Vivek Mehra

Venture capitalist, Organization leader


Who is Vivek Mehra?

Vivek brings twenty years of experience as an entrepreneur,

business manager, and RD leader in a number of network computing

and systems companies. He has also been an active investor and advisor

to startups in the areas of infrastructure software, networking,

security, storage, and wireless.

Prior to joining August Capital, Vivek co-founded Cobalt Networks

in 1996. As CTO VP of Product Development, Vivek developed 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 Counsel.

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


Vivek received a BS in Electronics from Punjab University,

India, and an MS in Computer Engineering from Iowa State University. He

is the holder of one US patent.

Vivek serves on the Board of Directors of Encentuate, NeoPath

Networks, PulseCore, and Reconnex, and previously sat on the board of

Iridigm (acquired by Qualcomm-QCOM). Prior to joining August Capital,

Vivek served on the board of Net6 (acquired by Citrix-CTXS), was an

advisor to Perfigo (acquired by Cisco-CSCO), and an early investor in

NetFish (acquired by Iona-IONA) and Octane Software (acquired by


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  • India
  • Master of Science, Iowa State University
    Computer Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science, University of the Punjab
  • Partner, August Capital

on July 23, 2013


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