Jai has spent over 15 years in Silicon Valley as an entrepreneur and early stage investor. Prior to founding Tekton in 2010, Jai joined Partech Ventures in 2007, one of the largest U.S.-European venture capital firms with offices in San Francisco, Paris and Berlin where he is currently a Venture Partner. Jai has invested in over 60+ early stage companies since inception of Tekton including Coupang, Hyperloop One, Memebox, Frontier Car Group, Signifyd, Bugcrowd, and Plae.
Prior to Tekton, Jai was a partner with Ignite Ventures, a venture fund and advisory group with limited partners from major Asia-based technology conglomerates. 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 acquired by Loudeye (Nokia). Jai started his career in management consulting at PA Consulting Group, working for major telecom and energy companies.
He holds a BS degree from the University of Southern California.