Top 100 Angel Investors of 2021 in India
Kunal Shah is one of the finest and most successful Entrepreneurs from India. He is the Founder and CEO of Cred.He is an active angel investor and has more than 200 investments under his belt , such as Innov8, Spinny, Zepo, Unacademy, and Bharat Bazaar.
Ramakant is a seasoned tech entrepreneur and active angel investor with over 15 years of experience in technology based startups (SaaS, consumer internet, deep tech), and early stage investments. His strong belief in description through technology and problem solving has been his true north throughout his career. He has been an immensely involved participant of the Indian startup ecosystem — co-founding notable companies such as Livspace — being an angel investor as well as mentoring over forty new startups.
Binny Bansal, the co-founder of e-commerce firm Flipkart, which is now part of the US retail major Walmart, ha said “may remain focused on mentoring and investing in startups more than being an entrepreneur”. Since his time at Flipkart, Bansal has made more than 30 angel investments. Some of his recent investments include a $12.5 million Series-B round in Mobikon, a seven-year-old software startup focused on restaurants and the food and beverage industry. Bansal has also invested in gold loan startup Rupeek and has also backed insurance platform Acko, image-processing firm Terraview, and health startups SigTuple, Niramai and Pandorum Technologies.
Varun Alagh is the Founder, Chief Dad and Get Stuff Done Officer at Mamaearth. Additionally, Varun Alagh has had 1 past job as the Senior Brand Manager at The Coca-Cola Company. Varun Alagh has made many investments. Their latest investment was in Nestasia as part of their Series A on December 12, 2021.
Mr. Anupam Mittal is a Co-Founder and serves as Chief Executive Officer at Shaadi.com. He is a Co-Founder and serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Mauj. He serves as the Board Member and StayAbode. He served as Investment Committee Member at India Quotient. He is the Founder of Shaadi.com. and also serves as its Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director. Valuations of companies where he has invested are hitting the roof as Indian e-commerce booms. With over 40 investments in Interactive Avenues, Ola Cabs, Druva, Sapience, Pretty Secrets, Café Zoe and others .
Sujeet Kumar is a co-founder of udaan. Prior to founding udaan, Sujeet was President of Operations at Flipkart where he built operations, supply chain and logistics which accounted for more than half of Flipkart’s sales. He was instrumental in setting up the backbone of the distribution network of ecommerce in India. Sujeet Kumar made 36 investments. Their latest investment is Series A – Third Wave Coffee on Dec 15, 2021. Sujeet Kumar invested $6M in Third Wave Coffee.
Jitendra is Founder and MD of Citrus Pay, a leading digital payments company in India. It was recently acquired by PayU (Naspers Group) for US$130m. He has more than 12 years of work experience in banking and financial services industry and considered an expert in payments industry. Prior to Citrus, he was working with ICICI bank for 7 years, wherein he was part of founding team of Retail cross sell and Investment banking division in the bank. Jitendra Gupta made 46 investments. Their latest investment is Seed Round – Zorro on Dec 9, 2021. Jitendra Gupta invested $3.2M in Zorro.
Lalit Keshre is a businessman and entrepreneur from India. He is the co-founder and CEO of the Indian investment platform Groww. Keshre and his colleagues created a unique business that helps people from India with a tool that is used to develop investment portfolios without being charged a fee for using the services. Groww has become a disruptor in the fintech and financial industry that is changing the way people view and make investments. Keshre has an interesting background that uniquely qualifies him for leadership of the company.
Sanjay is an experienced veteran investment banker with over 25+ years and over 150+ transactions under his belt. Over the years Sanjay has developed an expertise of concluding complex transactions that require a nuanced perspective of the client’s business, as well as, the macro environment impacting the client’s decisions .
Gaurav Munjal is Co-Founder and CEO at Unacademy and Founder at Flatchat, Unacademy, Indias largest learning platform. Gaurav holds a B.Tech degree in Computer Science from NMIMS University, Mumbai.Gaurav Munjal made 32 investments. Their latest investment is Series A – Trinkerr on Dec 9, 2021. Gaurav Munjal invested $6.6M in Trinkerr.
Sahil Barua is the Co-founder of the much required E-commerce logistics company – Delhivery. He have done his Mechanical Engineering and then completed his Post Graduation from IIM-B in 2008. He is a former consultant at Bain & Company. He invested in Opinio of worth $ 7M with Delhivery as a partner investment firm on 20 October, 2015. Thus, he serves as the Board Member at Opinio. He is an Angel Investor and actively invests in startups. The parent company SSN Logistics Private Limited launched the logistics firm, Delhivery. Moreover, it is backed by Carlyle Group, SoftBank Vision Fund, Tiger Global, and other investors. The venture received Startup of the Year Award 2019 and has a net worth of Rs. 333 crores.
Kunal Bahl is an Indian entrepreneur, investor, co-founder and CEO of the Indian e-commerce company Snapdeal. He graduated from the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology at the University of Pennsylvania, earning two bachelor’s degrees in Entrepreneurship, Operation & Information Management from The Wharton School and Engineering from the School of Engineering and Applied Science. He finished an executive marketing program from Kellogg School of Management. He has been an active early stage investor in technology companies and have invested in over 150 startups in India, US and South East Asia including unicorns such as Ola, Razorpay, Urban Company.
Ritesh Agarwal is an Indian entrepreneur and Founder, CEO of OYO Rooms. The 27-year-old entrepreneur, who belongs from a humble background, in Odisha, has been known as the youngest billionaire in the year 2021 in India. He has also received the Business World Young Entrepreneur Award. One of the striking facts of Ritesh Agarwal is that at the age of 25 only, he had seen everything- fame, success, and money. He have made many investments in early-stage startups working across consumer, technology and leisure infrastructure sector.
