Jai is a founder and Managing Partner of Tekton Ventures, a seed stage investment fund he founded in 2008 focused on early stage innovation globally. He has spent most of his career as a serial entrepreneur and/or early stage investor in Silicon Valley. Jai is also a Venture Partner with Partech Ventures which he joined in 2006 to focus on early stage opportunities in Internet, Software and Mobile. Prior to, 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 worked with major multinational 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 currently a seed and early stage investor in over 50+ companies including Coupang, Attune, Plae Shoes, Memebox, Cotopaxi, Happy Home, Ascend Consumer Finance, Gem, EatClub, Signifyd, Brightfunnel, Bugcrowd, PriceMatch, UserVoice, Flirtey, Novicap, Xfers and Lazylad. Jai is an accelerator mentor to Mucker Labs, SparkLabs and Draper University.