Arun Renuka Jayadev is strengthening the cleantech team since November 2008. As a Principal, his primary task is to source and evaluate new deals and to support the current cleantech portfolio. An Indian native, Arun has exclusively focused on the cleantech industry in the last years. He has worked for Spanish S.I. Capital, a private equity firm investing in renewable energies, where he conducted extensive research on cleantech investments.
Prior to this he has worked for a start up electric motorcycle company and also served as an advisor to an Australian Waste to Energy company. He has helped organize five clean technology forums across the world, e.g. the first industry-specific seminar in Spain, which brought together start-up companies, VCs and executives for the first time.
Arun started his career as a consultant with Computer Associates on projects in India, the U.S. and various other locations. There, he has managed teams of up to 16 people. Arun holds a MBA from IESE Business School, Barcelona in 2008, where he took also the opportunity to study one term at UCLA Anderson School of Management, Los Angeles. In 2003, he finished a BE with a focus on computer science with distinction at the Rashtriya Vidhyalaya College of Engineering, Bangalore.