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Anu Jain

Anu Jain is an entrepreneur with a deep commitment to philanthropy. Anu co-founded several successful ventures including Lavish Life, InfoSpace and Intelius/inome. She is passionate about giving back and making a difference, with a focus on education, girls and women empowerment. Anu believes that everyone should have equal rights to all basic needs as well as the best education possible, regardless of their socio-economic situation.

Anu is a trustee of the board and a member of the Visionary Circle at the XPRIZE Foundation, a nonprofit focused on using exponential technology to solve the grand challenges of humanity. She is sponsoring the Anu & Naveen Jain Women's Safety XPRIZE to come up with the best solution for the safety of girls and women in India. She is also on the advisory council of the UN Foundation Girl Up campaign that specifically focuses on empowering adolescent girls in the US and around the world. Anu is also on the US-India Advisory Board of Girl Rising, a global campaign for girl’s education.

Anu is a director of the board for Bellevue LifeSpring, an organization dedicated to serving underprivileged children and their families in the local Bellevue community. She has served on the advisory board of Pratham, an early learning education non-profit as well as on the board of the United Way of King County and a six-year term as a board member at University Preparatory Academy.

Anu holds a BA in business administration and economics from SUNY, Stony Brook, NY, and an MBA from Rutgers University in New Jersey. She grew up in many different countries as a UN child. Anu and her husband have three children who are all entrepreneurs and actively involved in giving back to the community.

Naveen Jain

Naveen Jain is an entrepreneur and philanthropist driven to solve the world’s biggest challenges through innovation. He is the founder of Moon Express, World Innovation Institute, iNome, TalentWise, Intelius, Infospace, in addition to serving as an advisor to the UK Longitude Prize and as a member of the Explorer club. He is also a regular contributor to Forbes, WSJ, INC and Huffington Post. As a trustee and vision circle member at the XPRIZE Foundation, he is focused on finding entrepreneurial solutions that address global challenges in health, education, poverty, agriculture, and access to clean water.

He has been recognized globally for his entrepreneurial success and leadership, and has been awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and the Albert Einstein Technology Medal for pioneers in technology. Naveen was named “Most Admired Serial Entrepreneur” by Silicon India, and won the Red Herring Lifetime Achievement Award for leadership in the technology industry, being named one of Red Herring’s Top 20 Entrepreneurs.

Naveen Jain is on the board of Singularity University, an interdisciplinary university with the mission to educate and inspire leaders to address humanity’s grand challenges through innovative technologies.

Naveen is an advisor to the UK Longitude Prize and a member of the Explorer club.

Naveen Jain has been awarded many honors for my entrepreneurial successes and leadership skills including “Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year”, “Albert Einstein Technology Medal” for pioneers in technology, “Most admired Serial Entrepreneur” by Silicon India and “Top 20 Entrepreneurs” and “Lifetime Achievement Award” for the leadership in the technology industry and support of other entrepreneurs by Red Herring.

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