Sean Moriarty and Rajeev Chawla Join Mayfield

Sean Moriarty and Rajeev Chawla have joined Mayfield Fund as entrepreneurs-in-residence. Moriarty is the former CEO of CEO of Ticketmaster, while Chawla is the former CEO of Neopath Networks (acquired by Cisco).


Mayfield Fund today announced two top industry executives from Ticketmaster and Cisco as Entrepreneurs-in-Residence. Together, they bring deep operational expertise in the consumer and enterprise sectors as well as the ability to spot trends and nurture entrepreneurs.

Sean Moriarty, former CEO of Ticketmaster will evaluate companies in consumer, e-commerce and new mobile applications and tap innovative networks in Los Angeles, where he is based.

Rajeev Chawla, former CEO of Neopath Networks (acquired by Cisco) will evaluate opportunities in the cloud computing and storage space.

“Sean and Rajeev are proven entrepreneurs, executives and visionaries that can spot emerging opportunities,” said Navin Chaddha. “We believe that by partnering with great innovators and entrepreneurs, we will build lasting, valuable companies.”

Sean Moriarty served in several capacities at Ticketmaster, including CEO, COO and EVP of Product and Technology. Under his watch, Ticketmaster became one of the most successful companies in live entertainment, serving over 10,000 clients in 20 countries, and an e-commerce leader, processing nearly $9 billion dollars in retail ticket sales on behalf of its clients in 2008. Prior to Ticketmaster, he was part of the technology team at Citysearch. He was a board member of, the operator of the world’s leading reward management portal, and iLike, a social music discovery service with over 30 million registered users.

Rajeev Chawla was the founding CEO of NeoPath Networks (acquired by Cisco), a leading provider of file virtualization and management solutions. Prior to that, he was a Co-Founder and VP of Engineering and CTO of Ingrian Networks (acquired by SafeNet), one of the first providers of secure content networking appliances. He has also held various management and engineering positions at Cisco, Healtheon/WebMD, Sun Microsystems and Integrated Systems.

About Mayfield Fund

Mayfield Fund provides venture capital with impact by partnering with exceptional individuals to create industry-leading companies. The firm has $2.8 billion under management and focuses on the U.S., China and India markets. Since Mayfield’s founding in 1969, the firm has invested in more than 500 high-growth companies, taken more than 100 public and exited nearly 100 other companies through mergers and acquisitions. Some notable investments include 3COM, Genentech, Intuitive Surgical, MIPS, Nuance, Redback Networks and Sandisk. For more information, visit