VCJ Fact Sheet for Sanjay Subhedar
Born: 1952 in Mubai, India
Education: B.S. from the University of Bombay, India; M.B.A. from Indiana University.
Career Path: Prior to becoming a general partner of Storm Ventures in October 2000, Sanjay was at E-TEK Dynamics Inc. (fiber optic component manufacturer) since December 1997, serving most recently as its Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer. Prior to ETEK Sanjay was the Chief Financial Officer for StrataCom Inc. from its inception in January 1986 until its merger with Cisco Systems in July 1996. Following StrataCom’s merger with Cisco Systems, in July 1996 he served as Vice President of Cisco’s WAN business unit until October 1997.
Venture Focus: Infrastructure software and services companies
Investments: Chahaya Optronics; Dowslake
Greatest Accomplishment: Helping build StrataCom and ETEK Dynamics into successful public companies.
Biggest Mistake: Not going to one of the ITT schools in India and studying engineering as an undergraduate.
If you weren’t a VC, you’d be an? Entrepreneur.
Pet Peeve: Putting up with rude and arrogant people.
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