Unitus Seed Fund is a (seed-stage investment fund) based in Bangalore and Seattle that invests in startups innovating for the masses in India. The fund helps startups “prepare for growth” via seed funding, strategic & operating support, providing critical connections, and securing growth capital. Unitus Seed Fund is a part of the Unitus Group, a leader in early-stage equity and debt capital market development for businesses serving low-income (base of the economic pyramid or “BoP”) populations in India, Southeast Asia, China, Africa and Latin America markets.
Rianta Capital Zurich is a single Family Office based in Zurich with offices in the United Kingdom that provide investment advice and management support to the trusts and investment companies associated with the Principal Family. The Principal Family originates from India and is now in its 5th generation in the UK. Its wealth derives predominantly from a global fashion retail business founded in the 1960s, and its trusts have a diverse range of investments across a number of asset classes, sectors, geographies and currencies. Among them is the Artha Initiative, an informal program that was created to encompass the venture philanthropy and impact investment interests of the group. This program is committed to principles of sustainability in the impact created by motivated entrepreneurs seeking to create appropriate products and services for the BoP.
R Ramaraj is a serial entrepreneur who has been involved in ventures in IT, cellular and Internet. His last venture was Sify, where he was the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Sify was the first Indian Internet Company from India to list on NASDAQ National Market in the US (NASDAQ -SIFY).He was recognized as the 'Evangelist of the Year' at the India Internet World Convention in September2000 and was also voted the IT Person of the year 2000 and in 2001, in a CNET.com poll in India. In 2010, The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) recognized him with a Life Time Achievement Award for nurturing the Spirit of Entrepreneurship and inspiring and mentoring numerous entrepreneurs. Until recently he was the Senior Advisor at Sequoia Capital. He is currently Senior Advisor at Elevar Equity. He was a Member of the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta 2010-2015 He is on the board of Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ) a Not for Profit organization. OGQ is committed to bridging the gap between the best athletes in India and the best athletes in the world thus helping Indian athletes to win Olympic Gold medals. He is the Co-Founder and Director of Coaching Foundation of India, an organization that trains and certifies CEO Coaches. He is the first Indian to be invited to the Board of Directors of ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) where he served for 6 years as an Independent Director. He was a member of the Global Board of Trustees of TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs). R. Ramaraj holds a B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from the University of Madras and a M.B.A. from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta and a Ph.D. from SRM University.
Sunil Edwards is a Dubai based career banker with strong domain knowledge of Assurance, Governance and Risk. He has worked in leading local and regional banks in the Middle East and is currently the Head of Internal Audit at The Bank of Sharjah in the UAE. Sustainable investment is both a working philosophy and a goal for Sunil. He has numerous investments in the social and impact space in India where he has, along with a group of NRI and India based angel investors, identified and supported projects in micro-finance, bottom-of-the-pyramid projects, wildlife and eco-tourism, besides providing mentoring for a number of start-ups. In Villfarm, Sunil represents a group of angels, both from India & overseas. An MBA, CIA, CAMS and CRMA in the areas of Financial Management, Internal Audit, Anti Money Laundering and Risk Management, Sunil speaks fluent Hindi and understands Kannada, Tamil and Malayalam.
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