Our Investors
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.

Devdutt Yellurkar

Steve Mullaney

Steve Mullaney was the CEO of Nicira Inc., a network virtualization and software-defined networking company, from 2009 until it was acquired in 2012 by VMware for $1.26 billion. Nicira invented the concept of offering software-based services running on top of networking hardware. Mullaney became the senior vice president and general manager of VMware’s Networking and Security business unit following Nicira’s acquisition.

Previously, he served as vice president, marketing, and interim CEO for Palo Alto Networks, a network and enterprise security company known as a global cybersecurity leader. During his tenure there, Mullaney oversaw the company’s invention of the next-generation firewall market category, which helped cement Palo Alto Networks’ reputation as a thought leader and top cybersecurity vendor.

Take a closer look at Aviatrix hybrid cloud solutions.


Simplify Workload Migration with Hybrid Cloud Networking

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By Enterprise Strategy Group

Download this free analyst report and learn to solve application migration challenges with Hybrid Cloud Networking.

Quantifying Business Benefits of Aviatrix Hybrid Cloud Networking

White Paper

Leveraging in-depth customer interviews, this paper identifies use cases enterprises can pursue with the Avaitrix hybrid cloud networking solution.

Next Generation Cloud-Native Networking

White Paper

Cloud teams are transforming VPC networking — all driven by automation instead of manual interfaces — to take a more strategic approach to cloud connectivity.

Lab Review: Networking Integration with Amazon Web Services — Aviatrix

Analyst Report
By Enterprise Strategy Group

This ESG Lab Review documents hands-on testing of the Aviatrix solution and how it integrates with AWS.