2021 Mid-year Review:

Looking Back, Looking Forward

Like many, we find ourselves wondering how it could already be June — it feels as though this year has been flying by. At the same time, there’s no denying that the first half of 2021 has been marked by more than its fair share of major news, including a new President, the race between vaccines and variants, the humanitarian crisis in India, and much more.

While we’re still very much in our pandemic era, there have been a few bright spots powered by the continued innovation of entrepreneurs. We wanted to take this moment to recognize the great work of our entrepreneurs who are changing the way we live, work and play.

Thanks to their hard work, our Managing Director Navin Chaddha made his 13th appearance on the Forbes Midas List and was named Venture Capitalist of the Year by TiE.

We believe that despite all of the current challenges, the best is yet to come, and we look forward to partnering with entrepreneurs to build a better world for our generation and the next ones.

The Mayfield Team

Congrats to the 4 teams who achieved
financial milestones

Poshmark anchored its position as social commerce leader with its public debut on NASDAQ

Plus led the adoption of autonomous trucking and announced its intended public debut via SPAC

NUVIA leveraged the renaissance of silicon to align with Qualcomm

Volterra’s full stack edge network powered its acquisition by F5 Networks

Welcome to the 6 teams who joined the Mayfield family

Cube empowered CFOs to serve key strategic roles with a finance system of intelligence and engagement

Immersa unleashed data intelligence for everyone

Mirvie made pregnancy safer for millions of expectant parents

Quilt built a safe and supportive audio network for women

Recogni leveraged the renaissance of silicon to deliver AI-based vision processors

Vector Flow raised the bar on cyber-physical security to deliver peace of mind to CEOs

Kudos to the 8 teams with momentum milestones

Alchemy raised $80M at a $505M valuation as it grew into the AWS of the blockchain

Grove celebrated the anniversary of its Beyond Plastic initiative as it worked to be plastic-free by 2025

HashiCorp open sourced its best practices for remote and hybrid work

Mammoth Biosciences was recognized by Fierce Medtech for advancing next generation CRISPR products

Nēsos received Breakthrough Device Designation for rheumatoid arthritis

Outreach raised $200M at a $4.4B valuation as it enabled efficient revenue growth by empowering salespeople

Seekout raised $65M at a $500M valuation as its AI-powered platform helped companies find, hire, retain, and grow the best people

Tonal raised $250M at a $1.6B valuation as its consumer fitness platform thrived during the pandemic

Gamechangers shared wisdom of the trail

Conscious leaders shared their perspectives

Our partners shared their POVs

Navin Chaddha

Rajeev Batra

Rishi Garg

Arvind Gupta

Ursheet Parikh

Patrick Salyer

Wishing you a wonderful summer!