Dr Ashish Gupta is an entrepreneur, advisor and strategic angel investor. He co-founded Helion Advisors in 2006 and presently represents Helion Advisors, managing a corpus of $600 million across three funds. He also serves on the boards of several firms including Infoedge, Simplilearn and Workspot. Before Helion, he was a Venture Partner with Woodside Fund and before that, had co-founded two companies – Tavant Technologies and Junglee.com, which was later acquired by Amazon. He has also worked at Oracle Corporation and IBM. Some of his other investments include RedBus, Mu Sigma, Daksh (IBM), Upwork (UPWK), MakeMyTrip, and Flipkart.
Ashneer Grover is the founder and CEO of BharatPe, a lending and payments startup that is now valued at over $2.85Bn. He studied B. Tech in Civil Engineering from IIT Delhi. He also went to the University of INSA-Lyon, France for one year. Grover is an active investor, whose portfolio includes at least 23 startups. He have invested in startups like LenDenClub, EasyRewardz, Recko, IndiaGold and many more.
Suhail Sameer is the CEO at BharatPe and will have all the CXOs report into him. Winner of Economic Times Most Promising Leader of Asia Award, Sameer has extensive experience of working with companies from the Consumer (FMCG, retail) and consumer technology sectors, and with Institutional investors. He has built businesses from scratch, as well as helped turn around and grow existing companies. He invests in early-stage companies across consumer, consumer tech, and SaaS spaces.
Pulkit Agrawal is the CEO and Founder at Trell, which is building the biggest stage for finding and purchasing a way of life patterns. He is an alum of IIT Bombay, he is the Founding Manager of its Finance Club. Preceding Co-establishing Trell, Pulkit worked at Qualcomm, where he even documented an innovation patent.He is an enthusiastic business visionary, he recently established Personify, a home mechanization arrangements startup that got into the finals of Eureka, E-Cell at IIT Bombay, and got subsidizing from a private supporter. He invested in startup like Toppersnotes.
Brijesh Agrawal is a graduate in business management from University of Lucknow and NIILM, Delhi. He is Co-Founder of Indiamart. Over the last 23 years, he has been focused on building an eco-system that powers the growth of MSMEs in India. He is a charter member of TiE-Delhi NCR & a Founder Trustee at Plaksha University. He have invested in Bengaluru-based business accounting startup Vyapar’s Series A round.
Ashish Goel, the 39-year-old CEO and co-founder of the Indian furniture brand Urban Ladder, has had an eclectic career trajectory. He went to IIT-BHU, Varanasi in 1996 and then to IIT-Bombay in 1997 for Dual Degree in Electrical Engineering. He has also done postgraduate program in Management from IIM-Bangalore .His latest investment is Seed Round – MoEVing and many more.
Gokul Rajaram is an Internet entrepreneur and Investor. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Pinterest and The Trade Desk. He studied for a Bachelor of Technology degree in Computer science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He later went on to receive a M.S. in Computer Science from The University of Texas at Austin and an M.B.A. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management. He is an angel investor in startups like Router Protocol, Planet Spark, SalaryBox, Databento and more.
Girsh Mathrubootham envisioned and co-founded Freshworks (then Freshdesk) in 2010 to create a better way to service and delight customers. He has invested in over 60 startups and is a founding member of SaaSBOOMi, Asia’s largest community of founders and product builders shaping India’s SaaS industry. He also founded FC Madras, a grassroots youth football club in Chennai, India to promote talent and provide a positive outlet for local youth and teenagers through the sport.
Ankiti Bose is the co-founder and CEO of Zilingo, a multi-national start-up in the e-commerce space. She graduated with a B.A. in Mathematics and Economics from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai. Ankiti brings significant experience and a knowledge network on the mobile ecommerce space. She has hands-on and analytical in her approach and is highly involved in all aspects of operational and strategic decisions. She is active investor in startups as zorro, durianpay, and more.
Ashish Hemrajani is an Indian Entrepreneur who founded India’s number 1 online ticket booking platform BookMyShow for concerts, movies, plays, sports and live events. In 1999, he launched Bigtree Entertainment, the parent company which owns the online ticket booking venture BookMyShow. He did his schooling from Maneckji Cooper Education Trust, Mumbai. He pursued graduation from Mithbai College, Juhu. He pursued MBA specialized in Marketing from College of Commerce and Economics, Syndenham. He has invested in startups like zorro, vokal, lysto, paz care and many more.
Ankur Warikoo is an entrepreneur, a teacher, a content creator and a mentor, based out of India. He founded nearbuy.com in 2015 and was the CEO until 2019. Prior to that, he was the founding CEO of Groupon’s India business from 2011 to 2015. He is a digital educator and conducts courses on entrepreneurship, career management and personal growth. Over 80,000+ students have attended his courses so far. He is a regular public speaker, social media influencer and angel investor.
Sachin Bansal is an Indian entrepreneur. He is best known as the co-founder of Flipkart. He attended Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and completed a degree in computer engineering in 2005. He have made 18 investments in local, early-stage startups where the deal size was $1–2 million. He invested $100 million in Ola Cabs and received a stake holding of 0.37 per cent. He had investments in Ola, Grey Orange, Ather Energy, SigTuple, IN shorts, Unacademic and Terminus.
Rajan Anandan is an Indian businessman, who served as the Vice President of Google India. His took up the role of Managing Director of Google across India and South East Asia in August, 2011. Currently, he serves as the Managing Director of Sequoia Capital India. Prior to all these, he also held leadership roles with the well known firms Microsoft and Dell. He is also an Angel Investor in early stage startups and invested in Buttercups, Pregbuddy, Druva, Capillary Technologies, Unacademy, TravelKhana, EasyGov., Instamojo, WebEngage, BOV Capital and more.
