List Of Most Active Angel Investors In India Every Startup Should Know
Founder and CEO of Bold Kiln and Partner of OperatorVC, Abhishek is an early-stage and seed investor.
Some companies invested: Wealthy, 9Stacks, OperatorVC
Abhishek Kiran Gupta
Abhishek has immense experience in the real estate niche as he was a Marketing Strategist for a very long time. Currently, he specialises in mentoring and investing in real estate-related startups.
Some companies invested: CRE Matrix
Abhishek Rungta is founder and CEO at Indus Net Technologies, a web development and digital marketing company.
Some companies invested: Plivo, iimjobs, Azoi Inc., iDubba, Secpanel, Shopo.in, Letsventure, Eduora, CapricornGifting, CarSingh
CBO of Paycraft Solutions, Mr Adit Parekh has 10+ years of experience as an entrepreneur as well as an investor. He was the principal at Blume Ventures for more than six years.
Some companies invested: Runnr, 99 Retail Solutions, Turtlemint, SlicePay
Ajay Lavakare serves as Managing Director of Risk Management Solutions. Currently, he has invested in two technology-based firms.
Some companies invested: VideoKen, SmartVizX
An active member of Mumbai Angels and also a lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin, Ajeet is known for overcoming financial and operational challenges of running education business networks.
Some companies invested: Rolocule Games, ShepHertz, Avaz, Carveniche Technologies, Maximojo, United Mobile Apps, Karmic Lifesciences, Carve Niche Technologies Pvt. Ltd., PickMe eSolutions
Aloke Bajpai is the CEO and co-founder of ixigo.com. He has successfully invested in 5 startups. He is interested in startups in the fields of consumer internet, enterprise software, mobile and e-commerce.
Some companies invested: Sourceeasy, SilverPush, HackerEarth, Overcart, Little Eye Labs, iimjobs, Azoi Inc., Autowale, PlayCez, BlueGape, Pokkt, Dogspot.in
Amit Gupta is the co-founder and CEO at Yulu and co-founder at InMobi. He has been helping several young entrepreneurs by advising them on every aspect of running a startup.
Some companies invested: Innov8, Healthifyme, Admission Table.
Amit Somani is an Advisory Board Member and Chief Products Officer for MakeMyTrip. He has more than 20 years of experience in technology and internet industries and is also deeply engaged with the early-stage ecosystem in India.
Some companies invested: Advises Phone Warrior Inc, Qikwell Technologies India, MindTickle, HotelTravel.com and Ixigo.com
Being an active Angel Investor with both Mumbai Angels and Indian Angel Network, Anand has invested in over 35 startups till date and actively mentors and guides the promoters to reach the next level. He is also a part of the “Committee on Angel Investment and Early-stage Venture Capital” which is guided by the Vice Chairman of Planning Commission.
Some companies invested: Traffline, Exclusively.in, Aurality, Dexl, Speakwell, Framebench, Serial Innovation, Asiatic, Morpheus Tritya, Mobiquest, Algorhythm
Anirudh is the owner of Artha Energy Resources which is an advisory firm that is focused on bringing new investment into the renewable power generation industry in India. He has made about 11 investments to date.
Some companies invested: InVenture, OYO Rooms, Mobilewalla, Exotel, Rolocule Games, Klip.in, Paletly, Carveniche Technologies, Maximojo, purplle.com, NowFloats
Ankur is the Head of Groupon India and an angel Investor in Internet and Technology Startups. He has invested in a couple of startups.
Some companies invested: Targeting Mantra, Limetray, LetSearch
Ankush is famous as the founder and CEO of Junglee Games and founder and Chairman of Monsoon. He is adept at strategy, data and finance and is an active angel investor in businesses from a vast sector.
Some companies invested: Airbnb, Junglee Games, Roomify, Cloudability, Back to the Roots, Sphere, 15five, Inc42 and DilMil.
Known for his business acumen and an eye for detail, Mittal is an active angel investor with over 20 investments to date. He invested in around 8-10 startups in 2014.
Some companies invested: Tushky.com, Ola cabs, Pretty Secrets, Sapience, Druva Software, Zepo, Peel works, Tax spanner, Cafe Zoe and Interactive Avenues.
Arun Venkatachalam is the head of strategy & business development at Murugappa Group, a business conglomerate which is owned and run by Murugappa family. He is also an angel investor interested in the tech sector.
