Co-founder and Managing Director
WAVE Equity Partners
Praveen Sahay is a co-founder and Managing Director of WAVE Equity Partners, a private equity firm in Boston that provides expansion capital to clean energy, food, clean air and water companies at their inflection points of growth. The firm invests $15-25M in rapidly growing companies making products that are both environmentally superior and cheaper, and possess strong manufacturing IP, sustainable margins and competitive differentiation.
Originally a Nuclear Physicist, he prospected for offshore oil and gas deposits; managed retail operations for India’s largest mutual fund; and led armed battalions as a Deputy Commandant in India. He also served at the United Nations Operation in Mozambique during the country’s democratic transition in 1994. Before founding WAVE, he was an investment professional for 12 years at venture funds VIMAC and Updata Venture Partners.
Praveen has an MBA from the University of Chicago, a degree in Geophysics from IIT, Roorkee, an MS in Nuclear Physics, and BS in Physics Honors from St. Stephen’s College in New Delhi. He is a Kauffman Fellow and was awarded a UN Peace Medal for his services in Mozambique.
Praveen is attending / has attended:
The 2018 New England Venture Summit
The 2017 New York Venture Summit
The 2016 New England Venture Summit
Venture Summit | West 2016
The 2015 New England Venture Summit
The 2014 New England Venture Summit
The 2012 New England Venture Summit
The 2011 US/Israel Venture Summit
The 2010 New England Venture Summit
Venture Summit | West 2019
The 2019 New York Venture Summit
Venture Summit | West 2020
Venture Summit Virtual Connect | Global