Vijay Angadi: Vijay is the Managing Director of Novastar Funds. He has over thirty years of experience in investing in emerging companies. He has led the highly successful small and mid cap public company investment activity for Novastar Funds since late 2001.

He is also involved in numerous social activities including scholarships to rural children in India. He is a Major Donor to Rotary International. He has lectured globally on investments,company building and ethics.

Vijay has been overseeing the international operations of Novastar Funds since 2004.

Vijay was a pioneer of the venture capital industry in India and was part of the founding team of the first venture fund in India, ICICI Ventures. Vijay later served as Director of venture firm,ICF Ventures which invested in seed stage companies.

Vijay is an engineer from National Institute of Technology (Surathkal, India) and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow.

Board of Advisors

Robin Farkas: Robin is a prominent private investor. He is an MBA from Harvard Business School and has been investing in India for nearly twenty years. He previously served as Chairman and CEO of Alexanders Inc. a NYSE listed company.He has served on the Boards of a number of private and public companies and private charities and has served as chairman of the multibillion-dollar New York State Dormitory Authority.

Charu Sarathy: Charu holds a postgraduate degree in engineering and is Director of Street Edge Investments, US. The StreetEdge funds manage a wide range of asset classes including emerging market and private equity investments. Prior to StreetEdge, Charu cofounded Mecon Inc, which was subsequently acquired by General Electric.