Auditude (Acquired by Adobe in 2011), Farecast (Acquired by Microsoft in 2008), Groupon (IPO 2011), Kongregate (Acquired by GameStop in 2010), Revision3 (Acquired by Discovery Communications in 2012)
James Slavet’s primary areas of investment focus are e-commerce, online advertising and Web-enabled business services. James has been a founder and early employee of several startups, as well as a senior executive leading business units with hundreds of millions of dollars in annual revenue.
James’ investments include Cardspring, creativeLIVE, Coupons.com, High Gear Media, One Kings Lane, Redfin, and TellApart. He previously represented Greylock in its investments in Auditude (acquired by Adobe), Farecast (acquired by Microsoft), Groupon (IPO in 2011), Kongregate (acquired by Gamestop), and Revision3 (acquired by Discovery Communications).
Prior to Greylock, James was a VP/GM in the Search & Marketplace business unit at Yahoo!, where he managed large commerce and advertising-based businesses. He’s also worked in product development and operations roles in several early stage consumer technology companies, including Guru (acquired by Unicru), Drugstore.com (acquired by Walgreens), and Wired (acquired by Conde Nast and Lycos).
James was named to the 2012 Forbes Midas List which recognizes top VC tech investors. He graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Brown University and from Harvard Business School. In addition, James is on the national advisory board of DonorsChoose.org and is an advisor to other Internet-enabled non profits.
James is married with two young sons, one of whom thinks he’s Spiderman.
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January 11th – Over the holidays, I was thinking about the connection between online education and the fiscal cliff. In the context of America’s current economic challenges, it’s more important than ever before that we develop a productive and inspired workforce. Sure we need to create millions of new jobs. But we also need to better educate millions [...] Leave a Comment