Ravi Kurani



Ravi is a budding entrepreneur with a background in sustainable business and supply chain management. Ravi founded a startup, Sutro, which aims to create a platform around water monitoring and evaluation. He launched a due diligence and investment campaign for the BoP communities in India, while working with First Light Ventures Fund and Village Capital. First Light Ventures and Village Capital democratize entrepreneurship through peer support networks. Ravi previously launched a consumer-facing database called ImpactSpace.org which aims to bring more transparency in the impact investing industry. Ravi is committed to utilizing technology to find innovative ideas and designs for emerging markets. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from UC Riverside, MBA in International Finance from MIIS-Middlebury College, and a Certificate from Stanford University in Renewable Energy Systems.

50 Billion Devices and the Next Billion Consumers

Room: N-125 | Time: 1:30pm - 1:50pm

There will be 50 billion connected devices in the world by 2050, but the question remains how do we connect this to the 3 billion people that still live in poverty? I have started a company that is social in its thread, called Sutro. The product aims to help right-size water consumption and usage through the development of a blue-tech hardware platform, SaaS back-end, and friendly UX. I will go through examples of how IoT devices can help to curb poverty around the world, and right-size our consumption to bring a more efficient edge to our lives. As one can see from my bio, I am well versed in the social impact space - and would love to share the cross-overs between tech, international development, and hardware through sensors and data.

1:30pm - 1:50pm