Gaurav Garg is a Founding Partner of Wing. Gaurav is a board member at several private technology companies, including Cohesity and Instart Logic. He incubated and helped build FireEye (IPO 2013), Ruckus Wireless (IPO 2012), and Jasper (Acquired 2016) into significant businesses, serving as a board member at each for more than ten years. Gaurav has served on the boards of several other companies, including some that staged successful exits via IPOs or acquisitions such as Shape Security (Acquired 2019), NetScaler (Acquired 2005) and MobileIron (IPO 2014). He also worked extensively with, and co-sponsored investments in, Aruba (IPO 2007) and RingCentral (IPO 2013).
Gaurav was a partner at Sequoia Capital from 2001 to 2012. Prior to joining Sequoia, he founded Redback Networks in 1996 (IPO 1999), and served as a board member and Senior Vice President of Product Management. Prior to Redback Networks, he held various engineering positions at SynOptics and Bay Networks.
Gaurav holds a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering and a BS in Computer Science, all from Washington University in St. Louis, where he serves on the Board of Trustees, and on the Engineering School’s National Council. In 2014, Gaurav was named the Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist of the Year.
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