Mayfield's Navin Chaddha is coming to TechCrunch Disrupt 2024

TechCrunch Disrupt 2024 is set to welcome an impressive lineup of judges for the Startup Battlefield 200 competition, presented this year by Google Cloud. These judges will decide which company will win the coveted Disrupt Cup and $100,000 prize. We're pleased to announce that Navin Chaddha, the managing partner of Mayfield Fund, will be joining us this year as a judge. He will "kick the startups' tires," examining their business plans, product development, and pitches.

Navin Chaddha is a distinguished figure in the venture capital world, known for his strategic insights and successful track record. At Mayfield, Chaddha leads the firm's focus on cognition-as-a-service (CaaS) and generative AI cognitive plumbing. This innovative approach emphasizes investing in the foundational infrastructure behind AI-driven companies and technologies, drawing from Chaddha's extensive experience with paradigm shifts in the tech industry. His notable contributions include founding VXTreme, which became Microsoft Windows Media, and investing in infrastructure leader HashiCorp during the cloud era.

Under Chaddha's leadership, Mayfield has raised eight U.S. funds and guided over 80 companies to successful exits. Throughout his venture capital career, he has invested in more than 60 companies, with 18 of them going public, including industry giants like Lyft, Poshmark, and SolarCity. Additionally, 27 of his portfolio companies have been acquired, highlighting his keen ability to identify and nurture high-potential startups.

As TechCrunch Disrupt 2024 approaches, the anticipation for this year's Startup Battlefield continues to build. With Navin Chaddha's participation as a judge, the event is poised to highlight the most innovative and promising startups, providing them with a platform to showcase their potential and drive the future of technology.

About TechCrunch Disrupt 2024

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