Salil Deshpande

At Bain Capital Ventures, Salil focuses on stage-agnostic investments in software infrastructure, open source, milddleware and enterprise software, such as ZeroTurnaround, DynaTrace, Compass Quality, Hazelcast, and others. Prior to Bain, he worked with Bay Partners, where he invested $85 million into twenty enterprise software infrastructure, open source, and social graph API platform companies, including SpringSource, Buddy Media, Groovy and Grails, LendingClub, Engine Yard, Sonatype, MuleSoft, Jambool, Covestor, Financial Content, Triggit, FantasyBook, Junglee Games, and Vaxart.

Prior to these roles, he was founder and CEO of Customware, a CORBA services company (acquired by Visigenic-Borland, now part of Micro Focus), co-founder and CEO of The Middleware Company (acquired by Precise, now part of Symantec), and of TheServerSide.com network of social media sites (acquired by TechTarget).

Earlier, he was a software engineer and held technical leadership positions at several technology companies such as Sun Microsystems, taught summer courses at Stanford University, and earned both a Master of Science in electrical engineering from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Cornell University.