Non Executive Director, London
Kayar Raghavan mentors Startups on due diligence, strategy, value accretion, fundraise, shareholder agreements and investor relations.
A serial angel investor in UK, India & USA and a former director on several boards and a charity, Raghavan is known for exhibiting great temperament and judgment in challenging situations.
A Financial Times qualified Non-Executive Director, Raghavan also places emphasis on Risk Management & Governance in his roles as Advisor and Non- Executive Director.
Raghavan’s current portfolio of about 40 angel investments includes startups in domains across medical devices, data science/AI, crowdfunding platform, telecomm services, lending, eCommerce, marketplace, education, big data and fintech among others.
In his earlier avatar, Raghavan was a senior global banker with Citibank. His rich international experience, across continents, of 40+ years spans Banking business, operations and technology.
Raghavan also advised multinational CEOs and performed due diligence for a multi-billion dollar private equity deal for TPG in his advisory and consultancy role in the later years of his formal career.
Raghavan takes pleasure in occasional freelancing in political and financial journalism and investing.
His interests include, in addition to the Startup world, politics, economics, finance and speaking at seminars and conferences.
A graduate of Loyola College, Madras, India, Raghavan also did a Masters course in Management, sponsored by his then employer, Citibank, at George Washington University, USA. Raghavan speaks several Indian languages and a dash of French.