Arun Jain Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Investments
  • 4

  • Portfolio
  • 3

  • Exits
  • 1


Arun Jain General Information


Mr. Arun Jain serves as Chairman & Managing Director at Intellect Design Arena. He commenced his entrepreneurial journey by setting up Nucleus Software Workshop in 1986. In 1993, he founded Polaris Software Lab, which recorded a CAGR of over 100% during the seven-year period 1993-2000. This path of deep domain expertise, vision and planning began in 1993, with just $250 and a dream. His journey was guided by two strong beliefs - (1) ordinary people coming together to achieve extraordinary results and (2) the power of the organizational subconscious in realizing the vision. Intellect Design Arena Limited is his third venture, in pursuit of his vision to make India the IP Capital for the next growth wave for the IT Industry. His passion to create a technology product powerhouse from India made Intellect a reality. As an evangelist of Design Thinking, his brainchild - FinTech 8012, the World's First Design Center at Chennai dedicated to Financial Technology came into being. An avid design practitioner, he also evangelizes Design Thinking through public workshops, branded as UnMukt. It is a one-of-its-kind flagship workshop where participants explore and immerse in Design Thinking. With the constant drive to better the community around him, he instituted Mission Samriddhi - a social impact enterprise dedicated to holistic human development in India through the unique philosophy of Celebrate-Connect-Catalyse; Ullas Trust - a social impact organization working towards igniting less privileged young minds into realizing their true potential; School of Design Thinking - focusing on shaping thinking of young minds and professional through Design The Thinking™ philosophy. He is passionate about Design Thinking as a science to creating the biggest impact on individual and organizational performance. He has been nominated as the Chairperson of the Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Information Technology Ranchi, Jharkhand, India by the Hon'ble President of India, for a period of three years with effect from 2nd Sept 2020. He is entrusted with the responsibility of the Chief Mentor of the FinTech Centre of Excellence at STPI, Chennai set up by the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Govt. of India in association with the ELCOT, Govt. of Tamil Nadu. He holds/ has held prestigious positions in various other forums like the National Software Product Mission (Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology), National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT), Software Technology Parks of India (STPI), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Madras Management Association (MMA), and the Indo American Chamber of Commerce (IACC). He was bestowed with Dronacharya Award 2019 by TiECON Chennai. Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has conferred the Lifetime Achievement Award to him at India's premier ICT Event, Connect 2016. He has also conferred the 'Lifetime Achievement Award' at the 4th edition of the Design Thinking Conclave & Awards 2018. He has received multiple awards including Rotary Club's "For The Sake of Honour Award", Lions Clubs International award for "Youth Empowerment", INDO ASEAN Business Initiative Award, ICICI Venture - CII Connect Entrepreneur Award, Visionary of India 2014-15, amongst others in recognition of his contribution to the Industry and the Society. His contribution was recognized by the Times Group, with an award and a feature in a book titled 'Pathfinders' that lauds the achievements of extraordinary personalities in the IT & ITES industry. A social engineer by nature, he has been working towards creating a better community. Ullas Trust, founded in 1997, with the purpose of igniting young minds and guiding them to realizing their dreams, has since reached out to over 2,60,000 children from the economically challenged sections of Government, Municipal and Aided Schools. This brainchild of his provides vital professional skills to adolescent children across the country nurturing the "Can Do" spirit among the young minds. He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the Delhi College of Engineering.

Contact Information

Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • 3/G3, SIPCOT IT Park
  • Siruseri
  • Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600130
  • India
+91 044 0000 0000

Arun Jain Investments (4)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Centricity (Wealthtech platform) 14-Sep-2022 Seed Round 000 Other Commercial Services Startup 0000 0000
0000 10-Jan-2022 0000 00000 00000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 0000 0000
Rhapsody (Educational and Training Services (B2C) 01-Jun-2019 Later Stage VC 00000 Educational and Training Services (B2C) Generating Revenue 0000 0000
GreenPool 12-Apr-2016 Early Stage VC Road Out of Business 0000 0000
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Arun Jain Exits (1)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
000000000 21-Oct-2020 000 00 00000000
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Arun Jain Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Arun Jain Angel Investor 0 0 Chennai, India
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Arun Jain Co-Investors (23)

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Burman Family Office 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Devesh Sachdev 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
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