Yogen Dalal On Magic of Silicon Valley Part-1By kamla bhatt • Mar 9th, 2010
Category: Diaspora, Featured, Ideas, India, Internet & Telecom, Mumbai, San Francisco/Silicon Valley, VC & Private Equity Funding
What is the magic of Silicon Valley? What is the magic that pulls people from all around the world to come and work here and make their dreams come true? I turned to Yogen Dalal an engineer-turned entrepreneur-turned venture capitalist, who came to Silicon Valley in the early 1970s to study at Stanford University. Yogen is the Managing Partner at Mayfield Fund, Menlo Park.
In this 2-part interview we talk on a wide-range of issues including magic of Silicon Valley, studying with Vint Cerf and co-authoring the specifications for TCP, working at Xerox Parc and Apple, how he became an investor, innovation, investing in India and his alma mater Mayo College in India.
Can this elusive magical qualities of Silicon Valley be reproduced in other parts of the world? What are the missing ingredients that make it difficult to recreate that magic? What was it to be one of the first graduate students of Vint Cerf, the Father of the Internet? What has surprised Yogen the most about the growth of the Internet? What was it like to work with Apple? What are his thoughts on IPv6 and the new wave of innovation, esp social media and the questions about privacy? Tune it to find out.
You can also read a transcript of the interview.
Listen to Part-2 of the interview of Yogen or read a transcript.
This interview was created in association with LiveMint and published on their website in Nov 2009.