Let’s have a quick at the movers and shakers of the week!
Wooplr Ropes In Rajesh Kamra & Rajiv Mehta
Wooplr roped in Koovs’ Rajesh Kamra to head social commerce. Rajesh has a decade’s experience in growth strategies. In August last year, he ventured into the loyalty rewards space by co-founding a new app called Perksmap that discovers deals from shopping and dining outlets. Although he will work with Wooplr full time, he will continue to be associated with Perksmap in a passive role.
The startup also appointed Rajiv Mehta, chief executive officer of Arvind Sports as senior advisor for an equity stake. Mehta is an INSEAD alumnus and was managing director of South Asia at Puma before he became the CEO of Arvind Sports Lifestyle Ltd and Arvind Fashion Brands Ltd. He is also an active angel investor for the Indian Angel Network.
Jungle Ventures Ropes In Vaishali Cooper And James Lin
Jungle Ventures has roped in Vaishali Cooper, known for her role at eBay and Komli Media as Chief Financial Officer. Vaishali 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.
Jungle has also brought on board James Lin, former Financial Controller at eBay as Head of Finance. 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.
The company also appointed Menka Sajnani as Director of Corporate Development. She 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, Menka 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.