Our Mission

Biruwa helps entrepreneurs transform their ideas into sustainable and profitable ventures.

Vidhan Rana

Founder-Managing Partner

Vidhan Rana is an Entrepreneur and Researcher with experience in launching multiple enterprises and social initiatives. He started his professional career working as a research analyst at Whittaker Associates, an economic development consulting firm based in the United States. At Whittaker, he provided guidance and support to economic development agencies at state and local level on issues of employment generation. In July 2011, he established Biruwa Ventures to support aspiring entrepreneurs to start their own ventures. Vidhan is responsible of setting the company’s vision and giving strategic support to the company’s management team. Over the course of five years at Biruwa, he has mentored over 400 entrepreneurs and invested in four startups. He has been a part of various consulting projects helping entrepreneurs develop business plans to conducting market research to managing a program targeted towards bringing foreign companies to Nepal.

Sanam Chitrakar


Sanam Chitrakar is a Business and Development Consultant with over eighteen years of multi-disciplinary development, coaching, training and consulting experiences. He has worked with private companies and development organizations in diverse projects ranging from agriculture, food, Information Technology, skills based consulting, fundraising to contemporary development issues. He is also a certified trainer and coach and has trained private companies, NGOs, I/NGOs and CBOs on writing, communication and presentation skills. He has also largely worked on providing proposal writing, report writing and project documentation support for private and development organizations. As a partner at Biruwa, he primarily oversees research, strategy development and business development. He has led extensive researches for private and non-profit entities including star rated hospitality services, consumer goods, infrastructure projects and youth career and entrepreneurship projects in Nepal. He is also a serial entrepreneur who co-owns agriculture, consulting, information technology and counseling companies.

Anup Tamang


Anup Tamang is a Management Consultant who has had over 10 years of experience in Risk Advisory, Account Support and Financial Management. With the experience of Risk Advisory for world renowned Indian and Multinational Companies in Bangalore, he has been providing consultation to Nepali companies experiencing growing pains. Financial planning in terms of assessing financial feasibility of business decisions has been a key focus for most of the projects he has been involved in. He is also a partner at Ark Consulting where he focuses on business development and strategy management for the business support wing providing accounts, taxation and statutory compliance support. As a partner at Biruwa, he supports business entities in managing the internal operations of the company to support start-ups, enterprises in growth stage and entrepreneurs trying to exit (or offload their risk) from operations of their business through multi-disciplinary enterprise consultation and business support.

Abhinab Basnyat

Founding Partner

Abhinab Basnyat is a management consultant and has more than ten years of experience in consulting. He finished his Bachelors degree in Economics from Carleton College in Minnesota, USA. After graduation Abhinab worked as an energy analyst at ICF International in Fairfax, Virginia,where he forecasted power market prices, valued energy assets, and provided due diligence support for utilities. After ICFI, Abhinab joined The Brattle Group – an economic and litigation consulting firm in their Washington, DC office. At Brattle, Abhinab supported expert testimony, and provided economic, policy and regulatory risk analysis in the energy, telecommunication, and international trade sectors for four years. He is currently pursuing a dual degree (MBA/MPA) at MIT Sloan School of management and Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government. Abhinab is a founding partner of Biruwa Ventures. From 2011-2014 he led most of the consulting projects at Biruwa and currently provides input in the company’s overall strategy development.

Nishu Baral

Business Associate

Nishu Baral is a Business Associate at Biruwa Advisors. She primarily works in market research, internal research and investment facilitation side of the firm. She graduated as an honors student with a BA in Economics degree from Providence College, Rhode Island, USA. Following graduation, she worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers, Boston, one of the big 4 professional service firms, as a Risk Assurance Associate. She decided to return back to Nepal to explore and learn more about the business environment and market practices in Nepal.

Sijan Thapa

Junior Associate


Sijan Thapa is working as a Junior Associate at Biruwa Advisors. She is involved in market research, analysis and writing at the company. Prior to joining Biruwa, she worked as a Research Fellow at Nepal Economic Forum (NEF), where she was responsible for economics and policy research. She has a Bachelor's degree with Honors in Economics from Lady Shri Ram College for Women (University of Delhi). Her interest lies in understanding the dynamics of private sector development in Nepal.

Palistha Dangol

Program Assistant

Palistha Dangol is currently pursuing her undergraduate degree in Development Studies in National College. Palistha Dangol is a Program Assistant at Biruwa Advisors. She currently looks over the administrative tasks, marketing and managing logistics of events. She is also one of the youth council members in United States of Youth Council. In future, she wants to lead developmental projects in rural areas.

Dipesh Poudel

Research Intern

Dipesh Poudel is a Research Intern at Biruwa Advisors. He is involved in conducting primary and secondary research, preparing research reports and writing blogs. Prior to joining Biruwa, he interned at Glocal Pvt. Ltd. He completed his A-level from Chelsea International Academy and planning to pursue an undergraduate degree in Economics. He is interested in learning more about the business environment and startup culture in Nepal.

Prakrit Manandhar

Business Assistant

Prakrit Manandhar is a Business Assistant at Biruwa Advisors. He is primarily involved in facilitating the mentoring and brainstorming sessions at Biruwa and is also involved in research and blog writing. Prior to joining Biruwa Advisors, he worked as a research analyst in a research firm called Business Brainz. He recently completed his Bachelors in Business Administration (BBA) from Kathmandu College of Management (KCM). In the future he wants to set up his own business related to agricultural produce processing.

Needika Adhikari

Legal Associate

Advocate Needika is currently working as a Legal Associate at Biruwa Advisors. Apart from Biruwa, she is also working as an Associate at Abhinawa Law Chambers(ALC). She completed her B.A.L.L.B from Nepal Law Campus, Tribhuvan University. Needika has been associated with Biruwa since 2015. Her focus is in corporate law and she is primarily involved in providing legal consultation in terms of registration, compliance and legal documentation. She is appreciated for her efforts to create awareness regarding legal provisions while working with our clients.