Aneel Bhusri

Advisory Partner


Current Companies


Past Investments (Acquired by Ritz Interactive in 2002), Cape Clear (Acquired by Workday in 2008), Corio (IPO 2000, Acquired by IBM in 2005), Data Domain (IPO 2007, Acquired by EMC in 2009), (Acquired by Citysearch in 2001), OutlookSoft (Acquired by SAP in 2007), Perfigo (Acquired by Cisco in 2004), PolyServe (Acquired by HP in 2007), Service Now (IPO 2012), Simply Continuous (Acquired by NetEnrich in 2010), Unicru (Acquired by Kronos in 2006)


Aneel Bhusri is a Founder and CEO of Workday and an Advisory Partner at Greylock Partners. Over the last 20 years, he has been an entrepreneur, product innovator and investor in the enterprise IT market.

Aneel started his technology career in the early 1990s at PeopleSoft, where he served in a variety of senior roles including SVP Product Strategy & Marketing.  From 1999 through 2004, Aneel was Vice Chairman of PeopleSoft, serving on the board of directors through the takeover of the company by Oracle in 2004. 

In 2005, Aneel started Workday with his long-time friend and business partner Dave Duffield, the founder and former Chairman and CEO of PeopleSoft.  Since its founding, Workday has grown rapidly and has become the leading provider of cloud-based Human Capital Management (HCM) and Financials applications for medium and large enterprises worldwide. 

As an Advisory Partner at Greylock, Aneel has been an active investor in cloud technologies, with an emphasis on applications, data center infrastructure and middleware. Most recently, Aneel was the lead investor and Chairman of Data Domain, a leading storage provider that was acquired by EMC for $2.4 B in 2009.  He also was an investor and board member of Outlooksoft (acquired by SAP), Polyserve (acquired by HP) and Perfigo (acquired by Cisco). In addition to Workday, Aneel currently serves on the boards of ClouderaOkta, Pure Storage, and Intel.

Aneel received an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Brown University.  He is also a Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute. 

Aneel was named to the Forbes Midas List in 2012 (#25) 2011 (#15), 2009 (#8) and 2008 (#16).