It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. - Theodore Roosevelt
Jay is an Associate at Kalaari primarily focusing on FinTech, Gaming, AI & Blockchain.
Upon graduating from Lancaster University in 2018 with a Bachelors in Business Administration, he launched The Guide – a digital media company that exclusively targeted the 300M+ Indian student community. An year later, as the bootstrapped venture failed, he moved on to become the Lead Analyst at Paper.VC where he was responsible for conducting and publishing deep research on India’s start-up ecosystem. He led multiple content properties including the company’s widely acclaimed newsletter that reached over 10K+ subscribers, including many of India’s leading entrepreneurs and investors.
On the weekends, you’ll either find Jay in his bat-cave building a deeper understanding of markets and technology or out doing one-on-one’s. He loves playing basketball and badminton and is probably the biggest Messi, FC Barcelona & Argentina fan you will find. Also, he’s among the handful of Gujarati’s who hate sweet food.