N Ravi Shankar


N Ravi Shankar

He is a Mentor on globally renowned ‘Stanford University’s Seed program for Asia’. He also serves as a Jury / Advisor on State and National Start-up initiatives, and Investment programs. Ravi keenly mentors a few start-ups in his personal capacity, and is an active Angel Investor, with over 100 such investments, in his portfolio.

Apart from being a successful entrepreneur in his own right, Ravi has been a popular Columnist and Author in Kannada. In the last two decades, he has over 1,000 published articles to his credit with leading dailies such as Vijaya Karnataka, Vijayavani, Udayavani, Times of India (Kannada) and UshaKirana. Ravi has authored several books, while also currently writing ‘Olanota’, the Sunday lead-column for Vijaya Karnataka.

Ravi has delivered lectures at leading Literary Festivals in Karnataka, including ‘Kannada Sahitya Sammelana’ and ‘Nudisiri’. Some of his articles are prescribed as part of ‘Text Books’, at various leading Universities.


  • MBA- SDM Institute of Management Development, Mysore
  • PG Diplomas in Journalism