Asheem Chandna

Partner

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Current Companies

 

Past Investments

CipherTrust (Acquired by Secure Computing in 2006), PortAuthority Technologies (Acquired by Websense in 2007), Securent (Acquired by Cisco in 2007), Xsigo Systems (Acquired by Oracle in 2012), Zenprise (Acquired by Citrix in 2013)

About

Asheem joined Greylock in 2003. His areas of interest span enterprise IT infrastructure, software and services. He has invested in companies in cloud computing, data center, electronic payments, networking, management, security and virtualization.  Asheem's current company boards and investments include  AquantiaAppDynamics, Avi Networks, DelphixPalo Alto Networks, and TechProcess. He was previously on the boards at CipherTrust (MCAF), Imperva, (IMPV), NetBoost (INTC), PortAuthority Technologies (WBSN), Securent (CSCO), Sourcefire (FIRE), Sumo LogicXsigo Systems (acquired by Oracle), Zenprise (acquired by Citirx), and also invested in Aruba Networks (ARUN).

Asheem has helped create and grow multiple technology businesses and product lines to market-leading positions – both as a former operating executive and as a venture capitalist at Greylock. As a company board director, he works closely and supportively with founders and management teams to help create and grow “category-leading” companies that provide customers with highly-differentiated product capabilities and superior business value.

Asheem joined Greylock from Check Point Software, where he was vice-president of business development and product management. During his 6+ year tenure, Check Point grew from $10M to $500M+ in annual revenues. Asheem founded the business development and product management organizations, led corporate marketing during high growth years and directed Check Point's product/business strategy, product management and industry partnerships. Asheem is also credited with creating, growing and leading Check Point's OPSEC Alliance into the largest and most successful security partner program in the IT industry. Prior to Check Point, Asheem was vice-president of marketing with CoroNet Systems (a venture-backed startup acquired by Compuware), where he helped create and define a new product category for application-aware network monitoring. Previously, Asheem held strategic marketing and product line positions with SynOptics/Bay Networks and AT&T Bell Laboratories. During his 3+ year tenure at SynOptics/Bay, the company grew from $175M to $900M+ in annual revenues. At AT&T Bell Labs, Asheem represented AT&T at IETF standards committees for TCP/IP management protocols.

Asheem's additional prior company advisory roles and/or investments (in an individual capacity) include Alteon WebSystems (NT), BigBand Networks (BBND), FineGround Networks (CSCO), Neoteris (JNPR), Nirvana Business Solutions, Rainfinity (EMC), Secure Computing (MCAF), Selectica (SLTC), VitalSigns Software (BT) and Whole Security (SYMC).


Asheem was named to the 2013 (ranked #20) and on the 2012 Midas List which recognizes top tech investors. He is on the panel of judges for the Wall Street Journal Global Technology Innovation Awards, is on the advisory board and program committee for the RSA Conference is part of the VC program at DeVenCI (Defense Venture Capital Initiative) and is a charter member of TiE Silicon Valley.

Born and raised in India, Asheem holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Case Western Reserve University.