Bain Capital Ventures is the Boston-based venture capital group of Bain Capital and was founded with the mission of leveraging a deeply analytic, customer-focused approach to helping young entrepreneurial companies become market leaders. Bain Capital Ventures' history dates back to 1984, with investments in more than 120 early- and growth-stage companies such as Doubleclick, Aspect Development, Shopping.com, Taleo, and Solarwinds. Bain Capital Ventures currently has more than $1.5 billion under management and invests in software, Internet, health care, technology-driven business services, and digital media businesses. For more information, please visit www.baincapitalventures.com.
Ajay Agarwal is a member of the Oyster Board of Directors.
Travel Channel is the world's leading travel media brand, and the network is available in nearly 96 million US cable homes. Its Travel Channel HD™ simulcast is distributed to almost 37 million viewers and is carried on every major provider. Travel Channel is headquartered in Chevy Chase, MD, and maintains offices in New York and Atlanta. Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI), which also owns and operates HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel and Great American Country, is the manager and general partner.
Alexander Lloyd is the founder and managing partner of Accelerator Ventures, a venture fund focused on seed-stage investments. Prior to founding Accelerator Ventures, he was a venture partner at Rustic Canyon Partners, where he oversaw the development of its seed-stage investment strategy. Alexander earned a B.A. in international relations from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. in entrepreneurial management from the Wharton School.