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Jayesh Parekh, based in Singapore, is a 'serial entrepreneur' and angel investor. He provides insights into how companies and individuals can apply a more entrepreneurial mindset and approach to their existing businesses.

Jayesh is one of the Founders of Sony Entertainment Television, a major television network launched in 1995 in collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment, a division of Sony Japan. He is a board member of Asvathaa (gaming & animation), Game Ventures (online gaming) and eBus (TV commercial digital distribution).

He is the Managing Partner of Jungle Ventures, a Singapore-based venture firm that invests and helps build category leaders from Asia, a firm which is reinventing how venture capital is done in Asia. Jungle invests across all early stages of start-ups and has investments in India, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and other hotbeds of entrepreneurial activity in Asia. They work with portfolio companies on marketing and design, product management, engineering and recruiting. These Operating Partners include executives with decades of deep operating experience at global start-ups such as Google, Face book and leading tech category leaders in Asia such as Lazada and Komli Media.

Jayesh is an active angel investor, with investments in various Venture Capital Funds in Silicon Valley and start-up enterprises across the broad technology and media space. In his earlier corporate years, he spent 13 years at IBM in various positions based out of Houston (USA) and Singapore, where he was involved in technical, sales and marketing roles.

He delivers in-company presentations and often enters in to deep discussions with teams from sales & marketing or business development team who are striving to embrace corporate entrepreneurship as a way to identify new business opportunities.

He is a TiE Charter Member, an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at INSEAD, and an advisor to NUS Enterprise.

Jayesh holds a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from MS University in Baroda, India and a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, USA.

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