Rajesh Jain is a tech entrepreneur based in Mumbai, India. He was a pioneer in Asia’s dot-com revolution, creating IndiaWorld, India’s first Internet portal in the late 1990s. He then started Netcore, which is today Asia’s largest marketing technology and customer experience company.
Rajesh is an Electrical Engineer, having graduated from IIT Bombay in 1988. He did his MS (Electrical Engineering) from Columbia University, New York and returned to India in 1992 to pursue his entrepreneurial dreams.
One of Rajesh's early ventures, IndiaWorld Communications, launched in 1995, was acquired by Satyam Infoway in November 1999 for US$ 115 million in one of Asia's largest Internet deals. IndiaWorld was the largest collection of India-centric websites, comprising Samachar (news), Khel (cricket), Khoj (search) and Bawarchi (food). He is also the Founder and Chairman of Emergic Venture Capital. Emergic has invested over $20 million of Rajesh's personal money into a dozen companies in the digital space in India and abroad. Among the investments are Novatium, which has created a $100 network computer, Rajshri Media, which runs India's largest broadband portal, and mChek, which is into mobile payments.