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Rishi Jaitly

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Rishi Jaitly is the Founding CEO of Times Bridge, an investment and operations firm bringing the world's best ideas to India and Asia Pacific. The firm’s portfolio includes Airbnb, Coursera, Girl Effect, Headspace, Houzz, Malaria No More, MUBI, Smule, Stack Overflow, Uber, Wattpad and more. Times Bridge doesn’t just invest, but also catalyzes and then oversees operations for its companies across the length and breadth of India and beyond.


Previously, Jaitly was Twitter Inc's Vice President, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa. Earlier, he was the Founding Managing Director of Twitter India, Head of Public Policy for Google & YouTube India, a speechwriter for Google CEO Eric Schmidt and a Director of the Knight Foundation in Detroit and College Summit in Washington, D.C.


Jaitly is also the co-founder of Michigan Corps (an online service platform for Michiganders everywhere), Kiva Detroit (America's first peer-to-peer microlending initiative) and the BMe Community (now America's largest digital network for black males who lead in their hometowns). Jaitly is a former Trustee of Princeton University and former Commissioner of Higher Education in New Jersey; he is a current Board Member of the National Humanities Center, Village Capital, Princeton AlumniCorps, Virginia Humanities and the United Way of Greater Charlottesville.


Jaitly earned an A.B. in History and a Certificate in American Studies from Princeton University.

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