Jai Shekhawat

Industry Advisor at Madison Dearborn Partners LLC

Jai Shekhawat

Jai Shekhawat

Industry Advisor at Madison Dearborn Partners LLC

Overview
Career Highlights

Semantify, Inc.
YCharts, Inc.
Quinnox, Inc.

RelSci Relationships

1156

Primary Location

Naperville, IL, United States

Number of Boards

16

Number of Awards

2

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Co-Founder at Signal Digital, Inc.

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Founder at Signal Digital, Inc.

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Industry Advisor at Madison Dearborn Partners LLC

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Co-Founder at BlueCat Networks, Inc.

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Managing Director at Madison Dearborn Partners LLC

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Co-Founder at Madison Dearborn Partners LLC

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Managing Director at Madison Dearborn Partners LLC

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Chief Executive Officer at BlueCat Networks, Inc.

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Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at University of Chicago - Booth School of Business

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Industry Advisor at Madison Dearborn Partners LLC

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Jai Shekhawat
Industry Advisor at Madison Dearborn Partners LLC
Education
MS in Management

Birla Institute of Technology & Science (shortened BITS or Bits Pilani) is an Indian institute of higher education and a deemed university under Section 3 of the UGC Act. The university has 15 academic departments, and focuses primarily on undergraduate education in engineering and the sciences. It is widely known as the best private engineering institute of India. The institute was established in its present form in 1964. During this period, the institute's transformation from a regional engineering college to a national university was backed by G.D. Birla. BITS has established centres at Goa, Pilani, Hyderabad and Dubai. There are two more proposed BITS centres coming up at Vizag and Bhubaneswar.

Masters in Business Administration with Specializations in Finance & Strategy

The Kellogg School of Management (The Kellogg School or Kellogg) is the business school of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, with additional campuses in downtown Chicago, Illinois and Miami, Florida. Kellogg offers full-time, part-time, and executive programs, and partners with schools in China, France/Singapore, India, Hong Kong, Israel, Germany, Canada, and Thailand.Founded in 1908 in downtown Chicago as a part-time evening program, the school was chartered to educate business leaders with "good moral character.

Memberships
Member
Current

FireStarter is an early stage investment fund focused on helping technology companies grow. We are a group of Chicago technology entrepreneurs who have come together to support the next generation of innovators. We all have direct experience founding, operating and investing in technology based businesses that leverage the developments of the past forty years. We owe a debt to the innovators who came before us and it is a debt we intend to repay by helping to fund promising new ideas and the entrepreneurs who have the passion and the drive to see their ideas become reality.

Career History
Executive Chairman
Current

Semantify, Inc. designs and develops software services. It provides platform for enterprise, consumer and Big Data Ad-hoc analytics and eliminates the dependence on data experts to perform everyday business analytics. The company was founded by Pragada Shree and Viswanath Dasari in May 2005 and is headquartered in Stamford, CT.

Industry Advisor
Current

Madison Dearborn Partners is an active manager invests in MBO and growth equity transactions. The sectors in which they invest include basic industries, business & government software and services, financial & transactions services, health care and telecom, media & technology services. The firm targets middle and upper-middle market companies located primarily in the United States. They acquire both control and minority positions.

Professional
Tenure Unconfirmed

Signal Digital, Inc. develops software solutions. It collects, connects and activates customer data to execute real-time cross-channel marketing campaigns. The company was founded by Eric Lunt, Michael D. Sands and Marc Kiven in September 2009 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Advisors
Current

starvest management invests in companies located in north America with strong management teams and an enterprise value of $ 1 billion. The firm with a sector focus on software-as-a-service, Data & Analytics, E-commerce infrastructure, and digital marketing services with an investment size of $ 8 to $ 14 million. The firm provides financing for growth equity and later stage capital requirements.

Director
Prior

Formed in 1998, and located in Chicago, TiE-Midwest is a not-for-profit gathering of industry leaders joined together by the mission of supporting global entrepreneurship by working locally. Our goals are to identify and nurture up-and-coming entrepreneurs; to facilitate networking among members; and, to connect local entrepreneurs internationally. Worldwide, the TiE organization has more than 12,000 members, 2,058 charter members and 200 sponsors in 56 chapters across 13 countries. These members are top entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, lawyers and management professionals who represent a diverse array of industries — software, services, telecommunications, life sciences, finance, and more — reflecting the breadth and depth of our network.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$25K - $50K
2015

The Field Museum of Natural History houses biological and anthropological collections of specimens. It supports both informal and more structured public learning through exhibits and educational programs. Its curatorial and scientific staff conducts research on the fields of Anthropology, Biology, Geology, and Zoology. The Field Museum was founded in 1893 and is located in Chicago, Illinois.

$25K - $50K
2013

The Field Museum of Natural History houses biological and anthropological collections of specimens. It supports both informal and more structured public learning through exhibits and educational programs. Its curatorial and scientific staff conducts research on the fields of Anthropology, Biology, Geology, and Zoology. The Field Museum was founded in 1893 and is located in Chicago, Illinois.

$25K - $50K
2012

The Field Museum of Natural History houses biological and anthropological collections of specimens. It supports both informal and more structured public learning through exhibits and educational programs. Its curatorial and scientific staff conducts research on the fields of Anthropology, Biology, Geology, and Zoology. The Field Museum was founded in 1893 and is located in Chicago, Illinois.

Political Donations
$1,000
2004

Former Senator from Massachusetts

$250
2003

Former Senator from Massachusetts

$500
2003

President at Central Street Games LLC

Investments
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Forevercar Holdings, Inc. operates as an online car service contract platform. It enables consumers to purchase extended vehicle service contracts directly. The company was founded by Dave Forman, Mark Hodes and Russ Carpel on March 30, 2016 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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UPshow, Inc. provides social marketing program services for televisions. It offers social media boost, social media CRM, and remarketing tools that helps promoters to broadcast the brand to their social media followers. The company was founded by Adam Hirsen and Matt Gibbs and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Built In, Inc. operates online platform for recruiters which they can access top talent and motivate passive job seekers. It offers employer branding, recruitment solutions, community events, and brand insights. The company was founded by Maria Christopoulos Katris and Matthew Moog and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Awards & Honors
2014
Crain's Chicago Business Magazine - Tech 50
2013
Crain's Chicago Business Magazine - Tech 50
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