Jai Shekhawat Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel
  • Status
  • Active
  • Professionals
  • 1
  • Investments
  • 14
  • Portfolio
  • 8
  • Exits
  • 5

Jai Shekhawat General Information


Mr. Jai Shekhawat serves as Board Member in 1871. He also serves as Member at FireStarter Fund. Mr. Shekhawat 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 also serves as an 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. 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.

Contact Information

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

Jai Shekhawat Investments (14)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Verve Romance 23-Sep-2021 Seed Round 00.00 Social/Platform Software Generating Revenue 000 000000000
0000000 28-Jun-2021 00000 00000 0000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000 000000000
0000 0000000 02-Sep-2020 0000 00000 00.00 Horticulture Generating Revenue 000 000000000
000000 19-Oct-2017 00000 00000 00.00 Beverages Generating Revenue 000 000000000
0000000000 05-Sep-2017 00000 00000 0000 Information Services (B2C) Generating Revenue 000 000000000
000000 11-Apr-2017 0000 00000 00.00 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 000 000000000
000000000 16-May-2016 00000 00000 Business/Productivity Software Out of Business 000 000000000
000000 21-Apr-2016 0000 00000 00.00 Network Management Software Generating Revenue/Not Profitable 000 000000000
Fitness Cubed 30-Mar-2016 Seed Round 00000 Other Consumer Durables Generating Revenue 000 000000000
Builders VC 08-Jul-2015 Seed Round 000 Private Equity Generating Revenue 000 000000000
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Jai Shekhawat Exits (5)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
ForeverCar 12-Nov-2020 Merger/Acquisition
0000000 09-Oct-2020 0000000000 00000
0000000 00000 06-Oct-2020 0000000000 0000
Semantify 01-Aug-2019 Out of Business
Retrofit 17-Apr-2018 Merger of Equals 000.00
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Jai Shekhawat Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Jai Shekhawat Angel Investor 00 0 Chicago, IL
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Jai Shekhawat Co-Investors (30)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Howard Tullman 2 0 Series chart Industry bar
Anthemis Group 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
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