Hardik Desai assists early stage companies as they pursue capital while advising them through JumpStart's investment process.
Hardik has more than seven years of professional experience and a demonstrated track record of providing comprehensive analysis to senior management. Prior to joining JumpStart, Hardik was Finance and Strategy Manager at IR Diagnostyx in Columbus, Ohio. While there, Hardik identified and initiated communications with sources of capital for the company and lead discussions with potential investors on the size and scope of investment opportunity. He also organized investor presentations and pitches while helping to raise more than $300,000 in funds for commercialization. Previous to IR Diagnostyx, Hardik was Business Analyst for Tech Columbus, a tech business accelerator; he also worked extensively in India and the UK as an engineer and analyst in the telecom field.
Hardik received his Bachelor of Electronics Engineering from Gujarat University in India, and an MBA of Finance and Strategy from the Ohio State University.