Professional Journey

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Ajey Gore

Operating Partner, Technology, Sequoia Capital India & SEA

Ajey is an established technology leader, enterpreneur & public speaker having a career spanning over 23 years. Currently Ajey works at Sequoia Capital, India & SEA as an Operating Partner, Technology. In his current role he advises portfolio companies’ CTOs and CPOs through his experience, strategic insight and innovative mindset to help companies scale engineering, data science, artificial intelligence, machine learning, products and design functions. He also advises on structuring product organization, strategy planning and architecture design to bring the most impact in terms of product scale, adaption and growth.

Group CTO, Gojek (Now GoTo)

Previously Ajey helped Gojek to scale from 100mn to 10bn company from 2015 - 2020, having sold his startup to Gojek. Initially Ajey took CTO, Payments Role at Gojek. Later he took over the role of Group CTO at Gojek overseeing the development of 20+ products across 4 countries, scaling Gojek from 300,000 orders per month to 120 million orders per month.

Recognition Ajey has been named as one of Top 50 Influential CIOs/CTOs in the region by IDG Australlia -

Public appearances Ajey has been invited by multiple organisations - He has delivered multiple public talks around technology and organisation structure - across the world, to name a few: Strata Data Conference, Customer keynote at Google Next, regional language and technology conferences in the SEA region. He also has been invited to be a judge at the SWSG Mega startup event in 2017 and 2018. He is a well known name in the technology community in the SEA region. More about his talks and presentations is at his website

Founder, CodeIgnition

Ajey founded CodeIgnition in April 2013. CodeIgnition was a boutique consulting service firm specializing in DevOps, infrastructure automation, infrastructure monitoring and development services for back-ends for the new age cloud applications.

Ajey served CodeIgnition as CEO, chief architect, client relationship manager, business development manager and principal consultant.

CodeIgnition consulted with many reputed names such as Tokopedia, Gojek, Byju’s, Blueshift Technologies, Emami Limited, Avanti Education and a large multinational security and backup enterprise.

CTO, Hoppr (acquired by Hike Messenger)

Ajey served Hoppr (a location based mobile app providing local service information to end user, such as eateries, café and service outlets) as Chief Technology Advisor, as a CTO he was responsible for product technology vision, team growth and product technology roadmap. Scaling product for upto 1 millions checkins and 70+ million users.

Head of Technology, ThoughtWorks India

Ajey served ThoughtWorks as the Head of Technology for India, providing technical vision and guidance for our largest region and with focus on Technology strategy and delivery for India operations. He also worked as a Principal Consultant in ThoughtWorks Professional Services, advising clients on configuration management, systems administration, cloud and virtualization, networking, business continuity planning, application performance, scaling & stability.
 As his last stint, Ajey started snap-ci in ThoughtWorks, helped various client products to move to cloud.

Ajey was a member of Technology Advisory Board of ThoughtWorks and part of office of CTO.

Prior to moving to Head of Technology Role, Ajey headed Global IT operations for ThoughtWorks. In his role Ajey was responsible for overall IT operations and technical leadership for executing internal projects for ThoughtWorks. His overall responsibility includes both technical and operations side of IS such as security, vpn, budgeting, resources, data centre operations and responsibility around people management and internal project executions. He managed the global IT team of 45+ people in 22 offices across 6 countries.

He is passionate about Continuous Delivery, DevOps, Visualization, Cloud, Virtualization strategies, Networks and Secruity. He speaks and writes about these subjects.

Ajey started his career at National Centre for Software Technology as Technical Associate and later as Staff Scientist. He was part of project implementing multiligual solution on microsoft windows platform and later lead indic language version of OpenOffice.

Locations: Ajey has worked in Bangalore, London, Chicago, Pune, New Delhi, Jakarta, Singapore

Community Involvment Ajey helps run RubyConf India, DevOpsDays India, GopherCon India and RailsGirls India. Ajey Founder part of Innovation and Technology Trust, a not-for profit organization responsible for running these conferences and committed to promiting technology in India. Ajey is well known name in Indian Tech Community.


2020 Onwards Sequoia Capital India and SEA Operating Partner, Technology

2015-2020 Gojek Group CTO

2013 - 2015 CodeIgnition Founder

2010 onwards Innovation and Technology Trust Founder

2013 - 2014 SoLoMo Salsa Media Founder, Technology

2012 – 2013 Hoppr Chief Technology Officer

2001 – 2012 ThoughtWorks Inc. 2010 – 2012 Head of Technology – India 2007 – 2010 Director Global IT Operations 2003 – 2007 Head – Information Services India 2001 – 2003 Developer, Configuration Manager

1998 – 2001 National Center for Software Technology Technical Associate Staff Scientist


Bachlor of Commerce – University of Allahabad – 1997, Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Software Technology – NCST - 1999