Ravi Kiran is a professional business builder, a growth adviser and an active angel investor.
He is the Co-founder of VentureNursery, India's first angel-backed start-up accelerator.
In its three years of operation until September 2015, VentureNursery has accelerated 21 start-ups, of which 15 have graduated and 13 are active and growing well. Notable amongst VentureNursery alumni are India's largest branded chain of hotel OYO Rooms, video interview platform Talview, and fashion and lifestyle product discovery app Klip.
Although relatively quiet in Media, Ravi Kiran has made over thirty angel investments in sectors ranging from Hospitality, Enterprise Technology, E-Commerce, E-Services, EduTech, Cloud Telephony, Crowdfunding, TravelTech, to Mobile Solutions, Social Commerce, Location Technology, Computational Science and Analytics and more.
He is a Director on the board of Center for Innovation, VNIT Nagpur and mentor with several organizations.
He is also the Co-Founder of growth advisory company Friends of Ambition. His latest initiative, Trade Show App DazzleToday, went into beta launch in September, 2015.
He previously led the South East and South Asian operations of Publicis Groupe Starcom MediaVest Group [SMG], the World's largest media network, as CEO - South East and South Asia and was one of its youngest regional leaders. He also served on the Company's Global Management Group.
Ravi Kiran is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from University of Kashmir and MBA from Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi.