Yash has been passionate about tech startups and entrepreneurship since his engineering undergrad days at India's BITS Pilani. He has been an active venture capital investor in India and South East Asia since 2014 and has led the execution of more than 15 investments across both geographies including 5 unicorns so far (BigBasket, Lenskart, Moglix, Kredivo and Livspace). He has also been recognized in the Forbes Asia 30 Under 30 list in 2020.
Before Jungle, he spent nearly two years at the Venture Capital team at International Finance Corporation (the private investment arm of the World Bank Group), also covering India and South East Asia and was integrally involved with more five growth stage venture investments in the internet and healthcare sectors, including unicorns such as BigBasket (India’s largest online grocer), Lenskart (India's largest eyewear company). Prior to IFC, Yash started his career at o3 Capital, a leading mid-market investment bank in India focused on growth equity fundraising and M&A.
As a Managing Partner at Jungle Ventures, Yash serves as the board member of many of our Consumer and SME focused portfolio companies across the region, where he works closely with the founders on growth, team building, market expansion, strategy and fundraising.