Venkat is active as an angel investor, Mentor, Board member and Advisor to various start ups both in the US and in India. Some of his investments are Capillary Technologies, Tribogenics, and Travel Triangle, which have gone on to raise funding from VCs such as Sequoia, Warburg, NVP, Bessemer, Founders Fund.
An entrepreneur since 2000, Venkat Tadanki is the founder and CEO of Secova, a Benefits Administration firm that leverages its proprietary platform to help provide its clients quality solutions in a cost effective manner.
Prior to Secova, Venkat was a founding member of Daksh, one of the largest independent ITeS companies in India that was acquired by IBM. Prior to Daksh, Venkat was the Executive Vice President of PepsiCo-South Asia, where he was responsible for managing Franchise Operations.
Venkat has an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata, and a BA (Hons), Economics from St.Stephen’s College, Delhi. He is also a Charter member of TiE Southern California.