We sat down with Agarwal to chat about how the firm is independent from Bain Capital, the asset management and financial services firm co-founded by Mitt Romney. Agarwal explained that Bain Capital Ventures is under the umbrella of Bain Capital, but has separate operations, management and oversight from Bain Capital. One advantage that Bain has with its relationship with the private equity giant is access to the massive network of companies that are part of the firm’s portfolio.
Agarwal also answered audience questions on how much capital startups should raise, how to divide equity, and whether founders should take money off the table.
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Mr. Ajay Agarwal is a Managing Director at Bain Capital Ventures. He joined Bain Capital Ventures in 2003. Prior to joining Bain Capital Ventures, Mr. Agarwal spent over seven years as a senior executive at Trilogy Software, a privately-held enterprise software company based in Austin, Texas. As head of sales and marketing, Mr. Agarwal grew Trilogyâ€™s annual revenues to $300 million and led Trilogyâ€™s product expansion into new areas such as enterprise pricing and enterprise incentive management. Prior to...