Ajay ChopraGeneral Partner, Trinity Ventures

    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 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. Ajay holds a M.S.E.E. from Stony Brook University and a B.S.E.E. from the Birla Institute of Technology & Science in India. His investments at Trinity include 21 ViaNet (VNET), CrowdFlower (Dolores Labs), Dynamic Signal, Mobile Messenger, RadiumOne (formerly gWallet), Red Aril, Skyfire, TubeMogul, White Sky, and Ankeena (acquired by Juniper Networks - JNPR).