Umesh Padval


Umesh Padval is a Venture Partner at Thomvest where he focuses on investments in security and enterprise IT-focused sectors. He currently sits on the Boards of Skyhigh Networks, Lastline, Avalanche Technologies, Avnera, Blue Willow Systems and Integrated Device Technology. Most recently, Mr. Padval worked for over eight years at Bessemer Venture Partners.  Prior to Bessemer, he worked as an Executive Vice President at LSI after its acquisition of a public video infrastructure and distribution company, C-Cube Microsystem.  At C-Cube, Mr. Padval served as President and CEO of the public company.
Mr. Padval's board seats have included C-Cube Microsystem (Public, Sold to LSI), Entropic Communications (Public, Sold to Maxlinear), Silicon Image (Public, Sold to Lattice), Elantec (Public, Sold to Intersil), Berkeley Design Automation (Private, Sold to Mentor Graphics), Monolithic Power systems (Public), Tilera (Private, Sold to EZ chip) and PA semi (Private, Sold to Apple).  In all, Mr. Padval has sat on over 20 public and private company boards.
Mr. Padval holds a Bachelor in Technology from Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai and a Master's degree in engineering from Stanford University.