Sahith Reddy Madara

Job Title
Venture Partner – DeepTech & Space
GrayBella Capital
Sahith Reddy brings a wealth of expertise to the space industry, spanning across Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. With experience as a space engineer, strategy consultant, and deep-tech investor, he has collaborated with globally renowned organizations, including the Creative Destruction Lab, Euroconsult, SAASST – UAE Space Agency, Raytheon Technologies, and Masdar-MIT projects. He was also privileged to be a part of the highly selective Abu Dhabi's Masdar Future Sustainability Leader program, contributing to climate change initiatives. As part of his scientific research, Sahith has published over 30 research papers with more than 200 Google Scholar citations. He is also a regular contributor to the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) in Vienna – a high-level platform for space policy negotiations involving representation from over 100 countries.In addition, Sahith acts as the UAE's National Point of Contact for the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) in support of the UN program on Space Applications. He is also an Advisory Board Member for AzurX (space investments and business advisory), Spaceflux (UK SSA startup), a Venture Partner for GrayBella Capital (DeepTech VC), and a Scientific/Investment Advisor for Celestial Growth Corp (Alternative to Space startup IPOs). Sahith holds a B.Tech. degree in Aerospace Engineering from Amity University Dubai (UAE), a Master’s degree in Systems Engineering from ISAE-SUPAERO (France), and an Executive MSc in Management - Innovation & Entrepreneurship from HEC Paris (France).Notably, the international awards Sahith received for his work include: the "Pioneer Award" from the UN-SGAC (Austria), being elected as a “Fellow” of the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) in London, inclusion in the “20 under 35 lists” of the Space and Satellite Professionals International (USA), the “Research Innovation Award” from the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (UAE), recognized as one of the "Payload Pioneers for 2023" under Startup/VC category, and many more.