An IIT Delhi and IIM Ahmedabad Alum, Mr. Rajat Kumar Jain is a Founder Director of PadUp Ventures, a Knowledge and Mentoring Platform, focusing on providing deep mentoring and incubation services to early stage tech companies as well as other Incubators in India. The primary mission is to impact hundreds of early stage startups through proprietary Padup programs, leading to improved rates of success and helping them grow successfully to the next level and to institutional funding. In particular, PadUp Ventures and Mr. Rajat Kumar Jain are focused on early stage technology based startups who are focused on solving some real problems at scale using Tech platforms like AI/ML, Blockchain, Data Analytics etc., and their applicability across sectors like Healthtech, FinTech, Edtech, Agritech, Cleantech etc. Currently, they have in their portfolio over 40 mentee companies including 5 startups in FinTech.
After 30 years career in Corporate India in leadership roles, Mr. Rajat Kumar Jain is now a Non-Executive Director on several Boards and Advisory Boards. His last corporate role was as Managing Director of Xerox India Limited where he led a Technology and Services business, providing hardware and software digital printing solutions to enterprises and retail segments alike. Apart from this, his key work areas include mentoring entrepreneurs’ and executives alike as an angel investor & a startup mentor. Having worked across Consumer, Telecom, Media & Technology sectors, he has acquired expertise in technology, distribution, sales and commercial; understanding consumers and enterprises across various spaces, building and working with teams and growing businesses that revolve around services & brands. He has also built multifunctional expertise, strong market and industry knowledge and an enviable industry network.