Vcinity announced that Mohsen Moazami, Founder and Managing Partner at Seif Capital —a VC focused on frontier technologies — has joined its Board of Directors and was named Chairman. Mr. Moazami brings a wealth of experience to the company based on his years of investing in and advising private technology companies.
Mohsen Moazami is a seasoned entrepreneur, technology veteran and venture investor with a strong track record of building companies and leading them to successful outcomes.
He is currently an advisor to the boards of companies developing computing, analytics and deep learning technologies: Luminous Computing, Deep Cube, VoiceBase, Maxeler Technologies, Movandi, and Pact.
Previously, he has served on the boards of Aerospike, vArmour, Zoomdata, Frame (Nutanix), Deep Instinct, Kaazing, Global Capacity (GTT), Liveloop (Microsoft), and Think Big Analytics (Teradata).
“We are humbled to have Mohsen join the Vcinity board. He is a natural fit for our company and disruptive technology. It is a privilege to welcome him to Vcinity’s Board of Directors,” said Vcinity’s CEO and President, Harry Carr.
“With his extensive knowledge and experience as both an executive and technology investor, we look forward to his contribution and guidance at this stage of the company’s growth.”
“Vcinity is deploying game-changing technology that enables enterprises to derive timely and significant value from their data assets regardless of where that data resides around the country or across the globe. Vcinity is at an inflection point as it is the ultimate enabler of the hybrid cloud.
“Vcinity is the only technology I’m aware of that allows computing applications in the cloud to run on data at the customer location, or anywhere else outside the cloud, with performance as if the data were local (to the compute) – it will redefine the connected edge,” Mr. Moazami said.
Ever since graduating from Stanford University engineering school, Mohsen Moazami has been engaged in the technology industry for the past 30+ years, predominantly in operating roles and the last seven years as a professional venture capitalist in Silicon Valley.
Mr. Moazami was an entrepreneur as the founder/CEO of Stanford Business Systems (SBS) for 7.5 years before being acquired by KSA/Accenture, where he became a Senior Partner and ran the global e-business practice until recruited to Cisco in the late ’90s.
The first 8 of the 12 years at Cisco, he led Cisco’s strategic consulting group, called Internet Business Solutions Group, where he engaged at the CxO level of top global corporations and government entities assisting them in their journey to become connected, digital and agile enterprises.
At various times he had global responsibility for Retail, Consumer Products, Transportation/Logistics and Public Sector verticals.
During the last four years of his Cisco career, Mr. Moazami moved to London to join the leadership team of Emerging Markets looking after 132 countries with a $6B P&L, which, during his tenure, was the fastest-growing part of Cisco.
A key pillar of Cisco’s strategy in approaching these markets was “country transformation”, presenting broadband as the 4th utility (after water, electricity and roads) necessary to drive competitiveness and enhance standards of living. In this capacity, he engaged with the state and all the key industry leaders driving this transformation.
Upon departure from Cisco in 2012, Mr. Moazami raised $300M at CNTP to start a new venture capital investment firm in Silicon Valley. At CNTP he did several investments in the security, cybersecurity, big data analytics and enterprise SaaS application domains.
Some of Mr. Moazami’s portfolio companies have exited to Microsoft, VMware, Yahoo, Roche, Vista (PE firm) and IPOs.
Last but not least, for 5+ years Mr. Moazami served on the board of a telecommunications company, Global Capacity. At Global Capacity he helped oversee a complete turnaround of the business, a $150M+ acquisition and the ultimate exit of the company to GTT in 2017. Mr. Moazami has been a frequent speaker on CNBC, Bloomberg, World Economic Forum and Financial Times.