My hands-on experience as an entrepreneur and in building products gives me a unique perspective in providing direction and guidance to our budding entrepreneurs as they focus on building their start-ups
Vinod Dham believes that ideas can fail. However, that doesn’t stop him from taking risks. Perhaps, that’s why, while he has spent 40+ years in developing semiconductor products and technologies, his last ten have been in making investments.
Acclaimed worldwide as the ‘Father of Pentium’ for leading a successful brand from inception to worldwide success, Vin, as he is popularly known, likes to be intellectually engaged with entrepreneurs. He is a Founding Managing Director of IndoUS Venture Partners (IUVP), an early stage venture capital fund focused on investing in India. Prior to founding IUVP, Vin received his initial exposure to India by co-founding a cross border incubator, NewPath Ventures LLC.
Before that, Vin was Chief Executive Officer of Silicon Spice, a chip design start-up he sold to Broadcom for $1.2 billion. Earlier, Vin was Chief Operating Officer at NexGen, a microprocessor design start-up, which was acquired by AMD for $800m.
Prior to his start-up stints, Vin was Intel's Vice President of Pentium Processor Division and earlier General Manager of i486 Workgroup Computing Division. During his 16 years at Intel, he successfully managed multi-billion dollar businesses - Intel 386 compaction, i486, and the Pentium Processor families. Earlier he worked on Intel’s Non-Volatile memory products and was a co-inventor of Intel's Flash technology.
Vin has received numerous recognitions over the years. Recently, Vin was recognized amongst the Indian-Americans who helped shape America, at a first-ever exhibition on South East Asians in the National Museum of Natural History (Washington DC). In the past, he was named as one of the top 25 executives in the computer industry and one of the top 100 most influential Asian Americans.
Vin has co-authored numerous technical papers and patents. He is a Distinguished Alumnus of both Delhi College of Engineering and University of Cincinnati, where he received his Bachelor's and Master’s Degrees in Electrical Engineering, respectively.