Rajesh Jog

Apart from being our driving force and Chief Mentor at RMI, Rajesh Jog is the Chairman and MD of Waygate Capital, a pioneering venture banking and strategic advisory company that he founded in 1994. He has a long track record of incubation, mentoring and guiding start-ups and is a frequent speaker at industry events besides serving on several private and public institution boards.

He brings a rich experience in private equity, investment banking and corporate policy-making and new business initiatives. Rajesh graduated with an advanced degree in Computer Science from Stony Brook in 1987 and joined AT&T Bell Labs. In 1988, he joined a start-up called Cyber Digital as Systems Engineer. 

After several pioneering patents and technological breakthroughs, Rajesh was promoted to VP in 1989. He left the company to pursue an advanced degree in Management from NYU's Stern School of Business. 

In 1993 Rajesh joined Bankers Trust as an Associate and technology specialist in the Global Merchant Banking practice. He co-authored the widely acclaimed "Bankwide Technology Architecture". In 1994, Rajesh relocated to Mumbai and founded Gateway Capital, India's pioneering investment and venture banking firm to the technology and media industries. In 1999, 

Rajesh co-founded eVentures India-a $190 million New Media and Technology venture company with investments from Softbank and News Corp. Apart from being a Managing Partner and CFO, Rajesh was the chief architect of the firm's portfolio of 15 investments.Since the capping of eVentures India, Rajesh has returned to Waygate Capital and is currently focussed on building Waygate Entertainment Partners*,a specialist entertainment-focussed investment partnership through which several successful ventures have been launched including Convergent Media Group (publishers of Matrix-the leading entertainment trade publication)and Raas Entertainment Sciences (a film, & TV company) 

Rajesh serves on several company and public institution boards. He is married with twins and his personal interests include sailing, scripophily and travel photography.