Jayaram Bhat


Venture Partner



Enterprise software




Jayaram has spent the last 30 years in software. Founding, building and growing enterprise software companies have been his passion. Jayaram currently serves on the boards of Apteligent and Skycure, and advises the CEOs of CloudPassage and Resilinc.

Selected Prior

Most recently Jayaram was the founding CEO of Zenprise which was acquired by Citrix in 2013. Between 1993 and 2001 as the first CMO of Mercury Interactive, he helped to drive it to a dominant market position, IPO, explosive growth and a market cap in excess of $10Billion. Before Mercury, Jayaram had marketing and sales roles at Cadence Design Systems, EDA Systems and Daisy Systems. Jayaram started his career at Intel as the product manager of the 286 microprocessor.

Jayaram was an advisor and a board member  of Tealeaf Technology which was acquired by IBM in 2012. He has also served as a director of Electric Cloud and Cyber Arc. In addition, Jayaram has mentored and advised CEOs and founders of Centerrun (Acquired by Sun Microsystems), VA Software and Euclid Software. 

Jayaram holds a MBA from University of Texas at Arlington, a MS in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from National Institute for Industrial Engineering, Mumbai, India and a BSEE from University of Mysore, India. He has a passion for collecting wines of Burgundy, travel, skiing and bicycling.