Our Story

CloudSimple is led by a team of top Silicon Valley innovators and entrepreneurs with a rich history of founding and scaling successful ventures

Guru Pangal

Founder

Guru Pangal is the founder and CEO of CloudSimple. He is a passionate leader and serial entrepreneur with multiple successful business outcomes. He was co-founder of StorSimple, which was acquired by Microsoft in 2012. Subsequently, he was the General Manager of Microsoft's Hybrid Storage and Data Protection team, which included StorSimple, Microsoft Azure Backup, Azure Disaster Recovery, and System Center Data Protection offerings.

Navin Chaddha

Investor

Navin Chaddha serves as Managing Director and Partner at Mayfield, and is responsible for its overall leadership. Navin's notable investments include Lyft, Elastica (acquired by Blue Coat Systems), SolarCity (IPO) and Akamai (IPO). As an entrepreneur he co-founded three companies in his 20s, all of which went on to become very successful.

Satish Dharmaraj

Investor

Satish Dharmaraj is the Managing Director of Redpoint Ventures. His investments include Pure Storage (IPO 2015) and Accompli (acquired by Microsoft). Prior to Redpoint, Satish was the founder/CEO of Zimbra (acquired by Yahoo!). He has held successful leadership roles at Openwave, Onebox (acquired by Phone.com), and Sun Microsystems' JavaSoft Division.

Nagraj Kashyap

Investor

Microsoft Ventures partners with visionary entrepreneurs looking to create a mobile-first, cloud-first future. CloudSimple is one of its early investments. Nagraj Kashyap, who oversees Microsoft Ventures, sponsored the investment. He has led many other investments into up-and-coming startups such as CrowdFlower, Outreach, Rescale and Comfy. Previously, he was a senior vice president and head of Qualcomm Ventures and led business development for Qualcomm Research.