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Jai Shekhawat


Mr. Jai Shekhawat serves as Founding Member at FireStarter Fund. Mr. Shekhawat also serves as Chairman at Semantifi. He co-founded Quinnox and serves as its Board Member. He is a Co-Founder and served as Chief Executive Officer at Fieldglass. He also serves as an Member of the Advisory Board at Method Capital. He also serves as Board Member at OfficeLuv and BlueCat Networks. He also serves as Entrepreneur Partner at Chicago Ventures. He has more than 20 years of experience with software development, information technology and management consulting. Jai is ranked 7th on SI Review's 2010 "25 Most Powerful People in Staffing." He is also a two-time Supply & Demand Chain Executive "Pro to Know" and currently serves on the Mayor's Council of Technology Advisors (MCTA) for the City of Chicago. Jai is a regular speaker at industry conferences and has been profiled in publications such as Silicon India, Entrepreneur and Chicago Tribune. Under his leadership, Fieldglass received a Stevie Award for "Most Innovative Company in North America" in 2007. Prior to starting Fieldglass, Jai co-founded Quinnox, an IT and Business Process Outsourcing firm located in Naperville, with development and sales operations worldwide. Previously, he was a strategy consultant with McKinsey & Co. in Chicago where he served clients in various industries in the areas of corporate strategy, sales effectiveness, marketing and cross-border alliances. As head of operations at Syntel, a software services firm, he helped build the company to nearly 700 consultants as well as create an international sales and service delivery organization to provide application management services to the Global 2000. Jai holds a master's in business administration with specializations in finance and strategy from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston; and a bachelor's degree in management science from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India. He serves as Board of Director at Signal. He also serves as Advisor at StarVest Partners.

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • Chicago, IL
  • United States

Jai Shekhawat Investments (11)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Somrus 19-Oct-2017 Early Stage VC 00.00 Beverages Generating Revenue
0000000000 05-Sep-2017 00000 00000 0000 Application Software Generating Revenue 000 000000000
000000 11-Apr-2017 0000 00000 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000 000000000
000000000 16-May-2016 00000 00000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000 000000000
000000 21-Apr-2016 0000 00000 00.00 Network Management Software Startup 000 000000000
00000 30-Mar-2016 0000 00000 00000 Other Consumer Durables Profitable 000 000000000
00000000.00 08-Jul-2015 0000 00000 000 Specialized Finance Startup 000 000000000
0000000 04-May-2015 00000 00000 00.000 Information Services (B2C) Generating Revenue 000 000000000
GetSet Learning 02-Sep-2014 Seed Round 00.00 Educational and Training Services (B2C) Generating Revenue 000 000000000
Retrofit 13-Nov-2012 Early Stage VC 000 Other Healthcare Services Generating Revenue 000 000000000
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Jai Shekhawat Exits (1)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
00000000 17-Apr-2018 000000 00 000000 Completed
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Jai Shekhawat Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office Contact
Jai Shekhawat Angel Investor 00 0 Chicago, IL