Singapore-based early stage venture capital fund, Jungle Ventures, has appointed David Gowdey, as a Managing Partner. The VC firm already has Anurag Srivastava, Amit Anand and Jayesh Parekh as the present managing partners.
The fund recently also roped in Ratan Tata, Chairman Emeritus of the Indian Conglomerate, Tata Sons, as a Special Advisor.
David, who was earlier with Venture Capital & Private Equity firm TPG Capital will lead Series A and B stage investments at Jungle, with a focus on the consumer internet sector.
Amit Anand, Co-founder and Managing Partner Jungle Ventures said, “I am excited to have David join us in this journey of building Jungle into being the preferred investor by leading entrepreneurs in Asia. Our vision has always been to invest and help build regional and global tech category leaders from Asia and David’s many years’ of experience in the tech space and deep network around the globe make him a great asset to Jungle and our portfolio companies.”
As a partner in Jungle Ventures, David Gowdey, brings over 16 years of experience in investing and working with internet companies in both mature and emerging markets. His experience will provide deep expertise to Jungle’s portfolio companies in key areas such as strategy, marketing, product management and recruiting, particularly in the early stages, to support high growth ventures in consumer internet and enterprise technology.
However, David will continue to represent TPG as a member of the board of directors of Propertyguru, the largest online real estate portal in SE Asia.