Some companies invested: Zoom, AdPushup, POSist, Aureus Analytics, Yourbus, Ridgecrest Asia
New Delhi-based Bhanu Chopra started his career at Deloitte Consulting serving several Fortune 500 companies in Chicago. He also is currently the CEO of RateGain since 2004.
Some companies invested: Interview Master, HotelsAroundYou, Mozio
Bhupen Shah is the co-founder and CTO of Sling Media which is a technology company that develops place shifting and Smart TV solutions for consumers and set-top box manufacturers. He has invested in several startups to date. He is usually interested in investing in online startups.
Some companies invested: Sift, Doublie, Shoe Lovers, Giraffic, CultureAlley, Woxi Media, Whodini, PowWow, Hachi, Frrole, Vapore, Vuemix, Qikwell, Tydy, GoHachi.com, Snap-Networks
Today, Dhruv Gupta is the Vice President of Practo, a famous online portal. He is also known as the founder of DesiMartini, GKB Online and FitHo. Dhruv is also an angel investor for early-stage Indian startups.
Some companies invested: DiroLabs, LocoNav
Dr Anu Gupta
A trained physician turned angel investor and startup specialist, Dr Anu Gupta is the director of Techlixr e-Ventures Pvt. Ltd. She is also one of the top 22 Inspiring Women Investors in Indian startups.
Some companies invested: Imaginry, Edgefx, Hyderabad Angels, Kalaage
Ganesh is a serial entrepreneur with four successful greenfield ventures and exits. He and his wife Meena Ganesh invest in around five startups a year and put in $25-250K in each of the startups.
Some companies invested: Must See India, SilverPush, HackerEarth, Oximity, Overcart, Browntape, delyver.com, Onlineprasad.com
The India Country Manager of Quora, Mr Gautam is also an occasional angel investor. He has helped several global startups to take their businesses towards success.
Some companies invested: Exotel, Hotelogix, Bevi, Tonbo, Navya Network, Multiply Labs, Vala Pay
Girish Mathrubootham is founder and CEO of Freshdesk which is a cloud-based customer support platform. By the end of the second quarter of 2018, he invested in about 20 portfolio companies.
Some companies invested: ChargeBee, Kaalibi Technologies, Turing Research, ShieldSquare
Hari is an investor, advisor and mentor by profession. He provides strategic inputs and directions to entrepreneurs. Not only this, but Hari is also a key member of the Indian Angel Network.
Some companies invested: Alma Mater Stores, Ivy Cap Ventures, gamania, Jigsee, Vayavya Labs, Aureus
The Chairman of Marico Limited is also an angel seed investor. Mr Harish began his career in 1971 with Bombay Oil Industries which was controlled by his family. He is also the founder of Kaya Limited. As of 2017, Mariwala was ranked as the 33rd wealthiest Indian by Forbes.
Some companies invested: Nykaa, LEAP India
Indus was a part of the seed accelerator The Morpheus where he got hands-on experience in starting companies. He has individually invested in a couple of firms in the mobile, e-commerce, healthcare, information technology and SaaS sectors.
Some companies invested: bounce.io, CirroSecure, Interviewstreet, Sourceeasy, GrexIt, 99tests, Emo2, Practo, Sarga Eco-Fabrics, Phitesla
Kris Gopalakrishnan is the Executive Vice Chairman of Infosys, a global consulting and IT services company based in India. He was elected as the President of India’s apex industry chamber, the Confederation of Indian Industry for the year 2013-14.
Some companies invested: HungerBox, Planys Technologies, Crayon Data Unbxd, Acko General Insurance, Sigtuple, Verloop, FirstCry, GoCoop, Ampere, MagicX, LookUp, BuyHatke, FreshWorld
Kunal Bahl is the co-founder and CEO of Snapdeal.com and Jasper. Today, he is also an angel investor for seed startups in the e-commerce and related sectors.
Some companies invested: Tripoto, Tiny Owl, Bewakoof, Gigstart, Olacabs, and Unicommerce
The founder of FreeCharge is also an angel investor in India. He started his career as a junior programmer at a business process outsourcing startup. Kunal’s first startup venture was Paisaback that provided cash-back promotions for organised retailers.
