Founder, CEO, Chairman, Mobilewalla
COO & Founder, Mobilewalla
Jay Clark brings more than twenty-five years of experience to Mobilewalla in leading global technology organizations through hyper-growth, transition, and turnaround environments. He has built and inspired teams in multiple geographies including North America, Western Europe, Southeast Asia and India.
His career spans the small product startup, mid-size and large multi-billion dollar company enterprises - privately held and publicly traded. Prior to Mobilewalla, Jay held global leadership roles in EDS, Syntel
Jay believes the ultimate success of any worthwhile venture is fully attributed to the team that is
Managing Director, Madrona Venture Group
Scott joined Madrona in 2007 and currently serves on the boards of Haiku Deck, Indochino, LUMO BodyTech, RewardLoop, and Yieldex, and is a board observer for AdReady, Animoto, BuddyTV, Decide, Mercent, Optify, Redfin, Sewichi, and ShopIgniter. Scott also served on the board of Jambool prior to its acquisition by Google in 2010."I was attracted to Madrona because of the firm's partnership approach to investing. As an early-stage investor, we are truly rolling up our sleeves and partnering with the entrepreneurs we back on a day-to-day basis. We really do invest a lot of ourselves in our companies." Scott is particularly interested in consumer web, digital media, and mobile technologies that present opportunities for major disruption of large, established markets.
Prior to joining Madrona, Scott worked at Amazon.com, where he held senior product and business management positions in the Amazon Kindle and Amazon Marketplace groups. He led several key initiatives, including the international rollout of Amazon's Merchants@ platform. Earlier in his career, Scott was a Senior Consultant in Accenture's strategy consulting practice, where he worked with clients in enterprise software, retail, and energy sectors.
Scott graduated cum laude from Northwestern University, where he received his bachelor's degree in Applied Mathematics and Economics. He received an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar.
Investor and Startup Advisor
Venkat Raju, based in Bangalore, is an active angel investor and also serves as a mentor and advisor to his investee companies. His current investments cover a wide spectrum spanning Cloud Computing & SaaS, Big Data & Analytics, Mobility & Payments, and next-gen E-commerce. Yet there is a common theme - all of these companies have innovative technologies with disruptive business models and/or launching products with
Venkat is an accomplished entrepreneur and seasoned executive with strong business, technology, and general management credentials. Most recently, he served as the India Country Head and Managing Director for ACI Worldwide inc., a leading global payments solutions provider. He has held several roles including as - an Entreprenuer (CEO & Founder of startups backed by Kleiner Perkins, Benchmark Capital etc. in Silicon Valley), an IT Executive (Managing director & VP positions at Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank) in Wall St, Product Executive (GM & SVP PRodits at VerticalNet in San Francisco), Cheif Technologist (Cheif Architect for British Telecom in London) and as a Management/Strategy Consultant (owner of a boutique firm focused on Cloud computing & Saas in New York).
Venkat has a track record of realizing sustainable business value by promoting & adopting advanced, emerging concepts & technologies. As a past Fortune 500 Operational Executive, a Silicon Valley Technology Entrepreneur, an Active Investor in technology companies, and past Advisor to Venture capital firms he has a lot to offer.
Managing Director, GCP Capital Partners
Mr. Gutin is a Managing Director of GCP Capital and has been a member of the GCP investment committee since December 2009. Mr. Gutin joined Greenhill Capital Partners in 2003. Mr. Gutin has over 17 years of private equity investment experience.
Prior to joining GCP, from 1999 to 2001, Mr. Gutin was an Associate at American Securities Capital Partners, a New York-based middle-market private equity fund. From 1996 to 1999, Mr. Gutin was in the principal investment area (merchant banking) and leveraged finance group of Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Mr. Gutin has led 9 and been a member of the investment team of approximately 20 completed private equity investments while at GCP. Mr. Gutin focuses on financial services, financial technology
Since its establishment in 1990, JAFCO Asia has grown to become a leading brand in the venture capital industry in the Asia Pacific region. Currently, JAFCO Asia has registered entities in Singapore, Hong Kong, Taipei, Seoul, Beijing and Shanghai.
With more than US$650 million funds under management currently (more than US$1.2 billion cumulative to date), JAFCO Asia's experienced investment team has invested in over 388 companies in 13 countries (Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Australia, India, Israel and Vietnam) and divested more than 289 companies of which at least 92 have been publicly listed.
Since the new millennium, JAFCO Asia has shifted its focus entirely to technology related investments and is now one of the pre-eminent venture capital technology investors in the region. We believe that our existing portfolio in the Asia Pacific region and the worldwide business network offer our portfolio companies significant potential for synergistic partnerships.