Jigar Mehta

head of engagement AJ+

Jigar Mehta

Jigar Mehta 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.

He is a founding team 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.

Prior to joining Matter, he co-founded Groupstream, a collaborative storytelling platform. It is a startup that grew out of the acclaimed web native documentary project, 18 Days in Egypt, supported by The Tribeca Film InstituteĀ¹s New Media Fund and The Sundance InstituteĀ¹s New Frontier Story Lab.

Mehta was a 2010 John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University. Before Stanford, Mehta was a reporter and video journalist for The New York Times. Mehta has a Masters in Journalism and Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.

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