The School of Engineering & Applied Science Alumni Achievement Awards dinner was held Thursday, March 20, at the Chase Park Plaza in St. Louis. The honorees included Gaurav Garg (BSEE, 1988, BSCS, 1988, MSEE, 1990).
Garg co-founded Wing Ventures in 2013. Wing’s first fund is $160 million, focused on about 15 early-stage technology companies with products and services directed at businesses in cloud computing, mobile and big data. The firm’s goal is to build enduring public companies. Garg was a partner at Sequoia Capital, Silicon Valley’s most prominent venture capital firm, from 2001 to 2012. During his tenure at Sequoia, he helped form a number of successful startup companies including Ruckus Wireless; FireEye, which went public in 2013 and has a market value of more than $9 billion; Jasper Wireless, which is on a trajectory to go public; Netscaler, Aruba Networks, RingCentral, as well as MobileIron and Jawbone. Prior to joining Sequoia, Garg founded Redback Networks in 1996. Redback went public in 1999 and was later acquired by Ericsson in 2007 for $2.1 billion. From 1990 to 1996, Garg held engineering positions at SynOptics and Bay Networks. Garg earned bachelor of science degrees in computer science and electrical engineering in 1988 and a master’s degree in electrical engineering in 1990 from Washington University.
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