Our Team

Ajay Agarwal

Position: BUILD Board Co-Chair,Managing Director, Bain Capital Ventures

Ajay invests in early-stage software with a focus on front-office SaaS, AI/ML infrastructure, and supply chain technology. Prior to Bain Capital Ventures, Ajay led product and sales as an early employee at Trilogy, an enterprise software pioneer, growing annual revenues to $300 million.

Ajay’s primary investment themes include AI-enabled applications (Clari, Gainsight), the future of work (Homebase), bottom-up and developer led software (Sendgrid), supply chain and manufacturing transformation (FourKites, ShipBob, Vention), and automation (Ike). Ajay served as board director of several exited companies with combined outcomes of nearly $5 Billion, including SendGrid (acq. by Twilio), TellApart (acq. by Twitter), Kiva Systems (acq. by Amazon), and InfoScout (acq. by Vista Equity), and has been named multiple times to the Forbes Midas List Top 100 Venture Capitalists.

As employee #18 and SVP Product, Sales & Marketing at Trilogy Software, Ajay built a legendary recruiting program, signed multi-million-dollar contracts with Fortune 500 customers, and delivered breakthrough enterprise products, including market leading config-price-quote (CPQ) software. Ajay holds a patent for the “Method and Apparatus of Configuration Solutions”.

Combining his track record at Trilogy with 17 years of investment experience at Bain Capital Ventures, Ajay’s passion is working with early stage founders on team-building, culture, iterating on product-market fit, and scaling go-to-market operations.

Ajay invests in early-stage software with a focus on front-office SaaS, AI/ML infrastructure, and supply chain technology. Prior to Bain...

Ajay Agarwal

BUILD Board Co-Chair,Managing Director, Bain Capital Ventures

Baratunde Thurston

Position: Co-Founder, Cultivated Wit and About Race podcast

Baratunde Thurston

Co-Founder, Cultivated Wit and About Race podcast

Brandee Barker

Position: Co-Founder, The Pramana Collective

Brandee Barker

Co-Founder, The Pramana Collective

Carolyn Betts-Fleming

Position: CEO, Betts Recruiting

Carolyn Betts-Fleming

CEO, Betts Recruiting

Dan Vallimarescu

Position: Chief Executive Officer, Nardagani

Dan is the CEO of an e-learning startup called Nardagani and is involved in a number of other investment and philanthropic activities.​

Prior to that, Dan ran the Americas Debt Capital Markets Group for Santander Investment Securities for 11 years and the Latin America Debt Capital Markets Group, among other businesses, at Merrill Lynch for 13 years. Early in his career, he worked at The World Bank and the Bank of Boston. ​

Dan received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his MBA from Insead.

Dan is the CEO of an e-learning startup called Nardagani and is involved in a number of other investment and...

Dan Vallimarescu

Chief Executive Officer, Nardagani

David Marston

Position: Founder, Marston Associates & Former Partner, Silicon Valley PwC

David Marston

Founder, Marston Associates & Former Partner, Silicon Valley PwC

David Peinsipp

Position: Partner, Cooley

David Peinsipp

Partner, Cooley

Doug Brien

Position: Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Mynd

Doug Brien

Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Mynd

Eldridge Gray

Position: BUILD Board Co-Chair, Managing Director, Seven Post Investment Office LP

Eldridge Gray

BUILD Board Co-Chair, Managing Director, Seven Post Investment Office LP

Emily Chang

Position: Anchor, Bloomberg West

Emily Chang

Anchor, Bloomberg West

George Richard

Position: Managing Director Finance, Alluma

George Richard

Managing Director Finance, Alluma

Jack Dorsey, Emeritus

Position: Founder & CEO, Twitter Founder & CEO, Square

Jack Dorsey, Emeritus

Founder & CEO, Twitter Founder & CEO, Square

John China

Position: Head of Relationship Banking, SVB

John China

Head of Relationship Banking, SVB

Karl Jacob

Position: Serial Entrepreneur

Karl Jacob

Serial Entrepreneur

Michael Farb

Position: Chief Executive Officer, Neon One

Michael has over 15 years of experience building, running and scaling technology companies and organizations across a wide range of industries. Leading the organization of Neon One brings together Michael’s skills and experience in growing entrepreneurial technology companies with his passion of supporting non-profit organizations to increase their impact in the world. In addition to Neon, Michael serves as Board Chair for Build.org, a national education-based nonprofit that leverage entrepreneurship to empower students in underserved communities.

Michael has a Computer Science Degree from UPenn, and an MBA from the University of Chicago. After starting a career at Accenture where he built global technology systems in New York, London, Singapore, & Seoul, he co-founded CaptainU. Acting as President, he and his team scaled this sports technology platform to millions of customers and organizations. After CaptainU was acquired by Blue Star Sports, Michael joined the Blue Star team as Chief Revenue Office and GM of the Enterprise Software and Payments group, helping scale the organization and combining products to build a product suite for organizations to excel and flourish. Michael is now proud to leverage his background to help nonprofits and other mission-driven organizations drive impact and help them reach their goals more quickly.

Michael has over 15 years of experience building, running and scaling technology companies and organizations across a wide range of...

Michael Farb

Chief Executive Officer, Neon One

Mohamed Fahmi

Position: Regional Managing Director at First Republic Bank

Mohamed Fahmi

Regional Managing Director at First Republic Bank

Roy Hirshland

Position: BUILD Board Co-Chair, CEO, T3 Advisors

Roy Hirshland

BUILD Board Co-Chair, CEO, T3 Advisors

Suzanne McKechnie Klahr

Position: Founder, BUILD

Suzanne McKechnie Klahr

Founder, BUILD

Theron Jones (TJ)

Position: BUILD Alumni and Software Engineer, Google

Theron Jones (TJ)

BUILD Alumni and Software Engineer, Google

Tom Axbey

Position: Investor, Advisor
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Investor, Advisor

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