President & Managing Director
Jai is a managing director, president and co-founder at Sapphire Ventures.
He invests in startups which he believes are developing ground-breaking products and services, and have embarked on their journey to become a company of consequence. He has more than 15 years of experience helping companies innovate their product and marketing strategies in order to scale and become market leaders. Eleven of Jai’s investments have become publicly traded companies including Alteryx, Box, Five9, Square and Nutanix as well as nine of his investments have been acquired including Apigee (Google), CloudHealth (VMware), ExactTarget (Salesforce) and MuleSoft (Salesforce).
Jai is currently a member of the board (director or observer) at Catchpoint, DataRobot, JFrog, Narrative Science, OpsRamp, Portworx, PubNub, Punchh, Splashtop, Sumo Logic and ThoughtSpot.
Prior to joining Sapphire Ventures in 2006, Jai worked at Oracle, Intel Capital, Agilent Ventures, and MVC Capital. He has a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from Brown University and an MBA from University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business where he was awarded the George Hay Brown Prize for academic excellence.