Top 45+ Angel Investors in India

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Angel investors in India are an eminent cause for the boom in startups. They’re a major reason behind the availability of funds. A number of venture capitals have also been established by entrepreneurs for the purpose of funding promising startups.

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Here’s an exhaustive list of angel investors in India:

1) Abhishek Rungta

Abhishek Rungta is the Founder & CEO of Indus Net Technologies, an award-winning digital innovation venture. He finished his post graduation in Multimedia Technology from the University of Bath.

He has invested in startups like Eduora, Plivo, iimjobs, Azoi Inc., iDubba, Secpanel, Shopo.in, Letsventure, CapricornGifting, and CarSingh.

2) Ajay Lavakare

Ajay Lavakare is a member of the Board of Directors as well as an investor of SmartVizX and PropheSee and angel investor in India. He studied Structural Engineering at Stanford University.

He has invested in startups like InnovAccer.

3) Ajeet Khurana

Ajeet was an Advisor at Kalaari Capital and was previously the CEO of IIT Bombay’s Business Incubator.

He has invested in startups like Leaf Wearables, Raincan, Stitchwood, and Medd.

4) Aloke Bajpai

Aloke Bajpai is the CEO of ixigo.com. This IIT Kanpur graduate was previously the Vice President of Distribution Strategies at FinalQuadrant Solutions.

He has invested in startups like MealHopper, OnlineTyari, AppVirality Inc, sourceeasy, and ZAPR.

5) Amit Somani

Amit Somani is currently the Managing Partner at Prime Ventures, an early stage venture capital. He studied Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin.

He has invested in startups like Qikwell Technologies India, Advises Phone Warrior Inc, Ixigo.com, HotelTravel.com and MindTickle.

6) Anand Chandrasekaran

Anand is the Director of Platform / Product Partnerships at Facebook Messenger. He’s a Stanford University graduate with over 30 investments.

He has invested in startups like Innov8 Coworking, Fynd, ToneTag, GoldVIP Technology Solutions (Crown-it), Makkajai, Buttercups, Aisle, Rentongo.com, and Splitkart.

7) Anand Ladsariya

Anand Ladsariya has invested in over 35 startups so far. He is the Founder of Everest Flavours LTD. and an ex-Chairman of CHEMEXCIL, making him a notable name in the chemical market.

He has invested in startups like Oyo Rooms, Myntra, Morpheus Tritya, Traffline, Exclusively.in, Framebench, Aurality, Dexl, Speakwell, Serial Innovation, Asiatic, Mobiquest, Uniphore, Algorhythm, Tonbo Imaging, Appsdaily, and Assured Risk.

8) Anil Jain

Anil Jain, Co-Founder of Venture Catalysts, has deep knowledge on financial services and real estate. Putting this knowledge to use, he Co-Founded Wallfort Financial Services Ltd, Wallfort Properties Ltd.

He has invested in startups like Supr Daily.

9) Anirudh Damani

Anirudh Damani is a Managing Partner at Artha India Ventures. He’s completed his Bachelors’ Degree in Economics and Business Administration from Austin College in 2005.

He has invested in startups like LenDen Club, FindURClass, ShabdaNagari, ConfirmTKT.com, and JustRide.

10) Ankur Warikoo

Ankur is the Founder & CEO of nearbuy.com. Before this, he was the CEO of Groupon India for over 4 years.

He has invested in startups like Letsreach.co, Targeting Mantra, and Limetray.

11) Anuj Golecha

Anuj Golecha, a CA by qualification, he is a Co-Founder of Venture Catalysts, a leading seed investment & innovative platform in India.

He has invested in startups like Supr Daily. Vahanalytics, AbsentiaVR, DSYH, The Home Salon, Vahanalytics, Appsay, LenDen Club, Inc42, and CoutLoot.

12) Anupam Mittal

Founder and CEO at People Group, Anupam Mittal graduated from Boston College in 1997. He is also the founding member and ex-Chairman of Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI).He’s made notable contributions as one of the angel investors in India.

He has invested in startups like JustRide, Interactive Avenues, Ola Cabs, Druva, Sapience, Pretty Secrets, and Café Zoe.

