Ajay focuses primarily on investments in the areas of enterprise applications and infrastructure, including big data/analytics, smart enterprises, security, cloud-based services, and datacenter technologies.
Ajay joined Lightspeed in 2015 and brings nearly 15 years of operating experience. Prior to Lightspeed, Ajay incubated and launched several new businesses while at Palantir Technologies, including their commercial healthcare business, which he grew to $100M+ in sales. Prior to Palantir, Ajay worked at Microsoft where he was responsible for product management, planning, and marketing for Microsoft’s enterprise architecture and software development suite of products. Ajay has also worked at and advised several startups, including Sense Networks, a big-data analytics company specializing in extracting behavioral information from mobile location data.
Ajay has an MBA from the Harvard Business School and completed undergraduate and master’s degrees in computer engineering and computer science from MIT. While at MIT, Ajay co-authored and published several papers related to distributed systems, integrity verification of untrusted storage using incremental hashing, and secure processing.