Ajay Chopra is a General Partner at Trinity Ventures. 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 startups, 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. Under his leadership, Pinnacle grew from startup stage to a global $350M NASDAQ listed company, won several Emmy awards and completed over a dozen M&A transactions. Pinnacle was acquired by Avid Technology in 2005.
Ajay 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.
Inveatment 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
Investments: 21 ViaNet (NASDAQ: VNET), Ankeena (sold to Juniper Networks), Bonfaire (sold to Moda Operandi), CrowdFlower, Dynamic Signal, Green Throttle (sold to Google) OutSpoken, Red Aril (sold to Hearst Corp), RadiumOne, Skyfire (sold to Opera Software), TubeMogul, White Sky, Blend, Uplift, Namo Media, Deliv