Navin Chaddha

Navin Chaddha Contributor Navin Chaddha leads Mayfield. The firm invests in early-stage consumer, healthIT and enterprise technology companies and currently has $1.8 billion under management. More posts by this contributor Biology as technology will reinvent trillion-dollar industries The renaissance of silicon will create industry giants

Navin Chaddha leads Mayfield. The firm invests in early-stage consumer, healthIT and enterprise technology companies and currently has $1.8 billion under management.

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Biology as technology will reinvent trillion-dollar industries

We face two major threats today: one to the health of our planet and the other to our own. Fortunately, biology and technology are creating fixes for the planet as well as for the human body.

The renaissance of silicon will create industry giants

With the end of Moore’s Law, new semiconductors are required for a cloud-native, data-dominated, AI-powered, IoT world. The rise of new players will put silicon back into Silicon Valley.

A people-first view of investing in innovation or entrepreneurs who take people for granted will fail

I have long been fascinated by the promise of the world of autonomous transport. However, as the conversation at a recent event turned to the complexities that autonomous cars might introduce to the u

Jason Kilar on founding Vessel and the wonderful world of customer service

Jason Kilar’s interest in customer service was sparked by a visit to Disney World when he was 10 years old. The wonder he felt as he walked underneath the train station and out onto Main Street stay

NFX Guild’s James Currier’s journey from baiting hooks to baiting big deals

Navin Chaddha Contributor Navin Chaddha leads Mayfield. The firm invests in early-stage consumer, healthIT and enterprise technology companies and currently has $1.8 billion under management. More pos

Journeying from entrepreneur to investor and back again

Navin Chaddha Contributor Navin Chaddha leads Mayfield. The firm invests in early-stage consumer, healthIT and enterprise technology companies and currently has $1.8 billion under management. More pos

Elastica’s chief executive Rehan Jalil on being an entrepreneur in Silicon Valley

Serial entrepreneur discusses his journey starting up and exiting two tech companies in Silicon Valley.

Poshmark CEO Manish Chandra on moving from enterprise businesses to social shopping

Manish Chandra is founder and CEO of Poshmark. As a serial entrepreneur, he also founded Kaboodle in 2005, one of the industry's first social shopping sites, that was acquired by Hearst, and prior to

Jake Winebaum explains how cutting his teeth as a serial entrepreneur led him to launch Brighter

Serial entrepreneur Jake Winebaum discusses the road to launch Brighter, his dental benefits startup.

Nutanix CEO & Serial Entrepreneur Dheeraj Pandey On “Letting Go” As A Leader

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Serial Entrepreneur Max Levchin On Leaving A Legacy

In this podcast, Max talks about having true passion for an area of business, on the difficulty of building network effects businesses, the happiest day of an entrepreneur’s life, and leaving a lega

Ex-MySQL CEO Marten Mickos On Leadership And The Open Source Revolution

Marten Mickos discusses leadership lessons, the evolution of open source and the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Europe.

From The North Pole To Northern Californian Startups: A Conversation With Chris Michel

Chris Michel talks about the similarity between photographing the North Pole and being an entrepreneur, his learnings from being fired as CEO of his first company, similarities and differences between

Venky Harinarayan On E-Commerce And Focus

Venky Harinarayan, is an e-commerce veteran who co-founded comparison shopping engine Junglee (acquired by Amazon in 1998), worked closely with Jeff Bezos to create Amazon Marketplace, created topical

Serial Entrepreneur B.V. Jagadeesh Talks Bootstrapping And Mentoring

In this podcast, B.V. Jagadeesh, a Silicon Valley veteran who co-founded and led iconic companies such as Exodus Communications, talks with Mayfield’s Navin Chaddha about bootstrapping Exodus in its

From Plaxo To Docker, Ben Golub Talks Innovation And Mentorship

In this podcast, Golub talks with Mayfield Fund’s Navin Chaddha about picking apricots in Silicon Valley, learnings from the challenging Plaxo journey, his excitement around leading Docker, the cur

A Look At Startup Opportunities In The Container Era

The DockerCon user conference recently concluded in San Francisco, and the evidence of the container movement gaining momentum was clear -- 2,000+ attendees, 70 sponsors and more than 40 exhibitors. A

The Dawn Of The Age Of The Software ‘Infrapreneur’

The software-defined data center should be a call to all entrepreneurs focused on enterprise infrastructure that the past does not predict the future, but it can be undone by it. And the past was g

Five Factors In Building Giants Of The Big Data Era

As we enter the second half of 2014, it would be fair to say that big data has gone mainstream, attracting coffee table books, multiple industry landscapes, consumer applications, and large amounts of