Vasan Churchill

Investment Analyst

Vasan Churchill SC is an Investment Analyst at TDK Ventures, focusing on digital transformation and the industrial sector. Prior to TDK, he co-founded a company in the field of robotic additive manufacturing software, where he led business development efforts, nurturing his passion for startups, business, and finance.

Prior to his startup ventures, Vasan worked as a senior scientist at RISE, Sweden, which is equivalent to national labs in the USA. He led a variety of projects at the intersection of materials and manufacturing. Before RISE, he worked in GE Global research, India in wind and aviation domains. He has 2 patents granted in wind turbine blades. He has a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Delaware and 3 peer-reviewed publications.

Born and raised in Madurai, India, and having worked in the USA, India, and Sweden, Vasan’s international experience has given him a broad perspective on various professional cultures. He is fluent in Tamil, Hindi, and Swedish. Vasan cherishes family time, enjoys running, and practices 10-meter air pistol shooting.

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Current & Upcoming Deep Explorations

Category: Industrial

Industrial Software for Factory Operation

Industrial software has a huge market size, but it has been traditionally hard for startups. If a company can crack it by creating a middle layer of factory Operating System and dominate the space, we believe it could generate venture type of returns.