Naveen and Anu Jain
Naveen and Anu Jain
Naveen Jain is an entrepreneur and philanthropist driven to solve the world’s biggest challenges through innovation. He is a founder of Moon Express, World Innovation Institute, iNome, TalentWise, Intelius, and Infospace. He is a regular contributor to the Forbes, WSJ, INC and Huffington Post.
Moon Express is developing a robotic lunar lander to explore and mine the moon for planetary resources that will be the key to securing humankind’s future.
World Innovation Institute fosters innovation and entrepreneurship to create scalable and sustainable solutions for many of the grand challenges such as reinventing education to be engaging & effective, affordable and accessible healthcare.
iNome is the first company to create the Information Genome of humanity. Inome allows you to discover the genomics of how we all fit together and to bring each one of us one step closer to our dreams.
Naveen Jain is a member of the Board of Trustees and Vision Circle at the XPRIZE Foundation where he is focused on finding entrepreneurial solutions to address the global challenges in health, education, poverty, agriculture, and clean water.
Naveen Jain is on the board of Singularity University, an interdisciplinary university with the mission to educate and inspire leaders to address humanity’s grand challenges through innovative technologies.
Naveen is an advisor to the UK Longitude Prize and a member of the Explorer club.
Naveen Jain has been awarded many honors for my entrepreneurial successes and leadership skills including “Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year”, “Albert Einstein Technology Medal” for pioneers in technology, “Most admired Serial Entrepreneur” by Silicon India and “Top 20 Entrepreneurs” and “Lifetime Achievement Award” for the leadership in the technology industry and support of other entrepreneurs by Red Herring.
Anu Jain is an entrepreneur with a deep commitment to philanthropy. Anu co-founded several successful ventures including Lavish Life, InfoSpace and Intelius/inome. She is passionate about giving back and making a difference, with a focus on education, girls and women empowerment. Anu believes that everyone should have equal rights to all basic needs as well as the best education possible, regardless of their socio-economic situation.
Anu is a member of the Board of Trustees and Vision Circle at the XPRIZE Foundation, a nonprofit focused on using exponential technology to solve the grand challenges of humanity. She is sponsoring the Anu & Naveen Jain Women's Safety XPRIZE to come up with the best solution for the safety of girls and women in India. She is also on the advisory council of the UN Foundation Girl Up campaign that specifically focuses on empowering adolescent girls in the US and around the world. Anu is also on the US-India Advisory Board of Girl Rising, a global campaign for girl’s education.
Anu is a director of the board for Bellevue LifeSpring, an organization dedicated to serving underprivileged children and their families in the local Bellevue community. She has served on the advisory board of Pratham, an early learning education non-profit as well as on the board of the United Way of King County and a six-year term as a board member at University Preparatory Academy.
Anu holds a BA in business administration and economics from SUNY, Stony Brook, NY, and an MBA from Rutgers University in New Jersey. She grew up in many different countries as a UN child. Anu and her husband have three children who are all entrepreneurs and actively involved in giving back to the community.