Date(s) - 4 Apr 2014
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3043 ECpE Building Addition
Title: Reflections on Innovation & Entrepreneurial Thinking
Speaker: Vivek Mehra, August Capital
Speaker Bio: Vivek received his master’s degree in computer engineering from Iowa State (’88) after completing his undergraduate degree in electronics at Punjab University, India. Vivek joined the venture capital firm of August Capital in 2003, located on Sand Hill Road in Silicon Valley. He invests broadly in IT infrastructure and areas of interest include data center technologies, systems management, security, storage, and cloud computing systems and software.
Prior to joining August Capital, Vivek co-founded Cobalt Networks in 1996. As CTO & VP of Product Development, Vivek built the first successful server appliance and grew Cobalt into a worldwide leader in the category, culminating in a successful IPO and acquisition by Sun Microsystems for $2B. At Sun, Vivek served as the Vice President and General Manager of the Cobalt Business Unit and a member of Sun’s Technical Architecture Council.
Prior to founding Cobalt, Vivek held a number of technical and management positions at Apple, SGI, and Digital Equipment Corporation and successfully developed numerous products including Internet enabled set-top boxes, PDAs, RISC workstations, and high performance graphics subsystems.