Navin Chaddha is a proven serial entrepreneur, corporate executive and venture investor. He focuses on the software, communications, and consumer sectors and will lead Mayfield’s investment strategy in India.
Navin’s past investments include LVL7 Systems, NeoPath Networks and Test Quest in the U.S. and Makemytrip, Persistent Systems and Tejas Networks in India. His notable investments that went public include Allsec, IL&FS Investsmart and Provogue in India and Akamai, Northpoint Communications, and Rhythms NetConnections in the U.S.
Navin was founder and CTO of VXtreme, a streaming media software company that was acquired by Microsoft and became Windows Media. He served in various management roles at Microsoft. Navin was also the co-founder of iBeam Broadcasting (NASDAQ IPO) and CEO of Rivio (acquired by CPA2Biz). His venture investing experience includes serving as a Partner at Gabriel Venture Partners and an entrepreneur-in-residence and venture partner at Mobius Venture Capital.
Navin holds an MS degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University and a B.Tech degree in electrical engineering from IIT Delhi, where he received the Director’s Medal and was recently honored with the prestigious distinguished Alumni Award.
Navin is a charter member of TiE and AAMA, and a Global Leader of Tomorrow Member of the World Economic Forum. He holds over 35 patents and has been recognized as an industry thought leader by several publications and organizations.