Jayesh Parekh is a Managing Partner at Jungle Ventures, a Singapore-based pan Asian early-stage Tech, Internet, Mobile & Digital Media fund. Jayesh is the Chief Mentor & Investor-in-Residence at The HUB Singapore.
He is a Co-Founder of Sony Entertainment Television (a joint venture with Sony Pictures), and on the Boards of Shemaroo Entertainment and One Animation. Jayesh is also an active impact investor and on the Board and Investment Committee of Aavishkaar India II Fund, a major social impact fund. Earlier he was on the Board of United Way International and SONG (Soros, Omidyar Network and Google) Fund. He is also an Advisor to Dasra and Blume Ventures, an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at INSEAD, a mentor at NUS Enterprise, a member of TiE Angels, Indian Angel Network and Mumbai Angel Network.
Prior to his third nationality in Singapore, Jayesh spent over 12 years at IBM based in Houston and Singapore, and was part of the team that brought IBM back to India.
Jayesh studied at the University of Texas at Austin and Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda.