A date for your Fall calendar! September 22 at 8:00 am in the Apple Retail Store (Grand Central Terminal) I'll be interviewing Pankaj Jain, Partner 500 Startups (focusing on India and NYC). Pankaj has 20 years experience in hedge funds, startups, and venture capital across New York, the San Francisco Bay Area, London and India.
Date: September 22
Time: 8:00 am
Location: Apple Retail Store in Grand Central Terminal
Bring your accelerator, startup funding and other innovation questions. There is no cost to attend and RSVP is not required, however, plan to arrive early to get a great seat to hear Pankaj.
Pankaj Jain is a Partner at 500 Startups, a California based seed fund and accelerator program. Pankaj focuses on investing in early stage startups across New York City, India, South Asia and has led investments in over fifty companies at 500 Startups across 6 countries.
After getting his B.S. from NYU’s Stern School of Business, Pankaj spent over 12 years in the Financial industry at firms such as JP Morgan, Long-Term Capital Management (LTCM) and GlobeOp Financial Services. At Long-Term Capital Management (LTCM), Pankaj served in various roles including enterprise mortgage risk management and application development, and market data infrastructure. From there, Pankaj went on to become one of the founding employees of GlobeOp Financial Services in late 1999, where he headed the firm’s trade management, pricing infrastructure and customer service areas.
In 2007, Pankaj’s adventures in India began, where he started a company building an on-demand, employment marketplace for the under-served. In 2008, Pankaj became a co-founder of the HeadStart Network Foundation and the led the efforts in Delhi. In late 2010, he started the process of founding Startup Weekend in India. In early 2012, Pankaj began working with TLabs, an Indian accelerator, where he helped source, select and invest in startups for the first two cohorts. In late 2012, Pankaj joined 500 Startups to focus on Indian startups. Pankaj moved back to New York City in late 2013.
Pankaj loves to eat, play video games, write really bad Perl code and sit on tropical beaches doing nothing. He sometimes blogs at http://blog.pjain.me and can be found on Twitter at @pjain
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