Jay Misra was born and spent his childhood in Orissa, aspiring to be like the national cricketers of India and the fast bowlers of the West Indies. In the latter 1960’s, his parents and siblings emigrated to the USA. He was awarded his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1982. He also received a dual B.S. and M.S. in Industrial Engineering / Operations Research with distinction in 1978, from the University of Pittsburgh, USA. Due to his strong interest in mathematics, he took college level mathematics courses while in high school. He was working around 20 hours per week, as a programmer, to pay for his education. He has been a faculty member at Stanford Graduate School of Business. He was nominated for the Best Teacher award at Stanford. He has been teaching part-time at Amrita School of Business since 2002, in almost all business and entrepreneurship areas. Professor Misra was Managing Director for Mr. George Soros, and his world-leading investment companies until 1996. Prior to that, he was Vice President, for the Capital Group, one of the largest long term investment companies in the world. He has also held middle management positions at 3Com and ROLM/ IBM.
He also was a limited partner in some of the leading VC firms in the world. He was an angel funder and hands-on executive for 3 startups of merit. He has published two textbooks in Technology Management, and two cases for Harvard Business School. Recently, he was a co-author in a research paper about Inflation in India, which was published in an “A” category journal within ABDC. He loves chocolate cake.