I’m Venugopal Sathyanarayana , currently a VC with Qualcomm Ventures.

We are looking to invest in interesting/ promising Tech Enterprise software products, SaaS S/w prods, products in IoT & AI/ ML space, Internet & Mobile Consumer products, etc.,

Previously was a Venture Partner/ Vice President with Orios Venture Partners which is an early stage VC Fund in India.

Prior to this was Vice President of Indian Angel Network ( IAN ) which is India’s first and the world’s largest global angel investor network’s. IAN invested upto USD 1 mn in startups, though the sweet spot is between US$ 400 to 600K.

Earlier to joining Indian Angel Network, I was an Advisor to Qualcomm Ventures, India.

I was the Founder & CEO of Vengo Ventures for 8 years. During this period I was a key founding Principal of a Couple of VC Funds which we could never launch. I also tried raising a Micro VC Fund too.

Also I was the Co-Chair of TiE Bangalore CleanTech SIG ( Special Interest Group ) for 3 years.

Possess an overall of more than 25+ years of experience.

I have been actively investing, providing Mentoring/ Investment/ Advisory Services to startups since the last 10 + years.

I’m a serial entrepreneur myself. Vengo Ventures was my startup to focus on the investment space. I had started a consulting and software services company in the 2nd half of the  90’s which later became a Product company. Subsequently I had also started a couple of product companies too.

Prior to Vengo Ventures I possess a distinguished IT industry experience of 15+ years ( overall 25+ years ) which includes leadership roles in senior management, strategic planning, operations, client services, project management and IT Technology solutions development. I was Director – Engineering with Aricent. I have earlier worked with Wipro, Eftia OSS Solutions, Etc., in senior executive positions.

My passion is to evangelize entrepreneurship.

I love Cycling ( Biking ), Trekking , travelling , chess, music & adventure sports. I have been doing a lot of Biking during weekends. I’m based out of Bangalore.

16 Responses to “About Me”

  1. Poornima Says:

    Mr Venu,

    Your web site is good , but it requires to be better. Add more interesting things. ok

    Cheers

  2. Sridhar Says:

    Hi Mr.Venugopal,

    I wish to get in touch with you.

    Sridhar

    1. vengo Says:

      Pls feel free to get in touch with me.

      My contact details are venugopal.sathya@gmail.com & + 91 98458 91977

      Cheers,

      Venu.

  3. sumigupta Says:

    We are manufacturers of Eco friendly Jute Folders. Could you please suggest on the ways we could market these to the corporates and IT Companies?


  4. Dear Dr Venugopal

    Saw your profile through LINKED IN Group on GLOBAL ENERGY AND POWER and thought to write to you about our work in establishing a national network of HABITAT ENERGY PARKs and our target is about 4500 odd GAUSHALAs in the country through our not-for-profit consulting outfit named HABITAT CONSULTING GROUP or HcG, as it is abbreviated.

    The whole effort is through a ROAD-MAP presented by me at Animal Welfare Board of India on 21 June, 2008 at its 103rd Executive Committee Meeting held in Delhi (I was invited to speak on the basis of my four set of Policy Perspective Papers on ’empowerment and reforms’ in the Gaushalas in India. On the basis of the deliberation, a National Seminar on GAUSHALA AS NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AGENCY is being organised at Delhi on 2nd October, 2008.

    I am inviting your group in development of this ‘consulting exercise’ for the benefit of all the Gaushalas and also to the benefit of the environment and also for the interests of Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy.

    HcG is already in the process of creating HABITAT ENERGY PARK CONSORTIUM for providing ‘turnkey solutions’ to the ‘HABITAT ENERGY PARKS’ for various GAUSHALAs in the country.

    You shall be sent the relevant details of the Seminar at your e-mail address as well as we would be happy to concentrate on various ways we together can provide consultancy for formation of the CONSORTIUM and then, getting it make strongly functional for the benefit of all concerned.

    Dr Jagveer Rawat
    09315639804

  5. Nagesh Says:

    hi Venu

    You’re born creative, I know you’re putting all the raw materials that needs to be there for success..

    wish you all success in this new Venture.

    Cheers
    /\/agesh

  6. Savitha Says:

    Nice meeting you….

  7. vimali swamy Says:

    Hello Venu

    I’m Vimali Swamy, Sr. Correspondent from siliconindia. I would like to connect to you.

    Kindly let me know how i can reach you.

    Regards
    Vimali

  8. vimali swamy Says:

    Hello Venu

    I’m Vimali Swamy, Sr. Correspondent from siliconindia. I would like to connect to you.

    Kindly let me know how i can reach you.

    Regards
    Vimali Swamy

  9. Manju Says:

    Hi Venu

    Chanced into this webpage through LinkedIn. Congratulations. Finally, Vengo ventures clicked. Happy for you. All the best. Lets try catching up sometime.

    Manju
    X-Wipro

  10. jagadish.n.s Says:

    hai venu nimge yella yeshassu keerthi sigali yendu nav aaa bagavantananna kelkolthivi

  11. Praveen KN Says:

    Hi Venu,

    Your blog looks good. Let’s meet and catchup some time.

    Regards
    Praveen

  12. Joshi Says:

    Your site is excellent. Very nice to see you virtually!.

    -Joshi

    1. vengo Says:

      Hi Purushotham,

      Its been a while since we last spoke.

      You should visit us with your family this weekend.

      Cheers,

      Venu

  13. Girish Says:

    Sir keen to reach out to you, let me know if there is a possibility.

    Thanks,
    Girish

    1. vengo Says:

      Hi Girish,

      Get in touch with me on venugopal.sathya@gmail.com

      Cheers,

      Venu.

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