Mr. Zishaan Hayath runs his start-up company – Toppr.com, an online platform for subject learning which he started in 2013. Prior to that, Mr. Hayath co-founded a phone commerce marketplace ‘Chaupaati.com’ in 2008, enabling millions of phone users in India to buy home appliances, electronics, children’s products and books. He is also an angel investor in some of India’s hottest start-ups including Olacabs and Housing.com. He has backed 20 start-ups across Consumer Internet, B2B SaaS, Solar, Wearables and QSR sectors.
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T. V. Mohandas Pai is a Padma Shri Awardee and current Chairman of Manipal Global Education (Manipal University). He was a former director of Infosys. He is an ardent supporter of the Akshaya Patra Foundation and is one of the members of the board of trustees of Akshaya Patra. He is an active investor and important part of Indian startup community. He has over 50 investments including Zoomcar, Tripfactory, Online Tayari, YourStory, Licious, Justdoc, Mad Street Den, etc.
Ajeet Khurana is a leading name in the cryptocurrency industry. He is the former head of the Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Committee, which as part of IAMAI is India’s foremost industry body for cryptocurrency. He started as CEO at Zebpay. He has worked as a business consultant for more than two decades and served as CEO for the Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He is an active angel investor and invested in more than 20 startups.
Gaurav Gupta was the Global Head of the Advertising sales of Zomato and was later promoted to the COO position of the company. He was elevated to the rank of the Co-founder of Zomato . However, after a brief stint of a little more than 2 years as the Co-founder and COO of Zomato, he resigned from the company on September 14, 2021. He is an active angel investor and have invested in multiple early stage startups.
Renu Satti—who first built a successful career as an HR professional before steering course to helm various businesses at Paytm—has relished professional success twice. There is more to her career than having made it big as an executive. There is a wider learning that after excelling in a career, one can reinvent in a new business role and outdo expectations once again. Today, Satti is part of Vijay Shekhar Sharma’s trusted army at One97 Communications, the parent firm of Paytm, India’s largest digital payments platform with over 180 million users. She heads Paytm Payments Bank, one of Sharma’s most ambitious projects. It is one of four (out of the 11 licenced by the Reserve Bank of India) payments banks operating in India, competing with Airtel, Fino and India Post Payments Bank to deepen access to formal financial services in the unbanked areas of India.
Shrishti is a serial entrepreneur, with a successful exit in the financial technology domain (previous company acquired by an NBFC in India). She has been working in the technology domain for the last 10 years, and has angel invested in several startups in diversified sectors including: logistics, financial services & e-commerce. Prior to co-founding Hustle Hard Ventures, Shrishti led partnerships for Facebook in India where she chalked out the regional strategy for how Facebook works with startups in India. Shrishti also worked at Lumis Partners – (A Private Equity Fund) where she was part of the fund’s Investment Team. In addition to her own experiences in Technology and Private Equity, Shrishti comes from a family-owned Business Conglomerate that is diversified across Hospitality, Automotive, Real Estate, Financial Services, and FMCG with a deep understanding of how these businesses operate at a macro & micro level.
Umang Vohra is Managing Director and Global Chief Executive Officer of Cipla. After gaining degrees in engineering, marketing and finance, Mr. Vohra worked with Eicher Motors, PepsiCo and Dr. Reddy’s. Through his previous roles in India and the US, he has built a distinguished career with experience in several businesses and functions such as generics, finance, sales and marketing, supply chain and operations, among others. Prior to his present role, Mr. Vohra was Global Chief Operating Officer and Global Chief Financial Officer of Cipla. Among his other achievements as CFO, was the successful integration of Cipla’s acquisitions in the US, thus paving the way for greater avenues of growth for Cipla in North America. He is credited with having revamped Cipla’s operations in Europe as COO thus enabling an improvement in profitability.
Arpan Sheth is a senior partner in our Mumbai and Washington, D.C. offices. He serves as the Global Capability Leader for our Vector Solutions Group, which supports our clients in their digital transformations. Vector Solutions Group is a portfolio of capability assets at Bain, including Product & Experience Innovation, global engineering, and other groups delivering digital capabilities to our clients. Arpan leads Private Equity and Alternative Investor practice in India and also leads a number of relationships with growth equity investors and digital native companies in India, the Middle East, and the United States. Over his career at Bain, Arpan has been a part of our New York, Sydney, and India leadership teams. He has more than 25 years of experience in the consulting and systems integration industry working with companies on the design and implementation of technology-enabled strategies.
Mr. Anuj Srivastava is a Co-Founder of Livspace and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. He served as Venture Partner at Jungle Ventures. He served as Advisor and Board Member at Subtra. He heads product marketing (consumer, developers, merchants, mobile and payment partners) for Google’s commerce products including Google Wallet, Offers and Zavers platform. In this role, he and his team drive the product marketing strategy, launches and growth strategy for Google’s new and emerging commerce products. Previously, he led product marketing for Google Local, the Google Display Network and Google AdSense. Anuj was also a lead on the integration team for Google’s acquisition of DoubleClick. He holds an MBA (Master of Business Administration) from London Business School.
Dilip Kumar Khandelwal is Managing Director & Head-Technology Centres at Deutsche Bank AG. Mr. Khandelwal is also on the board of SSK Broking Services Pvt Ltd. and Venus Funds Management Ltd. In the past Mr. Khandelwal was Senior Vice President at SAP India Pvt Ltd
Nimesh is an alumnus of Harvard Business School and a Chartered Accountant with more than 18 years of experience in banking and financial services. Currently, he is president of LetsVenture Plus, a growth platform designed specifically for discerning investors to access exclusive investments across growth-stage private companies, unicorns and global funds. It is the first and only platform in India that provides wider access to private markets to HNIs and family offices with an innovative solution built on trust, transparency and technology. Prior to taking over at trica, a unified platform for HNI’s & Family offices to invest in startup’s, Nimesh led the Investor Relations function at Kotak Mahindra Bank, the 7th largest company in India in terms of market capitalization ($40 bn). Earlier, he was part of the strategy team that planned and analyzed new initiatives, alliances, partnerships and inorganic opportunities for Kotak Group. Some marquee transactions he has worked on include the Kotak Mahindra Bank merger with ING Vysya Bank, a 15% share purchase of MCX (India’s largest commodity exchange) and other financial and strategic stake purchases. He held various roles with the bank, ranging from proprietary investment desk, management and reporting to piloting expansionary projects. He co-founded Svasti Microfinance in Mumbai, with which he was associated for a couple of years. Before joining Kotak Mahindra Bank, he worked with ICICI Bank in their Finance department.
