Salil Deshpande is General Partner at Bay Partners, where among other things, he invests in Java, enterprise software, open source, middleware, and application frameworks. His recent investments in the space have been around Grails, Groovy, Spring, dynaTrace (continuous performance management) and others, with several more in the works. Bay Partners, a 33-year old early-stage venture firm based in Palo Alto, has created over 200 successful businesses, over 11 funds. Salil joined Bay four years ago, prior to which he co-founded and sold several companies including The Middleware Company, which operated TheServerSide.com network of developer sites. Salil has an MSEE from Stanford University and BSEE from Cornell University.