The heart and the mind don’t often work in tandem. In Dr. Ramesh Byrapaneni’s case, however, they do. After all, he is a cardiologist who turned into a venture capitalist, to be a part of the healthcare innovation story.
That also explains his current focus on investments in the healthcare world, mainly digital health and medical devices. Prior to Endiya, at Ventureast, he invested in companies like OneBreath which is into mechanical ventilation and SmartRx, an innovator in mobile engagement platforms for healthcare. Dr. Ramesh is also an angel investor with Nephroplus, India’s largest chain of dialysis clinics.
In his early years, Dr. Ramesh was Chief of Cardiology and Founder of Medwin Hospital. He did his post-graduation in Internal Medicine, postdoctoral fellowship in Cardiology from PGI, Chandigarh, and Interventional Cardiology Fellowship from University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA. He was also adjudged the Best Outgoing Student from the Guntur Medical College.
Entrepreneurship and innovation always spurred Dr. Ramesh, leading him to be the President of TiE Hyderabad for four years. He is also the Founding Director of Hyderabad Angels.
When he is not mentoring, coaching and guiding entrepreneurs, Dr. Ramesh spends his available time in social ventures. He is a Founding Chairperson of the Hyderabad 10k run and was a Board Member of United Way Hyderabad.