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7 Strategies To Lead Your Board - Navin Chaddha

7 Strategies To Lead Your Board

As early-stage investors at Mayfield, we realize that the relationship between entrepreneurs and their board members can play a foundational role in the company-building process. We have noticed that high-performing startup CEOs use every resource at their disposal, and there are few better ways to enlist expertise, gain support, and achieve accountability than working with…

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Why now, more than ever, we need a Twitter that works

Why now, more than ever, we need a Twitter that works

We just witnessed, to paraphrase John Oliver, the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election Dumpster Fire F**ktacular. Much of it took place on social media, and much is being written of late about how Facebook and Twitter have changed virtually everything that we’ve come to see as a normal part of an election cycle: the consumption of…

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GE Digital Acquires Field Services Software Leader ServiceMax for Close to $1 Billion

ServiceMax and GE Digital – Service Eating the World

Providing a great customer experience through superior service has been the hallmark of great businesses. In today’s hyper competitive world, where product differentiation doesn’t last long and customers expect to be treated well, it is truer than ever before. Businesses must be service obsessed to survive and thrive, period. In many instances, service is the…

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Rishi Garg Mayfield New Partner Introduction

Introducing our Newest Partner Rishi Garg

It has been ten years since I joined Mayfield. The decade-long journey has been marked by many significant milestones: Raising $1.5 billion in new capital through six funds – (4 U.S. and 2 dedicated India funds); Partnering with over 100 entrepreneurs in the U.S., India, and China; Watching almost 30 of our companies become industry…

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Founder and CEO?

Founder & CEO?

The nature of entrepreneurship has changed over the past few decades. It used to be that founders saw a market opportunity and were driven solely to solve the problem. Fairchild Semiconductor is probably the seminal founding story. The founding team was passionate about two new technologies, silicon and planar processes. Their insight and execution fundamentally…

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Championing Entrepreneurs with $525 Million in Two New Funds

Championing Entrepreneurs with $525 Million in Two New Funds

Since our founding in 1969, Mayfield has championed hundreds of entrepreneurs, from an idea to an impactful company. During our 46-year history, we have invested in more than 520 companies, resulting in 114 IPOs and more than 160 mergers or acquisitions. See our notable investments for additional details. Today we have raised $525 million across two…

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Navin Chaddha Shares Learnings from Serial Entrepreneurs Jake/Brighter & Manish/Poshmark

On Big Ideas, Serial Entrepreneurs & Marathons

Today, Jake Winebaum, founder & CEO of Brighter, a Saas-enabled dental marketplace, announced a $21 million financing round.  This follows last week’s news of a $25 million financing round announced by Manish Chandra of Poshmark, a mobile fashion marketplace. The ability of these two companies to raise healthy amounts of capital and attract best-in-class investors…

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The Talent Economy Tejas Maniar

The Talent Economy

“By 2013 more than half of the top 50 companies were talent-based, including three of the four biggest: Apple, Microsoft, and Google.  (The other was ExxonMobil.)  Only 10 owed their position on the list to the ownership of resources.  Over the past 50 years the U.S. economy has shifted decisively from financing the exploitation of…

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