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Jagannath Samavedam


Jagan has over 30 years of well-rounded experience in the financial sector including fund raising, investing, lending, creating exits, leading cross-functional teams and collaborating with entrepreneurs.

Before becoming an Advisor at Sabre, Jagan was a Partner at Sabre for 5 years and was involved in fund raising from international LPs, identifying and evaluating new deals for investment, managing a part of the portfolio and providing leadership and guidance to the team.

Earlier, Jagan spent over 8 years with Ventureast – an early-stage VC fund with focus on healthcare, cleantech and agri-business companies. He was involved in raising a $93M fund from a mix of Indian and International investors. He has a deep understanding of healthcare, financial services and clean-tech industries and evaluated and led investments that are expected to deliver ~3-5x return on investment.

Jagan’s experience included mentoring the founders, advising on business plans, raising equity/debt financing and identifying and evaluating M&A opportunities. He also had extensive operational involvement in his investee companies in the areas of hiring talent, designing ESOP programs and tracking operational metrics. As an Advisor at Sabre, Jagan will provide guidance and mentoring support to Sabre Team in managing their investments.

In his earlier career, Jagan was with ICICI Bank for 11 years in their project finance and corporate banking groups. After leaving ICICI Bank, Jagan was part of a cleantech start-up as CFO and raised both equity and debt finance. Together with the founder of the start-up, Jagan led the business in successfully implementing a manufacturing plant and exporting biodiesel to Europe and USA.

Jagan trained as a Mechanical Engineer from Osmania University and has an MBA from IIM, Lucknow.