13) Arun Venkatachalam

Arun did his M.B.A. from London Business School after he finished his Bachelors from Lancaster University. He was the Head of Strategy & Business Development at Murugappa Group.

He has invested in startups like ZoomCar, Industry Buying, IndusOS (Firstouch), ZestMoney, AdPushup, AutoLotto, Boost, Wealthy, Posist Technologies, Aureus Analytics, Endless Robotics, and ZipLoans.

14) Bhanu Chopra

Bhanu Chopra is the Founder and CEO of RateGain, a leader in Hospitality and Travel technology solutions.

He has invested in startups like Mozio, Interview Master, and HotelsAroundYou.

15) Bhupen Shah

Bhupen Shah is the CTO and Co-Founder of SlingMedia Inc. He completed his education from the University of Michigan.

He has invested in startups like ten3T, Frrole, and GigSky.

16) Dheeraj Jain

Dheeraj Jain has been the most active in our list of angel investors in India with over 23 closures in 2016 alone. He has been a Managing Partner at Redcliffe Capital for 7 years now.

He has invested in startups like CoHo, Deyor Camps, Mappr, Shipsy, Burger Singh, Dogspot, Simpli5d Technologies, Just Ride, QDesk, Oprahi Wines, and Tablehero.

17) Dr. Apoorv Sharma

Dr. Apoorv Sharma has established at least 10 incubators and accelerators so far, some of which include Somaiya Incubator, IAN Incubator, JSS TBI ( Best Incubator Award,2005), and EDII.
He has invested in startups like Supr Daily , Beardo.in, ConfirmTKT.com.

18) Dr. Ritesh Malik

Dr. Ritesh Malik is a doctor by qualification with an MBBS from M.G.R. Medical University. He’s the Founder of Woodapple Hospitality and ThinkPot to name a few of his business ventures.

He has invested in startups like SectorQube Inc., Mashinga, Harvin Academy, and Fin Robotics.

19) Girish Mathrubootham

Girish is the Founder and CEO of Freshdesk, a social customer support software. Prior to this, he was the Vice President of Product Management at Zoho Corporation.

He has invested in startups like The Ken, Innov8 Coworking, iService, BookEventz, Hubilo Softech, MadRat Games, Zarget, Qustn Technologies, Betaout, and Frilp.

20) Indus Khaitan

Indus Khaitan is the CMO of SirionLabs. He got his degree in Computer Science from Birla Institute of Technology.

He has invested in startups like Practo, bounce.io, Sarga Eco-Fabrics, Phitesla, Interviewstreet, 99tests, sourceeasy, GrexIt, Emo2, and CirroSecure.

21) Krishnan Ganesh

Krishnan Ganesh is the CEO of the online tutoring company TutorVista. He invests in 5 startups a year together with his wife, Meena Ganesh.

He has invested in startups like Must See India, SilverPush, HackerEarth, Oximity, Overcart, Browntape, delyver.com, and Onlineprasad.com.

22) Kunal Bahl

Kunal Bahl is the Founder and CEO of Snapdeal, one of India’s leading online marketplaces. He graduated from Wharton School of Pennsylvania.

He has invested in startups like Supr Daily, Bharat Bazaar, Flyrobe, Jugnoo, Rapido, Bira, Shopsense, LetsVenture, and Indus OS.

23) Kunal Shah

Kunal Shah is the Founder and Chairman of FreeCharge, one of the leading payment apps. He is also an advisor at Sequoia India.

He has invested in startups like Unacademy, Pocket Aces, Bharat Bazaar, GoldVIP Technology Solutions (Crown-it), ShaadiSaga, Remitware Payments, and DailyNinja.

24) Manish Singhal

Manish Singhal is the Founder Partner at pi Ventures and the Co-Founder and CEO at LetsVenture.

He has invested in startups like DropKaffe, AdPushup, Freshersworld, Apartment Adda, FlipClass, and AdSpark.

25) Meena Ganesh

Meena Ganesh is the CEO of Portea Medical, the largest provider of in-home healthcare services in India. She has investments in Consumer Internet, Healthcare, and SaaS industries.

