Former Entrepreneur in Residence
Venkat is currently Vice President of Engineering at Google. In this role he is responsible for all of Google's Enterprise efforts. Previously he was an EIR in Greylock's Bangalore, India office.
Venkat brings with him two decades of leadership in consumer product and technology roles at multinational consumer Internet and mobile brands. He has a keen ability to align corporate strategy with technical and product planning, development and growth. At Greylock he advised entrepreneurs and technology executives on how to design and build winning consumer products in markets around the world. He is also an angel investor.
Prior to joining Greylock Venkat held a number of senior roles at Yahoo!, most recently, Executive Vice President, Audience Technology. In the course of his twelve-year tenure at the company, Yahoo’s employee ranks grew from 200 to 14,000 and its revenue rose from $208 million to $7.8 billion. Venkat was responsible for building an array of Yahoo’s consumer and e-commerce products, including Yahoo! auctions, clubs, news and real estate. Venkat led the company’s expansion into India in 2003 and built a 1500-person technology team in Bangalore. He returned to the U.S. in 2007 to lead the company’s consumer technology group, a 3,000-person corps spread across fourteen countries serving 550 million users. Venkat was instrumental to streamlining the company’s product lines and focusing the company’s developers on a platform-centric approach.
Prior to joining Yahoo! Venkat led a massively multi-processor computing research team at HP. He began his career as a software engineer at Amdahl Computers and TeamOne. Venkat earned an M.S. in computer engineering from the State University of New York College at Buffalo and a B.S. in electronics and communication from Coimbatore Institute of Technology.