Umesh Padval is a partner at Thomvest Ventures in Redwood City, California.He focusses on venture capital investments in security,cloud and datacenter infrastructure and IoT sectors. He currently serves as a Board member at Sky-high Networks,Avalanche Technology, Avnera, Blue Willow Systems, Tactus Technology and Integrated Device Technology. He has extensive board experience serving on over 20 public and private company boards and several audit, compensation and nominating and governance committees.
Prior to joining Thomvest, Umesh was a successful entrepreneur, investor and CEO of a public company. He most recently worked as an investor at Bessemer Venture Partners office in Menlo Park where he focussed on investments in cloud and data center infrastructure, Big data and hardware sectors.
Prior to Bessemer, he worked as an executive vice president at LSI after its acquisition of a public video infrastructure and distribution company,C-Cube Microsystem. At C-Cube, Umesh served as president and CEO and grew the company profitably to over $300m in revenue and 500 employees with a global presence.
Previously he was a board member at C-Cube Microsystem (Public,Sold to LSI), Entropic Communications (Public, Sold to Maxlinear), Silicon Image (Public, Sold to Lattice), Elantec (Public, Sold to Intersil), Berkeley Design Automation (Private,Sold to Mentor Graphics), Monolithic Power systems (Public), Tilera (Private, Sold to EZ chip) and PA semi (Private, Sold to Apple)
Umesh holds a Bachelor in Technology from Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai and a Master’s degree in engineering from Stanford University. He served on several advisory boards at Stanford University and currently serves on the board of Palo Alto Medical Foundation and Sutter Medical group