Wim Elfrink Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel
  • Investments
  • 1
  • Exits
  • 1

Wim Elfrink General Information


Mr. Wim Elfrink is a Co-Founder and serves as Chairman at Vyu Labs. Mr. Wim Elfrink served as Chairman of Advisory Board at azeti. Previously, he has served as an Executive Vice President in the industry solutions team and the Chief Globalisation Officer at Cisco Systems. Wim Elfrink is responsible for three global functions at Cisco: the Industry Solutions Group, the Emerging Countries Initiatives, and the company's globalisation strategy. Elfrink joined Cisco in 1997 assuming global responsibility for Cisco Services Europe. In 2000, he was promoted to Senior Vice President of Cisco Services where under his leadership business grew from $3.3 billion to more than $7.6 billion in 2010 with industry-leading margins and customer satisfaction. Elfrink was appointed Chief Globalisation Officer in 2006 and was named Executive Vice President a year later. He went on to establish Cisco's Globalisation Centre East (GCE) in Bangalore, India. Over four years, Elfrink grew the GCE into an innovation hub and the company's smartest and most sustainable campus offering globally scaled solutions. Previously, he was Senior Vice President of Cisco Services, where under his leadership business grew from $3.3 billion to more than $7.6 billion in 2010. He joined Cisco in 1997 assuming global responsibility for Cisco Services Europe. During this time, Elfrink chaired the Confederation of Indian Industry's Steering Committee on Intelligent Urbanisation, which in 2010 recommended a Framework for Sustainable Urbanisation for India. Today, Elfrink is recognised as Cisco's Corporate Entrepreneur in residence and is responsible for the company's initiatives concerning the next era of the Internet known as "The Internet of Everything" (IoE) and "The Internet of Things" (IoT). Addressing emerging countries that are experiencing significant economic, social and environmental change are part of his global charter aimed at transforming physical communities to connected communities (Smart + Connected Communities) using network centric innovation to enable sustainability. Today, there are more than 90 Smart + Connected Community projects around the world. An officer of the company, Elfrink is also a board member of the US India Business Council, a member of the Silatech Board in Qatar, the New Cities Foundation Board, and the Chongqing Mayor's International Economic Advisory Group. In 2009 Daily News & Analysis, a leading Indian newspaper, named Elfrink one of Bangalore's 50 Most Influential People, one of 12 from the corporate world and the only non-Indian to be featured. In 2013, he was the recipient of the Ambassador C. Howard Wilkins, Jr. Award from the Netherlands-America Foundation.

Contact Information

Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • 20380 Town Center Lane
  • Cupertino, CA 95014
  • United States

Wim Elfrink Investments (1)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
00000 25-Apr-2016 00000 00000 000 IT Consulting and Outsourcing Generating Revenue 000 0000000
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Wim Elfrink Exits (1)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
00000 24-Nov-2020 000000000000000000
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Wim Elfrink Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Wim Elfrink Angel Investor 0 0 Cupertino, CA
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