Arjun is an EIR at 500Startups, co-founded Immediately & founded ReTargeter (exited). Advised 20+ startups; invested in 20+ companies.
Marketing: Strategy, Channel Development, ReTargeting, Testing, Content Marketing
Thinking through strategy and execution for early stage (angel, seed) and mid-stage (A, B) fundraising.
Super friendly, very positive, and a great listener. Looking forward to connecting with Arjun again!
Arjun is an exceptional business development manager, definitely one of the best BD people I have worked with at Yahoo!. He is very talented at building complex financial/analytical models, but he also has a solid command of softer business skills which combine to make him very effective in his job. What truly sets Arjun apart from other BD people is his creativity - I am routinely impressed by his 'outside the box' ideas relating to our website, deal terms with outside partners, or the online space. Arjun is the type of person you want on your team, and you hope isn't on your competition's team. I can't recommend Arjun highly enough!
Arjun is highly intelligent and a pleasure to work with. He has made for a successful partnership between Informa Research Services and Yahoo Real Estate!
Arjun is an amazing BD manager for the following 3 reasons:
1 Quantitative and Analytical - From his time at Jeffries Arjun developed an amazing quantitative and analytical skillset. His ability to thoroughly analyze deals and business relationships has been an invaluable asset in making the real estate group as successful as it has been. His due diligence on recent business deals has helped improve monetization in some of our revenue channels by at least 150%-200%.
2 Tough negotiator - Arjun is great at negotiating business deals with partners. He stands firm on issues that are important to the business and yields when it is in the best interest of both parties.
3 Creative - Even though one might assume that Arjun lives in numbers and spreadsheets he is also an extremely creative person. He has come up with simple yet effective ways of improving the monetization of some of the most important revenue channels in real estate.
Arjun and his company provide intelligent solutions to businesses in a very difficult marketing space. His knowledge of Retargeter's particular technology use, its application for small business and his personal interest in seeing others succeed make him standout.
I love Arjun's entrepreneurial spirit. I have had the pleasure of knowing Arjun for a several years and have seen him take his idea from just a seed to a player in the marketing biz. He is a smart and focused leader. Looking forward to following his career.