Startups she’s invested in include like Oximity, Onlineprasad.com, Must See India, SilverPush, Overcart, Browntape, delyver.com, and HackerEarth.

26) Naveen Tewari

Naveen Tewari founded mKhoj which is now known as InMobi, a mobile advertising network. This IIT Kanpur graduate is also the Founder & Chairman of nonprofit enterprise Indian SchoolHouse Fund.

He has invested in startups like Wooplr, Springboard, Indus OS, Zimmber, Razorpay, LetsVenture, Mango Games, ZAPR, and Mettl.

27) Nikunj Jain

Nikunj Jain is the founder of inoXapps, games and app development for Android as well as frankly.me where celebrities respond via video to questions.

He has invested in startups like Jobspire, Inc42, JustRide, and Wigzo Technologies.

28) Niraj Singh

Niraj Singh is currently the Founder of Spinny. Before this, he was a Founding Partner at Outbox Venture and Co-Founder at Locus Education and TechMonkey.

He has invested in startups like JustRide, Little Black Book Delhi (LBB), and The Little Black Book.

29) Pallav Nadhani

Pallav Nadhani is the Co-Founder of FusionCharts and the CEO of Collabion. He’s also the Founder of iSPIRT Foundation. He completed his Post Graduation from the University of Edinburgh in 2008.

He has invested in startups like The Ken, Snapshopr, My Child, Betaout, HealthifyMe, ShieldSquare, and Eduora.

30) Rajan Anandan

Google India’s MD, Rajan, Anandan, has invested in over 14 startups. He was previously a part of Microsoft India as a Managing Director.
He has invested in startups like StepOut, Capillary Technologies, Sourceeasy, 24/7 Techies,TargetingMantra, Instamojo, CultureAlley, Social Cops, MissMalini.com, Socialblood.org, Mobilewalla, POPxo.com.

31) Rajesh Sawhney

Rajesh is the Founder of GSF, and Co-Founder of food tech platform InnerChef which acquired EatonGo and Flavour Labs last year. He has made over 50 angel investments, and is an alumnus of Harvard Business School.

He has invested in startups like Mobstac, Pokkt, Silverpush, Hackerearth, Browntape, Overcart, Flinto , Timesaverz, Weareholidays, instalively and Nightstay.

32) Ratan Tata

Ratan Tata, former Chairman of Tata Sons, has been rewarded with two of the highest civilian awards in India. He received the Padma Bhushan in 2000 and Padma Vibhushan in 2008.
He has invested in startups like YourStory, GOQii, Idea Chakki, MadRat Games, niki.ai, MUrgency, NestAway, Bollant, Invictus Oncology, Moglix, Teabox, and Cashkaro.

33) Ravi Gururaj

Ravi Gururaj is the Chairman and Co-Founder of Frictionless Ventures and the Co-Founder of HBS Alumni Angels India. He’s also a member of the NASSCOM Executive Council.

He has invested in startups like AppVirality Inc, Wegilant (Appvigil), Hiree, Tookitaki, Explara, and Socialblood Inc.

34) Sachin Bansal

The Co-Founder and CEO of Flipkart used to previously work at Amazon as a senior software engineer. He’s an IIT Delhi graduate with a degree in Computer Science.

He has invested in startups like Sigtuple, Unacademy, Sigtuple, Plabro Networks, Tracxn, Inshorts, SpoonJoy, and Ather Energy.

35) Samir Bangara

Samir Bangara is the Co-Founder & Managing Director at Qyuki. He was the COO of Indiagames which was later sold to The Walt Disney.

He has invested in startups like My Child, POKKT, Thrill, Playblazer, and ZAPR.

36) Sandeep Goenka

Sandeep is the Co-Founder Zebpay, a mobile bitcoin wallet, and the Jt Managing Director at Hemlines Exports Ltd.

He has invested in startups like Fab Bag, Wishberry, Aureus Analytics, and POSist.

37) Sanjay Mehta

Sanjay Mehta, an alumnus of Indian School of Business, is a member of Venture Nursery and Mumbai Angels. He is also the Co-Founder and CEO of MAIA Intelligence.