Some companies invested: Zepo, Spinny, Bharat Bazaar, Innov8, Pocket Aces, Unacademy
The founder of Shoogloo Group, LD Sharma is also an angel investor. His personal investments include companies like Omnify Inc. Currently, he is the CEO of Shoogloo businesses such as Shoogloo Media.
Some companies invested: Omnify Inc, GSF Accelerator
Manish Singhal was the founding member at LetsVenture, one of the venture capital firms mentioned above. He is a serial entrepreneur and an angel investor. He is also an active mentor on the CIIE Mentor Edge Panel, Startup Village and Venture Labs.
Some companies invested: AdPushup, Freshersworld, Apartment Adda, FlipClass, AdSpark, Frrole, Ecosenseworld, India College Search.
The executive director of Northwest Venture Partners, India, Mohan Kumar is also an angel investor. He is also active in helping startup companies in the areas of mobile solutions, content and applications.
Some companies invested: CashKumar, TailsLife
Naveen is the founder of InMobi. Today, he uses his spare time to mentor entrepreneurs and invests in startups in Internet and mobile niche.
Some companies invested: Wooplr, Springboard, tushky, moneysights, Mettl and LetsVenture
She has been the first employee of Mumbai Angels and started her journey when the startup ecosystem was fairly new to India. Nidhi worked with leading Angel Networks in the country like Indian Angel Network and Intellecap Impact Investment Network.
Some companies invested: Asiatic Clinic Research, Quifers
Nikunj Jain is an Indian entrepreneur and venture capitalist. Founder of now-defunct video microblogging platform frankly.me. and also co-founded Inoxapps, Zohem, Darwin labs and LedgerFund. He is also the investor in multiple startups.
Some companies invested: Gingr, Piquor, Agatsa, workouttrends.com, Inc42, Routofy
Indore-based Nilesh Maheshwari is a member and investor of the Indian Angel Network. He established a software services company, Emorphis Technologies dealing with global clients.
Some companies invested: Indian Angel Network
Niraj is the founder of OutBox Ventures and an active angel investor. He has invested in a couple of consumer interest-based startups in India.
Some companies invested: ShaadiSaga, Tripoto, Grownout
Pallav Nadhani is the co-founder and CEO of Fusion Charts and RazorFlow and CEO at Collabion, seemingly a serial multi-tasker. By the end of 2017, he invested in about 11 seed startups.
Some companies invested: Plivo, Azoi Inc., iDubba, Shopo.in, Eduora, CarSingh, CapricornGifting, Cropex, Eduora Technologies
Porinju Veliyath is an Indian investor and fund manager. He is the Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, and Portfolio Manager at Equity Intelligence India Pvt. Ltd. He manages his own portfolio and the portfolios of investors in India in his fund management firm.
Some companies invested: BCL Industries Ltd., Sarda Plywood Industries Ltd., Raunaq EPC International Ltd, Ansal Buildwell Ltd., Vista Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
He is a crowdfunding investor and advisor of different types of companies. Pranav is a serial entrepreneur running India’s biggest online marketplace for vaping products called Get My Vape. He is a part of the 500 Startups Family and Project 500 groups.
Some companies invested: Republic.co, The Healtth Factorry
Rajan Anandan is an active angel investor in early-stage technology, internet, mobile and software startups in India. In 2014, he invested in more than 14 startups.
Some companies invested: StepOut, Capillary Technologies, Sourceeasy, 24/7 Techies, TargetingMantra, Instamojo, CultureAlley, Social Cops, MissMalini.com, Socialblood.org, Mobilewalla, POPxo.com
Rajiv Khanna has been investing in small and mid-cap businesses in India. This Chennai-based investor is counted among the top individual investors on Dalal Street.
Some companies invested: Rain Industries Ltd., PPAP Automotive Ltd., Som Distilleries & Breweries Ltd., Associated Alcohols & Breweries Ltd.
Founder of NeuroEquilibrium Diagnostics and Cosmo Infra Solutions, Rajneesh is an IITian with profound knowledge on global startup ecosystem. Currently, he is the Chairman of RAIN, Rajasthan’s most active angel investors’ group.
Some companies invested: ZineOne, Boundary Capital, Organic Shop, Tootl, Capacita Connect, SRJNA
Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, the Chairman of Aptech Ltd., is one of the better-known equity investors in India. He has been a keen and active participant in Indian capital markets since 1985. Rakesh is known for investing ₹2.1 billion in Metropolitan Stock Exchange of India.
