Vish Makhijani Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Investments
  • 5

  • Portfolio
  • 2

  • Exits
  • 2


Vish Makhijani General Information


Vish Makhijani was the CEO and President of [Yandex Labs], based in Silicon Valley. In May 2009, Vish [announced] he would be leaving Yandex Labs for a Senior Operating role at [Zynga]. Prior to joining Yandex in 2008, Vish was SVP and General Manager of the Yahoo Search Group. He is a seasoned Search executive with over eight years in the industry leading both consumer and advertiser search businesses on a global scale. Vish was the Vice President of Yahoo Search Marketing International and International Monetization. Prior to that role, he was Vice President and General Manager of Yahoos consumer International Search business. Before joining Yahoo, Vish served as Vice President and General Manager of Inktomi. Under his leadership, the Inktomi Web Search business experienced continued growth, gained significant traction for its paid inclusion programs and made innovative technology enhancements to its search technology. Mr. Makhijani had been with the company since early 1999, and, prior to his role in Web search, he headed-up Inktomi's investor relations program where he built strong relationships with company stakeholders and financial analysts. Before joining Inktomi, Mr. Makhijani worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers in both the company's New York Metro and Silicon Valley practices where he helped Fortune 500 clients and leading technology, media and start up companies with financial reporting, mergers, acquisitions, and public offering issuances. Mr. Makhijani earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Connecticut.

Business Details

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)

Vish Makhijani Investments (5)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Amitree 14-Sep-2015 Seed Round 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue
Amitree 01-Jan-2014 0000 00000 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue
Copper (Business/Productivity Software) 01-May-2013 0000 00000 000.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue
HireAthena 30-Nov-2012 Seed Round 00.000 BPO/Outsource Services Generating Revenue
Palaran 14-Oct-2009 Early Stage VC 00.000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue

Vish Makhijani Exits (2)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Amitree 15-Feb-2024 Buyout/LBO
Palaran 01-Aug-2013 000000000000000000

Vish Makhijani Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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Vish Makhijani FAQs

  • Who is Vish Makhijani?

    Vish Makhijani is an angel Investor who has made 5 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Vish Makhijani?

    Vish Makhijani is an angel investor.

  • What does Vish Makhijani do?

    As an angel investor, Vish Makhijani invests personal money into promising companies, typically in exchange for equity.

  • What has Vish Makhijani invested in?

    Vish Makhijani has made numerous investments in companies like Amitree, Copper (Business/Productivity Software), and HireAthena within the Business/Productivity Software and BPO/Outsource Services industries.

  • What has Vish Makhijani invested in recently?

    Vish Makhijani's latest investment was on 14-Sep-2015 in Amitree, a company within the Business/Productivity Software industry.

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