Jai Shekhawat Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1


  • Investments
  • 17

  • Portfolio
  • 10

  • Exits
  • 6


Jai Shekhawat General Information


Mr. Jai Shekhawat serves as Board Member in 1871. He also serves as a Member of the FireStarter Fund. He also served 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 served as Board Member at Fleet Complete. He also serves as a Member of the Advisory Board at Method Capital. He also served as Board Member at OfficeLuv and BlueCat Networks. He also serves as Entrepreneur Partner and Advisor at Chicago Ventures. He has more than 20 years of experience with software development, information technology and management consulting. He 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. He 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, He is a Co-Founder of 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. He 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 on the Board of Directors at Signal. He also serves as Advisor at StarVest Partners.

Business Details

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

Jai Shekhawat Investments (17)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Gearflow 30-Aug-2022 Seed Round 00.000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 000 000000000
qBraid 16-Aug-2022 0000 00000 00.00 Software Development Applications Generating Revenue 000 000000000
MinuteBox 18-Mar-2022 0000 00000 00.000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000 000000000
Verve Romance 23-Sep-2021 0000 00000 00.00 Social Content Generating Revenue 000 000000000
LocoNav 25-Jun-2021 00000 00000 0000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000 000000000
Rise Gardens 02-Sep-2020 0000 00000 00.00 Other Consumer Durables Generating Revenue 000 000000000
Somrus 19-Oct-2017 00000 00000 00.00 Beverages Generating Revenue 000 000000000
ForeverCar 05-Sep-2017 00000 00000 0000 Automotive Generating Revenue 000 000000000
UPshow 11-Apr-2017 Seed Round 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000 000000000
Semantify 16-May-2016 Later Stage VC Business/Productivity Software Out of Business 000 000000000

Jai Shekhawat Exits (6)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Xaptum 01-May-2022 Out of Business
ForeverCar 12-Nov-2020 000000000000000000
YCharts 09-Oct-2020 0000000000 00000
Cubii 01-Sep-2020 0000000000 0000
Semantify 01-Aug-2019 Out of Business
Retrofit 17-Apr-2018 Merger/Acquisition 000.00

Jai Shekhawat Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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Jai Shekhawat Team (1)

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

Jai Shekhawat Co-Investors (49)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Alumni Ventures 2 0 Series chart Industry bar
Howard Tullman 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
RIT Capital Partners 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Synetro Group 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
True Ventures 0 0 Series chart Industry bar

Jai Shekhawat FAQs

  • Who is Jai Shekhawat?

    Jai Shekhawat is an angel Investor who has made 17 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Jai Shekhawat?

    Jai Shekhawat is an angel investor.

  • What does Jai Shekhawat do?

    As an angel investor, Jai Shekhawat invests personal money into promising companies, typically in exchange for equity.

  • How many board seats does Jai Shekhawat hold?

    Jai Shekhawat holds a board seat in Somrus.

  • What has Jai Shekhawat invested in?

    Jai Shekhawat has made numerous investments in companies like Gearflow, qBraid, and MinuteBox within the Media and Information Services (B2B), Software Development Applications, and Business/Productivity Software industries.

  • What has Jai Shekhawat invested in recently?

    Jai Shekhawat's latest investment was on 30-Aug-2022 in Gearflow, a company within the Media and Information Services (B2B) industry.

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