Jungle Ventures, a premier South Asia focused venture capital firm has announced key additions to its management team. The company has further strengthened its leadership team by roping in Vaishali Cooper, known for her role at eBay and Komli Media, as Chief Financial Officer. Menka Sajnani, joins as Director of Corporate Development. She was most recently with Google Southeast Asia and prior to that Senior Vice President at HQ Capital, a global alternative investment manager with US$12 Billion in assets under management in private equity and real estate.
Jungle Ventures has also brought on board James Lin, former Financial Controller at eBay as Head of Finance. Jungle has been steadily bolstering its team and last year added Ratan Tata to its roster as Senior Advisor and David Gowdey from TPG Growth and Yahoo! as Managing Partner.
Cooper, Sajnani and Lin together bring to Jungle a significant experience of over 40 years working with some of the leading Fortune 500 companies across the globe.
Anurag Srivastava, Co-founder and Managing Partner, Jungle Ventures said, “We at Jungle are very keen on building a world class team to add value to next generation ventures that are involved in solving some of the biggest problems that businesses and consumers face today. We are very particular about the people that we work with and have waited to ensure that we get the best of talent on board. We welcome Vaishali, Menka and James to the Jungle family.”
Amit Anand, Co-founder and Managing Partner, Jungle Ventures said, “We invest in tomorrow’s regional and global category leaders and are keen to have people that have a significant track record in leadership roles who are able to align with our vision and add to it.”
As CFO for Jungle Ventures, Cooper will be a part of the Jungle Management team and will oversee the financial, accounting, tax and compliance functions at Jungle. At the fund level, she and her team will be responsible for adherence to all compliance, regulation and financial reporting of Jungle’s various funds. On the Portfolio front, she oversees the performance of the investee companies and provides operating support as required.
As Director of Corporate Development, Sajnani will be responsible for building corporate, strategic and investor relations both for Jungle and their portfolio companies. Most recently she was Regional Manager in the new business team at Google, Southeast Asia. Prior to that, Sajnani spent seven years at HQ Capital, where she was primarily responsible for making investments in private equity and venture capital funds, with a focus on Southeast Asia and India. Her unique experience as a limited partner and as a consultant to start-ups and small medium business whilst at Google will be a great asset to Jungle.
Lin will be the Head of Finance across all the Jungle funds. He will be in charge of portfolio financial reporting, LP reporting, due diligence on new investments and also providing operating support to portfolio companies in terms of process improvements and accounting.