April 28, 2021

Ankur Jain | How Entrepreneurship Can Solve Some Of Our Biggest Systemic Problems

Ankur Jain | How Entrepreneurship Can Solve Some Of Our Biggest Systemic Problems

When Ankur Jain was 11 years old, he wanted to play in the basketball team and believed he needed a special pair of shoes to jump higher. So he coded a website, phoned the shoe company and asked to speak to the CEO. Ankur told the CEO that he would adv...


When Ankur Jain was 11 years old, he wanted to play in the basketball team and believed he needed a special pair of shoes to jump higher. So he coded a website, phoned the shoe company and asked to speak to the CEO. Ankur told the CEO that he would advertise their shoes on his website if they mailed him a pair. The CEO sent Ankur a pair of luxury sports shoes. Ankur used the shoes to tryout for the basketball team. He didn't make the cut. Today, Ankur is an entrepreneur and the CEO of Kairos, a venture fund dedicated to making the lives of our generation easier by solving some of the worlds biggest problems.

 

Find out more about Ankur Jain's work | https://kairoshq.com

 

Visit Ankur's website | https://www.ankurjain.net

 

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Ankur Jain

Ankur Jain currently serves as the founder and CEO of Kairos. The venture fund is building and investing in companies with the goal tackling the world’s greatest challenges. Over the years, Kairos has helped launch and grow over $6.5bn worth of companies tackling problems in healthcare, housing costs, transportation networks, and more. Before rejoining Kairos in May 2017, Jain was the VP of Product at Tinder, the world’s largest social network for meeting people. He joined Tinder after it acquired his previous company, Humin, where he served as Founder & CEO.