Jay brings 18 years of experience as a venture capitalist, entrepreneur, business manager, and R&D leader. His diverse experience ranges from small venture-backed startups to large multinationals; deep product R&D to launching and managing businesses from concept to scaling into hundred million-dollar enterprises; and investing and managing a mix of early- and late-stage venture-backed startups.
At Juniper Networks, Jay is Head of New Business Incubation activities, reporting to the Founder/Vice Chairman of the Board/CTO of the company. As Juniper's entrepreneur-in-residence, Jay is responsible for shaping ideas into profitable businesses, focusing on mobility, high-performance networking, and cloud computing.
Jay completed his fellowship at Sofinnova Ventures where he worked in all aspects of venture investing. He sat on the board of CrestaTech (programmable broadband processors), and was actively involved with the boards of Guavus (real-time analytics SaaS provider) and Contextream (content services platforms).
Jay joined Sofinnova from an earlier tenure at Juniper Networks, where he managed several businesses, including a $125M/year security platform. Before that, Jay held a number of technical positions at leading Silicon Valley companies including Sun Microsystems, and Amdahl Corporation, as well as at venture-funded startups.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Jay received a BTech in electrical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India, an MS in electrical and computer engineering from Iowa State University, an MBA from Santa Clara University, and a certification in computer security from Stanford University. He has 14 patents pending or approved and three international publications.
Jay has been a member of core teams for networking and semiconductors SIGs at The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) for the past five years.
A member of Fellows Class 12, Jay served his fellowship at Sofinnova Ventures under mentor Eric Buatois.