well as a special projects team for the CEO. He spent his early career in executive search, management consulting, and as part of the founding team of an IT consulting startup that was acquired.

Tejas holds an MBA in Finance and Strategy from Case Western Reserve’s Weatherhead School of Management, and a BS in Management Science from the University of California, San Diego.

Ursheet Parikh

“Software remains the fastest way to build large companies for global impact, and combining software with the advances in engineering biology will create a whole new class of trillion dollar companies.”

Ursheet invests in Infrastructure Software and co-leads Mayfield’s Engineering Biology investment practice.

His investments in the enterprise sector include Versa Networks (Security and SD-WAN), ShiftLeft (Application Security), Rancher Labs (Cloud Computing platform acquired by SUSE), CloudGenix (SD-WAN platform acquired by Palo Alto Networks) and Netsil (Application Observability platform acquired by Nutanix).

Ursheet’s investments in engineering biology and healthcare include Mammoth Biosciences (CRISPR), Mission Bio (Single Cell Sequencing, Oncology), Qventus (Healthcare AI), Endpoint Health (Precision Immunology), Nēsos (Immunology, Neurology), Mirvie (predict and prevent pregnancy complications for moms and babies) and Foodsmart (reverse metabolic disease).

Prior to Mayfield, Ursheet had an operating career as a proven repeat entrepreneur and executive at Cisco and Microsoft. Ursheet was co-founder & CEO of StorSimple – the leading cloud-integrated storage company that was acquired by Microsoft in 2012.

Ursheet holds an MBA from the Wharton School and a Bachelors in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai, from which he received the Young Alumni Achiever award in 2015.

Ursheet is passionate about accelerating healthcare innovation and transforming college education where his family foundation is focused.

Patrick Salyer

“People matter most. I wake up every day with a mission to create trusted, lifelong relationships with entrepreneurs and do whatever it takes to help them achieve their life’s calling.”

As a Partner at Mayfield, Patrick invests in the enterprise sector, focusing on middleware and API businesses. He believes people matter most, and his investment philosophy starts with building trusted relationships with founders. He helps entrepreneurs by coaching on the CEO growth journey, company building, and go to market strategy.

Patrick brings more than a decade of enterprise leadership experience to Mayfield. He is the former CEO of Mayfield portfolio company Gigya, customer identity and access management leader, which was acquired by SAP. As a first-time CEO who built Gigya into a successful enterprise company, he brings a company building playbook which can serve as a model for entrepreneurs. His operational expertise includes successfully navigating multiple product pivots, establishing a new market category, and scaling to more than $100M ARR and hundreds of employees. He has proven go-to-market expertise, having built global inside and field sales models, and achieved high growth rates.

Patrick holds a BA from Harvard University.