Sequoia India hires former Uber Asia Pacific head Amit Jain

Amit Jain, former Uber Asia Pacific head, joins Sequoia India BCCL
  • Amit Jain has joined the VC firm as a Managing Director.
  • Jain will be based out of Singapore.
  • He had been appointed as Uber India head in 2015. In 2018 he went on to head the APAC business.
Sequoia Capital India has brought former Uber India head on Amit Jain on board, as its managing director. 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,” said the company in a statement.

Jain had quit as Uber’s Asia Pacific head in April. Jain was appointed as Uber India head in 2015, and went on to head its APAC business in 2018.

Before Uber, Jain was the President at Rent.com, a housing classifieds site in Los Angeles. He had also worked at TPG Capital and McKinsey.

Sequoia India has been on a hiring spree in 2019, adding many star candidates to its list. In April 2019, Sequoia hired former Google India head Rajan Anandan. Anandan, the VP for Google South East Asia and India, resigned from the Internet giant to join the VC firm Sequoia Capital’s India and SEA wing. Anandan is also leading Sequoia’s accelerator programme, Surge.
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