Srivats Sampath

Executive-in-Residence

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Srivats Sampath is a serial entrepreneur who brings over twenty years of management, investment and technical experience. An experienced leader, he has run large corporations and organizations, as well as conceiving, funding and building successful start-up companies. He currently serves as the co-founder and CEO of Grokr Labs.

He previously served as Founder, President and CEO of McAfee.com (NASDAQ: MCAF). He built the company into one of the largest and most successful subscription-based SaaS security services for consumers and small-to-medium sized businesses. Sampath orchestrated a successful IPO in December 1999 as well as the successful merger of McAfee.com with Network Associates (NYSE: NET), which has now become McAfee Inc. (NYSE: MFE), in October 2002. Prior to McAfee, Sampath was the Vice President of Product Marketing at Netscape Communications (NASDAQ:NSCP), and was Founder, President and CEO of Discussions Corporations, a leading developer of email-based groupware solutions. He also served in executive-level capacities for Central Point Software and as the Chief Architect of Intel's LAN Enhancement Operations. Most recently, Srivats was the co-founder, president & CEO of Mercora, a social music company.