What: Mentorship Breakfast with Arif Jan Mohamed, Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
When: 8:20AM, Thursday, September 6th, 2012
Where: To Be Announced the day before the event to attendees only — Menlo Park, CA
- OPEN-SV members – Free
- Non-members – $30
OPEN Silicon Valley Monthly Mentorship Breakfasts provide a terrific opportunity for entrepreneurs and industry professionals to meet with experts in their respective field, in a relaxed, informal setting, to build relationships and get valuable business and career feedback. Participants deliver an elevator pitch for 30 to 60 seconds, and the guest mentor provides immediate feedback, enabling fast, effective, accessible mentoring and relationship development.
This OPEN-SV Mentorship Breakfast event is hosted by Arif Janmohamed, Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners.
About Arif Jan Mohamed
Arif joined Lightspeed in 2008 and focuses primarily on investments in the areas of cloud and datacenter technologies, as well as enterprise mobile and SaaS solutions.
Arif is currently working closely with the teams at EdgeSpring, Memoir Systems, Nutanix, Pertino Networks, Qubole and Virtual Instruments. He was also involved in several Lightspeed investments which have had successful exits including IO Turbine (acquired by Fusion-io) and RAPsphere (acquired by AppSense).
Prior to joining Lightspeed, Arif worked in the Corporate Business Development group at Cisco Systems where he focused on mergers and acquisitions, strategy, and investments in the Unified Communications, Enterprise Collaboration, Mobile, and SaaS market segments. Before joining Cisco Systems, he was with Novitas Capital, an early-stage venture capital firm.
Earlier in his career, Arif worked in technical development and product management roles at WebTV (acquired by MSFT), Andes Networks (acquired by SUNW), and Sun Microsystems.
Arif is a charter Member and member of the Organizing Committee for the C100, a non-profit, member-driven organization that supports Canadian technology entrepreneurship through mentorship, partnership and investment. He also founded WVP Ventures, a student-run venture capital fund, while in business school.
Arif holds an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a BSc in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada.
You can review coverage of previously held Mentorship breakfasts sessions here.
Filed Under: Events