Yash Hemaraj is a venture capital investor at Benhamou Global Ventures. Prior to BGV, Yash was one of the first engineers at SpiderCloud Wireless, a venture backed bay area startup building indoor wireless systems. He architected key components of the product, innovated on 4 patents on indoor wireless systems and managed the 3G line of products as the product manager.
At BGV, his focus areas are cloud technologies; virtual and software defined networking; productivity-based applications; cyber security, mobility and the Internet of Things – primarily those that drive the digital transformation of enterprises. He regularly advises entrepreneurs in multiple aspects of startups, including fundraising, go-to-market strategy and product development and is a mentor at various accelerators such as the 1871 in Chicago.
He graduated with a MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, MS in Electrical Engineering from the A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland and BE in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Suratkal.
He is also a fellow of the Startup Leadership Program, Silicon Valley and has been board member at various non-profit organizations.