Pankaj Jain

"Don't Pitch Me Bro!" but if you must, please be a team of hackers, hustlers and designers solving real problems and leveraging online distribution to create scale. Have a prototype with some measurable traction before lobbing over a cold pitch. :-) If you can hustle your way to getting a 500 Startups mentor or founder of one of our portfolio companies to make an introduction, you're on the right path.

10/2012: Venture Partner at 500 Startups, focusing on India and NYC

10/2010 - 02/2014: Founder & Country Coordinator, Startup Weekend in India. Delhi, Bangalore, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Startup Weekend Delhi EDU, Ahmedabad

01/2012 - 09/2012: Accelerating startups across India at TLabs

12/2004 - 12/2011: Technology startups including network security, online marketplaces, and social media analytics.

10/1992 - 11/2004: Financial Services (mostly in hedge fund technology and operations).

12/2008 - 04/2010: Co-Founder of HeadStart Network Foundation and Lead Organizer of Startup Saturday Delhi