Slayton Capital was founded in 2001 in Silicon Valley California by the Honorable Gregory W. Slayton as an early stage venture/angel capital firm. Slayton Capital invests primarily in early stage high tech companies – and only in companies where Mr. Slayton knows the principals personally and well. Slayton Capital was an early investor in Salesforce.com, Google, Oakley Networks and Bloom Energy – some of the more successful Silicon Valley companies of the past 20 years. In each case, Slayton Capital addressed an agreed to need of the company in addition to its equity investment.
regory W. Slayton served as the United States Consul General/Chief of Mission to Bermuda under both the Bush and Obama administrations. He is credited with turning around the US Mission to Bermuda and initiating a number of programs that have become international models at the Department of State.
Extended twice by the Obama Administration, Mr. Slayton was presented with the Distinguished Foreign Service Award in April of 2010 by Members of Congress. He and his wife co-produced a Bermuda bestseller (“400 Years of Friendship: US/Bermuda Relations 1609 – 2009) that honored Bermuda’s 400th anniversary and generated over $250,000 for local Bermuda charities.
Mr. Slayton is today the Managing Director of Slayton Capital and an Adjunct Professor at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Mr. Slayton, a well known high tech CEO and Venture Capitalist in Silicon Valley prior to his diplomatic assignment, has also served on the Board of Advisors of a number of well known high tech leaders including Google and Salesforce.com.
Mr. Slayton, an honors graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Business School, was also a US Fulbright Scholar to Asia, where he earned a Masters in Asian Studies, again with honors.