Sumant Sinha is the founder of ReNew India and has been ReNew India’s Chairman and CEO since 2011. Prior to founding ReNew India, Mr. Sinha served as President Finance at Aditya Birla Group and founder CEO of Aditya Birla Retail. He also held the post of Chief Operating Officer of Suzlon Energy Ltd from 2008 to 2010. Currently, Mr. Sinha serves on the advisory board of Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and is a member of the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.
Anshoo Sharma joined Lightspeed Advisory Services India in 2009 and brings eight years of operating and consulting experience to his role advising the firm’s investment activities in India.
Prior to Lightspeed, Anshoo was a Senior Consultant at Bain & Company in Boston and New Delhi. While at Bain, Anshoo advised corporates on growth strategy, customer segmentation, go-to-market and performance improvement with a focus on the retail, telecom and IT sectors. He also provided extensive advisement to private equity clients on the business diligence of targets in a wide range of industries in India, including education, media, industrials, infrastructure, airlines, and financial services. Prior to Bain, Anshoo worked in telecom product development at Motorola and Hughes Software in India, where his focus was on converged/next-generation networks.
Giridhar Malpani is a prolific angel investor and the founder of Climber Capital. He is an investor with over 40cos to the likes of Brightchamps, Tranzact, FrontRow, toch.ai, Nxtwave, Phyllo, BimaPlan, Crejo.fun, Leher app, Hoopr, NFTically, ByteLearn etc .
Sadashiv Nayak has been associated with Future Group for over 17 years and in the last 8 years, he has been the CEO of Big Bazaar. He holds an engineering degree in Electronics and Communications from National Institute of Technology, Karnataka and a post-graduate diploma in Business Management from XLRI, Jamshedpur. Prior to Future Group, he was associated with Hindustan Unilever Limited and Asian Paints Limited. He is an active investor.
Sharad Sharma has approximately two dozen investment and is one of the top investors in India. He is an enthusiastic evangelist of India’s software ecosystem and is the co-founder and member of the iSPIRT Board of Governors.He has held several senior managers with leading technology firms. He was CEO-Research and Development Yahoo India, and he is the CEO of Brand Sigma Inc. currently. Sharad Sharma assists startups on how to get investors in India.
Krishnan Ganesh is a manager of the business and CEO of the online tutoring company TutorVista. Ganesh Krishnan is a Bangalore-based series contractor and angel investor; his startup portfolio mainly focuses on how to contact angel investors in India. He has co-founded Portea Medical and TutorVista.
Nitin is the Country Head of PayU India, a fast growing payment platform for Indian e-commerce merchants. He started his career as an investment banker with Lehman brothers in their London office. He was in the Fixed income division working across asset classes – ABS, Rates, FX and Commodities – both in structuring and sales. He then founded and ran one of the largest couponing companies in India, www.khojguru.com, which was the only profitable couponing company in India in 2010. Nitin is a Computer Science Engineer from IIT Delhi and a MBA from IIM Ahmedabad.
Aloke Bajpai is co-founder and chief executive officer of ixigo.com. He graduated from IIT Kanpur in 2001 and started his career at Amadeus in Europe, where he played vital positions in marketing and development, developing and running large-scale web-based applications and networks for the first four years of his career. Over the last seven years under Aloke ‘s leadership, ixigo rose to India’s leading travel and scheduling service, where over 20 million active users are smartphone and web-based, per month. Aloke is a TiE board participant and a consultant and counselor for a range of startups and accelerators. He helps startups looking for investors in India as well as he have invested in many startups.
Chairman- Tata Industries is also an influential angel investors in India and a vivacious business leader. With finances, advice, and many more, he has mentored various businesses on how to get investors in India, projects, and corporations. With names such as Urban Clap, Xiaomi, Moglix, and Snapdeal under his expert hat, he believed to be one of the big players in the investing world of the angel.
Abhishek Rungta is a manufacturer, software engineer, marketing expert, angel investors in India, a visionary, and founders and CEO of Indus Net Technologies. A tech man who had become an entrepreneur in his teens, Abhishek Rungta founded Indus Net Technologies in 1997. He is an avid reader and an author with his rights. After a fruitful 3-year stretch with Feedback Ventures as a partner, he chose to pursue his heart that led him to become an entrepreneur in angels list.
Aprameya Radhakrishna is the CEO and co-founder of Vokal. He is also a founder of companies and a participant in helping startups with how to contact angel investors in India. He is the director of Vokal, a vernacular forum for questions and answers. Before his new company, he co-founded TaxiForSure in 2010 and sold it to Ola Cabs for $200 million in 2015. Till the day, he’s participated in a variety of breakthrough startups and is on the top of the angel investors list.
Harvard University graduate, Sandeep Tandon, is the co-founder of the FreeCharge mobile wallet and the managing director of Tandon Business ventures and Infinix Healthcare. He invested in startups, including ZipLoan online lending platform and Fashalot fashion and store discovery platform on angel investors list. He is an active investors in India in the group and even acts as a mentor to numerous startups.
Dheeraj Jain is the director at Redcliffe Capital in London and made some interest investments in startups by assisting them in looking for investors in India. His strategy, without any other angel network interference on angels list, was to go deep into existing portfolios and closely monitor their growth instead of writing a lot of checks.
