Jai founded Tekton Ventures in 2010, a global seed investment firm that invests in major tech hubs around the world. He has spent over 20 years in Silicon Valley as an entrepreneur and early stage investor. Jai is also a Partner at Partech Partners since 2007, one of the largest U.S.-European venture capital firms with offices in San Francisco, Paris, Berlin and Dakar. Jai has invested as one of the first seed investors in over 150+ early stage companies including Coupang, Toss, Outdoorsy, Nowports, Merama, Signifyd, and Flutterwave.
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.
Prior/current portfolio companies that are related to anything crypto/Web3/fintech include:
Crypto Facilities (Acquired by Kraken)
Gem (Acquired by Blockdaemon)
Korbit(Acq by NXC)
Flutterwave - largest fintech platform - Stripe of Africa
Signifyd - leading digital fraud detection platform
Xendit - leading fintech payment infrastructure for SEA region)