Sri Peddu is the founder and Managing Director of Powerhouse Ventures, a US venture capital firm with an investment focus in India. Powerhouse is an alternative investment vehicle operating within a limited number of specialized and niche markets where it believes the potential for reward outweighs the risk entailed.
He leads the Investment Advisory Team, tasked to source innovation, conduct deep market and company specific due diligence and execute investments. He is on the board of Sports365 and is a board observer with Whatfix. He is a member of the Business Advisory Council – essentially its board – of the Woxsen School of Business.
Before starting Powerhouse, Mr. Peddu worked for the World Bank in Washington, DC, most recently in its Governance and Anti-Corruption Practice. He also served as a Portfolio Manager for the East Asia Region of the Bank. Additionally, he has seven years of private sector experience in the areas of strategy and management at various companies in the United States.
Mr. Peddu graduated with honors from The New School, New York City with a Masters degree in International Affairs and received a Bachelor’s degree from Loyola University, Chicago.
He has served as an entrepreneurship and business strategy mentor to the Startup Leadership Program, Startup Weekend, Lean Startup Machine, Founder’s Institute and TiE-DC’s The Young Entrepreneurs program.