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Managing Director at Mayfield Fund
Software Engineer at Xerox Systems Development Department, Vice President Systems Development at Metaphor Computer Systems, See All (3)
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Stanford University

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Yogen Dalal is an entrepreneur, engineer and Silicon Valley executive who has been at Mayfield since 1991. He invests in the consumer and internet infrastructure software areas.

Prior to joining Mayfield, Yogen was a founding member of two startups, Claris Corporation and Metaphor Computer Systems. 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

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.

He serves on the board of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, a nationally acclaimed professional non-profit theater company in Ashland, Oregon, and Northern California Public Broadcasting (KQED, KTEH, KQET, KQEI). Yogen is a Charter Member of The Indus Entrepreneurs and a former board member of the Entrepreneurs Foundation and TheatreWorks.

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