Jungle Ventures has announced that Mr. Ratan Tata, Chairman Emeritus of the Indian Conglomerate, Tata Sons, will come on board as a Special Advisor. ratan tata

Founded by Anurag Srivastava and Amit Anand, Jungle Ventures, is an early stage venture capital fund, with a firm focus on helping build innovative technology led companies out of the Asia-Pacific.

Jungle has already made investments in 30 leading Asian startups, including the likes of Zipdial (recently acquired by Twitter), LiveSpace, Tradegecko, CrayonData, Fastacash and travelmob (acquired by Nasdaq listed HomeAway).

In his role as Special Advisor, Mr. Tata has formally committed to spend time with Jungle’s portfolio of companies to help them build category leadership, while being ethically impregnable and culturally strong, in Asian and global markets.

Ratan Tata is also on the advisory board of Kalaari and recently invested in Ola