Umesh Padval

Umesh focuses on investments in security and enterprise IT-focused sectors. He currently serves as a Board member at Avalanche Technology, Avnera, Blue Willow Systems, Integrated Device Technology, Lastline, Skyhigh Networks and Tactus Technologies.

Prior to joining Thomvest, Umesh was a successful entrepreneur, investor and CEO of a public company. He most recently worked for over 8 years at Bessemer Venture Partners in their office in Menlo Park. Prior to Bessemer, he worked as an executive vice president at LSI after its acquisition of a public video infrastructure and distribution company, C-Cube Microsystem. At C-Cube, Umesh served as president and CEO and grew the company profitably to over $300m in revenue and 500 employees with a global presence.

Previously he was a board member at C-Cube Microsystem (Public, Sold to LSI), Entropic Communications (Public, Sold to Maxlinear), Silicon Image (Public, Sold to Lattice), Elantec (Public, Sold to Intersil), Berkeley Design Automation (Private, Sold to Mentor Graphics), Monolithic Power systems (Public), Tilera (Private, Sold to EZ chip) and PA semi (Private, Sold to Apple).

Umesh holds a Bachelor in Technology from Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai and a Master’s degree in engineering from Stanford University. He served on several advisory boards at Stanford University and currently serves on the board of Palo Alto Medical Foundation and Sutter Medical group.

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