Santa Clara University

Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneur Spotlight:  Egnyte

The Entrepreneur: Vineet Jain MBA ’04

The Venture: Egnyte On Demand File Server, providing businesses with quick and cost-effective online data storage and file sharing systems.

The Current Customer Base: Small businesses in a range of industries including finance, marketing, real estate, medical and pharmaceutical, and non-profit organizations.

The Experience: Seasoned entrepreneurs, Jain and his partners are building Egnyte’s success via lessons learned through previous ventures. Egnyte was initially self-funded by choice, and keeping in sync with the times, they’re running lean and remaining focused on core values as the business grows. “It’s an exhilarating thing to build your own company the first time around, and you have a level of giddiness about it,” says Jain. “But when you do it the second time, you realize, ‘Okay, what are the core things I want to focus on from a business point of view, and what can I outsource?’ Basically, you get smarter about how to run a company.”

What’s Next: Visit Egnyte’s website for an accelerated schedule of free online product demos, and check out Jain’s Egnyte blog for a preview of the company’s new online savings calculator.

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