Ritu has over a decade of investing and operational experience across various sectors. She is the co-founder and managing partner at Ankur Capital, a seed fund focused on impact investing in agriculture, health and education. The fund has invested in 5 start-ups that directly impact bottom of the pyramid communities through technology innovations in agriculture, health and skilling. Prior to focusing on Ankur Capital, Ritu was director at Truven, a boutique advisory company ed venture funds looking at investments in India and SE Asia. She also has over 10 yrs of industry experience working across different functional roles at Philips and Unilever. Ritu serves on the board of CropIn Technologies, PBK Waste Management and ICAAP (IKP Centre for Advancement of Agriculture). She holds an MBA from INSEAD with a focus on entrepreneurship and venture capital and a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Pennsylvania.