Some companies invested: Metropolitan Stock Exchange of India, Hungama, airpay
The Chairman and Managing Director of Quattro, Raman Roy is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Management Accountant. He specialises in seed and early-stage investments across different industries in India.
Some companies invested: Sattviko, Clensta, Picsdream
Ravi co-founded Harvard Business School Alumni Angels and is interested in consumer Internet, enterprise software, social media, cloud computing and SaaS. He invested in about 8 startups in 2014.
Some companies invested: GrexIt, Tookitaki, Socialblood.org, Graymatics, PrettySecrets, Gridcentric, Explara, Core Mobile, SyncUsUp, VMLogix, Aurus
Founder of a digital marketing company called Obbserv, Ravi Soni is also an angel investor. He assists startups in every way so that they can grow and run their business successfully.
Some companies invested: Sattviko, Instafrsh
A medical doctor, who sold his startup Alive App to The Bennett and Coleman Group (Times of India) in 2013, has been instrumental in the building of the Make in India thought process. In 2014, he invested in about 8 startups.
Some companies invested: RHlvision, Mashinga, PumpKart, Asimov Robotics, WittyFeed, SectorQube Technolabs, Bisko Labs, Inc42
Sachin Bansal is the co-founder and CEO of Flipkart.com. Today, he has invested in more than seven portfolio companies in the technology sector.
Some companies invested: Ather, TouchTalent, Roposo, NewsInShorts, MadRat Games, Spoonjoy
Mr Bangara successfully advised several cross-border and domestic transactions in the technology space significantly contributing to Ernst & Young’s leadership position as the top technology M&A advisory firm in the country. He invested in about 5 consumer internet, social games and development platforms.
Some companies invested: tushky.com, Overcart, ZAPR, Pokkt, Playblazer, Thrill
Sandeep Goenka is the co-founder and Jt-CEO of Zebpay, which is a Bitcoin mobile wallet that enables bitcoin transactions using a mobile number. He is also an active member of the Indian Angel Network and successfully co-founded Blynk Systems.
Some companies invested: Fab Bag, Wishberry, Aureus Analytics, POSist
Sandeep Tandon co-founded FreeCharge in 2010. He is active in the Angel Investor community and serves as a mentor to various technology startups. He has invested in about 15 startups in the technology sector.
Some companies invested: Spinny, Unacademy, PocketAces, Bharat Bazaar, Gold VIP, Shadisaga, Remitware, Flyrobe
The founder and CEO of Xelpmoc, Sandipan Chattopadhyay invests in seed startups in India. He is also the co-founder and director engineering of Mihup Communications currently.
Some companies invested: Nodd, Dunzo
Sanjay Mehta is co-founder and CEO of MAIA which is a business intelligence firm and is a well-known name in entrepreneur circles. He is an investor member with Mumbai Angels and Venture Nursery. He has independently invested in about 13 firms.
Some companies invested: OYO Rooms, PrettySecrets, Klip.in, Talview, Unbxd, OrangeScape, Consure Medical, FabAlley, EcoSense Sustainable Solutions, Poncho.in
Sasha Mirchandani is Managing Director and Founder of Kae Capital and Co-founder Mumbai Angels. He is known for being an individual angel investor in the seed-level companies.
Some companies invested: Porter, CultureAlley, Nudgespot, ShepHertz
Sharad is an evangelist for developing technology product businesses in India and leads in efforts to nurture the ecosystem. He actively mentors startups and speaks frequently on industry issues.
Some companies invested: Frrole, Mobilewalla, HashCube, Druva Software, Kwench Library Solution, Vayavya Labs, Unbxd, Consure Medical
Bengaluru-based Sivachenduran B is a renowned personality. He is not only an early-stage investor but also a business consultant and mentor. With about 12 years of experience in the financial and medical sectors, Sivachenduran has profound working knowledge.
Some companies invested: Fliniq, Maleshaa Inc, Dhanvantiri
This professional is not only an angel investor but also an advisor for tech-based startups. Srikant Sastri is a Co-founder of Crayon Data Pte Ltd. and also a part of Indian Angels Network. Not only this, but he also leads VivaKi in one of the world’s most important emerging economies.
