Prior to launching Bilt Rewards, Jain was the founder and CEO of Kairos, a venture studio for young entrepreneurs that has helped launch and grow over $6.5bn worth of companies solving problems from housing to healthcare. Kairos was a partner in President Barack Obama’s StartUp America Partnership. Through Kairos, Jain has helped launch Rhino, a vehicle to replace security deposits with a low monthly fee and has partnered with UK-based start up, Cera, to bring home to the elderly. Jain incubated Bilt Rewards at Kairos.
Before joining Kairos in May 2017, Jain was the Chief Product Officer at Tinder, the world's largest social network for meeting people. He joined Tinder after it acquired his previous technology company, Humin, an address book app that organized contacts by contextual clues, where he served as Founder & CEO.
Over the years, Jain has been recognized for a variety of achievements on notable lists. In 2017, he was named a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum. In 2011, Inc. magazine named Ankur Jain the "Best Connected 21-Year-Old in the World" and awarded Jain "30 Under 30". In 2012, he was named “30 under 30: Solution Broker” by the Christian Science Monitor. In 2015, Forbes also named Jain to their “30 under 30” list.
Jain currently serves on the innovation board of the X-Prize foundation and as a member of the Pacific Council on Foreign Relations. This year he is launching the Bilt Foundation.
Jain was born in Bellevue, Washington to world renowned tech entrepreneurs. Jain graduated from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania in May 2011 and currently resides in New York with his fiance.