Sudhir Rao

Managing Partner, India

Sudhir is the Managing Partner, India, of WRVI Capital — a technology venture fund established in 2019 focussed on accelerating the monetization and scaling of disruptive companies globally.

Sudhir is also the Founding Managing Partner of IndusAge Partners – an India & US focussed venture fund.

Prior to that, he was the founder of IndusAge Advisors, an Enterprise Development Advisory and Investment Firm since 2000.
He has been a leading Industry pioneer in the Capital Markets in India for over 33 years. He was one of the Founding Directors of Karvy Investor Services Ltd. and Karvy Stockbroking Ltd. involved in providing Investor Services, Merchant Banking and Retail Financial services.

Karvy is recognised today as India’s leading Share Holder Services company with over 70 Million Share Holder Accounts. In this capacity, he has led the public listing of over 100s of companies during his 10 year tenure. He was also the founding Principal of multiple companies in financial services, and has provided enterprise advisory services to well over 25 companies in India.

Between 2000 and 2012, Sudhir had been managing his Family office, making proprietary investments in early stage technology companies in the areas of Financial Services, Health Care, Education and non profit sectors. Some of the companies he was an early investor in include, Everonn, Axsys Healthcare, Market Simplified, Subex Systems Ltd., Net Finex etc.
He is currently on the boards of RBL (India’s fastest growing private Bank), AirWorks, Aditya Birla Money (which is part Aditya Birla Group, one of India’s largest business conglomerates) and Radhakrishna Foodland Pvt Ltd. as a non-executive Director.

Sudhir is a Charted Accountant certified by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and Chartered Management Accountant (CIMA).