Entrepreneurial Activities

Ramesh founded three companies, managed them in initial stages, and then turned them over to professional management. Here is a brief history of these companies.

PRAJA Inc. 1996 – August 2002 San Diego, CA
Co-Founder 1996
President & CEO 1996 – June 2001
CTO July 2001- Present

PRAJA was conceived and cofounded based on research at UCSD. PRAJA inc. was the leading provider of infrastructure software technology for development of event-based information management. PRAJA worked with several big name companies, including Yahoo and GM, and several small and .com companies. According to multiple analysts’ reports, PRAJA technology is unique and is far ahead of other people in information management area. PRAJA was acquired by Tibco in September 2002.

Virage (NASDAQ:VRGE) 1994-2000 San Mateo, CA
Founder, CEO, and Chairman 1994-1996
Chairman 1996-1999
Director 1999-2000

The Virage platform enables the integration of streaming video with value-added applications such as advertising, pay-per-view, subscription and syndication. The Virage platform delivers cost saving and increased productivity by transforming video into easily distributed, on-demand content that enhances corporate communication, decision support and training.
Virage became a public company (NASDAQ: VRGE) in June 2000. Virage is currently the recognized leader in this growing market.

ImageWare, Inc. 1991-1998 Ann Arbor, MI
Founder & Chairman (1991-1995)
Director (1995-1997)

This was Ramesh Jain’s first company. This company was dedicated to linking virtual and physical worlds by providing solutions for surface modeling, reverse engineering, rapid prototyping and inspection. The company was the leader in its space and was a leader in automobile and aerospace industries. The company was acquired by SDRC in 1998. Now the leading surfacing products from SDRC are based on ImageWare products.


Ramesh currently serves on the following boards:

  • Lambent Technology Board of Directors 2000 – Present
  • Scimagix, Advisory Board 1999 – Present
  • Timeline Ventures, Advisory Board 2000 – Present

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