Unreasonable Mentors

Abhay Jain

VP, Strategy at A+E Networks

Abhay is an Unreasonable Mentor. Abhay has participated in 6 programs, including mentoring virtually in Fall 2020 Programs, and has advised over 79 Unreasonable companies.
I am a strategy and innovation leader drawing from a diverse range of experiences across a decade in management consulting, strategy, innovation, product, operations, and finance resulting in a creative yet analytical approach to large global issues and opportunities.
Early in my career, I was one of the first few business hires at a biotech company that went public. Then, I transitioned to consulting where I found my groove helping business units in the federal government operate more efficiently. After which, I pursued a JD/MBA at Duke University through the prestigious Duda Family Scholarship.
After four years of internships across law, policy, finance, and consulting, I decided to build a data-driven start-up aimed at helping aspiring musicians and music enthusiasts in New York City. And, over the course of three years and with a team of 12, I was able to sell the company in January 2016.
Since then, I have served as a trusted advisor, relationship broker, and strategic decision-maker for startups and Fortune 500 companies alike during my tenure as a strategy consultant and as the head of strategic advisory at Pursuit, a boutique investment bank, and it's spinoff, Quire.
Having exited two high-growth companies and excelled in roles at banks and consultancies, I am excited to be building the future of consumer media and technology with A+E Networks.