Anuraag Srivastava works as a Chief Executive Officer, Rainshine Entertainment (India) at Rainshine Entertainment, which is a Broadcasting company with an estimated 20 employees; and founded in 2018. They are part of the Executive team within the C-Suite Department and their management level is C-Level. Anuraag graduated from Birla Institute of Technology and is currently based in India. They used to work at Graphene and Agate Business Services Pvt .
As Director, Investment at Temasek, Pradyumna Agrawal focuses on investments in the financial institutions sector, including banking, insurance, market structure and financial technology, in the Americas, Asia Pacific and MENA. Prior to joining Temasek, Prady worked with Morgan Stanley’s Asia Pacific Financial Institutions Group based out of Singapore. He started his career in Mumbai with Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young. Prady qualified as a Chartered Accountant in India and has an MBA from IIM-Ahmedabad.
Ashish Mittal is a veteran finance professional, entrepreneur and investor with over 30+ years of experience in the business world. He has worked with leading consulting firms with a focus on education. He is also a serial investor in the sphere of Fintech, Agritech and F&B.
Sameer Ashok Mehta is co-founder of Imagine Marketing Private Limited, which does business as consumer electronics brand BoAt. Mehta had entrepreneurial and executive leadership experience prior to co-founding BoAt. He is an owner of Redwood Interactive, which distributes computer gaming hardware and peripherals under the Redgear brand. Redwood Interactive’s product categories include peripherals like computer keyboards and computer mice (and related accessories like mousepads) to accessories like speakers and computer case cooling fans, among others. Mehta is also director at Kores India, a business owned by his family. Kores India Limited is the Indian branch of global business products and services conglomerate Kores and has been in operation in India since 1936. Mehta was appointed to his directorship at Kores India Limited in February 2010.
Aman Gupta is an Indian entrepreneur. He is co-founder and CMO of BoAt. Before forming BoAt, he worked worked CitiFinancial, KPMG, and Harman International (JBL). He is presently appearing on the television business reality show Shark Tank India as a judge aired on Sony TV. Aman Gupta was born in 1982 in Delhi, India to a well-to-do Hindu family. He completed his schooling at Delhi Public School and R.K. Puram and graduated from Delhi University in Commerce (Honors). He did his CA from ICAI. He completed his MBA from the Indian School of Business in Finance and Strategy.
Rohit is the Managing Partner of Sarcha Advisors, which he set up almost three years ago. The company is primarily engaged in the business of angel investments, coaching and advisory services. Rohit has made close to 45 angel investments, coached a couple of founders and writes contextual blogs for startups on his website www.sarchaadvisors.com . He also very selectively offers counselling to promoters of family offices.
Prior to starting Sarcha Advisors, Rohit’s experience spans over 36 years, of which 28 years were spent in senior management roles with the promoters. He worked with Escorts, Ranbaxy and his longest stint of 24 Years was with the Hero Group Family members. He has performed multiple roles covering various areas such as Investment and Treasury Management, Fundraising & Corporate Finance, M&A, Leading Business with P&L responsibility, Developing and Building strategy and execution plans, Organization and Culture, Mentoring, Family Office and Wealth Management. He has been able to deliver wonderful outcomes to all his stakeholders through deep understanding, conviction, belief, hard work, imagination and humility.
Founded in 1983 by Mr. M. E. Meeran (1941- 2011), it is headquartered at Kochi, India. It’s leadership team include Chairman, Mr. Navas Meeran and Managing Director, Mr. Firoz Meeran. Eastern group of associates includes Eastern Mattresses(Sunindra), Eastern Treads Limited, Eastern Clothing Company(King Richard), Eastern Aqua Minerals, Eastea Chai P Ltd and Eastern Newton Public School.
Currently, Navas Manalumparayil Meeran occupies the position of Chairman for Eastern Group of Cos., Chairman at Eastern Treads Ltd. and Chairman of Eastern Condiments Pvt Ltd. Mr. Meeran is also on the board of Kerala State Industrial Development Corp., Eastern Mattresses Pvt Ltd. and Adimali Industries Ltd. Mr. Meeran previously held the position of Chairman at Confederation of Indian Industry (Kerala).
Sandeep Nailwal is an Indian entrepreneur, software developer, and founder of Polygon (formerly Matic Network). Nailwal is also the founder of India’s Crypto Covid Relief Fund . Sandeep Nailwal started his career in 2010 as a Software engineer at Computer Sciences Corporation. In 2014, he joined Deloitte as a Consultant and was involved in management consulting and program management. From 2015-2016, Nailwal served as a Head of Technology & Supply Chain at Welspun Group. In March 2016, Nailwal co-founded a DApp development firm ScopeWeaver.com. Nailwal served as the company’s CEO until the October of 2017 when he became interested in artificial intelligence and technologies such as blockchain. In 2017, he joined Polygon (Matic Network) as a Co-founder & Chief Operating Officer.
Rohan Bhansali is the Chairman of Gozoop Group, one of India’s largest independent marketing group with presence in Mumbai, Delhi. Lucknow & Dubai . During his investment banking stint at JPMorgan, Rohan saw an opportunity in the digital space and chased his entrepreneurial dream by starting Raastudios, a web application development company, in 2008. Gozoop acquired Raastudios in October 2010. Under Rohan’s leadership, Gozoop increased its presence to Dubai , Singapore and New York in a span of 3 years. and also acquired Red Digital in July 2013, & iThink Infotech in July 2014. Today Gozoop is a global player servicing clients such as Dell, Asian Paints, Mashreq Bank, Viacom, Pidilite & Mahindra LifeSpaces.
