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Ratan Tata joins Jungle Ventures as Special Advisor

Jungle Ventures has appointed Ratan Tata, Chairman Emeritus of the Indian Conglomerate, Tata Sons, as a Special Advisor.

Founded by Anurag Srivastava and Amit Anand, Jungle Ventures is an early stage venture capital fund, with a firm focus on helping build innovative technology led companies out of the Asia-Pacific. Jungle has already made investments in 30 leading Asian startups, including the likes of Zipdial (recently acquired by Twitter), LiveSpace, Tradegecko, CrayonData, Fastacash and travelmob (acquired by Nasdaq listed HomeAway). In his role as Special Advisor, Tata has formally committed to spend time with Jungle’s portfolio of companies to help them build category leadership, while being ethically impregnable and culturally strong, in Asian and global markets.
Founded in 2012, Jungle Ventures is best known for guiding the growth of portfolio companies across Asia, with its ‘operations as a service’ model. Mr. Tata’s coming on board fits seamlessly with Jungle’s vision to build Asia’s foremost platform to support path breaking and high growth ventures in consumer internet and enterprise technology.
Welcoming Tata on board, Anurag Srivastava, Founding and Managing Partner, Jungle Ventures, says: “For Jungle Ventures, Tata believes in our vision comes as a validation of our purpose to spawn and nurture entrepreneurship across the Asia-Pacific and help build tech category leaders. With Mr. Tata by our side, we have the opportunity to become the most impactful Venture Capital Firm out of the Asia-Pacific, with multiple platforms to enable creation of entrepreneurship and formation of significant companies.”
Amit Anand, Founding and Managing Partner, Jungle Ventures, says, “Mr Tata, with his experience of steering India's most respected conglomerate to one of the largest Asian born multinationals and with his personal passion for entrepreneurship, will bring immense value to us and the portfolio companies.”

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