Jai Rawat

CEO at Zinrelo


Jai Rawat serves as Chief Executive Officer of Velocita Inc. Jai Rawat founded Velocita Inc. in November 2009 and serves as its Director. Jai Rawat served as Vice President of Business Development and Product Management at AirTight Networks, Inc. In this position, Jai Rawat was responsible for business development, customer relationship management, sales, product management and marketing at AirTight. Successful serial entrepreneur with over 18 years of industry experience. Extensive experience in building early stage startups into market leaders. Have worked in both B2B and B2C space including setting up partnerships, product management, PR/marketing, SEO, SEM startegies, financial modeling/monetization analysis etc. He served as the Director of Product Marketing at AOL Time Warner leading their Mobile Services strategy. Prior to AOL, he was the co-founder of Chabi.com (later Obongo) and served as its Chief Executive Officer which was a leader in the online identity management space. (Obongo was acquired by AOL in July 2001.) Jai Rawat co-founded Obongo Inc. in 1999 and served as its Chief Technology Officer. His first startup Obongo was the pioneer in single sign-on and online wallet technologies. He was also a Founder of AirTight Networks, Executive/Consulting Vice President at TheFind, Trackle, myTriggers, Permuto and several other companies. Prior to his entrepreneurial endeavors, Jai Rawat held key management positions in engineering at TIBCO Software and LSI Logic. He has received several awards and industry recognitions for his business leadership and technical prowess. Jai Rawat was awarded the 1999 Silicon India Leadership Award for Excellence and Promise in Business and Technology and has five Internet and e-commerce patents-pending. He serves as Vice President of Marketing at Pan IIT Alumni Association. He was Content Chair at TiEcon (2007, 2009, 2010). He served as Vice President of Business Development at myTriggers.com. He served as Vice President of Biz Dev & Prod Mgmt. He served as Director of Product Marketing at AOL Time Warner. He served as the President of West Coast Chapter at IIT Kanpur, Alumni Association Founder, Chief Technology Officer at Obongo Founder, Chief Executive Officer at Chabi.com Senior Architect at Tibco Senior Manager at LSI Logic. Other current engagements include: (a) Internet SIG chair for TiE Silicon Valley (b) 3rd time content chair for TiEcon (world's largest entrepreneurial conference) (c) Marketing chair for Pan IIT USA, the official organization representing IIT Alumni and (d) Content chair for IIT Kanpur Golden Jubilee conference. He served as the President of IIT Kanpur Alumni Association, Bay Area. His Specialties includes Product strategy and vision, business and technology leadership, boot strapping an organization or division, Business Development, Marketing, SEO, SEM, Product Management, Product Marketing. He received several awards and accolades for both business leadership and technical prowess including Siliconindia award for top 10 southasians along with Vinod Khosla, Narayana Murthy etc. 12 patents granted with several additional patents pending. He has won several awards and recognitions including being recognized as one of the top 10 South Asian business and technology leaders. He is a charter member of TiE Silicon Valley, Co-chair of TiE Internet SIG chair and holds 11 patents. Jai Rawat holds a B.Tech in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur and an MS in Computer Science from Iowa State University.