Venkata Gandikota

Venkata Gandikota works with startups, businesses, R&D organizations, policymakers, and non-profits concerning Impact investing, frugal innovation, and circular economy.

He has more than 15 years of experience that includes raising capital for VC funds and startups, impact investing and startup deal flow management, frugal innovation advisory, customer success, running his own market entry consulting for businesses in India and Finland, and environmental & climate research.

Since 2014, he has given guest lectures on frugal innovation and impact investing topics at ISDI (MBA program), JAMK University of Applied Sciences (International Business Bachelors Program), Jyväskylä University (Business Masters Program) & Aalto University (Executive MBA Program).

Venkata has a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from India and a Master's degree in Environmental Engineering from USA.