• 1942
    (b.) - ?


An entrepreneur, engineer, and Silicon Valley executive who has been a venture capitalist at Mayfield Fund since 1991. Over the last 20 years he has invested in the communications, enterprise software, and Internet consumer and infrastructure areas. In 2011, he stepped down from the leadership role at Mayfield Fund and successfully transferred this responsibility to the next generation. Prior to joining Mayfield Fund, he was a founding member of two startups, Claris Corporation and Metaphor Computer Systems. He was also a member of the original Star and Ethernet development teams at Xerox, and a co-author of the TCP Specification in 1974 while at Stanford University. He was a student of Vint Cerf ? the team?s pioneering work on the design of the TCP protocol has been recognized with a "Birth of the Internet" plaque in the Gates Building at Stanford University. He earned a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Stanford and a B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay where he was honored as a Distinguished Alum. He serves on the Board of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, a nationally acclaimed professional non-profit theater company in Ashland, Oregon, and KQED, public media for Northern California. He is a Charter Member of The Indus Entrepreneurs and a former Board member of the Entrepreneurs Foundation and TheatreWorks.
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    Member of the original Star and Ethernet development teams at Xerox
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