Anupveer Poddatoori

Anup brings with him 15 years of experience in different fields spanning Specialized Agrochemical Formulations, Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients, Specialty Chemicals, Preservatives, and Consumer Goods, and specialty consumables.

Anup has a masters in Chemical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago with a specialization in polymer reprocessing, before which he received his Bachelors as a Chemical Engineer from the RV College of Engineering, Bangalore.

Anup's family hails from Hyderabad and has interests in various business:

  • Veer-Chemie& Aromatics Private Limited- Manufacturers of Vitamin B3 and its Derivative, and intermediates serving Pharma, Cosmetic, Food and Animal Nutrition Industries
  • Island Veer Chemie Private Limited – Specialized in manufacturing high potency automobile chemicals, and specialty catalysts
  • Rasula Pharmaceuticals and Fine Chemicals- Dedicated facility to produce Preservatives used in the Pharma, and cosmetic Industry- Primarily serving the European Markets
  • CentuaryFibre Plates (second largest mattress manufacturing company in the South India and is fast expanding into the rest of the country.
  • Sri Venkateshwara Choir Products Private Limited- Another company that specialises in manufacturing mattress of various kinds
  • Suprabath Industries, which is one of the very few licensed saw mills in Hyderabad specialised in Burma, African Teak and several other wood products used in the construction industry
  • Cutting Edge Private Limited- A fairly new venture started by Anup deals with import and supply of specialty consumables for the Optical Lenses, Automobile, and Precision Industrial Fabrication Industry
  • Elite Engineers- Providing Warehousing and office Spaces for various Industries within Hyderabad
  • Pre-Series A investment in customfurnish.com, and online furniture source for customised (made to size) furniture for homes and offices.

Anup is currently the Director of Veer-Chemie& Aromatics Private Limited and Managing Director of Cutting Edge Technologies Private Limited. However, he plays an active role in sales and operations of Island Veer Chemie and RasulaPharma as well.

His first shot at doing a business was when he was in school and he invested with a friend who was very good at assembling computers (A Decent Business at that point in time) and in college to outsource production of customised T-Shirts and sell them to students at the college! Both were profitable.

Anup is constantly on the outlook for investment opportunities and considers Hyderabad Angels a unique platform which can introduce him to several new age business opportunities. He currently serves as treasurer for the Bulk Drug Manufacturers Association (BDMA) and enjoys riding motorbikes, reading (Sometimes) and working out at the gym.