Our Investors

Top Tier Silicon Valley Investors

Aviatrix is backed by top-tier Silicon Valley investors with decades of experience in building out distributed systems, cloud infrastructure, networking and automation. The investors share the company’s vision for transforming cloud networking.
Shirish Sathaye

Shirish Sathaye, Executive Chairman

General Partner, Formation 8

Shirish Sathaye has served on the board of directions of Aviatrix since February 2015. Shirish is a General Partner at Formation 8, where he focuses on investments in next-generation enterprise software, cloud- based software, wireless and wireline networking, storage infrastructure and systems. Prior to joining Formation 8, Shirish was a General Partner at Khosla Ventures between Oct 2010 and Nov 2013. Before that, Shirish spent nearly a decade as a General Partner at Matrix Partners, between 2001 and 2010. Some of Shirish’s investments include Aruba Networks (NASDAQ:ARUN), Nutanix, Grandis (acquired by Samsung), Solidcore Systems (acq. by McAfee), Panzura, Kumu Networks, and Vectra Networks.

Nick Sturiale

Nick Sturiale, Board Member

Managing Partner, Ignition Partners

Nick Sturiale has served on the board of directors of Aviatrix since February 2015. Nick is a managing partner at Ignition Partners and oversees the Los Altos office. He spent 12 years as an entrepreneur in three startups where he held most all functional roles from QA to product management to channel sales to marketing and BD. He was founding CEO and director of Timbre Technologies. As a VC the last 15 years, Nick has been directly involved in over 100 startups and invested across multiple platform generations from applications to Web/cloud infrastructure to mobile enterprise to Big Data. To date, Nick’s companies have generated nearly $700m in realized value from approximately $100m in investment cost.

Nick has a chocolate Labradoodle named Koa, which means brave, bold, and fearless in Hawaiian.

Devdutt Yellurkar

Devdutt Yellurkar

Partner, CRV

Since joining CRV in 2008, Devdutt has pioneered the firm’s investments in the next generation of Cloud and SaaS companies. He brings the experience of building two high-growth tech companies. Prior to joining CRV, Devdutt was the co-founder and CEO of Yantra, a leading eCommerce technology company that was acquired by a division of AT&T. Prior to that, Devdutt was SVP Sales & Marketing at Infosys, leading them from a small startup of $1million in sales to a highly successful public company.

Take a closer look at Aviatrix hybrid cloud solutions.


Simplify Workload Migration with Hybrid Cloud Networking

Enterprise Strategy Group Report
By Dan Conde and Leah Matuson

Modern applications are driven by vastly different needs than those of the past. Today’s applications require resources from multiple providers, and are not tied to a single location, such as an on-premises data center or a single, public cloud provider. These applications require rapid changes in design to meet workload or customer needs, and cannot be constrained by traditional networking architecture.

Quantifying Business Benefits of Aviatrix Hybrid Cloud Networking

White Paper

Leveraging in-depth interviews with Aviatrix customers, this paper identifies the use cases enterprises can pursue with this hybrid cloud networking solution, and it quantifies the cost savings and business benefits that can be realized.

Next Generation Cloud-Native Networking

White Paper

To keep up with rapid prototyping, continuous development and integration, enterprise IT organizations are transforming their traditional server deployment and maintenance functions to a more strategic role that handles the selection, integration, and delivery of IT services for the cloud.

EMA Vendor to Watch: Aviatrix

Analyst Report
By Enterprise Management Associates (EMA)

Networking startup Aviatrix enables enterprises to build scalable and secure private networks across multiple public cloud providers. Using what it describes as an enterprise cloud-defined networking (ECDN) software architecture, the company eliminates the need for IT organizations to cobble together individual virtual private network (VPN) connections into various public cloud environments.