Opening Grand Keynote
When & Where
8:30 am – 8:55 am
About This Talk
Navin Chaddha is Managing Partner at Mayfield Fund, a top-tier venture capital firm with $2.5 billion under management. His track record of successfully investing in over 50 early-stage companies leading to 17 IPOs and 24 acquisitions, has resulted in his recognition on the Forbes Midas List of Top 100 Investors for twelve years, including as Top 5 in 2020. His investments have created over $60 billion in equity value and over 40,000 jobs. Navin has been involved in some notable IPOs of companies including Poshmark, Lyft, SolarCity, Matrimony.com, Akamai and acquisitions in the last year of CloudGenix by Palo Alto Networks, CloudSimple by Google, Nuvia by Qualcomm, Portworx by Pure Storage, and Volterra by F5 Networks. He is a serial entrepreneur turned venture capitalist who co-founded three successful companies, including VXtreme, a streaming media platform, acquired by Microsoft to become Windows Media. He is an active philanthropist who supports education, diversity, equity, inclusion, and food scarcity groups. He 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.
Alex Konrad is a senior editor at Forbes covering venture capital, cloud and enterprise software out of New York. He edits the Midas List, Midas List Europe, Cloud 100 list and 30 Under 30 for VC. Alex has written cover stories profiling business leaders including Marc Benioff, Satya Nadella and Masayoshi Son and recently launched Midas Touch, a weekly newsletter focused on the VC industry. He previously worked at Fortune Magazine and WNYC radio.