Pushpa Vijayaraghavan

Vice President – life sciences advisory, Sathguru Inc. (Boston)

Pushpa leads the life sciences practice of Sathguru, a 30 year old consulting firm known for its expertise across strategy, corporate finance and innovation advisory.  Sathguru has offices in Hyderabad and Boston and has a team of around 150 professionals across service offerings.

Pushpa advises companies, research institutions and venture capitalists on advancing innovation and leveraging market opportunities. Pushpa advises mid to large companies on strategic planning for market entry and growth in new business segments and geographies, research and product strategy, strategic partnership opportunities for innovation advancement and M&A.  Pushpa also handholds ventures across strategic and innovation aspects for advancing innovation, raising capital and reaching markets in an efficient manner.   Pushpa has significant experience with cross-border technology licensing and other models of technology access and commercialization.  Pushpa has also been part of critical policy advisory efforts at the national and international level.

Pushpa’s prior experience of about ten years includes leading consulting engagements in PwC and E&Y and a technology transfer experience at the University of Michigan Technology Transfer Office.  She has a bachelor’s degree from Osmania University (India), an MBA from the Ross School of Business at University of Michigan and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.  Pushpa serves as an alumni advisor to the India Business Conference at the University of Michigan, is a mentor to ventures on the MassConnect (Massachusetts, USA) program and is the primary grantee of a Grand Challenges Canada program to develop a vaccine carrier suitable for the Indian context.