Dr. Ramesh Byrapaneni
The solutions to India's healthcare problems can stem from entrepreneurs in India only.
Dr. Ramesh Byrapaneni is a cardiologist and entrepreneur, turned venture capitalist with a passion to be part of India's healthcare innovation story and create businesses that positively impact lives.
He has spearheaded the firm's investments in SigTuple, Eyestem, Sugar.Fit, Karkinos Healthcare, and AquaExchange, among others. His past investments include Nephroplus, OneBreath, and SmartRx among others.
Dr. Ramesh started one of India's first private hospitals in the late 1980s, a 350-bed multispecialty hospital at a time when private healthcare was almost non-existent in the country. He pursued clinical work for nearly three decades.
He is part of the National Startup Advisory Council (NSAC) and has been a Founding Director of the Hyderabad Angels. Outside of work, Dr. Ramesh continues to be involved with the Hyderabad 10K Run Foundation, which he also helped found.
Dr. Ramesh holds a postgraduate degree (MD) in internal medicine and postdoctoral fellowship (DM) in cardiology from PGI, Chandigarh. He also pursued a fellowship in Interventional Cardiology from the University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA.