Naveen Jain

Moon Express

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Naveen Jain is an entrepreneur and philanthropist driven to solve the world’s biggest challenges through innovation. He is the founder of several successful companies including Moon Express, BlueDot, Intelius, Talent Wise and InfoSpace. Moon Express is the only company to have permission from the US government to leave earth orbit and land on the moon. It’s developing a robotic lunar lander to harvest planetary resources on the moon for the benefit of humanity. BlueDot is focused on bringing most promising technological innovations from the national labs, NASA and elite universities and supercharging them with great entrepreneurs to create successful enterprises that tackle humanity’s grand challenges. Naveen a trustee of the board and vision circle member at the X PRIZE Foundation where he is focused on finding entrepreneurial solutions to address the global challenges in health, education, poverty, agriculture, and energy. He 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 has been awarded many honors for his entrepreneurial successes and leadership skills including “Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year”, “Albert Einstein Technology Medal” for pioneers in technology, “Humanitarian Innovation Award” at the United Nations, “Distinguished Global Thinker Award” by IILM, “Most inspiring Entrepreneur” by Andaaz TV, “Most admired Serial Entrepreneur” by Silicon India, “Top 20 Entrepreneurs” and “Lifetime Achievement Award” for the leadership in the technology industry and support of other entrepreneurs by Red Herring.