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Snigdha Rao

Snigdha Rao is a Senior Investment Manager at Aavishkaar, an early stage investor focused on rural / semi-urban linked enterprises. She looks at opportunities in the education, healthcare, energy and agribusiness sectors at the fund. Prior to Aavishkaar, Snigdha led the BYST Growth Fund (BGF), a joint venture between Aavishkaar and Ventureast. BGF is a pioneering micro-equity initiative providing equity-like capital, mentoring and business development assistance to SMEs in conventional industries. While at BGF, Snigdha developed and executed a commercially sustainable investment and monitoring model, and a scalable value-addition model for SMEs. Prior to BGF, she was a management consultant specializing in operations management, when she worked with clients across the auto, construction and engineering sectors.  

 Snigdha holds a BTech from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M) and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A).