Naveen Jain is a philanthropist, entrepreneur and a technology pioneer.
Naveen is founder of Moon Express and inome. Previously, Naveen founded InfoSpace. Naveen took InfoSpace public in 1998 on the NASDAQ and served as CEO until he left to start inome. Before starting InfoSpace, Naveen was a senior executive at Microsoft Corporation.
Naveen Jain 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. Mr. Jain 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.
Naveen Jain 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. Naveen was awarded People’s Choice “Light of India” award for Business Leadership.
His success 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 Jain is currently focused on finding ways to use advances in science to solve some of the problems that, on the surface, look like infrastructural problems. Naveen is in the process of setting up an incentive prize challenge to develop “Digital Doctor” (AI based expert system) to improve access to primary care physician around the world. He is also exploring ways to develop a Neurometric system to create better learners and to develop Neuroscience based multi-sensory video games that are effective and additive to teach students skills like math, science and history. Naveen continues to believe that we should be able to create bio-factories to reduce shortage of food and use Synthetic biology to create Microbes that can help with clean water and to generate energy from plentiful resources like ocean water.