ERVI promotes Ashish Venkataramani to Partner

Today, we're thrilled to announce that Ashish Venkataramani has been promoted to Partner, effective 1st July 2021.

Ashish joined our healthcare team in India in 2019 as a Principal, after spending four years at Pfizer, most recently as Senior Director & Business Unit Head. He also has prior management consulting experience having worked at the Boston Consulting Group and Accenture.

Ashish focuses on investments in pharmaceuticals, consumer health, healthcare technology and healthcare services. Most recently, he was instrumental in supporting the fund’s investment in OZiva, India's leading clean, plant-based nutrition brand.

Raj Dugar, Managing Partner, Eight Roads Ventures India, said: “We are delighted to welcome Ashish to the India leadership team as Partner. As we continue to build our portfolio, a key priority for us is to have the right talent in place to support and mentor our portfolio and teams. His experience and network in the industry as an operator is invaluable as we strengthen the franchise in India.”

Eight Roads Ventures has been investing in India since 2007 with a focus on healthcare, technology, consumer and financial services. The fund backs founders of early growth and growth stage companies. With $1 billion under management, Eight Roads Ventures is one of the few investment firms in India with specialised sector focused teams in technology and healthcare. In 2021, the firm has already made 20 investments, including adding new companies to its portfolio namely OZiva, Proximie, Quizizz and Zomentum. 

Ashish Venkataramani, Partner, Eight Roads Ventures India: “I am thrilled and humbled to join our India leadership team. Eight Roads has a track record of partnering with game-changing companies to produce category leaders, and I am proud to support our franchise in the exciting times ahead.”

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