Vinod Dham

Executive Managing Director
Indo US Venture Partners


Vinod Dham is an inventor, entrepreneur and venture capitalist. He is popularly known as the Father of the Pentium chip, for his contribution to the development of highly successful Pentium processors from Intel.

Vinod (Vin) is a Founding Managing Director at IndoUS Venture Partners (IUVP), based in Santa Clara, USA. Prior to founding IndoUS Venture Partners, Vin got his initial exposure to India by managing a cross border incubator, NewPath Ventures LLC, that leveraged India’s high-skilled, low-cost talent as R & D for US based start-ups.

Earlier, Vin was the Chief Executive Officer of Silicon Spice, a start-up that was eventually sold to Broadcom for $1.2 billion. He was also the Chief Operating Officer at NexGen and was instrumental in its successful sale to AMD for $800m. Before his start-up stints, Vin was a senior executive at Intel and is known as the “Father of Pentium” for his contributions to leading that project from inception to its outstanding success. During his 16 years at Intel, he successfully managed multi-billion dollar revenue products in the 386, 486, and Pentium processor families and was co-inventor of Intel’s flash technology.

Vin has received numerous recognitions over the years. He was named as one of the top 25 executives in the computer industry in America, and also named as one of the top 100 most influential Asian Americans of the decade. Vin served on the US President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders under President Bill Clinton. Vin has been active in supporting several non-profit organizations and has received the Visionary Award from the American India Foundation for his contributions to their Digital Equalizer Program. Vin has co-authored numerous technical papers and patents. He has a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering.

Source :  IndoUS Venture Partners (IUVP)


Professional Details

Designation Executive Managing Director
Company Indo US Venture Partners
Previous Company NewPath Ventures LLC | Silicon Spice | NexGen | Intel
Education Delhi College of Engineering (B.E. in Electrical Engineering) | University of Cincinnati (MS in Electrical Engineering)
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City Fremont
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