Collaboration: AI to Work Smarter and Faster

According to Donald Tucker, leader of our Collaboration domain, almost every startup today claims AI in their pitch, but few are putting it into practice. Learn about some of the companies harnessing AI’s potential to improve communication and productivity and what makes their approaches unique.

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Investing in Asia Pacific: The Hotbeds and Startups Cisco’s Watching

Asia Pacific is home to some of the most vibrant startup ecosystems in the world – from Tokyo to Sydney to Bangalore. Rajiv Menon, Cisco’s Head of Investment and M&A practice for...

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Cisco & Tel Aviv: Investing in One of the World’s Hottest Startup Ecosystems

I love Tel Aviv for many reasons. The amazing people. The food. The nightlife. There is a lot to love. But what’s most exciting about Tel Aviv? The startup market. Here, the entrepreneurial...

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Luma Health: Don’t just say ‘aaah.’ Say ‘awesome.’

According to Adnan Iqbal, CEO and co-founder of Luma Health, “Needing healthcare is hard, but actually getting to healthcare should be easy.” Find out how this mobile-first patient...

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Silicon: Why We Doubled Down When Other Investors Looked Elsewhere

Kay Min, leader of Cisco’s silicon domain for Cisco Investments, breaks down why Cisco kept a strategic focus on this area and how that decision led to some big insights and investments,...

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After the Investment: An Interview With Gong CEO and Co-Founder Amit Bendov

Amit Bendov is the CEO and founder of He brings more than 20 years of leadership experience in hyper-growth enterprise software startups. Before co-founding and leading the team at,...

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People@Cisco: Rob Salvagno

Rob Salvagno, Head of Cisco Investments, thrives when he can ride the next wave of innovation.

Cisco Innovators: Janey Hoe

Janey Hoe, Vice President of Cisco Investments, thrives on connections. Whether it's connecting companies with Cisco Investments or making connections for more diversity in tech, Janey is seen as a leader. Focus Magazine recently sat down with Janey to find out how she got her career started and what continues to drive her.

Cisco Investments GCVI Summit Interview

Watch Rob Salvagno’s interview at the 2018 GCVI Summit, discussing Cisco’s approach to global CVC and M&A.