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Navin Chaddha shares POV on Mayfield's investment in Fungible

Navin Chaddha shares POV on Mayfield’s investment in Fungible

At Mayfield, our motto is people first.  Over our 47 year history, we have been fortunate to partner with legendary Silicon Valley entrepreneurs such as Bob Metcalfe of 3Com, David Scott of 3PAR, Ben Rosen and Rod Canion of Compaq, Eli Harari of SanDisk, Jim Clark of Silicon Graphics, Jimmy Treybig of Tandem, and Dado…

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It’s called virtual “reality” for a reason

It’s called virtual “reality” for a reason

It all started with a fish tank. It was the 1990s, while I was in grad school working on a project for University of Michigan’s Advanced Technology Lab in their EE department. Someone at another university had aimed a webcam at the office fish tank and published the feed on the early web. You could…

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6 Reasons Why Digital Health Startups Will Fail (Obamacare Repeal Won’t Be One Of Them)

6 Reasons Why Digital Health Startups Will Fail

It’s a confusing time for digital health startups. In the wake of a campaign that heatedly debated the value of Obamacare, many are now wondering what the potential repeal of the American Care Act will mean for health tech entrepreneurs. In a Trump administration, where do we stand? The President-elect has stated that he wants…

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Insights From Today’s CIO's

Insights From Today’s CIO’s

We recently hosted about 45 enterprise CIOs and IT leaders for an afternoon of conversation and gathered insights on their priorities and emerging technology trends. The participants represented industries such as Airlines, Banking, Entertainment, Healthcare, Insurance, Manufacturing, Pharma, Retail, Technology and Telecommunications. We had in-depth conversations on their top 3 priority topics – the move…

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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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