Ravi Natu

Mentor & Enabler for Startups in India

Pune Area, India

Organization Strategy Leadership Mentoring Valuation Modeling B2b Marketing B2B Lead Generation
Ravi has over 4 decades of experience in blue-chip organizations, largely in International Marketing and in Setting up of Start-ups and ODCs in India. During his career, Ravi has traveled extensively and was also based at Singapore and London as part of his marketing assignments.
He exited from a 9 to 5 job in 2013, after setting up an ODC in Pune for a US-based product company and overseeing it grow to 650+ employees.
His degree in engineering helps him understand, analyze and resolve issues successfully.
Presently, Ravi helps starting businesses in India, particularly for Captive SMEs in IT and Engineering. He also mentors a startup that offers a strong and robust SaaS solution in Human Resource Management. As a Mentor, he offers:
Review of plans and budgets; add clarity to vision, mission & objectives
Guide on Sales/Marketing initiatives including on Marketing Collateral
Create Investor Documentation such as:
Pitch Decks
Investor Valuations including DCF method
Through in person meetings and over skype.

Startup Mentor at Mentor & Enabler for Startups

Jan 2013 - Present

Mentor for Startups & Enabler for Setting up Captive SMEs in India. His skills and background make him ideally suited for establishing and mentoring start-ups in IT, Engineering and other Services.

Vice President; Director at Yardi Software India P Ltd.

Jul 2004 - Jan 2013

Established from scratch and managed the Offshore Development Center for Yardi Inc., a US based product company at Pune. The India operation grew to 600+ in 8+ years under my leadership.


B.E. (Mech) at S.A.T.I. Vidisha

Jun 1963 - Apr 1968

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