VCs don't create Successful Companies. Entrepreneurs Do
Sateesh Andra loves entrepreneurs with grit, clarity and focus on execution. So, when he finds strong entrepreneurs, he rolls up his sleeves and becomes part-coach, part co-founder and part investor.
Technology start-ups with strategic focus and clear value proposition drive Sateesh. His investing, co-founding, leadership and engineering experience, for the past sixteen years in U.S/India, all veer around technology.
As the Managing Director at Endiya Partners, Sateesh serves on several boards including Darwinbox. Some of his past investments include Seclore, Little Eye Labs (Facebook) and Cleartrip. Most recently, he was Partner at Ventureast and DFJ.
Prior to DFJ, Sateesh was Founder/CEO of Euclid, a Silicon Valley start-up, in the IT Management Software space and was instrumental in raising VC funding ($35 M+), besides 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).
Besides helping evolve ideas into real businesses, Sateesh is involved with the Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy with the objective of popularizing sports, and promoting awareness of chronic diseases in the corporate world. Sateesh was a top-ranked Table Tennis player representing A.P State in Nationals.
Sateesh holds a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering.