Founder & Managing Director of Tekton Ventures
Jai is a founder of Tekton Ventures, a seed stage venture fund focused on helping founders build and grow their early stage companies. He has spent most of his career as a serial entrepreneur and early stage investor. Jai has invested in a number of companies at the seed stage including UserVoice, Coupang, Chute, Betable, TasteMakerX, Tinfoil Security, iFeelgoods, EatClub, Schoolfeed, DoodleDeals (Plum District).
Jai was also a founder of PeerPong, a cloud-based semantic search company acquired by FormSpring.me in early 2011. Jai is also a venture partner with Partech Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm with offices in San Francisco and Paris. He joined Partech in late 2006 to focus on Internet, Software and Mobile.
Prior to Partech, Jai was a partner with IGNITE Ventures, a $250M venture fund and advisory group with strategic limited partners from major Asia-based technology conglomerates. Jai has extensive experience advising major Asia-based technology companies on new growth platforms, new business formation, joint venture, and M&A. Jai was an early employee at OnePage Software, a content personalization platform acquired by Sybase in 2001. Jai previously co-founded On-Air Networks in 1997, an online radio company to deliver copyright licensed music over the Internet. On-Air was acquired in late 1999 by Loudeye (Nokia).
Jai started his career in management consulting at PA Consulting Group, focused on market-related and operational issues for major telecom and energy companies. Jai is an advisor to a number of start-ups and a mentor to Mucker Labs, a Los Angeles based accelerator.
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