|Westfield College University of London, BS||1986|
Ash Patel is Currently Co-Founder and Managing Director at Morado Venture Partners, making seed-stage investments.
Ash most recently was Chief Technology Evangelist for Yahoo!. Previously he was the Executive Vice President of Yahoo!’s Audience Products Division. Previously he was the Executive Vice President of the Platforms and Infrastructure Division where he was responsible for global technology investments and platform initiatives both on and off the Yahoo network. Under his previous title he also led an increased focus on innovating and developing next-generation services for Yahoo customers, and oversaw divisions including Product Platform Engineering, Platform Strategy & Architecture, and the Advanced Development Division.
Since starting at Yahoo in 1996, Patel has played a key role in architecting and enhancing MyYahoo, Yahoo Finance, Yahoo Messenger, Yahoo Chat and many other products that continue to impact millions of Yahoo users. In 2001, he became SVP of platform engineering, where he was responsible for Yahoo’s Communications Products, core platforms and infrastructure. In 2006, Patel became Yahoo’s Chief Product Officer, and was responsible for global product strategy and development, as well as identifying future product trends and emerging technologies.
Prior to joining the company, Patel was a principle member of the technical staff at Oracle Corporation, and before that, held a number of software engineer and development positions at technology companies in Silicon Valley and London.