Member Since: 2017
Raj Jana is an impact-driven investor, entrepreneur, and media host who’s passionate about using capitalism and business as a vehicle to make the world a brighter place.
After his mentor died of a heart attack just three months short of retirement, Raj felt compelled to step up and do something meaningful to challenge conventional ways of thinking. Inspired to break the paradigm, Raj founded the Stay Grounded Group® – a holding company that focuses on acquiring and scaling net-positive, impact-driven assets – with a mission to transform conscious capitalism into the default way of doing business.
Since launching in 2015, Raj’s first portfolio company JavaPresse®, a lifestyle brand in the coffee space, has helped over 350,000 individuals use coffee as a vehicle to achieve more daily fulfillment. Experiencing over 800% growth in the first few years through sound business and social focuses, Raj’s work has been endorsed by Daymond John of Shark Tank and featured in Forbes, Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, Entrepreneur Magazine, and various other news outlets. Driven by impact, JavaPresse® is an official partner of the Make-A-Wish Foundation – Central and South Texas, and has donated over $50,000 to grant wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses.
In addition to the Stay Grounded Group, Raj is also the founder of Stay Grounded Media®, a global podcast, education platform, and community focused on helping people realize and leverage the tools they already have to achieve more happiness, success, and fulfillment in daily life. This platform reaches thousands of people in 70+ countries every week, and offers a blueprint that inspires people to create the extraordinary lives they want to live.
At age 27, Raj was 2019’s youngest recipient of the Houston Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Award for his influence on local communities. He also writes about leadership, personal growth, and conscious capitalism in his own column for Inc Magazine, “Stay Grounded in Business.”