Ashmeet Sidana

Engineering Capital

Chief Engineer

Palo Alto, California

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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.

Current investments include Menlo Security, SignalFX, Palerra, Kentik, Netsil, DataWise, Datos.IO and Xockets. Previous realized investments 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, 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.

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