Sri Ayangar

Investment Associate



Data Infrastructure
Digital Platform Enablers
If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it - then I can achieve it.

Muhammad Ali

Sri is our Investment Associate based out of OpenOcean's London team and has start-up and venture capital experience. Prior to OpenOcean, he was an investor at Force Over Mass Capital, an early-stage venture capital fund in London with his main focus on SaaS and deep tech investments across Europe. Some of his previous investments include BlockchainTP, Sprinque, and Tangent Works which have collectively raised more than $100m+. Sri studied at University College London, majoring in Chemistry, and has a Master's Degree in Nanotechnology with a focus on Computational Chemistry. He was also actively involved in a student organization called UCL Entrepreneurs where he was the President and was responsible for running multiple programs such as Bloomsbury Venture Capital Fund and Bloomsbury Startup Accelerator.

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2023 Technology Forecast: OpenOcean Technology and Investment Predictions to Watch

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Where to find alpha in the post-covid era? Macro and market update Q4 2022

Our Investor Relations Director, Naureen Zahid, has written a detailed article on the market turmoil of 2022 and how this has impacted the investment approach of both GPs and LPs. Geopolitical and macroeconomic factors caused significant financial market turmoil in 2022, triggering soaring global inflation, which has had a significant impact on both public and private market investments.
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IPO: MariaDB lands on the New York Stock Exchange

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