Jay Patel

Investment Committee Member

Jay is the Vice President and General Manager of Cisco’s Webex CPaaS initiative and joined Cisco when the company he ran, IMIMobile, was acquired for US$730 million in 2021. He helped start IMImobile PLC in 2003, as CEO led it to a successful IPO in 2014 and then delivered its exit to Cisco. Today Jay is working on combining the IMI platforms with relevant technologies from Webex to create solutions that help clients deliver the world’s best customer experiences.

Jay is an experienced technology executive with over 25 years’ commercial experience through operational, investment and advisory roles. He has had a successful career working with fast growth businesses and has served as both an executive and non-executive director on the boards of both private and public companies over the last 20 years.

Previously, Jay was a co-founder of venture capital firm Spark Ventures PLC (an early stage venture capital firm), where he led several successful investments, restructurings and exits in the technology sector across digital media and publishing, B2B software and B2C eCommerce. Jay has also worked in corporate finance roles at UBS Warburg and BSkyB and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG. He has an MBA from INSEAD and an Economics degree from London School of Economics.

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