Dr. Ramesh KuruvaProject Scientist
Ramesh, a Ph.D. holder in Entrepreneurial Finance specializing in Venture Capital and Private Equity, brings extensive expertise to the table. He contributed significantly as a research team member for the influential India Venture Capital and Private Equity Reports in 2016 and 2017, and also served as a sub-editor for the 2018 Report. He played a pivotal role in the establishment of YNOS Venture Engine, a startup focused on supporting entrepreneurs, angel investors, incubators, and other ecosystem players. His research findings have been showcased at prestigious international conferences, including the ISDSI International Conference at IIM Trichy, India Finance Conference at IIM Kolkata, and 3rd Entrepreneurial Finance Conference in Milan, Italy. He has made noteworthy contributions to leading journals such as the Journal of Alternative Investments. Additionally, as a Scientist at CREST, he collaborates with faculty, research scholars, and visiting scholars, actively engaging in diverse 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.