Ritesh started a coworking platform called Innov8. A venture which started with Ritesh’s sheer love and thirst to promote entrepreneurship in the country, is now one the leading names in the coworking ecosystem of India. He has been one of the most active angel investors in the country, and has invested in more than 60+ startups in the last 6 years. Some of the noteworthy startups are Safe Securities (John Chambers), Sarva Yoga, Sheroes, Sattviko, Josh Talks, PeeSafe, Dukaan.IO, SectorQube, Inc42, Greenberry Organics, QDesk (JLL), Leverage Edu.
Akshay Chaturvedi is an Indian entrepreneur. He was listed on the Forbes India’s 30Under30 list, and then subsequently on the Forbes Asia’s 30Under30 list. He founded Leverage Edu, and as its CEO, now runs what is India’s largest Career Guidance and University Admissions platform – with 3Mn monthly users. He have invested in many startup as an angel investor.
Ravi is a computer science graduate from IIT Varanasi who led two companies from early stage to series D. He is Founder and CEO from Bright CHAMPS. He is passionate about building a revolutionary edtech company which aims at filling the gap existing between academic education at schools and the necessary skillsets required for the upcoming generation to enable them excel as future technology leaders. He is an active angel investor.
Umang Kumar was earlier the co-founder of Gaadi.com but ever since the latter has been acquired by CarDekho, Kumar has been associated with the team, where he has been serving as the Co-founder and President. Umang Kumar is an alumnus of Visvesvaraya technological university, from where he obtained a BE degree in Computers. Kumar next went on to pursue a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the Indian School of Business and then joined the Harvard Business School for the Naspers program in General Management, Strategy & Leadership. Before joining Gaadi Web as the co-founder and CEO, Umang founded another company, Accentium Web. During his career Umang served a couple of other companies – 9.9 Mediaworx and ABP, where he served in key leadership positions.
In his 31 years at Nestlé, Nandu assumed various high-ranking roles. He first started out as a Marketing Advisor for the chocolate business unit, after which he worked his way up the ranks, assuming the roles of Chairman & CEO at Nestlé Metro Manila, Senior VP for Nestlé Nutrition and Deputy Executive VP for Nestlé Nutrition to name a few. Nandu finally retired from Nestlé. He is currently a Professor of Practice, Marketing and Strategy at the Indian School of Business. He is also a guest lecturer at the London Business School, where he served as an Executive Fellow for three years prior. In the Philippines, Nandu served as a Board Member at the International School of Manila and the Philippine European Chambers of Commerce, as well as a Trustee at Philippines Business for Social Progress. In Switzerland, Nandu again served as a Board Member at the Swiss German University.
Chakradhar Gade is the Co-founder at Country Delight. Additionally, Chakradhar Gade has had past job as the Software Engineer at Infosys. Chakradhar Gade studied at Indian Institute of Management Indore. He is an active angel investor and invested in nxtwave, krishify and many more.
Vikas Taneja is a Managing Director & Senior Partner with Boston Consulting Group. He is the global leader of BCG’s Growth Tech business. Vikas is also on the Global Leadership Team of BCG’s Technology, Media, and Telecom practice, and on the investment committee and advisory board of B Capital, a BCG-affiliated venture fund. Vikas previously led the Boston chapter of Pratham, an India-based organization that has worked with over 4 million children to help them achieve literacy and basic mathematics skills. He invested in startups like jugnoo, crude area and more.
The founder of InMobi is Naveen. His constant innovation philosophy is deeply embedded in InMobians’ DNA and resonates in InMobi’s nook & cranny. His vision is to re-imagine ads in a genuinely ‘user-first’ way and unleash the smartphone ecosystem’s true potentials. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT), and a Master’s degree from Harvard Business School in Business Administration. He can appreciate the drawbacks and opportunities of how to contact angel investors in India in any startup, leveraging first-hand experiences and expertise.
Alok is the CEO and co-founder of Indifi, India’s first full-scale debt financing network for small businesses looking for investors in India. Alok is also on angel investors list who co-founds the Indian Angel Network and is a director of the Delhi Indus Entrepreneurs team (the Indus Entrepreneurs).Before Indifi, Alok set up and operated the technology investment company of Canaan Partners. Earlier, Alok co-founded JobsAhead.com, India’s leading web-based recruiting company, which was later acquired by Monster.com. He invested in bytelearn, yellow class, salarybox, avishkaar and more.
Phanindra Sama is among investors in India and former CEO of RedBus.in & Pilani Soft Labs Pvt Ltd, India’s largest online ticket booking site. He is currently the Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) of the government of Telangana. In August 2006, he began Redbus and spent almost eight years serving as CEO of the company. Redbus was acquired by Ibibo Group on 21 June 2013. He is also an Angel Investors in India on the angel lists and linked to other firms.
Peyush Bansal is the founder and CEO of Lenskart. He is also the Judge of the famous Indian Shark Tank. Prior to becoming a CEO of lenskart he worked as a program editor at Microsoft. He also founded Seachmycampus.com and Valyoo technologies. He is an angel investor and invested in multiple startups.
Firstly, Roman Saini pursued a medical degree. Hence, he completed his MBBS from AIIMS. Further, he opted for UPSC CSE. Hence, he became an IAS officer and attained the post of assistance collector soon after. Lastly, he is an entrepreneur and a co-founder of the Unacademy app. He is also a motivational speaker and active investor.
Harsh Jain is the Chief Operating Officer and Co-founder at Groww. He heads Customer Acquisition, Retention and business expansion at Groww and is an AMFI Registered Mutual Fund Advisor. Prior to Groww, Harsh has been Product Manager at Flipkart where he built products for marketplace and logistics. Harsh holds a B-Tech in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Information and Communication Engineering from IIT Delhi. Harsh studied for his MBA in product management and marketing from UCLA. He is an active investor.
