Jigar Mehta

Jigar is a digital entrepreneur, documentary filmmaker and journalist. He works at the intersection of media, technology and innovation. Jigar is currently the head of Engagement at AJ+, a recently launched digital-only news channel, headquartered in San Francisco, California. AJ+ highlights human struggles and achievements, empowers impassioned voices and challenges the status quo. AJ+ strives to make the voice of the voiceless heard in a brazen way that delivers a refreshing perspective on current events and prompts action. Jigar is a founding member of Matter Ventures, a start-up accelerator and early stage venture capital firm that supports and invests in media entrepreneurs building ventures that make society more informed, connected and empowered. Jigar was a 2010 Knight Fellow at Stanford University. Before Stanford, he was a reporter and video journalist for The New York Times. He has a Masters in Journalism and Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley.