Yogen Dalal is an entrepreneur, engineer, and Silicon Valley executive who has been a venture capitalist at Mayfield Fund since 1991. Over the last 20 years he has invested in the communications, enterprise software, and internet consumer and infrastructure areas. In 2011, he stepped down from the leadership role at Mayfield Fund and successfully transferred this responsibility to the next generation.
Prior to joining Mayfield Fund, Yogen was a founding member of two startups, Claris Corporation and Metaphor Computer Systems.ik/ Yogen was also a member of the original Star and Ethernet development teams at Xerox, and a co-author of the TCP Specification in 1974 while at Stanford University. His Ethernet industry blog can be found at www.ethernethistory.com.
Yogen earned a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer science from Stanford and a B.Tech. in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay where he was honored as a Distinguished Alum.