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Arvind Ayyala

Board Observer

Arvind co-leads EDBI’s investment activities in the U.S. across various sectors—enterprise SaaS, financial markets tech, health tech, and agrifood.

EDBI is the corporate venture arm of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) and manages a multi-billion dollar fund investing across technology, health care, and emerging technology sectors.

He currently serves and/or served on the Boards of Druva, Livongo (LVGO/TDOC), Aetion, Hedvig (CVLT), Pico, Metricstream, and Taulia. He sourced and executed investments in Aetion, Vesta, Pico, Inari, and Memphis Meats. Arvind also worked on Walkme, Velocloud (VMW), Sprinklr, and Pear Therapeutics, and managed portfolios for Crisp Media (acquired by Quotient Technology) and Quantcast.

Prior to joining EDBI, he was based out of Mumbai, India, served with the EDB as Director (India | Sri Lanka) for 3 years, and orchestrated Indian enterprise investments into Singapore. Arvind brings depth in networks spanning multiple sectors across the Indian subcontinent, southeast Asia, and the U.S.

In addition, Arvind was with Singapore’s Public Service and involved in strategizing and executing industry development work for the Energy & Chemicals and Infrastructure sectors at the EDB in Singapore. His contribution included helping the EDB shape Clifford Capital, Singapore’s first and only government-backed infrastructure project finance company, which was brought about with the support of Ministry of Finance/government and private sector banks.

Arvind started work with Load Control Technologies, a NDT-centric start-up in Philadelphia, as an enterprise sales engineer with a focus on building and converting sales pipeline with F100 companies.

He graduated with a Bachelor's in Chemical Engineering (Honours) from the National University of Singapore and pursued technopreneurship studies at the University of Pennsylvania (SEAS | Wharton) on a scholarship.

His philosophies –

“Never spend a day without learning something new and making someone smile.”

“Life is what you make of it, set sail.”