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Sarath Naru
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Sarath is the Founder and Managing Partner of Ventureast, one of India’s longest-standing venture capital institutions investing in pioneering sectors since the mid-90s. Ventureast manages over $300 million having made close to 100 investments. In the past, Sarath sold soap at Procter & Gamble USA, and worked in British American Tobacco subsidiary (VST Industries, Hyderabad). As an entrepreneur, he has built a trading business between India and the USA, covering engineering & fashion goods, and printing related services.

Sarath has a B.Tech from IIT, Madras and an MBA from Booth, University of Chicago. He has been associated at Board level positions with the IVCA, ABLE, IITM Research Park, ICRISAT, PanIIT Association, Ascent Capital, Equitas Micro-Housing, Annapurna Microfinance, among others. He makes his home in 3 cities (Chennai, Hyderabad and Bangalore), with an equally active wife, Meena; and a son, Akhil who graduated from IIT KGP, and has entered the entrepreneurial eco-system, and a daughter, Alisha who is studying design at RISD, USA.

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Ocean Sparkle is India’s leading provider of comprehensive port operation and management services. After establishment in 1995, company was promoted by marine professionals with vast experience in managing ports and terminals worldwide.

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eYantra is one of India's earliest and leading brand merchandising and corporate gifting company. The Company fulfills corporate merchandising needs through customized products and services that symbolize the character of the brand. 

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An organic 'farm to fork' concept; a business built from ground-up to over 1000 cr. company today

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