James Slavet is a Partner at Greylock, a leading Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm. James is focused on investing in the e-commerce and advertising sectors. His current investments include Groupon, One Kings Lane, Redfin and TellApart. He previously represented Greylock in its investments in Farecast (acquired by Microsoft) and Kongregate (acquired by Gamestop). Prior to Greylock, James was a VP/GM in the Search & Marketplace business unit at Yahoo!, where he managed large commerce and advertising-based businesses. He’s also worked in product development and operations roles in several early stage consumer technology companies, including Guru (acquired by Unicru), Drugstore.com (acquired by Walgreens), and Wired (acquired by Conde Nast and Lycos).
Ajay Agarwal is a Managing Director with Bain Capital Ventures where he focuses on early stage mobile, internet, and software investments. His current and past portfolio companies include mQube (Verisign), Kiva Systems, Skyhook Wireless, Rave Wireless, Memento, Inrix, Oyster.com, Adready, vmlogix (Citrix), Bloomreach and TellApart.
Prior to Bain Capital Ventures, Ajay spent over seven years as a senior executive at Trilogy Software, a privately-held enterprise software company based in Austin, Texas. As head of sales and marketing, he grew Trilogy’s annual revenues to $300 million and led Trilogy’s product expansion into new areas such as enterprise pricing and enterprise incentive management. Ajay has an MBA from the Harvard Business School, a BS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and holds the patent for the “Method and Apparatus of Configuration Solutions.”
Alongside Greylock and Bain, several of technology’s top executives have also invested in TellApart, including: Ron Conway (SV Angel), Dick Costolo (CEO, Twitter), Reid Hoffman (Founder & Chairman, LinkedIn), Jeff Jordan (former CEO, OpenTable), Phil Libin (CEO, Evernote) and Mike Walrath (former CEO, RightMedia). David Rosenblatt (former CEO, DoubleClick) is also an executive advisor.