Mukesh Patel founded Invati Capital in 2007 as a boutique private investment firm with a focus on early-stage technology companies. His venture investments are primarily in semiconductors, materials and system level products.
Mukesh provides a unique combination of hands-on management and investment expertise, bolstered by his significant expertise in the semiconductor industry. He enjoys working with entrepreneurs and helping them with their goals. Before Invati, Mukesh was co-founder of Smart Modular Technologies, where he helped grow the company to over $1B in revenue by focusing on engineering, marketing, sales, and operations. Mukesh was involved in the sale of Smart Modular Technologies to Solectron, and also involved in two subsequent buybacks of Smart Modular.
Mukesh was an investor and CEO of Metta Technology and Sparkolor Corporation. He has also served on the boards of several small & large companies, and has invested in many charitable organizations in the US, Africa, India and the Far East.
Mukesh plays tennis and golf regularly, and is an avid photographer.
Mukesh holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Bombay University, India.