Naveen Jain at the Intelius offices in Bellevue

Meet Inome: The latest thing to sprout from Naveen Jain

Naveen Jain has built some of the Seattle’s best known Internet companies, founding InfoSpace in 1996 and Intelius in 2003. Now, Jain is kicking around yet another idea, and it too starts with the letter “I.” Meet Inome Inc., which is the new corporate umbrella for the properties that previously were housed under Intelius. Jain… Read More

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Intelius CEO Naveen Jain: IPO could be in the cards in 2012

Bellevue-based Intelius, an online identity company that specializes in background checks of individuals, may consider going public next year if there’s an appetite among investors. “We will consider an IPO if the markets are open,” Jain told GeekWire today. “We feel good about where we are, and feel confident about our future.” The company —… Read More

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Naveen Jain: Innovation can solve the world’s problems

Naveen Jain has spent the bulk of his entrepreneurial career developing Internet search technologies, from the early days at InfoSpace to the founding of online background check service Intelius. But Jain is now putting his time (and money) into very different pursuits, including space travel and digital health. In fact, Jain is now promoting the “Digital… Read More

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Five weird (and wacky) pursuits of rich tech moguls

“Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me.” That line from F. Scott Fitzgerald perfectly summarizes some of the oddball and unusual activities we’ve seen from Seattle’s wealthy tech elite. By their nature, technology entrepreneurs are a bit eccentric. And when that’s coupled with a near endless supply of… Read More

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Naveen Jain’s next big thing: Own a piece of the moon?

Naveen Jain is looking to save planet Earth by reaching for the moon. The Seattle Internet entrepreneur emerged today as the co-founder of a new startup company called Moon Express, which is attempting to “blaze a trail to the moon and establish new avenues for commercial space activities beyond Earth orbit.” Jain previously co-founded the… Read More