As India’s business ecosystem grows, aspiring entrepreneurs are becoming familiar with words such as acquisitions, bootstrap startups, pitches, burn rates, financial modeling and business valuations . Those familiar with these words and the startup ecosystem know the importance of angel investors.
Angel investors, often referred to as individual investors, seed investors, or angel funds, are wealthy individuals who make initial investments in start-ups and small businesses in exchange for an equity stake in the company
An angel investor, often seen among friends and family of entrepreneurs, can make a one-time investment to jump-start his business or an ongoing investment to help it grow and succeed in its early stages.
Angel investors who are changing the dynamics of the Indian ecosystem.
- Sanjay Mehta
Venture capitalist and technology investor Sanjay Mehta has risen to prominence in the investment community with several key wins in his decade-long career.
Sanjay Mehta, founder and partner of 100X.VC, was inducted into his TIE Hall of Fame as an outstanding angel investor in January 2020. Let’s Venture named him their Angel Investor of the Year for 2017.
Sanjay Mehta is the only business angel who has made personal investments in over 150 companies.His greatest achievement was his 280x return after leaving Ritesh Agarwal OYO after an early investment in the hotel aggregator prior to its IPO.
- Sandeep Tandon
Sandeep Tandon is a technology entrepreneur, mentor and investor who co-founded and served as ChiefBusiness Officer of Freecharge Payment Technologies, India’s first mobile payment system.
Sandeep has been in the technology industry for over 20 years, serving as Chairman and IndependentDirector of Aavas Financiers, Managing Director of Infinx Services andTandon Group.
He frequently invests in angel deals and oversees several digital businesses. According to PitchBook,Sandeep has so far made 31 investments, with Raise Financial being the most recent.
- Anand Chandrasekaran
Anand is the Director of Facebook’s Messenger for Business Platform, Snapdeal where he was CPO, and has worked for prominent companies such as Wynk, Bharti Airtel and Yahoo! Startups Anand has invested in/advised include NoBroker, Rupeek, On Deck, MoEngage, SAFE Security,Pratilipi, Two Chairs, Khatabook, LocoNav, Dealshare, OneCard, MindHouse, Yulu, InVideo, AltoIRA, Mudrex,and AccelData. there is. OssoVR, debauchery and more.
- Prateek Chaudhary
Prateek is the pioneer investor in the hospitality sector, being managing partners at Diablo club, Dragonfly Experience & One8 commune delhi. He holds over 10 years of relevant industry experience and has played a pivotal role in the establishment and growth of these outlets and has made relevant investments in the same segment. He has made multiple hidden investments in the segment and helps startups with his expertise to grow in the volatile market.
- Rajan Anandan
Rajan Anandan is the Managing Director of Sequoia Capital and is focused on developing his Surge Program in its early stages. Previously, he was Vice President of Google India and has held senior positions in prominent companies such as Dell and Microsoft.Rajan Anandan has so far made 74 investments, including 16 exits. The company’s portfolio includes Omnify, Styledotme, Signzy, Buttercups, Druva, Capillary Technologies, Unacademy, Gaming Monk and more.