General Partner

Vivek Mehra

Executive Assistant: Stella Daire
 
General Partner

Vivek Mehra

Executive Assistant: Stella Daire
 
General Partner

Vivek Mehra

Executive Assistant: Stella Daire
 

Vivek joined August Capital in 2003. He invests broadly in IT infrastructure and areas of interest include data center technologies, systems management, security, storage, and cloud computing systems and software. Prior to joining August Capital, Vivek co-founded Cobalt Networks in 1996. As CTO & VP of Product Development, Vivek built the first successful server appliance and grew Cobalt into a worldwide leader in the category, culminating in a successful IPO and acquisition by Sun Microsystems for $2B. At Sun, Vivek served as the Vice President and General Manager of the Cobalt Business Unit and a member of Sun’s Technical Architecture Council.

Prior to founding Cobalt, Vivek held a number of technical and management positions at Apple, SGI, and Digital Equipment Corporation and successfully developed numerous products including Internet enabled set-top boxes, PDAs, RISC workstations, and high performance graphics subsystems.

Vivek received a BS in Electronics from Punjab University, India, and an MS in Computer Engineering from Iowa State University.

Current August investments: AirPhrame, Celect, Kentik, Mirantis, RetailNext, Tegile, ThreatMetrix and Upguard.

Previous August investments: Appformix (acquired by Juniper Networks), Palerra (acquired by Oracle), DNN, Mavenir (NYSE: MVNR, acquired by Mitel Networks), Virsto Software (acquired by VMWare), Reconnex (acquired by McAfee), Encentuate (acquired by IBM), NeoPath Networks (acquired by Cisco), PulseCore Semiconductor (acquired by ON Semiconductor), PacketTrap Networks (acquired by Quest Software), Mimosa (acquired by Iron Mountain) and Iridigm (acquired by Qualcomm).

Previous other investments:  NetFish (acquired by Iona) and Octane Software (acquired by Epiphany).

 
 

Select Active Investments

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: San Francisco, CA

Lead Investment Professional: Vivek Mehra

Airphrame: provides geospatial data and aerial imagery solutions on demand. The company offers AirPhrame, a turnkey data service that allows users to obtain aerial data without having to be concerned about vehicle specifications or operations. It controls a network of remote sensing devices that are able to operate over developed rural and urban land in the U.S. The company services engineering, insurance, geospatial, volumetric, agriculture, urban planning, infrastructure, catastrophe response, appraisal, inspection and modeling industries.

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: Cambridge, MA

Lead Investment Professional: Vivek Mehra

Celect: With technology developed out of MIT, Celect builds on a fundamental advance in customer choice modeling. The Celect Choice Engine enables retail buyers, merchandisers, planners and inventory analysts to increase sales, margins, and reduce markdowns by placing the right product, in the right place, at the right time – across all channels.

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: San Francisco, CA

Lead Investment Professional: Vivek Mehra

Kentik: Kentik is a big data-based SaaS for network visibility, DDoS detection, and infrastructure optimization. We scale to any volume of traffic, catch issues in moments, and inform your response with data-driven insights. Ready for network intelligence at Terabit scale? Kentik is your visibility solution.

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: Mountain View, CA

Lead Investment Professional: Vivek Mehra

Mirantis: Mirantis is the pure play OpenStack company, providing all the software, services, training and support you need to run a production deployment of OpenStack at scale. We deliver all the technology, integration, training and support required for companies to succeed with production-grade open source cloud. More customers rely on Mirantis than any other company to scale out OpenStack without the compromises of vendor lock-in.

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: San Jose, CA

Lead Investment Professional: Vivek Mehra

RetailNext: RetailNext is the market leader in Big Data solutions for brick-and-mortar challenges. Our patented technology delivers comprehensive, real-time analytics that empowers worldwide retailers, shopping centers, and manufacturers to collect, analyze, and visualize in-store data. For years, we have partnered with global retail brands to help them measure store performance, identify opportunities for growth, implement strategies that drive results, increase capital savings, and boost bottom-line sales.

Industry Sector: Hardware

Headquartered: Newark, CA

Lead Investment Professional: Vivek Mehra

Tegile Systems: Our mission is to accelerate the transformation of enterprise IT by changing the performance and economics of enterprise storage. Our flash storage arrays, with patented IntelliFlash™ architecture, deliver high I/O and low latency for business applications such as databases, server virtualization and virtual desktops. Our Intelligent Flash Arrays enable you to dial up or down the amount of flash storage to meet the specific performance needs of your applications. Get the high performance of flash with the economics of disk storage.

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: San Jose, CA

Lead Investment Professional: Vivek Mehra

ThreatMetrix: Digital Identities. The New Currency of Cybercrime. At ThreatMetrix®, The Digital Identity Company™ we help business fight back through the power of global shared intelligence. With nearly 95% certainty, ThreatMetrix can recognize a user’s digital identity – or digital persona – somewhere in the 1 billion+ transactions we analyze each and every month. The ThreatMetrix® Digital Identity Network inspects each digital transaction across applications, devices and locations in real time at lightning speed.

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: San Francisco, CA

Lead Investment Professional: Vivek Mehra

UpGuard (ScriptRock): UpGuard is the first digital resilience platform that evaluates the ongoing configuration state of every server, application, or network device in your complex corporate infrastructure to provide deep visibility and insight into your configuration state. UpGuard is now the only company that provides you with your Cyber Security Threat Assessment Report, or CSTAR, score. The CSTAR score is a single, easy-to-understand value representing an organization’s aptitude in monitoring compliance, tracking unwanted change and detecting vulnerabilities in their infrastructure.

