Former Uber head of Asia Pacific, Amit Jain, has joined top venture capital firm Sequoia Capital India as a managing director, the latter announced on Monday. Jain will join the firm’s growth team to advise on new opportunities and help existing growth stage companies in India and south east Asia. Jain will be based out of Singapore.
“His addition to the team underscores our deep commitment to helping founders realise their dreams of building very large and enduring companies, many of whom will become key pillars of this region’s growth, prosperity and innovation," wrote Ravishankar GV, managing director at Sequoia Capital, in a blog post on Monday.
Jain is Sequoia’s second high-profile hire over the last few months. In April, Google’s Rajan Anandan joined Sequoia as a managing director and to head its startup accelerator program Surge.
Around the same time in April, Jain quit Uber, where he had spent four years. He started the rides business for Uber in India and headed Uber India’s operations. Following this he was made head of the Asia Pacific business.
Prior to Uber, Jain was president at Rent.com, a housing classified site based in Los Angeles. and also worked at TPG Capital and McKinsey & Company.