Ravi Mistry has over 25 years of operations, finance, marketing, program/project management, and corporate administration experience. His professional career spans several industries that include nuclear, hi-tech, and life sciences. He is the Founder of Silicon Valley based The Mistry Group that offers the start-ups and growing ventures management consulting services to set up and manage their business operations infrastructure. The services include legal, accounting, HR, recruiting, benefits management, legal and IP portfolio management, funding, and research grants, marketing/sales back-end operations, and facilities/IT. Ravi has been Director of Business/Sales Operations for Virident Systems, a venture-funded global technology company headquartered in Milpitas, California that develops cutting-edge, high-performance products for the Internet data centers. He has managed several functions for its US headquarters and India operations, including closing of Series A funding of about $13M in 2007. He also worked as Director of Business Operations for GainSpan Corporation, a Wi-Fi semiconductor company headquartered in the US with offices in India and an Intel spin-off funded by both Intel and VCs in a $13M+ Series A funding. He served as Sr. Director of Business Operations at DiscoveRx Corporation, a biotech company located in Fremont, California, where he managed multiple business/corporate functions. He served as VP of Operations and Finance for BioImagene, a global startup headquartered in San Jose, California, and involved in digital pathology imaging analysis and management, enabling digital discovery and diagnostics. He has managed Research Grants program. Prior to this, he spent over 10 years in nuclear industry as Project Manager.
Ravi has been Adjunct Faculty at the School of Business and Economics at California State University East Bay (CSUEB). He currently serves as Adjunct Faculty at Ohlone College, Fremont and teaches a course, “Biotechnology Careers”. Ravi has authored 30+ technical reports, business plans, and publications. He is Charter Member of EPPICGlobal where he was a member of its executive committee during 2002-‘03. He has served as: Member of Astia India Planning Committee and CleanTech Committee, and Mentor/Coach for Astia companies participating in the Astia Annual Venture Conference; Mentor/Advisor to BASES (Business Association of Stanford Entrepreneurial Students) at Stanford; Director and Vice President on CSUEB Alumni Board; Founding Chairman of BayBioNEST, an entrepreneurial forum started by BayBio to bring biotech scientists from bench to boardroom; and President of the American Marketing Association, Silicon Valley chapter. Ravi is Gold Medalist from Gujarat University, India, with a BS degree in Engineering. He holds a Masters degree in Engineering from Stanford University, and an MBA in Finance from CSUEB.