Jai Das » Managing Director, SAP Ventures

Session: FOLLOW THE MONEY, PART IV: THE INVESTORS WEIGH IN (Presented by Forbes)

Jai is looking for the next-generation of iconic start-ups which are focused on Cloud computing, Analytics, Digital Media and Mobility and which are leveraging trends like “Big-data”, “Consumerization of IT” and “Social-local-mobile Internet”.  He also leads SAP Ventures’ investment activities in India where he is looking for growth stage private companies that are building on the proliferation of mobile-internet savvy Indian consumers and that are building world-class enterprise applications to be delivered globally from India via the cloud.  He spent seven years designing and building software applications as a lead architect and as a product manager at Oracle and at several start-ups.  He was also an entrepreneur before deciding to focus on investing in high-growth technology start-ups.  Prior to SAP Ventures, Jai worked at two corporate ventures including Intel Capital and Agilent Ventures (formerly part of Hewlett-Packard).  He was also a Principal at MVC Capital, a Draper Fisher Jurvetson affiliated late-stage venture fund.  Some of his prior investments include Coghead (SAP), Infinera (INFN), MySQL (ORCL), Photobit (MU), Primavera (ORCL) and Sygate (SYMC).  He received his MBA from the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business where he was awarded the George Hay Brown Prize for academic excellence.  He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Brown University.  Jai’s current investments include Alteryx, Apigee, Box, Control4, Exact Target (ET), JasperSoft, JustDial, MuleSoft, Newgen, One97, and Splashtop.