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Expanding Mayfield Investment Team With A DevOps and Cloud-Native Product LeaderNavin Chaddha

I’m excited to share that Vivek Saraswat has joined the Mayfield investment team. Vivek is a great fit for Mayfield, as we believe that investors with operating experience can serve as effective advocates and provide relevant advice to entrepreneurs. In addition, he expands our network to reach next generation entrepreneurs, especially those in the open source and DevOps community and beyond. He shares our belief that this is an exciting time for enterprise software, with revolutionary advancements in areas like microservices, DevOps tooling, and cloud-native technologies.

Vivek brings deep product experience from leading companies such as Docker, VMWare and Amazon. As a product management leader at Docker, Vivek launched their primary enterprise product and steered it through advancements in container orchestration, networking, storage, and security. Prior to that, as a product manager, he helped launch the Cloud Native Applications Storage initiative at VMware, and evaluated new storage features at Amazon Web Services. In a previous life, Vivek was an early engineer at Solexel, a venture-backed solar power startup, and managed partnerships for semiconductor thin films at Applied Materials.

As a Bay Area native, Vivek grew up surrounded by the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Silicon Valley. He is a graduate of Stanford University with a BS and MS in Materials Science and Engineering as well as an MBA.

Vivek explains his decision to join the Mayfield team and pursue a career in venture capital in this way:

“I found my calling in creating the building blocks that others use to build bigger and better things. I’ve worked towards this purpose in product leadership roles at emerging companies. Now in VC, I hope to help entrepreneurs build companies that will create the building blocks that change the world. I am excited to join a close-knit team of experienced investors with a people-first philosophy, who are fiercely committed to the success of entrepreneurs everywhere.”

Some fun facts about Vivek include that he is an accomplished a capella singer and has built solar-powered crop dryers for hazelnut farmers in Bhutan.

Please join me in welcoming Vivek to the Mayfield family.

Originally published at www.mayfield.com on June 6, 2018.


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