Location: Silicon Valley, USA
With deep experience in corporate venture and large professional network in Silicon Valley, Ajoy leads enterprise and Saas investments at Follow[the]Seed. He is passionate about corporate development and works daily with portfolio companies to build relationships with strategic partners and execute deals with the world's largest companies.
Ajoy founded corporate venture and innovation business units at brands like TATA and Cognizant. As a senior executive and global head of these businesses, Ajoy has overseen the growth of corporate venture for the past 13 years. He was also part of the core founding team at Odesk in early 2000s, now rebranded as Upwork with ~ 1.5B USD in gross revenues.
Building, scaling, & managing an ecosystem of global Fortune 1000 corporates (buy side) and globally distributed startups (sell side) with deal flow, technology solutions, incubating and scaling new businesses, acquisitions, & strategic investment spanning five continents across Silicon Valley, Israel, India, Nordics, UK, Brazil, Australia, Singapore, and NZ.