Vispi Daver is a Partner at Sierra Ventures, a private venture capital firm located in Menlo Park, California. The firm invests in Information Technology companies based in the United States, Canada, China and India. Vispi focuses on the firm’s investments across software sectors and is responsible for the firm’s cross-border investment strategy in India. His other investments at Sierra include Razorsight, MakeMyTrip.com, Approva, Code Green Networks, Greenplum and ClearApp.
Prior to Sierra Ventures, Vispi was in the Corporate Development group at Network Associates (McAfee, Inc.), a large-cap public company in infrastructure software. His responsibilities included implementing corporate M&A objectives on both strategic acquisitions and divestitures of non-core product lines. He was also responsible for managing the company’s portfolio of strategic investments. Prior to McAfee he ran product management for myCIO.com, a company that pioneered the delivery of desktop software online through the Internet. myCIO.com was among the first software companies to deliver product in a Software as a Services (SaaS) format.
Vispi was profiled as ‘Corporate Dealmaker’ in The Deal, and is a regular participant on industry panels as an expert on M&A and venture investments in the software industry. Vispi earned his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) with distinction in Strategy and Finance from Yale University and his Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Combined Sciences from Santa Clara University.