Sarayu Srinivasan is a technology venture capitalist and an advisor to venture and private equity firms in the US, India and Europe. She was most recently a Director at Intel Capital where she focused on sector agnostic venture capital and private equity investment into a range of early, growth & later stage technology businesses in the US, India and other regions. Sarayu, who is American, moved to India from the US to help Intel deploy its first targeted $250M fund.
Prior to Intel Capital, she founded and ran a consultancy focusing on strategy and growth acceleration projects for technology & consumer businesses and assessed, advised and commercialized promising early science & technology concepts, building companies alongside technical principals.
Sarayu previously headed marketing for uReach Technologies, a leading converged communications service provider During her tenure, uReach grew from a startup with a few thousand to over a million consumer subscribers to become a top three telecom services brand. Prior to uReach, was a brand manager at the Pepsi-Cola Company where she ran a $300MM business that was repositioned, won a national claim and became the number two national category entrant.
Sarayu held a research fellowship at the Harvard Business School in the areas of Valuation, Finance and Competition & Strategy. She is the author of research and papers including contributing to the award winning textbook Business Analysis & Valuation Using Financial Statements and was asked to join the PhD program based upon her work.
Sarayu also helped pilot corporate social responsibility initiatives at Intel as part of the CSR/social entrepreneurship management committee and serves on several educational and social entrepreneurship Boards. She has published a wide range of academic and practitioner’s literature on business, technology and investment issues.
Sarayu earned a BA in Architecture from Barnard College/Columbia University (Mount Holyoke Alumnae Scholar and National Zoological Park Architectural Design Fellow), a Certificate in Medieval Studies from Cambridge University, an MBA from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees in Paris, France and held a fellowship at the Harvard Business School leading into the PhD program.
As a technology venture capitalist, I provide funds to help companies reach their next evolutionary level more quickly, efficiently, and successfully than without my cash. My mandate is to also offer... Read more »