Ramesh KuruvaProject Scientist
Ramesh is a senior Ph.D. scholar in the area of Entrepreneurial Finance - Venture Capital and Private Equity. He was a member of the research team for the 2016 and 2017 India Venture Capital and Private Equity Reports and a sub-editor for the 2018 Report. He is also a founding team member of YNOS Venture Engine, a Start-up that helps entrepreneurs, angel investors, incubators, and other ecosystem players. He has presented his research at leading international conferences such as the ISDSI International Conference at IIM Trichy, India Finance Conference at IIM Kolkata and 3rd Entrepreneurial Finance Conference at Milan, Italy. He has also published in leading journals such as Journal of Alternative Investments. As a Scientist at CREST, Ramesh co-ordinates with the faculty, research scholars, and visiting scholars on various research activities and programs.
Shanmugapriya RProject Manager
Shanmugapriya has a Bachelors' degree in Computer Science Engineering and a Masters' degree in Software Engineering, followed by a decade of experience in various positions in industry and academic Institutions. She is a university rank holder during her post-graduation from College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University. As the project manager of CREST, she manages the Centre's project management office, maintaining all the records related to the project, coordinating quality controls with outsourcing partners and acting as a point of contact for all the stakeholders in the project.