Select Exited Investments

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Lead Investment Professional: Vivek Mehra

Headquartered: San Jose, CA

Appformix (acquired by Juniper Networks): Appformix bridges the gap between applications and infrastructure. Operators and developers can use our software to:  Collect data across servers, storage, and networking in a single dashboard; Identify and eliminate resource contention bottlenecks; Set policy-based controls for how applications consume resources. AppFormix helps you manage the ever growing complexity of cloud infrastructure. The right data is collected and presented in real time for collaboration across administration groups.

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: San Mateo, CA

Lead Investment Professional: Vivek Mehra

DNN Software: DNN (formerly DotNetNuke) provides a suite of solutions for creating rich, rewarding online experiences for customers, partners and employees. DNN products and technology are the foundation for 750,000+ websites worldwide. In addition to our commercial CMS and social community solutions, DNN is the steward of the DotNetNuke Open Source Project.

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: Redwood City, CA

Lead Investment Professional: Vivek Mehra

Encentuate (acquired by IBM): Identity and access management software product focused on enterprise single sign-on and integration of strong authentication technology.

Industry Sector: Hardware

Headquartered: NA

Lead Investment Professional: Vivek Mehra

Iridigm Display Corp (acquired by Qualcomm): Mirasol display technology. Meeting the needs of the new mobile consumer demands new ways of thinking. Creating a color screen that uses reflected light and something called interferometric modulation.

Industry Sector: Data Communications

Headquartered: Richardson, TX

Lead Investment Professional: Vivek Mehra

Mavenir (MVNR, acquired by MITL): Mavenir is a leading provider of software-based networking solutions that enable mobile service providers to deliver high-quality internet protocol (IP)-based voice, video, rich communications and enhanced messaging services to their subscribers globally. Our solutions deliver next-generation services such as Rich Communication Services (RCS), Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWi-Fi) over existing 2G/3G networks and next-generation 4G LTE networks.

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: NA

Lead Investment Professional: Vivek Mehra and David Marquardt

Mimosa Systems (acquired by Iron Mountain): Mimosa Systems, Inc. provides content archiving solutions for information immediacy, discovery, and continuity. It offers Mimosa NearPoint, an integrated unstructured information management software for emails, files, and instant messages that enables email and file system archiving, e-discovery, recovery, disaster recovery, and storage management.

Industry Sector: Hardware

Headquartered: NA

Lead Investment Professional: Vivek Mehra

Neopath Networks (acquired by Cisco): NeoPath Networks, Inc. provides file storage management solutions. It provides File Director, a network appliance that resides in-band between file servers and clients, and provides file storage management capabilities, including namespace virtualization and globalization, safe and non-disruptive file migrations, real-time file characterization and analysis, and policy-based file management; and SMARTtouch, a file storage software solution that allows its clients to balance and utilize existing file storage capacity.

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: NA

Lead Investment Professional: Vivek Mehra

PacketTrap Networks (acquired by Quest and then Dell): Powerful remote network monitoring and management for the entire IT infrastructure. See all your customers’ network traffic, application performance, and device events, in one central view. Accessible Fast and easy anytime, anywhere access to any device. No more truck roll outs to site to fix problems.

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: Santa Clara, CA

Lead Investment Professional: Vivek Mehra

Palerra (acquired by Oracle): Founded in 2013, Palerra believes in automating the entire security lifecycle, from threat detection to remediation, in order to effectively combat cyber crime and keep enterprises secure.

Industry Sector: Hardware

Headquartered: NA

Lead Investment Professional: Vivek Mehra

PulseCore (acquired by ON Semiconductor): ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN) is a premier supplier of high performance, silicon solutions for energy efficient electronics. The company’s broad portfolio of power and signal management, logic, discrete and custom devices helps customers effectively solve their design challenges in automotive, communications, computing, consumer, industrial, LED lighting, medical, military/aerospace and power applications. ON Semiconductor operates a world-class, value-added supply chain and a network of manufacturing facilities, sales offices and design centers in key markets throughout North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific regions.

ON Semiconductor Corporation has recently completed the acquisition of privately-held PulseCore Holdings (Cayman) Inc. The acquisition of PulseCore expands ON Semiconductor’s high gross margin clock and circuit protection offerings for the consumer, wireless and computing end-market customers. PulseCore’s capabilities in standard and custom high-speed and low power analog and mixed signal solutions for EMI (electromagnetic interference) reduction also enhance ON Semiconductor’s overall EMI filtering and circuit protection portfolios. In addition, PulseCore’s strong design capabilities and history in India represents ON Semiconductor’s first foray into design activity in that country.

Industry Sector: Hardware

Headquartered: Mountain View, CA

Lead Investment Professional: Vivek Mehra

Reconnex (acquired by McAfee): Reconnex provides purpose-built appliance solutions that protect all information assets of organizations.

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: Sunnyvale, CA

Lead Investment Professional: Vivek Mehra

Virsto (acquired by VMWare): Virsto develops a VM-centric storage hypervisor. The company is privately funded and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. On February 11, 2013, VMware announced that it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire Virsto.