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James Slavet

Venture Partner

James invests in mission-driven entrepreneurs who combine technology and human touch to deliver transformative consumer services.

A Greylock partner since 2006, James currently sits on the board of companies including GoFundMe (crowdfunding), Grand Rounds (health care navigation), Lyra Health (mental health care), Redfin (residential real estate) and Solv (convenient health care).

“While there’s increasing concern and skepticism about the impact of technology on society, I meet more and more technology company founders who are genuinely motivated to make a positive and lasting impact on the world. I love working with entrepreneurs who have deep intrinsic motivation, are relentlessly driven, infinite learners, and are all-in on building enduring and important companies.”

James has partnered with company founders at their earliest stages and helped them scale to hundreds of millions of annual revenue. For example, TellApart grew from a startup incubated in Greylock’s offices to an acquisition by Twitter for more than $500 million. He’s been on the Board of Redfin for the past decade through their IPO, as the company has grown from $10 million to $800m in annual revenue. He’s also been on the Board of companies that have been acquired by Adobe, Discovery Communications, Facebook, Microsoft and Yahoo!.

Prior to Greylock, James worked at Yahoo!, where he was a VP/GM in the Search and Marketplace business unit. Previously, he worked in product and operating roles in several early-stage consumer technology companies including Drugstore.com (acquired by Walgreens), Guru (acquired by Unicru) and Wired (acquired by Conde Nast).

“As a board member, I’m focused on building deep, trusted relationships with the CEOs and management teams I work with, and being there for them at any time. I try to be a steadying influence through the ups and downs of the startup journey, and to step up with help and advice based on what’s most needed and impactful” said James.

James is on the Board of Fast Forward, an accelerator for technology nonprofits. He regularly finds fresh insight and inspiration from his three young kids, by experiencing technology through their eyes and breaking down the latest episode of “Shark Tank” together. His other interests include tennis, basketball, guitar and meditation. James has been named several times to the Forbes Midas list. He grew up in the Boston area and graduated from Brown University and Harvard Business School.

Portfolio Companies

Our Investment In Lyra Health

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GoFundMe Logo

The world's #1 fundraising site for personal causes and life events.

GoFundMe is the world’s largest and most trusted free online fundraising platform that makes it easy to help others and turn compassion into action. The GoFundMe community has raised over $9 billion from more than 120 million donations for people, causes, and organizations. GoFundMe is changing the way the world gives.

DOMAIN

Marketplace & Commerce

FIRST PARTNERED

Series A

CURRENT STATUS

Active

INVESTORS

James Slavet

LEADERSHIP

Tim Cadogan, CEO

HQ

Redwood City, CA | USA

Included Healthcare Logo

Healthcare outcomes management platform.

Included Health is raising the standard of healthcare for everyone. We break down barriers to care with a personalized, end-to-end healthcare experience for every person in every community — no matter where they are in their health journey. We partner with employers and health plans to deliver better outcomes. With compassionate, data-driven guidance, advocacy, and care for all types of health needs, Included Health gets our members the right care at the right time. It’s all included.

DOMAIN

FIRST PARTNERED

Series B

CURRENT STATUS

Active

INVESTORS

James Slavet

LEADERSHIP

Owen Tripp, CEO & Co-Founder

HQ

San Francisco, CA | USA

Lyra Logo

Transforming mental health care.

Lyra helps companies improve access to effective, high-quality mental health care for their employees and their families. With Lyra’s digital care platform and elite network of coaches, therapists, and psychiatrists, finding care is easier, more personalized, and more effective. Lyra has raised more than $170 million and works with large employers, such as Starbucks, uber, Amgen, LinkedIn, and Fortune 500 companies to support more than 1 million members nationwide.

DOMAIN

Marketplace & Commerce, SaaS

FIRST PARTNERED

Seed

CURRENT STATUS

Active

INVESTORS

James Slavet

LEADERSHIP

David Ebersman, CEO & Co-Founder

HQ

Burlingame, CA | USA

redfin logo
DOMAIN

Consumer, Marketplace & Commerce

FIRST PARTNERED

Series D

CURRENT STATUS

Public

INVESTORS

James Slavet

LEADERSHIP

Glenn Kelman, President & CEO

HQ

Seattle, WA | USA

solv logo
DOMAIN

Consumer, Marketplace & Commerce, SaaS

FIRST PARTNERED

Series B

CURRENT STATUS

Active

INVESTORS

James Slavet

LEADERSHIP

Heather Fernandez, CEO & Co-Founder

Daniele Farnedi, CTO & Co-Founder

HQ

San Francisco, CA | USA

Tellapart Logo
DOMAIN

Consumer

FIRST PARTNERED

Seed

CURRENT STATUS

Acquired

INVESTORS

James Slavet

LEADERSHIP

Josh McFarland, CEO & Co-Founder

HQ

Burlingame, CA | USA

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