(Menlo Park, CA) Trinity Ventures, a leading investor in early-stage information technology companies, is pleased to announce that Ajay Chopra has joined the Trinity team as a Venture Consultant. Chopra is an entrepreneur who has been at the forefront of the digital media technology industry for many years. He will bring strategic insight and operating experience to Trinity's digital media practice and portfolio companies.
Chopra 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, Chopra co-founded Pinnacle Systems, a professional and consumer video technology company. During his tenure at Pinnacle, the company grew from start-up stage to a global $350M public company, earned technical Emmy awards for technical innovation and completed over a dozen M&A transactions before being acquired by Avid Technology.
"We are delighted to be working with an entrepreneur of Ajay's stature and reputation. Having founded and built Pinnacle into one of the premier digital media technology companies, he is ideally suited to helping Trinity identify and partner with aspiring entrepreneurs," said Larry Orr, Managing General Partner of Trinity Ventures.
"Trinity has an excellent reputation in the venture business and a track record to match," said Ajay Chopra. "I am delighted to be part of the team and look forward to identifying and supporting entrepreneurs who are seeking to build world-class companies in the digital media space."
Previously, Chopra 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. He is a charter member of The Indus Entrepreneurs, an active group providing support for entrepreneurs. Chopra holds a BSEE from the Birla Institute of Technology & Science in India and an MSEE from Stony Brook University.
About Trinity Ventures
Since its founding in 1986, Trinity Ventures has provided capital, networks and resources to early-stage software, consumer and business services, communications and networked systems companies. With more than $1 billion under management, Trinity Ventures has invested in over 100 companies, including Extreme Networks, Network Alchemy, Crescendo Communications, Forte Software, Illustra, Blue Nile, and Starbucks. Trinity Ventures has an active digital media practice with recent investments in Modulus Video, PlayFirst, MSpot, and ScanR.