|Columbia University, BA||2005|
|Economics, Political Science|
Ajay joined NEA in 2008 and focuses on consumer Internet, energy technology and growth equity investments. He is a board member at Compass Labs and is actively involved with NEA’s investments in Agni, Deeya Energy, Fisker Automotive, Huddler, ISGN, OANDA, Svaya Nanotechnologies, Umami, VuClip and WeatherBill. Prior to joining NEA, Ajay was an Investment Banking Analyst in the Financial Sponsors and Power & Utilities Groups at Morgan Stanley. While at Morgan Stanley, Ajay advised on and executed a number of M&A and capital markets transactions for leading public and private companies across a range of sectors. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Ajay spent time at Citigroup Smith Barney and worked at a start-up that developed mobile applications. Ajay earned his bachelor’s degree from Columbia University, where he completed a double major in economics and political science and a concentration in art history, graduating cum laude. Ajay’s hobbies include running, road biking and tennis.