Fahad Jalal


Somewhere in the pacific between Dubai and San Francisco

I can help with:

-Closing your toughest deal
-Helping with VC raise

-Building a coherent sales-product strategy
-Finding an exit for your Company, Team and IP



-Personally closed over $500M+ in deals

-Founder/CEO of 3 Startups

-Trained and coached over 125 executives
-Served as Chair/Boardmember of 6 companies

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Jan 2020-Present


DNNae Inc
DNNae stands for Deep Neural Network abstract extraction. DNNae is a digital sourcing assistant. Using state of the art Machine learning, DNNae can help find, research and source prospects for sales and recruiters, autonomously. DNNae, on average,  saves recruiters and sales professional 15-20 hours of work/week.

Sept 2018- Present

Chairman, Board member
Advisor & Founding Investor

Chowmill, Uddann, SwedishFalls, Mindstorm
Above is a list of companies I help found, raise VC capital, run and either exit or in process of exiting. Common theme between all of these companies: Use user data to decide what product to develop before writing a single line of code, use data to decide how to acquire customers and finally use automation and AI to acquire any and all customers.

Jan 2017- Sept 2018

Co-founder and CEO

SitterFriends is a childcare marketplace that connects parents with vetted childcare providers, instantaneously.
- Raised over $1.5M in funding
- Provided services in 35 cities, with over 250,000 childcare providers
- Sold to one of the world's largest Daycare providers.

March 2016- Jan 2017

Founding Investor, Business Development

- Helped raise multiple rounds of funding (seed to series B)

- Built Marketing strategy for MiddleEast

- Worked on OEM and distribution partnerships


June 2014- March 2016

Head of Business Development/ Advisor to CEO

Mentor Graphics - Veloce Business Unit
Veloce (emulator) is a powerful supercomputer used by semiconductor companies to emulate large and complex chips before they are sent for manufacturing.

- Grew Business from 0 to over $100M ARR in 2 years

- Exceeded quota by 1000%

- Helped increase the companies market cap by over $0.5Billion


MBA - Finance and Strategy

Wharton School of Business

Investment Science; Long-short Equities; Distressed Assets valuation; LBO; Restructuring; Product Pricing; Product Strategy


MSc- Computer Science
Dropped out in last quarter to focus on my first startup

Stanford University
Information Retrieval, Semantic Search, Natural Language Processing

BSc - Electrical Engineering 

Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
Analog & RFIC Design
- President of IEEE Student Organization
- Queen's Solar car team

- Communications and Integrated Circuit Design

"I’ve worked with Fahad Jalal (founder of SitterFriends) for several years at Mentor Graphics where I have been the Chairman and CEO. Fahad created a major business for the organization that exceeded $ 50 million per year in revenue. At the time, none of the members of the company’s management team believed that such an achievement was possible.

Fahad set incredibly aggressive goals for himself, focused directly and efficiently on achieving those goals and greatly exceeded them. Fahad alone, with no assigned customers, discovered a niche in the computer networking segment for our product and then produced sales with just one product that matched the total sales for all Mentor products in Fahad’s region of the U.S. Additionally, customers who Fahad brought to our company became the most satisfied of our users and they willingly paid for the value that they received."

Wally Rhines - CEO and Chairman - Mentor Graphics

"I have a great working relationship with Fahad and SitterFriends’ team and I’m confident in their ability to bring this product to market smoothly and efficiently. I have worked with them previously while with another company, and their designed solution helped us significantly accelerate our go-to market"

Prem Jain -SVP -Cisco, Cofounder - Pensando, Insieme - Sold to Cisco

"I have a long standing relationship with the co-founders of SitterFriends Fahad Jalal, and Amit Jain. They worked with me when I was at Soft Machines, and because I believe in them, I wanted to get behind the team and their product. When they decided to go forward with SitterFriends I became one of the early investors in the company. I am also on the advisory board and meet with the key team members on a regular basis to discuss strategy, product and marketing"

Mahesh Lingareddy -Founder, SMI - Sold to Intel


Deal Structuring & Negotiations

Deal Planning

Sales Coaching

Product Planning & Strategy

Product Pricing

Distressed Asset trading