Sarath Degala is the vice president of BIP Capital, a venture capital company that specializes in helping entrepreneurs and businesses grow, evolve, and endure.
Sarath, aptly known as a “dynamic healthcare operator”, specializes in cultivating teams, coaching business leaders, developing strategic initiatives, and fostering change within the healthcare industry. Simply put, he helps advance portfolio companies who operate within the healthcare IT and technology enabled services markets.
Drawing upon an enviable and lengthy career in the healthcare sector, Sarath finds ways to address and resolve challenges related to a variety of inefficiencies that healthcare technology companies often experience. By analyzing products, evaluating leadership, studying technologies, and examining business models, he improves the probability of success for companies through enhancing efficiency, expanding networks and revenues. At the same time, Sarath is making healthcare safer, more affordable, and more accessible to patients across the nation.
Sarath has spent the majority of his seventeen year career in various executive leadership roles in hospital settings from operations, finance, physician practice management, ASC’s and M&A. A graduate of the University of Central Florida (UCF), he holds a master’s degree in healthcare administration from UCF as well as an MBA from Goizueta School of Business at Emory University. After grad school, Sarath spent seven years as a consultant, advising and restructuring under-performing health systems throughout the country. He then transitioned through several impressive leadership roles before finding a home at BIP.
Outside of work, Sarath maintains an active role within the community as a member of Hands on Atlanta, the Healthcare Financial Management Association, and the American Hospital Association. In his spare time, Sarath enjoys coaching all types of sports for his children, playing tennis and golf, and is a self-proclaimed ‘foodie’.