Jai Shekhawat Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel
  • Status
  • Active
  • Professionals
  • 1
  • Investments
  • 12
  • Portfolio
  • 7
  • Exits
  • 4

Jai Shekhawat General Information


Mr. Jai Shekhawat is the Founder & serves as Chief Executive Officer 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 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 (12)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Rise Gardens 13-Oct-2020 Seed Round Horticulture Generating Revenue 000 000000000
000000 19-Oct-2017 00000 00000 00.00 Beverages Generating Revenue
0000000000 05-Sep-2017 00000 00000 0000 Automotive 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
0000000 00000 30-Mar-2016 0000 00000 00000 Other Consumer Durables Profitable 000 000000000
00000000 00 08-Jul-2015 0000 00000 000 Specialized Finance Generating Revenue 000 000000000
YCharts 04-May-2015 Later Stage VC 00.000 Financial Software Generating Revenue 000 000000000
GetSet 02-Sep-2014 Seed Round 00.00 Social/Platform Software Generating Revenue 000 000000000
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Jai Shekhawat Exits (4)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
YCharts 09-Oct-2020 Buyout/LBO 00000
0000000 00000 06-Oct-2020 0000000000 00000
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 (25)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
G2T3V 5 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Howard Tullman 0 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Alumni Ventures Group 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Method Capital 0 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
True Ventures 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
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