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Getting to Yes and What Happens Next: An Unfiltered Chat with a Top VC

Over the last decade, Navin Chaddha, 14-time Midas lister & early-stage investor in Lyft, Poshmark & HashiCorp, has led Mayfield as it invested in over 100 inception stage companies in the consumer, enterprise, human/planetary health and web3 sectors. Attendees heard what he looks for when he writes that first check, as well as the key company building steps that come next. He shared insights on managing the fundraising process during a downturn, inspiring and convincing VCs with your vision, assembling your board and more.


Navin Chaddha | Managing Director, Mayfield

Navin is Managing Director at Mayfield. He 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 fourteen times, including being named in the Top Five in 2020 and 2022. His investments have created over $120 billion in equity value and over 40,000 jobs. During his venture capital career, Navin has invested in over 60 companies, of which 18 have gone public and 25 have been acquired. As an entrepreneur, Navin has co-founded or led three startups, of which one went public and 2 were acquired. 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.