Naveen Jain is an entrepreneur and philanthropist driven to solve the world’s biggest challenges through innovation. He is a founder of Moon Express, World Innovation Institute, inome, Talent Wise, Intelius, and InfoSpace. He is a regular contributor to the Forbes, WSJ, INC and Huffington Post.
Moon Express is developing a robotic lunar lander to explore and mine the moon for planetary resources that will be the key to securing humankind’s future.
World Innovation Institute fosters innovation and entrepreneurship to create scalable and sustainable solutions for many of the grand challenges such as reinventing education to be engaging & effective, affordable and accessible healthcare.
iNome is the first company to create the Information Genome of humanity. Inome allows you to discover the genomics of how we all fit together and to bring each one of us one step closer to our dreams.
Naveen Jain a trustee of the board and vision circle member at the X PRIZE Foundation where he is focused on finding entrepreneurial solutions to address the global challenges in health, education, poverty, agriculture, and clean water.
Naveen Jain is on the board of Singularity University, an interdisciplinary university with the mission to educate and inspire leaders to address humanity’s grand challenges through innovative technologies.
Naveen is an advisor to the UK Longitude Prize and a member of the Explorer club.
Naveen Jain has been awarded many honors for my entrepreneurial successes and leadership skills including “Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year”, “Albert Einstein Technology Medal” for pioneers in technology, “Most admired Serial Entrepreneur” by Silicon India and “Top 20 Entrepreneurs” and “Lifetime Achievement Award” for the leadership in the technology industry and support of other entrepreneurs by Red Herring.
Founder & CEO
Jul 1, 2015 - Current (about 1 year)
Founder & Chairman
Aug, 2010 - Current (about 6 years)
2010 - Current (over 6 years)
Jan 4, 2003 - Current (over 13 years)
Board & Advisor Roles (4)Update
|Sep, 2015||Safe Cash||$1.2M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Apr, 2015||Vuru||$1M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Sep, 2014||Moon Express, Inc.||$16.5M / Series C||Personal Investment|
|Dec, 2013||Moon Express, Inc.||$12.5M / Private Equity||Personal Investment|
|Sep, 2010||Moon Express, Inc.||$2.5M / Private Equity||Personal Investment|
|Feb, 2000||WorthGuide||undisclosed amount / Series A||Personal Investment|
|Nov, 1999||Fusion Networks||$9M / Venture||Personal Investment|
|Aug 6, 2016||Dayton Daily News - Company given go-ahead for first commercial mission to the moon|
|Aug 3, 2016||Mercury News - Silicon Valley startup gets OK for moon mission|
|Jun 8, 2016||BGR.in - US to approve the first commercial space mission beyond the Earth’s orbit: Report|
|Jun 6, 2016||GeekWire - White House works out a process to clear commercial missions to moon and Mars|
|Jun 6, 2016||Financial Express - US likely to approve moon mission by private venture|
|Apr 19, 2016||GeekWire - Tech entrepreneur Naveen Jain fleshes out plans for BlueDot innovation factory|
|Apr 10, 2016||GeekWire - President Obama leads celebration on Twitter for SpaceX’s rocket landing at sea|
|Apr 8, 2016||GeekWire - Moon Express asks FAA to review its plans for Google Lunar X Prize landing in 2017|