What do you like the most about what you do?
The privilege of meeting so many extremely intelligent, motivated and resourceful founders and seeing them find deep insights and use them to change industries as we know them. And hopefully helping them out meaningfully along the way.
If you were to start a company, what values would you build it on?
Integrity, passion, hard work, deep customer insights and defensibility.
Something really insightful (personally or professionally) that you learnt from one of your founders?
The best way to understand and respect a startup is to think of it like the founders baby: it keeps them awake, they will do anything for it, it’s the center of their lives, they take everything about it very personally, and they want it to be the best.
Yash Sankrityayan is part of the investment team at Jungle Ventures, and has more than 6 years of investments experience, having led the execution of more than 10 investments across South East Asia and India.
Before Jungle he spent one and a half years at the Venture Capital team at International Finance Corporation (the private investment arm of the World Bank Group). At IFC, Yash was covering India and South East Asia and was integrally involved with more than five late stage venture investments in the internet and healthcare sectors, such as BigBasket.com (India’s largest online grocer), Lenskart.com (India’s largest online eyewear brand) and Portea Medical (India’s largest home healthcare company). Prior to IFC, Yash spent one and a half years at o3 Capital, a leading mid-market investment bank in India focused on private equity fundraising and M&A.
Yash holds an MBA from FMS Delhi and a B.E (Honors) from BITS Pilani, and was a part of the Forbes 30 Under 30: Finance and Venture Capital class of 2020.
Currently working with
SociollaOnline beauty destination for Indonesia
WaresixDigitized logistics in Indonesia
KredivoAffordable consumer credit in SE Asia
LivSpaceInterior design marketplace
SweetEscapeTravel and event photography platform
LiveInRoom rental made better
EvermosReseller network for halal and sharia-compliant goods
Catch That BusDigital bus ticketing in Malaysia and Singapore