Mr. Vikram Kailas serves as the Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Mytrah Energy (India) Pvt. Ltd. His strong entrepreneurial streak, overarching strategies, and relentless determination helps the company to ace in the field of wind & solar energy. He has worked in the Energy & Utilities investment banking group at Credit Suisse in New York, where he was involved in a number of renewable energy transactions, including a US$ 6 bn exit financing for Calpine and a US$ 300 mn loan for First Energy. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Mr. Kailas worked for Deloitte Consulting in India. He has a Bachelor in Engineering degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai and Master of Business Administration degree from Yale School of Management.
Rajesh is a serial entrepreneur and business builder who has set-up multiple successful businesses over the last two decades. Rajesh is the founder of GSF, India’s leading multi-city Tech-Startup Accelerator for the brightest tech startups in India. GSF provides tech startups mentorship from celebrated digital founders, initial capital and global exposure. He made investments as one of the leading angel investors in a India, which include Viki (acquired by Rakutan, Little Eye Labs (acquired by Facebook), IMGN acquired by Warner Music, Pokkt acquired by Anymind Grouo, Dailyrounds acquired by 3M Group, Weareholidays acquired by Cox & Kings, Instalively (acquired by Hike Messenger) and Nightstay(Acquired by Paytm).
Nipun Mehra is a Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Ula, a horizontal multi-category wholesale e-commerce marketplace that layers technology onto the commercial, financial, and supply-chain elements of traditional retailers in Indonesia. Prior to founding Ula, Nipun served as an investor at Sequoia, Senior Director of Retail at Flipkart, Chief Product & Strategy Officer at Pine Labs, Manager of Engineering and Product at Amazon, and a consultant with BCG. He holds a BE in Computer Science from Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, an MS in Computer Science from Stanford, and an MBA from Wharton.
Beerud is responsible for the overall strategy, execution and growth of Gupshup. He also founded Elance, the world‘s largest online services marketplace and has also played various leadership roles at different stages of the company’s growth.Prior to founding Elance, he worked in the financial services industry – modeling, structuring, and trading fixed income securities and derivatives at Merrill Lynch and before that at Citicorp Securities. His graduate research, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab, involved developing autonomous learning software agents for personalized news filtering. Beerud earned an M.S. in computer science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology & a B.Tech in Computer Science from IIT Bombay, where he was awarded the Institute Silver Medal.
Surojit Chatterjee has served as Coinbase CPO since February 2020. From February 2017 to February 2020, Mr. Chatterjee served as Vice President of Product Management for Google Shopping at Google LLC, a multinational technology company and a subsidiary of Alphabet, Inc., a holding company. Mr. Chatterjee served as Senior Vice President and Head of Product at Flipkart Internet Private Limited, an e-commerce company. Prior to Flipkart, Mr. Chatterjee held various positions at Google, including Global Head of Product, Mobile Search Ads and AdSense for Search and Senior Product Manager, Mobile Search Ads, and served as Senior Product Manager at Symantec Corporation. Mr. Chatterjee holds a B. Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, an M.S. in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and an M.B.A from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Namita Thapar is the Executive Director of Emcure Pharmaceutical who is an Investor at Shark Tank India. Namita Thapar, one of India’s leading businesswomen, is the CEO of Emcure Pharmaceuticals, an Indian multinational pharmaceutical company based in Pune, Maharashtra. Namita is also a board member on the regional advisory board of Fuqua School of Business India. Serves as Trustee on the TiE Mumbai Board of Trustees. And she is also an active member of the Young Presidents Organization. Namita Thapar is always oriented towards young entrepreneurs and founded Incredible Ventures Ltd. She is an active investor herself and pursues new business ideas.
Ghazal Alagh is an Indian Entrepreneur and co-founder of MamaEarth – a popular skincare products brand. Recently, she has joined a Business Related TV Reality Show Shark Tank India on Sony SET India Channel.She is a successful entrepreneur and a devoted mother. Ghazal Alagh is one of the top 10 women artists in India, nationally and internationally. She started her career as a corporate trainer and an artist.
Shirish is a serial entrepreneur and a pioneer in e-mail technology and online education. He has developed consumer technologies that have been used by tens of millions of users worldwide. He successfully founded 3 companies and achieved exits with 2 publicly held companies. Major accomplishments include:
– Co-Founder of Livemocha, the world’s largest language learning site with over 15 million registered members. Livemocha was selected as Time Magazine Top 50 site in 2010 and won the prestigious English Speaking Union award presented by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Livemocha was acquired by RosettaStone.
– Founder of TeamOn Systems, an innovative developer of wireless e-mail technologies. Successfully negotiated acquisition by Research In Motion. The TeamOn technology was the foundation for BlackBerry Internet E-mail which serviced over 50 million mobile users.
A true visionary, bossman Amit Lakhotia has always been passionate to identify common people’s problems and provide the most viable solutions for them. His notable work with MakeMyTrip strengthened their business & product and it went on to becoming one of the top travel companies in India. But he made his mark as an industry stalwart with the launch of the Paytm wallet, a business he built from scratch that revolutionized India’s spending habits, especially post demonetization. Making strides overseas, he led Indonesia e-commerce leader, Tokopedia to success as their VP, Business. No stranger to the commuter problems in the country, Amit got the idea of Park+, after struggling to reach office on time due to finding parking spots. Equipped with great knowledge and exceptional product and business experience, he laid the foundation of Park+,
Siddharth Puri helps internet and technology businesses to grow and succeed. In the last 15+ years, He has coached and steered multiple founders to build successful businesses across Digital Media/Consumer Internet and Education Space. In his current role he serve as a board member and CEO of one of the largest internet companies in India. he believes in the power of people, technology and Knowledge sharing.
Krishna Bhupal is an Indian ethos with a unique pan-Asian flavour, like the GVK Group that’s home for him, Krishna reads Homer in the Latin he is as fluent in as cutting-edge FinTech. An avid student of history, he is as comfortable discussing the Spanish Inquisition as he is looking at acquisitions in the Artificial Intelligence space. He is culturally multi-faceted and quintessentially a Global Indian. From early schooling in Groton School, Boston, and graduating with a double major in Finance and Accounting from Villanova University in Philadelphia, Krishna’s career started with an internship with the Asian Infrastructure Fund in Hong Kong and eventually led him to be a Board Director at the GVK Group.
