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Ajay Vashee, former CFO at Dropbox

Ajay Vashee is the former CFO at Dropbox and is now a General Partner at the venture firm IVP in Silicon Valley. We hope you’ll join us as he shares his Path to Becoming a CFO story with Thejo Kote. In this conversation, we’ll hear how Ajay’s journey took him from an early career in investment banking at Morgan Stanley in NYC followed by a move to investment firm NEA to work in their San Francisco office. From there, Ajay made the leap to a then five-year-old series B company called Dropbox. He served in various finance roles for four years before being tapped as its CFO. His tenure as CFO included two years pre-IPO and then a further two years after taking the company public. Ajay’s perspective on setting objectives and operational realities is invaluable. We’re looking forward to a wonderful conversation about his time at Dropbox and how he perceives the role and importance of the finance team from his position as an investor.

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Why attend?

  • Get career advice from a top CFO.
  • Learn how to get your first CFO role.
  • Get tips on how to find mentors.
  • Learn tips and tricks to succeed as a finance leader.

Who should attend?

  • Finance professionals.
  • Aspiring CFOs.
  • Professionals looking to pivot to finance.
  • Startup CEOs looking to grow their finance function.

About the speakers.

Ajay Vashee

Ajay Vashee

CFO at Dropbox

Ajay Vashee is a General Partner at IVP, where he focuses on investing in later-stage, high-growth consumer and enterprise companies. Before IVP, Ajay was CFO at Dropbox, where he led the company through its milestone IPO and first few years as a public company. During his tenure, Ajay helped Dropbox scale into one of the world’s largest SaaS businesses — from $45M to nearly $2B in revenue, and from 50M to more than 600M users. Over that time, the employee base grew 30-fold, and the company opened offices across North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific. Ajay built the finance, corporate development, and real estate organizations from the ground up, and under his leadership, Dropbox made close to a dozen acquisitions.

Thejo Kote

Thejo Kote

CEO and Founder at Airbase

A seasoned entrepreneur, Thejo is the Founder and CEO of Airbase, the cloud-based spend management platform for growing companies. Prior to Airbase, Thejo co-founded Automatic which was acquired by SiriusXM in 2017.

Learn how the leading Spend Management Platform can help your company scale.

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