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Salil Deshpande

Salil Deshpande

Managing Director
Venture
Bay Area

Experience

Over the last 10 years Salil has invested more than $200M into over 40 companies including MuleSoftLending Club, Buddy Media, SpringSource, Redis Labs, ZeroTurnaround, DynaTrace, Jambool, Dropcam, Tealium, LightbendHazelcast, Groovy & Grails, Sonatype, Frame and Vaxart.

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Salil started his career as an engineer at Sun Microsystems focused on CORBA and Java middleware. He was founder and CEO of Customware, a CORBA middleware company (acquired by Visigenic Borland, now part of Micro Focus), co-founder and CEO of The Middleware Company, a Java middleware company (acquired by Precise Software, now part of Veritas), and of TheServerSide.com network of developer media sites (acquired by TechTarget).  Salil received a BS in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and an MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, where he later taught summer courses on software engineering.

 


Education

Salil received a BS in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and an MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, where he later taught summer courses on software engineering.