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Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda in India, Bachelors
Electrical Engineering
University of Texas at Austin, Masters
Electrical Engineering


Current Financial Organizations

Managing Partner

Former Financial Organizations

Charter Member,

Web Presences


Jayesh Parekh

Jayesh is one of the Founders of Sony Entertainment Television, a major television network launched in collaboration with Sony Japan. He is a board member of Shemaroo Entertainment (media & entertainment), One Animation (animation & special effects) and eBus (TV commercial digital distribution).

Jayesh is an active angel investor with investments in various Venture Capital Funds in Silicon Valley and start-up enterprises across the technology and media space. Prior to the above ventures he spent over 12 years at IBM in various technical, sales and marketing positions based in Houston and Singapore, and part of the team that brought IBM back to India.

Jayesh is on the Investment Committee of Aavishkaar India II Fund, which is a social impact fund. Jayesh served on the Board of United Way International for 6 years, and was on the Board of SONG, a fund owned by Soros, Omidyar Network and Google, which invests in SMEs in India that meet social objectives.

Jayesh holds a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda in India and a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He is an Advisor to Blume Ventures, an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at INSEAD, a TiE Charter Member, a TiE Angel and a member of Indian Angel Network. Jayesh is a Singapore citizen and lives in Singapore with his family.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Head Held High 8/2013Venture Round$408k6
Milaap Social Ventures 7/2013Venture Round$1.1M5
JFDI.Asia 9/2011Venture Round$950k13



  1. Head Held High Services raises Rs 2.5 crore from Unilazer Ventures and 5 angels from the Intellecap Impact Investment Network ( [edit]
  2. Milaap Social Ventures Raises USD$1.1M In Ventur Funding ( [edit]
  3. JFDI partners SingTel Innov8 to bring successful start-up acceleration programme to Asia Pacific ( [edit]
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