Unitus Ventures Ropes In New Venture Partner and Advisor


Venture capital firm Unitus Ventures onboards sustainability veteran Sanjiv Rangrass and Raj Nooyi. Sanjiv joins the firm as the Venture Partner. He will lead the firm’s investment strategy in the Climate Sector, a focus sector for the next fund that Unitus will launch in early 2023. Raj joins as the Venture Advisor, and his global experience will help Unitus’ portfolio companies to scale globally.

Sanjiv has had a long and illustrious career of four decades at ITC, where he joined as a trainee and eventually became the CEO of the company’s agribusiness unit before retiring in June 2022 as the conglomerate’s Group Head for R&D, Sustainability, and Projects.

Raj brings 35 years of experience of working with some of the world’s leading technology and services companies such as Hewlett Packard, PRTM, Tata Consultancy Services, and IBM.

Commenting on these appointments, Surya Mantha, Managing Partner, Unitus Ventures said “ As a firm, we are excited to welcome them both. They will play a pivotal role in supporting our portfolio companies in their next phase of growth and international expansion. Rangy’s extensive experience in agritech and sustainability will form the anchor for our investment strategy in the Climate sector for our next Fund. Raj brings deep global operating experience which will help our portfolio companies in their international expansion efforts.”

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