Vispi's experience includes a broad range of operational roles in the United States and India. He was in the Corporate Development group at Network Associates (McAfee, Inc.), a large-cap public company in infrastructure software, where his responsibilities covered acquisitions, divestitures and strategic investments. Prior to McAfee, Vispi was in product management at 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 a true enterprise grade Software as a Services (SaaS) product. Vispi began his career in India where he worked in an operational capacity in both public and private companies. Vispi currently serves as a guest Lecturer for an Entrepreneurship class at the Executive MBA program at Berkeley and volunteers as Venture Capital Advisor for BUILD, a non-profit that provides real world entrepreneurial experience to youth from under-served communities. Lastly, while at Sierra Vispi also served as VP of Business Development at one of the Firm's portfolio companies, Sourcefire (NASDAQ:FIRE).
Education & Background
Born in Mumbai, India, Vispi attended Cathedral and John Connon School before coming to the US for college. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Santa Clara University with a BS in Combined Sciences and has an MBA with Distinction from Yale University. When he's not investing in new companies in the US or traveling to India to uncover new investment opportunities, Vispi enjoys playing squash and road biking.
December 2011: Panelist on a Yale SOM alumni online discussion with Professor Olav Sorenson
December 2011 Event Speaker: TiE Startup Pitchfest, Santa Clara
October 2011 TiE Carolinas VC Event
September 2011: Intel Capital Worldwide FTF 2011
September 2011 Judge: Appcelerator Codestrong
September 2011 Plug and Play Fall Expo
September 2011 SVASE Panel - Funding Pitch Workshop
May 2011 TiE Host - Global CIO Forum: Major IT Buyers Discuss Budgets and Priorities, Santa Clara
April 2011 Panelist, SDForum: The Mobile Revolution
April 2011 Startup Leadership Program, Judge: "Getting Funded Competition"
March 2011 Panelist, SDForum: Big Data Panel
February 2011 China, India & the Next Silicon Dragon Frontier
January 2011 Panelist, Pillsbury "VCTask Force Elevator Pitch"
November 2010 Fairview Capital - Panelist The Elements of Excellence Symposium - Private Equity in Emerging Markets
November 2010 Moderator - TiE Silicon Valley
September 2010 Panel: Motorola Retail Visionary Summit, Yountville, CA
September 2010 Mentor: IBM SmartCamp Silicon Valley
August 2010 Judge for Haas School of Business MBA Program
March 2010 Outside Investor of the Year Winner: Vispi Daver, Sierra Ventures