Amit AnandFounding Partner at Jungle Ventures
Amit is the Founding Partner of Singapore based Jungle Ventures that invests and helps build tech category leaders from South Asia. Under his leadership, Jungle has grown to become one of the largest venture capital firms in the region, currently managing over $600m in commitments since their inception in 2012.
Amit is passionate about creating companies that are built to last. This passion led him to start and scale Jungle Ventures to a regional venture firm investing across high growth tech sectors in India, Indonesia, Singapore and Vietnam. The firm invests on a ‘high conviction early-growth stage investing’ model that has resulted in a >10x growth in portfolio valuation in the last 5 years, from $900M in aggregate valuation to over $10.5B. In 2021 alone, Jungle has coined 2 Unicorns and 3 of their portfolio companies are expected to list at the regional or global stock exchanges in the next 6-12 months.
Amit has spent 25 years in South Asia as an early pioneer and leader in the development of the region's Venture Capital and Startup industry. Amit was the Vice Chairman of Business Angels Network of South East Asia (BANSEA), held executive positions in sales and business development at Progress Software ($1.6 Billion NASDAQ listed software giant) and at Tata Infotech Ltd, India (Acquired by TCS for ~$259m) and found Ettamina Studios, a Singapore-India based animation studio. He is a Kauffman Fellow and currently a member of Singapore Government's Advisory Council on the Ethical Use Of Artificial Intelligence and Data.