Ritu Verma is the co-founder and Managing Partner at Ankur Capital – an impact investment fund that invests in innovations for the next billion. She sits on the board/board observer positions at multiple of Ankur’s portfolio – Cropin, Agricx, Niramai and Healthsutra.
Prior to starting Ankur Capital, Ritu ran Truvenan advisory firm for venture funds looking at investments in India and SE Asia. One of the funds she worked with was BASF corporate venture fund, which focused on investments in renewable energy, agri-biotech and materials. She is passionate about bringing innovation from lab to the market and did that for over a decade across different roles at Philips and Unilever across the globe.
She holds an MBA from INSEAD and a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Pennsylvania and has bachelors from Middlebury College, Vermont.
Ritu is also part of the steering committee and director at ThinkAg an agri-sector platform for scaling innovations in India. She is also a member of the IMC agri and food processing committee and is part of the advocacy council for Impact Investors Council in India.