Arjun Dev Arora
Arjun is currently a Partner at 500Startups – the most active early stage venture firm in the world. He is the Partner who leads the Fundraising and IR efforts for the firm. He works very closely with the SF accelerator as well as other regional funds.
Arjun was a Co-Founder of Immediately. Immediately was a mobile platform for modern sales professionals. Prior to Immediately, Arjun was the Chairman and Founder of ReTargeter which was acquired by Sellpoints (March 2015). Arjun was the founding CEO of ReTargeter and bootstrapped the company to be in the top 100 of Inc’s Fastest Growing Companies list in 2013. He is a recognized expert in display advertising and retargeting and has been interviewed on Bloomberg TV, been quoted in the WSJ and been mentioned in Forbes. He has been recognized at the White House, at the UN and at the Global Summit for Entrepreneurship for his success and commitment to a values centered organization.
Arjun was previously the head of business development for Yahoo! Real Estate. He was instrumental in leading the new “open-platform” strategic shift for Yahoo! Real Estate in 2008.
Arjun has advised on M&A deals and IPOs for various technology companies during his tenure at the international investment bank Jefferies Broadview.
Arjun advises various start-up companies in the Silicon Valley with strategic planning, monetization and funding. He is also an angel investor to multiple companies and a LP at 500 Startups.
Arjun graduated from UC Berkeley with degrees in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Entrepreneurship & Technology.