Nathan Sivagananathan


Nathan Sivagananathan is a successful strategist, entrepreneur, investor, and innovator from Sri Lanka. He is currently a Partner at Patamar Capital, an early and growth-stage venture capital. He is also Co-Founder of Hatch Sri Lanka’s first integrated accelerator and incubator which supports the development of entrepreneurship and small businesses.


Before moving into the venture capital and entrepreneurial space, Nathan served as Chief Growth Officer and board director at South Asia’s largest apparel tech company – MAS Holdings responsible for generating new business and growth through innovation, investment, and automation. He was a driving force in taking the company to its 2020 targeted US$ 2 billion two years ahead of schedule. During his 21-year tenure at MAS, he led many successful strategic and investment partnerships and spearheaded several local and international expansions.


Nathan also sits on various boards of leading listed corporations in insurance, investment, financial services, and real estate. He is a member of YPO, a 2015 Eisenhower Fellow, and a 2018 Kauffman Fellow. He has also been ranked no.1 in the top 40 under 40 CEOs in one of Sri Lanka’s leading business magazines.


Nathan has a unique passion for philanthropy work and co-founded the Colours of Courage Trust and Trail to raise funds to uplift cancer treatment infrastructure in Sri Lanka. He has walked the length of Sri Lanka twice in 2011 and again in 2016 harnessing the power of social media and crowdfunding raising over 14 million US dollars to build cancer facilities in the North and South of Sri Lanka through Trail. Nathan enjoys sports and outdoor activities, particularly golf.