Investing Beyond the Chip

At Maxim Ventures, we're using our technology, relationships, and capital to build businesses that measure, collect, and transport data from point of measurement to data analysts.

About Us


Our Vision

How do we improve Healthcare, Resource Management, Security, Financial Transactions, or Factory Productivity? The answers to some of the world's biggest problems are all around us. You can find them by measuring a heartbeat, the shifting harmonics of a power line, and the particles in the air we breathe.

The challenge lies in collecting and unlocking the value in all of this measured data, and then making it available to the vast amounts of computational power at the disposal of data analysts.

This is what we're working on at Maxim Ventures. We're helping innovative startups bridge the gap between the analog measured world and the digital computational world, and creating thriving businesses along the way.



Our Mission

Analog signals are important data sources that hold important clues to solving key economic problems, from global warming to the worldwide healthcare crisis. But measuring this data is a lot more complicated than tracking keystrokes and crunching numbers.

At Maxim Ventures, we're working with entrepreneurial system-level innovators to unleash the potential of measured data. By combining Maxim's integrated-circuit know-how, relationships, and capital with new use-cases and business models of emerging companies, we can capture more value from measured data, create new revenue streams, and develop winning businesses.



Our Advantage

More than just a capital partner, Maxim Ventures uses our analog circuit expertise, capital, and worldwide relationships to put new markets and possibilities within your reach.

Receive financing from our $200m venture fund for seed, early, and mid-stage investments
Get early access to Maxim's enabling microchip, sensor, and security technologies
Tap into our global customer and partner networks and get direct access to key decision makers
Get access to our best technologists, business leaders, and support teams


Our Target Segments

Target Segments

Our Team

Chris Neil

Chris Neil
Head of Maxim Ventures
Senior Vice President, Maxim Integrated

Chris Neil is co-founder and Head of Maxim Ventures. He is also a Senior Vice President and Section-16 Officer of Maxim Integrated, reporting to the CEO. Maxim Ventures invests in new businesses that are "beyond the chip." We leverage Maxim's enabling sensor and integrated circuit technologies and use that know-how as the basis to build companies that extend up the data-flow value chain into equipment, systems, software, and services.

Prior to this position, Chris created and headed Maxim's $1B Industrial and Medical Solutions Group (IMSG), focused on semiconductor-based solutions for the Energy, Healthcare, Factory Automation, Financial Terminal, and Security markets.

Chris Neil joined Maxim in 1990 and was appointed Vice President in 2006. Chris holds BSEE and MSEE degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Shailendra Mahajan

Shailendra Mahajan
Managing Director, Maxim Ventures

Shailendra Mahajan is co-founder and Managing Director of Maxim Ventures. He oversees investment activities in diverse markets, with a special focus on healthcare. Over the past 25 years, he has acquired broad experience in system design, sales, strategic marketing & management, the combination of which makes him exceptionally able to spot and support new ideas, and mentor entrepreneurs in this market.

Prior to Maxim Ventures, Shailendra managed a group of industry experts who engaged with industry leaders, studied market trends, provided product ideas and developed unique proof-of-concepts for the Healthcare, Factory Automation, Smart Grid and Security markets.

Shailendra earned a BSEE from MS University of Baroda and an MSEE from Texas A&M. He has also studied Segment Marketing and Design Thinking at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.


Our Portfolio

Bedrock Automation
Bedrock Automation makes the world's highest performance and most cyber secure industrial automation platform based on three prime directives: simplicity, scalability and security. Maxim Ventures provided incubation and early-stage funding.
Sarvint Technologies
Sarvint Technologies has invented a way to weave specialty conductive fibers directly into fabrics for vital sign monitoring, making technology more wearable than ever. Maxim provided strategic electronic technology and personnel, as well as investment in a $6M Series-A round.

News

Maxim Ventures in the News
2015-08-12 Sarvint Technologies raises $6 million to develop a "smart shirt" Biz Journals
2015-08-12 Sarvint Technologies Closes Series A Funding PR Newswire
2015-08-10 Bedrock Automation Receives Frost & Sullivan 2015 Best Practices Award for Industrial Control System Innovation Bedrock Automation
2015-08-07 Bedrock™ Universal Control System Marks New Era in Automation Bedrock Automation
2015-07-22 Lithium ion batteries come to UPS Control Global
2015-07-17 Cybersecurity from the Inside Out Automation World



Contact Us

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