Ravindra Kondagunta

Ravindra Kondagunta

Managing Partner @ Traction Labs

Ravindra Kondagunta (Ravi) is the founder and Managing Partner of Traction Labs an Innovation & Commercialization Services firm based in Southern California.

Traction Labs offers industry focused Commercialization Services platform designed to study and find mass-market opportunities for newtechnologies.

Their customizable “Beyond Beta” service platform helped front-end innovation companies with Trends, Strategy, Insights and Market Research, Ideation and Concept Life-cycle Management, Program Management and Localization services.

Their new venture, Traction Labs Corporate Accelerator, a JV with Real Office Centers, offers industry-centric workspaces and pre-seed A round funding to start-ups focused on finding corporate partners for commercializing their technologies.

Ravi has over 30 years of experience Commercializing advanced Technologies into mass-production products, primarily in the automotive industry. Between his work at Ford and Hyundai, Ravi influenced development of various vehicle lines and technologies between Pre-Concept to Product Sign-Off phases. His work at Hyundai resulted in the line-up leap-frogging competitive brands to become an industry leader within 2 life-cycles.

At Traction Labs, Ravi manages a portfolio of ~8 companies at various stages of development with a portfolio worth over $2.4M. He has an expertise-rich network and is a member of Pasadena Angels and Tech Coast Angels.

Ravi has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University, an MS in Engineering, from Purdue University and an MBA from the University of Souther California.