Menlo is thrilled to kick off 2015 with a great new addition to our investment team! Sandeep Bhadra joins us as Principal, with a focus on sourcing investments in the enterprise.
Before joining Menlo, Sandeep was with Cisco’s Corporate Business Development team working on acquisitions and investments in cloud, enterprise infrastructure software and big data/analytics. Sandeep was actively involved with Cisco’s acquisitions of tail-f (SDN orchestration), Metacloud (Openstack private cloud) and Memoir Systems (next-gen network memory), and investments in Map-R, Platfora and Moogsoft (big data / analytics).
Prior to that, Sandeep was an engineer at Texas Instruments’ R&D unit – where he led projects to build an Openflow switch chip, an ultra low-power IoT wireless mote and 4G/LTE small-cell networks.
Sandeep received a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelors degree from IIT Madras, both in Electrical Engineering, and an MBA from INSEAD.
Over the years, Menlo has been proud to invest in world-changing companies in the enterprise, with investments in 3PAR, IronPort, Q1 Labs, Edgecast, Cavium Networks, just to name a few (see our entire enterprise portfolio here). Sandeep will make an excellent addition to our growing enterprise team as we continue to fund innovative technologies in SaaS & Cloud, Storage & Big Data, Security, and Datacenter & Infrastructure.