Ravi Narayan is the Global Director at Microsoft Accelerator in India, the leading startup accelerator in APAC. Prior to Microsoft, Ravi was the Managing Director at Mentor Partners, a Seed Fund based in Bangalore, which he established as a brand name in India and Southeast Asia. He is a pioneer in the Venture Catalyst space in India. He has worked for the last decade in building institutions for supporting entrepreneurship in India. He has mentored numerous startups in not only raising capital, but also guiding them towards market access for accelerated growth. A seasoned entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience building high performance teams that collaborate across various functions to execute for consistent results, Ravi has taken several companies from startup through growth to exit, both in the US and in India. He is a founding chair of PAN-IIT in Washington DC, TiE Entrepreneurial Summit (TES) in Bangalore and the NASSCOM’s Product Conclave in Bangalore. His mission is to help create thriving entrepreneurial ecosystems around the world by tapping into the right market dynamics, and creating a strong infrastructure for innovation initiatives.
- Short Bio:Global Director at Microsoft Accelerator, India