Jaitly was previously the Founding CEO of Times Bridge, led Twitter’s entry into India and Asia Pacific markets, headed Public Affairs for Google and YouTube in South Asia and was a speechwriter for Google’s CEO
WESTPORT, CT and MUMBAI, INDIA – December 8, 2022 — Mobile Global Esports Inc. (MOGO) (NASDAQ Ticker: MGAM), the mobile esports and social platform company driving collegiate esports tournaments, team, player and social media platform development in India, today announced that accomplished entrepreneur, executive and educator Rishi Jaitly has joined the company as a Chief Strategic Advisor.
Rishi Jaitly is a widely-known visionary with deep experience in the United States and Asia at the intersection of technology and media. Most recently, Jaitly was the co-founder and CEO of Times Bridge, the U.S.’s leading venture capital firm enabling international expansion for the world’s best ideas. Its investment portfolio includes Airbnb, Coursera, Headspace, Stack Overflow, Uber and others. Under Jaitly’s leadership, Times Bridge operationally oversaw the launch, growth and leadership of its partner companies in India. Prior to launching Times Bridge in 2016, Jaitly was Twitter Inc’s Vice President, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, and the company’s first employee in mainland Asia. He led Twitter’s entry and establishment in India as Founding Managing Director, and subsequently helped lead the company’s expansion into the Philippines, Indonesia and beyond. -. Earlier in his career, Jaitly was the Head of Public Affairs for Google and YouTube South Asia, a speechwriter and aide to Google CEO Eric Schmidt and a Director of the Knight Foundation in Detroit and College Summit in Washington, D.C.
“India remains a beacon for the world,” said Jaitly. “My career, in both the U.S. and abroad, has long been about finding new ways for people to lean into places with new empathy and energy, and so I’m delighted to align with MOGO as an advisor and support its wide mission of unlocking the full esports potential of Indians in a competitive, university context. An India in which young people have more opportunities to lean into the widest range of their sporting identities is a better India, and a stronger world.”
Jaitly is a former Trustee of Princeton University and former Commissioner of Higher Education in New Jersey; he is a current Trustee of the National Humanities Center, Board Director of Virginia Humanities and Village Capital and a Professor and Distinguished Fellow at Rishi JaitlyVirginia Tech. In 2022, he was named one of Rest of World Magazine’s “Top 100 Global Tech Changemakers.”
“This is a major moment for our company,” said Mobile Global Esports CEO David Pross. “Rishi brings extraordinary skills, an unmatched reputation and singular experience to the MOGO team:his unique blend of corporate, financial and academic experiences, combined with proven success in bridging the U.S. and Indian markets, will enhance our growing company. We look forward to the support Rishi will provide our team as we build on our esports exclusivity with over 800 Indian universities.”
Jaitly has also devoted much of his career to social entrepreneurship, including co-founding the Michigan Corps (an online service and storytelling platform for Michiganders everywhere), Kiva Detroit and Flint (America’s first peer-to-peer microlending initiatives) and the BMe Community (America’s largest digital network for black male leaders in their hometowns).
An accomplished public speaker who has spoken at the UN, appeared on CNN and the BBC, and been featured in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, Jaitly earned an A.B. in History and a Certificate in American Studies from Princeton University.