Chai with Manjula, April 2010
Guest: Kumar Malavalli Show #25
entrepreneur/philanthropist April 2010
co-founder: Brocade Communications and Inmage Technologies
A serial entrepreneur & visionary in the field of Storage Networks, Kumar Malavalli was inducted into the Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame in 2003, after the success of Brocade Communications, a company he co-founded in 1995 and served as CTO for many years.
Currently, he is Chairman of Inmage Systems, which he co-founded in 2002, and he invests in, and mentors numerous networking start-ups in the field of Information Technology,and other emerging areas.
Kumar's phenomenal success goes far beyond entrepreneurship. He is a person of extraordinary interest in building lasting institutions for education, social development,and health-care in both the US and India. His philanthropy is also in step with his beliefs, as he has given millions of dollars towardsbal vision. His contributions towards the erican India Foundation, the India Community Center in the Area, UC Santa Cruz, Cal State-E. Bay, & Indus International Schools are some examples of his clear vision and philosophy.
In this conversation Kumar gives us insight into his philosophy about giving, and his philanthropic activities.
His message for entrepreneurs out there, clearly is: “Create wealth, give back, and make a difference!”
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