Some companies invested: Chaska
Steven Sule is currently a partner at Naste Advisors, a Mumbai-based advisory firm. He has always been very interested in venture/angel investing. His family too family over the years has had significant success in early-stage investments in India
Some companies invested: AdPushup, Kwench Library Solution, POSist, Aureus Analytics
Subinder Khurana is the founder and CEO of Bank Smarts Solutions, which enables banks to plan, manage and analyze cash logistics. He was also managing investments for the first early-stage fund in India, Infinity, which created companies like IndiaBulls, India Games and Avendus.
Mentored Companies: Druva Software, JustMyNeighbour, Authbridge, and Power2SME
COO and co-founder of Ideas to Impact, Suneel is an investor member of CIO Angel Network. With over 30+ years of experience in the financial industry, he is an impeccable advisor for startups and companies alike.
Some companies invested: MavenVista Technologies Pvt Ltd
Sunil is a member of the Indian Angel Network as an independent angel investor who has made quite significant investments in microfinance and analytics enterprise but has a bias towards internet startups. He invested in more than 12 startups in 2014 alone.
Some companies invested: Monsoon CreditTech, Carmesi, Lucideus, ZipLoan, AdPushup, Druva, Jigsee, Innoveda, Airwoot, HashCube, Sapience, Wishberry, Crayon Data
Sunil Kant Munjal
The founder of famous Hero Enterprise, Mr Sunil is also an angel investor and investment partner in India. Mr Munjal is a member of the Board of Directors of Life Insurance Corporation of India and is also representing on the Board of DCM Shriram Consolidated Ltd. He has made quite a few investments in India.
Some companies invested: Nykaa, Pandorum Technologies, University Living, OYO, Corvi LED
The founder and CEO of Altor Executive Search, Supreet Singh is an independent angel investor. He is an early-stage investor for seed companies. Till date, he has invested in two companies on his own.
Some companies invested: Belita, Altor
Along with being the managing partner of Cumulative Ventures LLP, Swapnilsagar is also an investment banker and angel investor. He provides thorough guidance and funding to businesses in their starting/seed stage.
Some companies invested: AVN Business Solution, GrabOnRent, BoxMySpace
The founder and CEO of Shubhloans is also an angel investor himself. Tushar Patel most recently became the COO for Investment Management Division of Goldman Sachs in India. He has immense knowledge and experience in the fields of financial management and investment.
Some companies invested: Several early-stage companies
Young and ambitionist Utsav is interested in startups with high-growth potential, driven by a dedicated team, addressing the under-captured market.
Some companies invested: DoorMint, Tavaga
Currently, Varsha is a Managing Director and Senior Director of India at QUALCOMM Ventures. She looks into the investments made in India and has independently invested in one organisation.
Some companies invested: Shadowfax Technologies
Vijay Kedia, the Director of TAC Security, is an Indian investor trader based out of Mumbai. He is involved in the market since he was 19. Kedia and his company – Kedia Securities Pvt. Ltd., are the largest shareholder in several listed companies.
Some companies invested: DheeYantra Research Labs, TAC Security, Everest Industries LTD.
Vijay Shekhar Sharma
Vijay Shekhar Sharma is the founder of One97 Communications. Till March 2018, he made more than 21 investments in the agnostic sector.
Some companies invested: Sourceeasy, SilverPush, tushky.com, GrexIt, EduKart, Milaap Social Ventures, iimjobs, Dexetra, AirStream, Wishberg Inc, Signals
Vikas Taneja is a partner and managing director with Boston Consulting Group and a leader in BCG’s technology, media and telecommunications practice. He has independently invested in seven startups.
Some companies invested: Rapportive, PubNub, Disconnect, Founders Co-op, Coderbuddy, 500 Startups, Modria, Mashery, Refinery29, Inside Social
Vivek was part of one of first venture capital firms in the country – TDICI (now ICICI Ventures). As an entrepreneur, he has helped drive the growth at Magic Software Private Limited.
Some companies invested: MyRefers, Nearify
ishaan Hayath is a tech entrepreneur from Mumbai and co-founder of Toppr.com. He also runs an angel investment club called Powai Lake Ventures. Through his venture, he has made about 11 investments.
Some companies invested: Olacabs, AdPushup, Housing.com, SquadRun, Shopsense