UJET Launch

Today, UJET is launching out of stealth and announcing that they’ve raised over $20m in total (across seed and series A).

I was first introduced to Anand (the CEO & co-founder of UJET) in July 2015 by my friend Kanishk. At that time, I was meeting hundreds of entrepreneurs, just trying to be helpful and give back. At the end of our very first meeting, Anand asked me if I wanted to be an advisor, as he’d heard good things about me from Kanishk – I said that it would be better for us to get to know each other a bit more first.

If I’m totally honest, I didn’t “get” the idea for UJET initially. I haven’t been involved with many enterprise SaaS companies, ... click to read full post

The LinkedIn hack that got my startup into AngelPad

In the previous video that I shared, I told the story of how I ended up moving to America by pulling an insane LinkedIn marketing stunt. In 2015, I gave a talk at the conference Hustle Con about exactly how I pulled off the LinkedIn hack. I’ve edited slightly for brevity:

I also did a writeup of the talk, with screenshots, which you can read over at The Hustle.

How I ended up moving to America

I moved to America┬áin the summer of 2011. A few years back, I was on an online TV show called ‘The Valley Girl’. Here’s a 3 minute clip of me telling the backstory about how I ended up arriving in The United States:



About me

I'm currently advising a handful of startups, having previously founded some startups.

I'm best reached via email at jacksmith1 at gmail


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