Sateesh Andra is a Managing
Partner at Ventureast, primarily overseeing the Ventureast Tenet Fund.
He has served on the boards of Little Eye Labs (Facebook) and is
currently on the boards of Seclore, Vortex Engineering, SmartRX and
DesiCrew. Having seen the complete cycle of fund raising, investments,
and exits via association with Ventureast, DFJ and Euclid, Sateesh
approaches venture funding by working patiently with entrepreneurs
through their highs and lows, till success is achieved.
Sateesh has worked with
venture-backed technology start-ups in the U.S and India for the past
16 years. Prior to joining Ventureast, Sateesh was Venture Partner and
one of the founding members of Draper Fisher Jurvetson’s
(DFJ) India Team. As a private investor, Sateesh has also invested in
seed stage American and Indian venture capital funds.
Prior to DFJ, Sateesh
co-founded Euclid (Synnex), a leader in the IT Management Software
space and was instrumental in raising VC funding ($35 M+), acquiring
and managing marquee customers and partners. He has also served in
product marketing and engineering leadership roles at Tsqware
(Conexant), LSI Logic, and VLSI Technology (Philips). Sateesh holds
U.S. patents in Communications and Networking and has published several
articles on Business-IT Alignment.
Sateesh has a B.Tech degree
from JNTU, Hyderabad, and a Master’s in Electrical
Engineering from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. He is a
Charter Member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE). He is actively
involved with the Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy with the
objective of popularizing sports, and promoting fitness in the
Sateesh is a professional table
tennis player and is an advocate for Health Awareness Promotion Project
India (HAPPI), which creates awareness about Non Communicable Diseases
among IT professionals.