Pankaj Jain is the venture partner of 500 Startups. 500 Startups is a venture capital seed fund and startup accelerator based in Silicon Valley. It has invested in approximately 900 technology startups globally since its inception in 2010. A team of 40 people manages seed investments in 10 countries. Prior to this assignment Jain was consulting for Times Internet’s TLabs accelerator in Delhi area where he was focused on deal sourcing and running the accelerator. He is also the lead organiser of Startup Weekend India. Before moving to India in 2007, Jain spent over ten years running technology and operations in NYC for multiple hedge funds, including LTCM.