Mr. Umesh Padval serves as Venture Partner at Thomvest Ventures. He focusses on venture capital investments in cybersecurity and cloud infrastructure. He is the Board Member of private companies such as Lastline, Clari, Avalanche Technology, Avnera, Tactus Technology, Blue Willow and public company boards of Mellanox and Integrated Device Technology. He has extensive board experience serving on over 20 public and private company boards and several audit, compensation and nominating and governance committees. Prior to joining Thomvest, he was a successful entrepreneur, investor and Chief Executive Officer of a public company. He most recently worked as an investor at Bessemer Venture Partners office in Menlo Park where he focused on investments in cloud and data center infrastructure, Big data and hardware sectors. Prior to Bessemer, he worked as an executive vice president at LSI after its acquisition of a public video infrastructure and distribution company, C-Cube Microsystem. At C-Cube, he served as president and CEO and grew the company profitably to over $300m in revenue and 500 employees with a global presence. Previously he was a board member at Skyhigh Networks(Private,Sold to McAfee),Avnera (Private,Sold to Skyworks),C-Cube Microsystem (Public,Sold to LSI), Entropic Communications (Public, Sold to Maxlinear), Silicon Image (Public, Sold to Lattice), Elantec (Public, Sold to Intersil), Berkeley Design Automation (Private,Sold to Mentor Graphics), Monolithic Power systems (Public), Tilera (Private, Sold to EZ chip) and PA semi (Private, Sold to Apple). He holds a Bachelor in Technology from Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai and a Master's degree in engineering from Stanford University. He served on several advisory boards at Stanford University and currently serves on the boards of Palo Alto Medical Foundation and Sutter Medical group.