He has invested in startups like OYO Rooms, PrettySecrets, Klip.in, Talview, Unbxd, OrangeScape, Consure Medical, FabAlley, EcoSense Sustainable Solutions, Poncho.in

38) Sharad Sharma

The former CEO of Yahoo! India R&D has over 22 years of experience in the enterprise software, internet, and infrastructure markets. He’s also the Co-Founder of BrandSigma and iSPIRT Foundation. He’s made tremendous contributions as one of the angel investors in India.

He has invested in startups like Wishberry, Vebbler, IntensAquatica, Amigobulls, MyPoolin, Wishberry, LetsVenture, Ciafo, Frrole, Apartment Adda, and i7 Networks.

39) Steven Sule

Steven Sule has been a Partner at Naste Advisors for over 2 years. Previously, he was an Associate Vice President at Euromax Capital.
He has invested in startups like Aureus Analytics, AdPushup, POSist, and Kwench Library Solution.

40) Subinder Khurana

Subinder Khurana is an IIT Delhi graduate who founded BankSmarts Solutions in 2013. He did his MBA from Tulane University in 1988-89.

He has been on the advisory board of companies like Druva Software, Power2SME, AuthBridge, and WTI.

41) Sunil Kalra

Sunil Kalra is an independent angel investor and has been the Managing Director at ViaProjects for over 14 years.

He has invested in startups like TargetingMantra, Instamojo, CultureAlley, Aurality, AdPushup, Frrole, Mobilewalla, Druva, Jigsee, Innoveda, Airwoot, HashCube, Sapience, Wishberry, Crayon Data.

42) T. V. Mohandas Pai

Mohandas Pai is the Co-Founder of the world’s largest midday meal program – Akshaya Patra. Along with Ranjan Pai, he leads a private equity fund named Aarin Capital apart from helping in starting 10+ funds. He’s also one of the most prominent angel investors in India.

He has invested in startups like SAHA fund, Zimmber, Uniken, Kaaryah, FairCent, Byju’s, Counsyl, ZoomCar, Praxify, YourStory, and Licious.

43) Utsav Somani

Utsav Somani is a Board Member at Testbook.com. He finished his Bachelors and Masters from Singapore Management University and ESADE Business School respectively.

He has invested in startups like Innov8 Coworking, Tavaga, DoorMint, and Testbook.com.

44) Vijay Shekhar Sharma

Vijay Shekhar Sharma is the Founder and CEO of Paytm and holds a degree in Electronics & Communications from Delhi College of Engineering. He’s one of the most important names in our list of angel investors.

He has invested in startups like The Ken, Innov8 Coworking, Unacademy, Flyrobe, Unacademy, Remitware Payments, FactorDaily, TapChief, DealStreetAsia, InnerChef, Applied Life, GOQii, sourceeasy, ZAPR, hiver, and Milaap.

45) Vikas Taneja

Vikas Taneja is a Senior Partner and Manager Director at The Boston Consulting Group. He is also the leader of BCG’s Marketing, Sales, Technology, Media, and Telecom practices. Vikas has been the Chapter President at Pratham Boston for 10 years now.

He has invested in startups like Jugnoo, Crude Area, Dashbell, Fitocracy, Disconnect, and Aurality.

46) Vivek Bihani

Vivek Bihani is currently the CEO of Bedrock Venture Management Private Limited. Previously, he was the CEO of InSync Advisors Private Limited.

He has invested in startups like MyRefers, Nearify.

47) Zishaan Hayath

Zishaan is an IIT Bombay graduate who stepped into investing in startups in 2011. The Co-Founder of Toppr.com also runs an angel investment group named Powai Lake Ventures.

He has invested in startups like Olacabs, Hola Chef, SquadRun, Housing.com, Shopsense, and AdPushup.

Think we missed out on any prominent Angel Investors in India? Let us know in the comment section below!

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This list is in alphabetical order. All the details mentioned are based on the information available online. In case of any errors, contact us at buzz {@] sumhr.com

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