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Sulu Mamdani

Managing Partner

SVB Capital


Professional Summary

Sulu Mamdani is a Managing Partner at SVB Capital responsible for co-leading the group’s direct investment activity and managing venture capital fund investments. Sulu brings more than 20 years of private equity, investment banking and operations experience to SVB Capital.

Prior to joining SVB Capital in 2006, Sulu co-founded Mazu Networks (acquired by Riverbed Technology, NASDAQ: RVBD), a network security company backed by Matrix Partners, Greylock Partners and Benchmark Capital. Prior to Mazu, he worked for The Carlyle Group, where he was responsible for managing venture capital investments in emerging technology companies, as well as advising portfolio companies on financial and strategic growth initiatives.

Sulu graduated cum laude from Harvard College with a B.S. in Applied Mathematics and received an MBA from Harvard Business School. Sulu and his wife Zahra are passionate about international development. They lived overseas in Mozambique prior to moving to California and they continue to support education and health programs in Africa and Asia.