< Back Ankur Jain, Senior Advisor
Ankur Jain is a Senior Advisor at Laurel Strategies and an entrepreneur who focuses on leveraging innovation and entrepreneurship as a means to solve global problems. Ankur is the co-founder and CEO of the San Francisco-based technology company Humin, which was acquired by Humin in 2016. Ankur is also the founder and chairman of the Kairos Society, an organization of young entrepreneurs working to create billion-dollar solutions to global challenges. Over the years, the Kairos Society has helped launch and grow more than 100 innovative technology companies tackling problems in mobile healthcare, education, clean water, and more.
In 2010, Ankur was selected as one of 80 students worldwide to participate in the Singularity University Graduate Studies Program, an interdisciplinary program based at the NASA Ames campus in Silicon Valley. He has been recognized as a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum, a Leader del Futuro by the Ambrosetti Forum, and as a Young Leader by both the World Foresight Forum and the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. In 2011, Inc. magazine named Ankur the “Best Connected 21-Year-Old in the World” and named him to its “30 Under 30” list. In 2012, Ankur was named “30 under 30: Solution Broker” by the Christian Science Monitor. In 2013, he was elected to the Innovation Board for the X-Prize Foundation. And in 2015, Forbes also named him to their “30 under 30” list. Ankur graduated from the Wharton School of Business in May, 2011.