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“When I was an entrepreneur, I learned most when I spent time with users of my products. I know that as companies grow, CEOs get busy and this is harder to do.”
Ajay Chopra Ajay Chopra Ajay Chopra

“But I believe that the more time CEOs spend with their customers and end users, the better their companies will do. At the end of the day, your product or service must solve a problem for your customers and delight your end users. Unless you have a deep understanding of that problem, it is going to be difficult to deliver a compelling solution.”

Ajay Chopra, General Partner
ajay@trinityventures.com

Since joining Trinity Ventures in 2006, Ajay has developed a reputation as an entrepreneur’s coach. His passion is helping entrepreneurs execute their Big Idea. He has over 20 years of operating experience at the senior management and board level with start‐ups, private companies and public companies. Prior to joining Trinity Ventures, Ajay co-founded Pinnacle Systems, a seminal media technology company that pioneered consumer generated media creation. During his tenure at Pinnacle, the company grew from start‐up stage to a global $350M public company, won several Emmy awards and completed over a dozen M&A transactions before being acquired by Avid Technology. Previously, Ajay was with Mindset Corporation, a computer graphics start‐up. Before Mindset, he held various technical and management positions at Atari Corporation, a video games company, and Unisys Corporation, an IT services company. He is a charter member of The Indus Entrepreneurs, an active group providing support for entrepreneurs and is on the Board of Trustees of the Harker School in San Jose.

Focus
Digital Media, Internet Services, Mobility Solutions

Education
M.S.E.E., Stony Brook University
B.S.E.E., Birla Institute of Technology & Science in India

Active investments
Bonfaire
CrowdFlower
Dynamic Signal
FitStar
Green Throttle
Mobile Messenger
RadiumOne
TubeMogul
White Sky

Past investments
Ankeena (Acquired by Juniper Networks – JNPR)
21Vianet (VNET)
Red Aril (Acquired by Hearst Corporation)
SkyFire (Acquired by Opera Software)