SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ​TiE Silicon Valley, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering global entrepreneurship, today announced that leading Silicon Valley venture capitalist, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Lightspeed Venture Partners, Ravi Mhatre, will receive the “Venture Capitalist of the Year” award at TiEcon 2017, which will be will be held May 5th and 6th at the Santa Clara Convention Center.  

The award recognizes Mhatre’s winning investments from the past year including AppDynamics, Natera, Nutanix, Mulesoft, among others. With a stellar track record of successful multimillion dollar investments in startups, Mhatre was the unanimous choice for this year’s honor. TiEcon 2017 marks the inaugural year for this award category. 

Mhatre is scheduled to deliver the keynote talk at TiEcon on May 6th, moderated by Dheeraj Pandey, CEO of Nutanix, a company in which Mhatre is a key investor.

“Ravi Mhatre truly represents the spirit of our organization and we couldn’t think of anyone more befitting than him for this award,” said Ram Reddy, president of TiE Silicon Valley. “We look forward to hearing insights on company-building, from the ground floor to IPO, and more from Ravi’s keynote conversation.”

TiEcon 2017, the world’s largest technology-anchored entrepreneurship conference, is expected to attract some 5,000 attendees and will focus on the hottest areas of innovation including machine learning, IoT, FinTech, security, autonomous vehicles, augmented and virtual reality, software defined infrastructure, drones, digital health, and many more.

Ranked alongside Demo, TED and World Economic Forum among the top 10 conferences worldwide for ideas and entrepreneurship, TiEcon has attracted over 50,000 entrepreneurs and professionals from over 50 countries since its inception.

Technology startups are also welcome to participate in the TiE50 annual awards program, which is open to all technology segments. Enterprises of all sizes and in all domains can showcase their innovations and solutions at the TiEcon Startup Expo.

For more information, please visit our website at www.tiecon.org.

About TiE Silicon Valley 
TiE Silicon Valley is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship in the Bay Area, as well as globally. TiE strives to inspire entrepreneurs through mentoring, networking, education, incubating and funding programs and activities. With nearly 50 events held each year, TiE brings together the entrepreneurial community to learn from local leaders, as well as each other.

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