A Seasoned Investor and Mentor: Dr. Anand Govindaluri and His Foundation – Govin Capital
Adding value or impacting a person’s life through a business is not an easy job. If you are a startup founder or a professional business head of a company, then you will agree with the fact that any company’s main challenge is to satisfy the user/consumer/client.
Of course, speaking of financial aspects, locating an investor for fundraising is also a challenge. But imagine how manageable things will turn if there was someone to guide and support your brand.
“We identify ourselves as a ‘Technology Accelerator’. Our goal is to see that all startups that came to us have a successful ‘Go to the market’ strategy!” from the words of the Founder
Well, in reality, there is a platform called the Govin Capital, with its core for providing financial support along with business mentorship for aspiring and innovative startup founders. From adding values to offering investment funds at the required time, the influence of Govin Capital in the startup scenario is remarkable.
The following context covers everything you need to know about funding and investment, business mentorship, in line with the story of Govin Capital. As a reader, you will also get an idea of how important it is to bring innovative startup ideas onto the table of investors. But first, let us start the topic by acknowledging the person behind the idea of bringing mentorship and funding under one roof.
CREDITS TO THE FOUNDER AND CEO OF GOVIN CAPITAL: DR. ANAND GOVINDALURI
With a Realized IRR of 32%, Dr. Anand Govindaluri is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of the Singapore-based investment company Govin Capital.
His excellence is conclusive both professionally and academically. So, here is a gist on his professional expertise:
Being an active investor in the fields of pharmaceuticals, digital technology, life sciences, and healthcare for 19 long years, Dr. Govin marks a Portfolio Return on Investment 2.2X. Besides Singapore’s Govin Academy, he is also the honored board member for companies like:
- Cialfo in Singapore
- SAI Technology Business Incubator Foundation in India
- UniHalt in Visakhapatnam, India
- CellBeans Health Informatics in Pune, India
Leading or co-leading about 55+ investments, Dr. Govin is the recipient of the prestigious Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Award for Innovation & Entrepreneurship in 2006 in India. He is also awarded many other sponsorships and scholarships from both India and Singapore.
HERE GOES HIS EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:
- Dr. Govin started his academic journey with a Certificate in Technology Commercialization and IP Management from the CONNECT-University of California, San Diego, USA. He then did BSc Microbiology from Hyderabad’s Nizam College, later acquired two MSc Degrees in Biological Sciences (Singapore) and Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (India). He finished his MBA from the East Bay’s California State University in the US and finally got his Ph.D. in Honoris Causa-Management from the KEISIE International University in South Korea.
- Till date, Dr. Govind is continuing his academic works in terms of teaching and offering workshops, seminars, and more to many business professionals, first-time entrepreneurs, and even to a few affiliated colleges and universities.
THE GLOBAL FOOTPRINT OF DR. GOVIN: STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF THE VENTURE
As we credited the identity of Dr. Govin, let us now move to the main picture – the portfolio of Govin Capital.
Founded on February 21st, 2014, the vision of the company is to lead other investment agencies by providing value to innovative startups. Govin Capital is also appreciated by many for its unique business values, formed with the alphabets of the word “GOVIN”.
The business model of Govin Capital is framed on 3 I’s namely Innovate, Incubate, and Invest. This investment platform also provides services in Sweden and India, with headquarters in Singapore.
“We are always looking for new markets with a focus on internationalization and digitalization in new economies”, says Dr Govind
Totally 10 investments have been made from this company including notable ones such as Raybaby and Cialfo. The recent one being the seed round of ACKTEC Technologies on April 5th, 2020 for an undisclosed amount.
FOR EXAMPLE – GREENLINE LABS PRIVATE LIMITED
Even though with proper medical facilitation and booming medical technologies, people are losing their lives due to slow and ineffective healthcare support. Aiming this issue, GreenLine Labs, a Visakhapatnam-based IoT and research development module, came up with an ideal solution. Targeting all aspects related to timing, the startup ensures that in case of medical emergencies or other accidents, ambulance, first aid, and other essential support is present to the victim at the right time, by clearing out traffic before the vehicle reaches on-road and also, the nearby hospital is informed the same. Since this is an innovative startup with healthcare and technology at its core, it was funded by Govin Capital and Dr. Govind is now GreenLine’s board member!
“THE FOCUS WILL BE ON INVESTING IN COMPANIES IN THE BIOMEDICAL SPACE AND IN DIGITAL HEALTHCARE”, SAYS DR. GOVIND
Lastly, here are the prioritized sectors by this investment module:
- Digital Health
- Big Data
- Artificial Intelligence
- Health Insurance
- Information Technology
- Health Diagnostics
- Internet of Things
RIoT Solutions, Palash IVF, Yololite, CellBeans Healthcare, Unihalt, Codiva, Health Saathi, Greenline Labs, etc. are successful brands today, as a result of the intellect and investments given from Govin Capital.
THE MORALS OUT-OF-THE-BOX PRESENTATION:
In the stance of reading about this online platform, there is something to note here. If you are going to register for a startup or planning to introduce new verticals to your existing business, ensure to present everything ‘out-of-the-box’. Take the case of Govin Capital – the business model of Govin and the team is easy to remember and it will also ultimately impact the lives of people (entrepreneurs and young startup planners and founders).
“THE CRITERIA FOR SELECTION OF A STARTUP PROCESS IS RIGOROUS. WE EVALUATE THE FOUNDER’S PASSION, COMMITMENT, VIABILITY OF THE BUSINESS PLAN, AND ABILITY TO RAISE NEXT ROUND OF FUNDING”,
STATED THE CEO ONCE IN AN INTERVIEW
Do you know on what basis Govin Capital picks a startup from the industry? It picks on the basis of Growth stage-brands, with a solid founding team. They moreover go with startups that make use of innovative technologies, as per their sector needs. Having an effective operational plan also falls under their selection criteria!
So, now think about how powerful your startup’s foundation has to be, to move forward at least for the procedure of submitting a business model. Henceforth, the only stressed point here is innovation plus uniqueness in your entrepreneurial framework can persuade any investor to fund your brand!
- About Dr. Anand Govindaluri
- Dr. Anand Govindaluri on LinkedIn
- Govin Captial Overview [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row]