Ashmeet Sidana, WG03
Foundation Capital
Menlo Park

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Ashmeet is a seasoned executive who comes to Foundation Capital with a combination of 15 years of experience in operating systems and enterprise software. His experience spans sales, marketing, product management, and engineering at start-up and large companies.
Most recently, he was at VMware (NYSE:VMW) where as Dir. of Product Management he was responsible for multiple products including Virtual SMP, P2V and their flagship product, ESX Server. At VMware, he helped grow ESX Server from early pilots to widespread worldwide deployment in mission critical systems by Fortune 500 companies. Prior to VMware, Ashmeet was CEO of Sidana Systems, a successful enterprise-software company that pioneered Docsan for publishing ultra-large (terabyte) documents. He bootstrapped Sidana Systems from inception through growth to its acquisition by Doclinx. Ashmeet began his professional career at Hewlett-Packard and later Silicon Graphics, holding various key technology roles.
Ashmeet led Foundation’s investment’s in, and currently serves on the board of Altor Networks, AzurePower, Cantaloupe Systems, Freewheel, PanoLogic, Sanrad, Simply Hired, and Zetta.
His previous investment at Foundation was Altor Networks, where he led the Seed and Series A rounds, and served on its board from inception through it’s acquisition by Juniper Networks.
Ashmeet loves adventure travel and in his spare time can be found planning his second trip to Mt. Everest.
In addition to an MBA from the Wharton School, Ashmeet received an MSCS from Stanford University and a BSCS from the University of Southern California.

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