Ursheet Parikh

Current Position

Partner, Mayfield

Founder & Trustee, Plaksha University


Wharton School (MBA)

IIT Bombay (B.Tech)


Ursheet co-leads Mayfield's Engineering Biology investment practice where Mayfield invests in companies transforming human and planetary health. Ursheet also invests in Enterprise IT infrastructure companies.


His investments in engineering biology and healthcare include Mammoth Biosciences (CRISPR), Mission Bio (Single Cell Sequencing, Oncology), Qventus (Healthcare AI), Endpoint Health (New treatments for ICU), Nēsos (Immunology, Neurology) and an unannounced company in precision diagnostics for maternal and fetal health.


His investments in the enterprise IT sector include include Versa Networks (Security and SD-WAN), ShiftLeft (Application Security), Rancher Labs (Cloud Computing platform acquired by SUSE), CloudGenix (SD-WAN platform acquired by Palo Alto Networks) and Netsil (Application Observability platform acquired by Nutanix).


Prior to Mayfield, Ursheet had an operating career as a proven repeat entrepreneur and executive at Cisco and Microsoft. Ursheet was co-founder & CEO of StorSimple - the leading cloud-integrated storage company that was acquired by Microsoft in 2012. 


Ursheet holds an MBA from the Wharton School and a Bachelors in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai, from which he received the Young Alumni Achiever award in 2015.


Ursheet is passionate about accelerating healthcare innovation and transforming college education where his family foundation is focused.