Ashmeet is the Founder and Managing Partner of Engineering Capital. His experience includes managing venture capital funds, serving on multiple Boards of Directors, and helping build the industry leading products VMware ESX Server and Silicon Graphics WebFORCE. Before this last decade as a venture capitalist Ashmeet was an operating executive with hands-on operating experience as a CEO and Entrepreneur.
Realized exits include Freewheel (acquired by Comcast), InQuira (acquired by Oracle), Altor (acquired by Juniper), Appurify (acquired by Google) and PrivateCore (acquired by Facebook). Previous investments and Boards of Directors (not yet realized) include Zetta.net, SimplyHired and Azure Power.
Ashmeet came to venture from VMware, where he ran product management for their flagship product – ESX Server. Before VMware, Ashmeet was the Founder and CEO of Sidana Systems, Inc. He started his career at Hewlett Packard and Silicon Graphics as an engineer.
Ashmeet received an MBA from Wharton, MS in Computer Science from Stanford University and a BS in Computer Science from USC. In his spare time he can be found planning his second trip to Mt. Everest.
Board & Advisor Roles (5)Update
|Oct, 2016||Baffle||$3M / Venture||Engineering Capital|
|Aug, 2016||Kentik||$23M / Series B||Engineering Capital|
|Jan, 2016||Yotascale||undisclosed amount / Seed||Engineering Capital|
|Jul, 2015||Baffle||undisclosed amount / Seed||Engineering Capital|
|Jun, 2015||Kentik||$12.1M / Series A||Engineering Capital|
|Jun, 2015||Menlo Security||$25M / Series B||Engineering Capital|
|Apr, 2015||Palerra Inc.||$17M / Series B||Engineering Capital|
|Oct, 2014||Netsil||undisclosed amount / Seed||Engineering Capital|
|Sep, 2014||Kentik||$3.1M / Seed||Engineering Capital|
|Sep, 2014||Diamanti||undisclosed amount / Series A||Engineering Capital|
|Jul, 2014||Datos IO||$2.75M / Seed||Engineering Capital|
|Feb, 2014||Palerra Inc.||$8M / Series A||Engineering Capital|
|Jan, 2014||NeoReach||$300k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jan, 2014||Menlo Security||undisclosed amount / Seed||Engineering Capital|
|Oct, 2012||adRise||$2M / Series A (Lead)||Foundation Capital|
|Dec, 2011||CiiNOW||$13M / Series A (Lead)||Foundation Capital|
|Oct 25, 2016||Market Wired - Top - Baffle Closes $3 Million in Funding|
|May 6, 2016||Silicon Angle - Cloud chief Diane Greene on how Google can beat Amazon and Microsoft|
|Dec 14, 2015||TechCrunch - Foundation Capital Closes Eighth Fund With $325 Million|
|Feb 24, 2015||WSJ Blogs - Venture Firm Engineering Capital Emerges With $32 Million Fund|
|Apr 10, 2013||ZD Net - Foundation Capital creates new $282 million fund; earmarks some for IT|
|Apr 9, 2013||Venture Beat - Foundation Capital raises 7th funding of $282M for early stage startups|
|Oct 17, 2012||TechCrunch - AdRise Raises $2 Million From Foundation Capital To Put Video (And Ads) On More Connected TVs|
|Aug 17, 2012||Venture Beat - Need startup cash? An Oakland VC firm wants to lure you East|