Vinod Dham: Investing in IndiaBy kamla bhatt • Dec 29th, 2008
Category: Bangalore, Diaspora, Featured, Ideas, VC & Private Equity Funding
Vinod Dham is managing partner of NEA-IndoUS Fund. He is known as the Father of Pentium Processor and spent many years working for Intel before branching out to becoming an entrepreneur and an investor.
In this interview Vinod shares his thoughts about investing in India and his involvement with New Path Ventures and NEA IndoUS Fund, which is a collaboration between New Enterprise Associates that has offices in India and the US. Both were cross-border funds looking for investment opportunities in India and the USA.
Some of the questions Vinod answers are: how did he conduct his due diligence of the Indian market? What is the potential for investment in the hardware sector in India? What does he have to say about the world-wide semi conductor market?
Vinod sits on the board of Sasken, Hellosoft, InSilica, Minekey, Nevis, Telsima and Montalvo. In December 2008 Vinod resigned from the board of Satyam Computers after Satyam’s aborted attempt to acquire two infrastructure companies.
This interview first ran on October 16, 2006.