Serial Entrepreneur, Mentor & Author
R.Sivadas is a serial entrepreneur and business leader with particular strengths in Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Managing Investments and Business development.
He is a Postgraduate in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India (1983) and until 2012 was the Co-Founder and Managing director of Scope e-Knowledge Center, Chennai, a global content provider in the scientific and technical space.
Scope was acquired in 2011 by Quatrro , an Indian company funded by US based Venture fund Olympia Capital.
He was a key member of the team that led Scope e-Knowledge Center, one of the first Knowledge Process Offshoring players in India in the publishing and Intellectual Property space.
He has successfully completed three rounds of exits in entrepreneurial ventures, the latest being the sale of RSI Content Solutions to Orbis, USA ( Feb 2018).
In the information area, he has worked with Multinationals, Large Indian Private corporations, Government Institutions & not for profits in areas such as market research, consulting, building & promotion of e-content, e-commerce and electronic databases.
He ideated and helped implement the first Indian database on the chemicals and petrochemicals sector (1990).
In the late 90’s, he ideated on the concept of “Content for portals” and for 3 years (till the end of the Dot com era), Scope was the largest B2B content provider to major B2B portals in India including ICICI, Shapoorji Palonji, IPF online, etc).
In 2000-01, he spun off e-chem.com a chemical trading portal (promoted in collaboration with the Indian Chemicals Manufacturers association) which had over 30 chemical manufacturers as prospective members/investors. This was acquired by Sify, a Satyam group company.
2002-2012 – He was Managing Director & co-promoter of Scope e-knowledge Center , one of the first Knowledge Process Offshoring companies in India.
2015-18 - He was Managing Director of RSI content Solutions ( A US company in which I co-invested) which was acquired by Orbis Technologies, USA in 2018.
Sivadas is the author of the book “Failure to Millionaire – You Too Can !” – published by Sage in Dec 2016.
Sivadas is keenly interested in badminton, trekking and yoga and spends significant amounts of time learning from nature and from exploring the inner realms through meditation.
He is a strong advocate of Yoga & Meditation for all round personal growth. He has authored a book on entrepreneurship, “From Failure to Millionaire: You too can.” that was published by Sage in Dec 2015 and is now available on Kindle and Amazon. His second book “The Lemurian Revival” will be published in January 2021.
Sivadas is married with two children.