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Chet Jain

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Founder, Crowdera and Guest Lecturer - Social Entrepreneurship, Co-Working, Bootstrapping, Business Schools & Events.

Founder, Crowdera and Guest Lecturer - Social Entrepreneurship, Co-Working, Bootstrapping, Business Schools & Events.

17 vouches

Involved In


NoPay Startups
FundEdu (FEDU)
NoPay Startups


Founder Crowdera October 2014 - present
Managing Director SmartWe May 2011 - present
Organizer (Founder) NoPay Startups May 2010 - present
Guest Lecturer - Social Entrepreneurship, Co-Working, Bootstrapping Business Schools & Events July 2013 - present
Filmmaker SmartWe Creatives July 2012 - present
Founder FundEdu.Com October 2011 - October 2014
Director Ness SES August 2008 - October 2013
Sales Manager Apex Technology Systems, Inc. August 2007 - December 2007
Business Head Thrinaina Informatics Limited March 2005 - July 2007
Business Owner Mastermind Informatics January 1999 - December 2004


Stanford Continuing Studies Leadership, Management, Entrepreneurship 2012 - 2012
Nagpur University Electrical Engineering 1997 - 2001

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Media
  • • Education
  • • Mobile
  • • Social Impact
  • • Movies/Film
  • • Youth Leadership

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Leadership • Product management • Business planning • Entrepreneurship • Strategy

Key Accomplishments

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Stephanie Jelley
They're my current cofounder  •  Co-founder & CMO/Growth Hacker, Crowdera and Founder & Chief Executive Officer, umojawa. Colorado State grad.
Chet has vision and passion. He has been very successful in brining together a team that shares his vision and drive to shift the paradigm i ... n the giving space. He is without a doubt one of the most creative connectors I've had the pleasure to meet and work alongside of.
George Northup
They're my friends  •  Silicon Valley CEO. Built and exited four companies that generated cumulative revenues of over $2 billion. Raised $500m.
Very resourceful with multiple successes. Came to U.S. from India and, from nothing, built up companies, networks, etc. Has an ability to cr ... eate opportunities and create value.
Billy Leung
We worked together  •  Head of Product | Startup Advisor | Stanford/Cal Hybrid
I have worked with Chet in many years and he struck me as someone who GSD while knowing how to scale a company. He is motivated and scrappy; ... great traits as an entrepreneur
Jeff Wallace
We worked together  •  Business Leader & Head of Mobility, UX & IoT practices, Brillio and Mentor, Momentum Venture Partners & Accelerator.
Chet has many great entrepreneurial qualities. He is an "out-of-the-box" thinker and knows well how to be resourceful to achieve what he set ... s out to do. He also is humble enough know what he knows and, equally important, what he doesn't know, and to seek advice/guidance to fill in those voids. He is intent on making a difference and a joy to work with.
Praveen Vasireddy
They're my friends  •  Head of Technology and VP of Engineering, OZY Media Inc.. Previously Director of Engineering, Web & Mobile, Zinio LLC..
It’s rare that you come across standout entrepreneur like Chet. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Chet for 5 years. He is an effective co ... mmunicator, often serving as a liaison to scattered personnel of like interests. And, of course, his/her interest in movie making.
Gautam Priya
We worked together  •  Senior Platform Engineer, RingCentral. Previously Staff Engineer, PayPal.
Chetan is consummate professional who has a strong track record of success and on top of that he is good bloke to have a drink with.
Tad Milbourn
We worked together  •  CEO & Co-founder, Tiempo Labs. Previously Senior Product Manager, Intuit.
Chet has a multitude of talents and a wide range of experiences. This makes him useful as an advisor and entrepreneur.
Gajanan Bhat
They're my friends  •  Keiretsu Forum Member, Keiretsu Forum and Member of Advisory Board & Investor, NeoClarus Inc..
Chet is an outstanding leader with extensive experience in strategy for building and growing start-ups in various domains. Chet is very well ... connected and can provide ideas to help increase operational efficiencies and ultimately the bottom-line of start-up companies.
Rich Matsuura
They're my current cofounder  •  CEO, Crowdera. Previously Director Global Seller Trust and Feedback, eBay.
Chet is a connector with deep networks across the US and India. This gives him access to resources and people to make great teams. Chet is ... hustler that gets things done. He pulls the right people together, and brings the drive and determination to execute. Chet is always coming up with new ideas to drive the companies vision forward.
Abhijeet Bobde
They're my school  •  Project Engineer, Oiltanking GmbH. Previously Oil and Gas Engineer, Freese and Nichols. University of Houston grad.
He is a good listener, better talker and extremely knowledgeable. He is positive, persuasive and always on the lookout for new and trending ... ideas.
Ram Suryanarayan
They're my friends  •  Analog Design Engineer, LSI Inc..
Chet is easily one of the most motivated and optimistic people I have met in my life. He has lot of passion to achieve what he sets out to d ... o. He is very resourceful and intelligent with unlimited stamina for hard work. All of these virtues with a noble vision to do things for greater good make Chet a great entrepreneur.
Chethan Narayan
We worked together  •  Founder & CEO, Stealth Startup. Previously Senior Manager Product Development, eBay Inc.
Smart, Driven and Energetic with great ideas!
Sunandita Nijhawan
They're my friends  •  Co-founder/ COO, Snapknock. Previously Internet Marketing Director, FEDU.
He is a risk taker and very motivated person. All these ingredients are perfect for an entrepreneur.
Shivkumar Krishnan
We worked together  •  Engineering Manager, Quality & Delivery, InfoStretch Corporation. Previously Engineering Lead/Manager, Quality, Jive Software.
He has the drive and passion to offer something of value to the community. His background also gives him great people skills and a relentle ... ss quality to persist and solve issues during difficult times.
Manu Das
They're my friends  •  Advisor, Decisions on Demand, Inc. and President & CEO, Soffront Software Inc.
He has done before. He has experience. He is also a very resourceful intelligent person
Gui Bastos
We worked together  •  Founder and CEO, Dabee. Previously Director, Product Management, eBay.
Chet combines a great deal of product knowledge with passion, vision and courage to challenge the status quo.
Chaitanya Atreya
They're my current cofounder  •  Senior Engineering Manager, Walmart eCommerce and Co-founder, Crowdera. Columbia University in the City of New York grad.
Chet has a unique vision in social crowdfunding space through Crowdera, and has built a great team of advisors, business and engineering.