VC Speaker: Softbank Vision Fund Managing Partner Praveen Akkiraju

Date: May 15, 2019, 9.30am-12pm PST (California time)

Webinar + Onsite event by U First Capital

Speaker: Softbank Vision Fund Managing Partner Praveen Akkiraju

Topic: Q&A with Softbank Vision Fund Managing Partner Praveen Akkiraju



9.30-10am Networking

10-11am Softbank Investment Strategy overview + Q&A (Praveen Akkiraju)

11am-12pm Networking

U First Capital is bringing Venture Capitalists, Corporate Executives and successful Startup Founders as Speakers. More info at

The event will be streamed live over video conferencing and also held in person at U First Capital office (3175 Bowers Avenue, Santa Clara, California). You can attend the event in person or online. Speaker will join in person from U First Capital office. The event is intended to be interactive. Videos of past events can be found on U First Capital Facebook Live page

Video conference link will be sent to registered attendees.

Speaker Bio:

Praveen is a Managing Partner at the Softbank Vision Fund and brings extensive engineering & operational experience from his role as CEO of companies at different stages of their lifecycle from startups to turnarounds to hyper growth.  He is passionate about partnering with entrepreneurs who are leveraging technology & business model disruption to build important value creating Enterprise and Consumer companies.

Prior to joining SBIA, Praveen served as the CEO at Viptela, Inc. a Cloud Software (SDN) platform that redefined Enterprise infrastructure and its economics. He successfully grew the startup to $100m in run rate revenues leading up to an acquisition by Cisco Systems, Inc. Earlier Praveen served as the CEO at VCE, LLC, a pioneering company that created a new market category disrupting the Data Center/Private Cloud infrastructure market. During his tenure, VCE grew to becoming one of the fastest companies to achieve US$1bn in revenues. Praveen started his career at Cisco leading engineering teams that developed some of the key multi-billion dollar routing platforms, as General Manager he was responsible for Cisco's Enterprise and Telecom Infrastructure Technology Groups. Praveen holds BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering and is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School.


Video conference + Onsite (3175 Bowers Ave, Santa Clara, CA 95054)