Vish Makhijani Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Investments
  • 5

  • Portfolio
  • 3

  • Exits
  • 1


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.

Contact Information

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
0000000 01-Jan-2014 0000 00000 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue
000000 (0000000000 01-May-2013 0000 00000 000.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue
HireAthena 30-Nov-2012 Seed Round 00.00 Accounting, Audit and Tax Services (B2B) Generating Revenue
Palaran 14-Oct-2009 Early Stage VC 00.000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue/Not Profitable
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Vish Makhijani Exits (1)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
0000000 01-Aug-2013 000000000000000000
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