Narayan Bhargava is Principal at Venture Fuel Partners. Through VFP and personal investments, he has exposure to real estate, technology, finance, legal, equities, QSR and energy industries.
In addition to Venture Fuel Partners, Narayan serves as Business Development Officer at The SDB Group, an international oil and gas supply, services, exploration and manufacturing group of companies. He is founder and president of two current SDB subsidiaries and co-founder/co-director of Energy Oilfield Tools Private Ltd., based out of India. In addition, Narayan founded and successfully sold an oilfield supply company in Mozambique, Africa.
Narayan is an active angel investor in the US and India. Further, he serves on the Board of Directors, on the Strategic Advisory Committee and as Finance Chair for the National Association of Steel Pipe Distributors (NASPD). He is also on the Board of Directors and the founder/chair of the NexGen Committee for the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston (IACCGH). Narayan is on the Board of Directors for the Houston chapter of Magic Bus USA. Finally, he is a member of and the Fundraising Chair for the Financial Analyst Program (FAP) Alumni Advisory Council at The McCombs School of Business, UT Austin. He was most recently appointed by elected official Harris County Judge Ed Emmett to serve on the Gulf Coast Workforce Board, a public workforce system that helps employers meet their HR needs and individuals build their careers in the 13-county Houston-Galveston region.
Narayan resides in Houston, TX, and received his BBA in Finance and the Business Honors Program (BHP) from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas.