Our Team

Varun Saraf

Varun Saraf

Founder

Mr Varun Saraf is a third generation hotelier with over a decade of experience developing hotels across South Asia. Apart from his interest in real estate, he is a Venture Philanthropist and a Serial Entrepreneur with a vision to create a large scale social impact across South Asia by creating infrastructure and an enabling environment to sustain and scale local solutions. He is the founder of multiple Social Enterprises including Blue Waste to Value, Blue Technology, Taragaon Museum, Nepal Architecture Archive, Himalayan Museum and Sustainable Park and Blincventures.com. He has also invested in health and livelihood initiatives and serves on the board of IFPD, a Swiss Foundation which contributes actively to the elimination of poverty in developing nations.

Thryza Dow

Thryza Dow

CEO

Thryza has over a decade of experience working in varied fields of the development sector, designing and implementing PAN India CSR, volunteering and community based initiatives. She has also managed and scaled an online fundraising platform for Non profits in India. She has completed her bachelors in Literature and Philosophy and her Masters in Human Resources. Thryza has always been an intraprenuer finding new solutions to known problems. She is based out of Mumbai and is a passionate traveler who finds herself very much at home in Kathmandu.

Eva Villardón Grande

Eva Villardón Grande

Strategy & Communication Manager

Eva is a lawyer by education, traveller by heart and strong advocate for sustainable development. Her international experience made her realize the potential hidden in developing countries, reason that brought her to work in our company with the strong desire of supporting and empowering innovative social entrepreneurs with great ideas to protect the environment and improve life in their communities. She started working with Blincventures.com last year and found her new passion in creative design. She quickly learned elements of graphic design and brand buidling and has been since focusing her creative energies to revamp Blincventures.com our brand. Eva is determined, responsible and ambitious, qualities that together with her green heart make her the perfect Strategy & Communication Manager for Blincventures.com

Riha Shah

Riha Shah

Digital Content Developer

Riha is a Public Health graduate from the Central Institute of Science and Technology. She loves doing things out of her general forte and is exploring herself in a new role. Research and writing is something that she is immensely passionate about. She currently handles the digital content and marketing at blincventures.com. She aspires to connect the health sector more with the concept of social entrepreneurship in Nepal. A voracious learner, reader, and avid traveler, she believes hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.

Trishna Shakya

Trishna Shakya

Content Writer

Currently pursuing her Bachelors in Business Administration (Hons) from Kathmandu University school of Management, Trishna Shakya believes every experience, good or bad, empowers and enlighten us with new lessons and learning. So, she is always willing to try new things and likes doing bit of everything. In future, she aspires to work for the women and their betterment. She initially comes off as shy and quiet but is actually quite loud and jolly.

Shreeya Bhattarai

Shreeya Bhattarai

Content Writer

Shreeya is an MBA graduate from Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand and has experience in project management and finance. She loves to travel and learn about new cultures. The interest to learn about people’s journeys and culture motivated her to write. In Blincventures.com, she discovers social entrepreneurs and brings their stories to wider audiences. As social entrepreneurs are essential for any economy, she feels immense gratification when her stories support entrepreneurs in their journey to bring change. Other than traveling, writing, and managing projects, she also enjoys teaching different business domains to undergraduate students.

Ashmita Karki

Ashmita Karki

Intern

Ashmita is currently pursuing Bachelor in Business Administration from Shanker Dev Campus. She values hard work, dedication and positivity. She manages vacancies and supports the team in day to day marketing, events and training programs. She enjoys reading and learning about Nepali Stock Market in her leisure time.