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Partner @
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14 Investments in 6 Companies
Gender:
Male
Location:
Menlo Park
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Person Details

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James Slavet is a Partner at Greylock since April 2006. James invests in mission-driven entrepreneurs who combine technology and human touch to deliver amazing consumer services. James’ current investments include CreativeLive (online creative education), GoFundMe (crowdfunding for personal causes), Lyra Health (software-enabled service for mental health care), One Kings Lane (e-commerce for home décor) and Redfin (tech-enabled real estate brokerage). He invests in online marketplaces, e-commerce, end-to-end consumer services and business-to-business-to-consumer (B2B2C) models. James has backed multiple companies that have scaled from early stages to hundreds of millions in annual revenue. James has also represented Greylock as a Board Member of companies that have been acquired by Adobe, Discovery Communications, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo!.

Prior to Greylock, James was a Vice President / General Manager in the Search & Marketplace Business Unit at Yahoo!.

James is 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).

James has been named several times to the Forbes Midas list, which recognizes top VC tech investors.

James earned his B.A. degree from Brown University and his MBA from Harvard Business School.

James and his wife Kaye have three young kids – Max (a superhero), Hank (a construction worker) and Sydney Bea (a professional wrestler).

Jobs (6)

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Board member

2015 - Current   (over 1 year)

Partner

Apr, 2006 - Current   (over 10 years)
Past
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Company
Apr, 2004
Apr, 2006
VP / GM - Search & Marketplace Business Unit
Jun, 1999
May, 2003
Founder & COO
May, 1998
Sep, 1998
Team Member
Jun, 1995
Jul, 1997
Manager - Product Development

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