Naveen Jain, MBA
MBA is a philanthropist, entrepreneur, and technology pioneer.
Naveen is a founder and CEO of Intelius, the first company to empower more than 15 million consumers with information to make intelligent decisions about personal safety and security. Prior to Intelius, he founded InfoSpace, one of the most successful dotcom companies and innovative developers of mobile software and application services. He took the company public in 1998 on the NASDAQ and served as CEO until December 2002. Before starting InfoSpace, he was a senior executive at Microsoft Corporation.
He is Co-Chairman of Education and Global Development at the X Prize Foundation where he is focused on finding entrepreneurial solutions to address the global challenges in education, poverty, agriculture, health, and clean water. He is a trustee of the board of Singularity University, an interdisciplinary university whose mission is to educate and inspire leaders to address humanity’s grand challenges through innovative technologies. He also serves as a director on the board of Coastal Aviation Software and Flow Mobile. Flow Mobile is dedicated to bringing innovative mobile broadband service to under-served and un-served rural towns across the country.
Naveen has been awarded many honors for his entrepreneurial successes and leadership skills including “Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year”, “Albert Einstein Technology Medal” for pioneers in technology, “Top 20 Entrepreneurs” by Red Herring, “Six People Who Will Change the Internet” by Information Week. His success with Intelius has earned such accolades as “Best New Company” by the American Business Awards, Puget Sound Business Journal’s “One of Washington’s Top Three Best Workplaces”, “Rising Star” in Deloitte & Touche’s Technology Fast 500 Program, “America’s Top 500 Fastest-Growing Private Companies” by Inc. Magazine and has been listed amongst the top 15 Corporate Philanthropists in the community.
Naveen and his family are actively engaged in many philanthropic activities and have generously contributed to an assortment of organizations dedicated to innovation, entrepreneurship, and education. Many organizations have benefitted from their charitable activities including; The X-Prize Foundation, The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, The Intrepid Museum, United Way, Children’s Hospital, HopeLink, Overlake Service League, Tree House, Boys and Girls Club, America India Foundation, Vedic Cultural Center, Seattle Art Museum, Performing Arts Center, Children Rights & You, and the University of Washington.
He earned his engineering undergraduate degree from Indian Institute of technology (IIT) in 1979 and went on to earn his MBA from Xavier Institute of Management in 1982. His patents include Method and system for specified loading of an operating system, Method and system for sharing utilities between operating systems, and Method and system for creating multi-lingual computer programs by dynamically loading messages.
Watch The Science Studio: A conversation with Naveen Jain Founder and CEO of Intelius, Anu & Naveen Jain – Discuss Intelius Community and Giving, Naveen Jain on Social Networks, Naveen Jain Intrepid Air and Space Museum: Power of One Program Intro, and TED Talk In India by Naveen Jain. Visit his sites Naveen Jain’s Space Explorers, Naveen Jain Nonprofit News, and Naveen Jain Internet Safety. Read his blog and his LinkedIn profile. Follow his Twitter feed.