Ponarul is a Partner at CVCinsight, the CVC advisory business of Expara with over 14+ years of global experience in early stage venture investing in technology and business development in pharma/biotech industry. He led business development at GVK BIO, Asia’s leading contract research organization, establishing 80+ research collaborations and generating over $100+Mn in revenues. He was earlier associated with Unitus Seed Fund, a leading impact venture fund focused on seed stage investments in early stage technology startups innovating for the masses.
Ponarul promotes the convergence of corporate venture capital and desired social or environmental outcomes to achieve inclusive growth through corporate impact venturing. He is an entrepreneur building and growing deep tech ventures in the knowledge economy. He founded ExQuotient, CreaGenie, TacitKey, HuCa Partners and Expertise Ventures.
Ponarul has a MPhil in Bio-Science Enterprise specializing in the commercialization of biotechnology from the University of Cambridge and a SM in Molecular Engineering from the Singapore MIT Alliance (National University of Singapore).