Mr. Saurabh Jha been at the fore front of industry defining businesses in Consumer/Ecommerce/Internet business, Products, Venture fund, Hospitality .His specialities are Strategy, P&L, Digital marketing, Product management, Customer acquisition, Co-marketing alliances & Partnerships, Brand marketing, Content marketing.
Ashu Dubey is a Principal Product Manager at Linkedin.Ashu Dubey invested in Settl. on Nov 24, 2021. This investment – Seed Round – Settl. – was valued at $500K.
Abdul Paravengal is the Ex-CFO at Shipper, currently the CBO. An operator with over 10years experience across India, ME and SEA and 3 Unicorns, OYO, Delivery & Meero. An active angel investor with focus on health tech, logistics, SAAS and D2C
Rohit is the CEO, India & South-East Asia (INSEA), at OYO. He is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience. He joined OYO in December 2018 as CEO, New Real Estate Businesses, and in the span of a year, led the formation and growth of OYO LIFE and OYO Workspaces in India. Rohit has worked in various leadership positions across sales and finance in several companies such as Max India Limited and Mckinsey & Company. Prior to joining OYO, Rohit was the Executive Board Member at Max Healthcare for close to 5 years. He has also been Senior Director-Strategy & Business Performance at Max. In the past, Rohit has also worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company for close to a decade. During his tenure with McKinsey, he gained extensive exposure to multiple international markets.
Uday Shankar (born 16 September 1962) is an Indian media executive and former journalist. As of 2021, he was the President of The Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific, and chairman of Star India and The Walt Disney Company India. Uday Shankar was born on 16 September 1962 in Muzaffarpur, Bihar. His father was a civil engineer by profession and wanted to see his son as a civil servant. However, he chose a career of journalist, much to his father’s disappointment. Shankar got his early education from his native place. He moved to Delhi to pursue his master’s degree in Economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University. He tried for the Civil Services Examination conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and passed the preliminary and main rounds too.
Anand Chandrasekaran is an entrepreneur and an angel investor. He is the Chief Product Officer of Snapdeal. Prior to this he was the Chief Product Officer of Airtel and Director of Openwave Systems. He seeks to invest in Mobile, Consumer Internet, Enterprise Software and Digital Media sectors located in North America, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, San Francisco and India.
Dhruv Gupta is the co-founder at Oranage Health .He is an experienced consumer technology entrepreneur. – founded 3 companies Fitho (healthcare), DesiMartini (social), GKB Online (e-commerce), exiting to leading technology companies and led those companies to scale further. He has a proven track record of building businesses from idea to scale/exit: He has been building strong teams, product development, pricing/monetization & go-to-market strategies, business development, P&L management, engagement with investors and board of directors.
Asit Oberoi is an experienced Head of Transaction Banking Group with a demonstrated history of working in the banking industry across COO roles , CFO and Transaction Banking roles . He is skilled in Financial Risk, Business Relationship Management, Risk Management, Management, and Banking. He is a strong business development professional graduated from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Sandeep has been an entrepreneur and a pioneer of Indian Venture Capital. He was co-founder & CEO of Medusind Solutions, one of the leading healthcare outsourcing companies in India. He co-founded eVentures India in 1999 with notable exits including CustomerAsset (acquired by Firstsource), Mentorix Solutions (acquired by Lionbridge), and MakeMyTrip (sale to SAIF Partners). At Nexus he is active in enterprise software, healthcare, and impact investments and sits on the boards of Eka, Intello Labs, CrelioHealth, Lybrate, Maximl, Mayadata, Pando, Sedemac, Suminter and Uniken. Successful exits include Netmagic Solutions (acquired by NTT) and dlight (sale to Shell).
ICICI Prudential Asset Management Company Limited has recently appointed Anand Shah as the head of Portfolio Management Services (PMS) and Alternative Investment Funds (AIF) Investments.Anand Shah has more than two decades of rich fund management experience in the asset management industry .
Shariq Plasticwala is the Founder & CEO at Kafqa Academy .The first company SHARIQ MAHOMED NASIR PLASTICWALA was appointed as Director is AMAZON PAY (INDIA) PRIVATE LIMITED and the most recent directorship is with KAFQA VENTURES PRIVATE LIMITED.
Gaurang is a partner in McKinsey’s Dubai office and a member of our Electric Power & Natural Gas Practice. He supports energy providers, oil and gas companies, and metals and mining organizations with challenges in manufacturing operations, procurement and capital productivity, strategy, and growth.
Nikhil Bhandarkar is the Co-founder / MD – Ubiquity Capital . Prior to Ubiquity Nikhil was an Investment Banker ( M&A, Debt Capital Markets ) at Deutsche Bank and RBS and has worked across New York, Singapore, London and Dubai. He holds an MBA from INSEAD .
Aditya Kulkarni is the Co-Founder of Stoa School. He is an IIM-B and BITS Pilani alumnus, he has built and sold two startups in the past and now he is building his third with Stoa School — India’s best alternative to the traditional MBA that helps you grow a business brain in 24 weeks and find your feet in India’s thriving startup ecosystem.
Dinesh Advani is the Co-Founder of PlayShifu. Before joining this company He has worked with companies like Delhivery, Procter & Gamble. He holds an engineering degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.
Mr Ranjit Yadav is a business leader with diverse & multifunctional experience heading businesses in Asia Pacific & India. He is also the Chairman, Managing Director & Director on a number of companies since 2012 in both executive & advisory roles. He has an experience of working in both new age/ new age businesses and large scale industries.