Ramana Gogula

Accelerator Program for media and entertainment startups

Project Description

Designation: Vice President, Clean Technology Innovation, Stanley Black & Decker / Music Composer & Producer Of World Music
Areas of Expertise: Business Development (Partnerships), Pivoting Business Models specific to Media & Entertainment

Gogula has a diverse background, from working in the Music & Entertainment industry, to being the CEO of IT Companies , to being a Serial Entrepreneur , a Venture Capitalist, and now driving Corporate Innovation for Social Impact.

As a serial entrepreneur, Gogula founded Startups like Liqwid Krystal in the Education Space and Earthen Glow in the Off Grid Clean Technology Lighting Space. He was also the Managing Director, South Asia for the MNC, Sybase. After working as a Venture Capitalist in the VC firms, Unitus Seed Fund and Anthill Ventures, Gogula is now the Vice President Of Clean Technology Innovation in Stanley Black & Decker, building a Solar Agricultural Platform that has the potential to impact the lives of over 300 million farmers in India.

While in San Francisco, he worked with a number of world musicians and produced numerous albums. His own album "Aye Laila" reached #1 on MTV & Channel V in india. He has composed music for around 20 films in three languages. With an M.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute Of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, Gogula also has an M.S in Computer Science from Louisiana State University (LSU), Baton Rouge.