Dr. Vinay Nair

Founder, Chairman and CEO, TIFIN

Dr. Vinay Nair is the Founder, CEO, and Chairman of The TIFIN Group, a platform to conceive, create and operate fintech companies in wealth and investments that are shaping the future of investor experience. He was also the Founder and Chairman of 55ip, which was successfully sold to JPMorgan Chase, and continues as a special advisor to the CEO of JP Morgan’s Asset Management Business helping them think through the introduction of fintech within their businesses.

A serial entrepreneur, investor, and academic, Vinay has started several companies in financial services linking investments and technology (55ip, Magnifi, Clout, Positivly, Louise) as well as started and managed a quantitative hedge fund (Ada Investments). He is also a founding member of Pulse Agri Investments, a platform to invest and transfer leading ag-science and ag-tech solutions from Israel to the rest of the world.

As a finance faculty member at Wharton, with teaching experience at schools such as MIT and Columbia, he focuses on venture capital, private equity, and entrepreneurship. He is also a recognized expert in the areas of sustainable and responsible investing and has written “Investing for Change”, a book published in 2008 by Oxford University Press. His academic background includes a Ph.D. in Financial Economics from the Stern School of Business at NYU with an award for the best thesis, and a Bachelor of Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras with the Governor’s Gold Medal, an award for all-round excellence.