Are you an entrepreneur looking for funding for your startup? Look no further!
This blog post highlights the top 10 angel investors in the industry who are known for their successful investments and dedication to supporting budding entrepreneurs.
These successful entrepreneurs turned investors have significantly impacted the startup world. They have a proven track record of supporting innovative ideas and helping turn them into successful companies.
Whether you're just starting out or looking to take your business to the next level, these angel investors are worth considering when seeking funding for your venture.
Kunal Shah is an active angel investor, founder of CRED and previously founded FreeCharge. CRED is a members-only credit card bill payment rewards platform that incentives and rewards members for clearing their bills on time.
He has been a part-time partner at Y Combinator and an advisor at Sequoia Capital. He holds a BA in Philosophy from Wilson College, Mumbai. He pursued an MBA from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies in Mumbai but dropped out.
Total Number of Investments: 213
Notable investments: Unacademy, Razorpay, Slice, Mensa, Spinny.
Ramakant Sharma is an Active Angel Investor and Co-Founder of Livspace; he graduated from IIT Kanpur and held an MBA from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. Before founding Livspace, Ramakant was a core team member and Vice President of Engineering at Myntra, a leading fashion eCommerce startup in India.
Total Number of Investments: 76
Notable investments: PharmEasy, BYJU'S, Trell, Fynd, Toothsi.
Anupam Mittal is an Indian entrepreneur, angel investor, former actor, and business executive. Mittal is best known as the founder of the matrimonial website Shaadi.com. He has gained significant media attention after participating in Shark Tank India as one of the shark judges.
Total Number of Investments: 75
Notable investments: Ola Cabs, Druva, Sapience Analytics, Pretty Secrets, Cafe Zoe, Peel Works, TaxSpanner, Fab Hotels, Ketto, Prop Tiger, BigBasket, FarEye, Lets Venture.
Rajan Anandan is Managing Director at Sequoia Capital, Vice President of India and SEA at Google, and Managing Director of Microsoft India at Microsoft. As part of the leadership team at Sequoia Capital India, Rajan focuses on developing its early-stage program, Surge, into the world’s top scale-up program for startups by acting as an investment advisor and mentor to the program’s founders.
Total Number of Investments: 74
Notable investments: WebEngage, Instamojo, Dunzo, Omnify, Smytten, Rapido.
Kunal Bahl is a Co-Founder & CEO at Snapdeal, Co-Founder at Titan Capital, Co-Founder of Ace Vector, and Independent Director at Piramal Enterprises Limited. Bahl has also been involved with various industry associations and think tanks.
He has been on the board of governors of the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, a member of the executive council of NASSCOM, and the chairman of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) – a national committee on e-commerce. He is often credited for creating one of the largest online marketplaces in India.
Total Number of Investments: 74
Notable investments: Mamaearth, Bewakoof, Invideo, Hike, Lime Chat
Binny Bansal is an Indian billionaire Internet entrepreneur. He is Co-founder & Exec Chairman at xto10x Technologies, Co-founder at Flipkart, and Board Advisor at Udhyam Learning Foundation, N/Core.
He has led the way in transforming Flipkart from an online bookseller into a one-stop shop for customers looking to buy everything from appliances to jewellery.
Binny Bansal and Sachin Bansal were named the 86th richest person with a net worth of $1.3 billion, according to Forbes India Rich List 2015.
Total Number of Investments: 70
Notable investments: Hike, Videoverse, Bobble AI, Inshorts, Flash, EKA cars, Zoko, Roposo.com
Rohit Bansal is an Indian entrepreneur best known as the co-founder of Snapdeal, one of India's largest e-commerce companies. Along with Kunal Bahl, he co-founded the company in 2010 and has served as its Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Before starting Snapdeal, he worked at the management consulting firm McKinsey & Company.
Total Number of Investments: 60
Notable investments: Hike, Bewakoof, Powerplay, Rapidbox, Mamaearth, Nexprt.
Jitendra Gupta is the Founder and CEO of Jupiter, a Mumbai-based fintech company. Previously, he was an ex-MD at PayU and founded Citrus Pay—an Indian digital payments company that helps businesses accept credit card payments online.
Total Number of Investments: 54
Notable investments: Drivify, Cashflo, Mitron, Onegreen, Tread, Onsurity
Vijay Sekhar Sharma is an Angel Investor, a self-made Indian billionaire businessman, and the founder of One97 Communications and the finetech company Paytm. As of September 2022, Forbes estimated his net worth to be $1.1 billion.
He has built Paytm into India's largest mobile-first financial services conglomerate in a very short time.
Total Number of Investments: 52
Notable investments: Yoho, Josh Talks, Curelink, GOQii, Evenflow, Hood, Healofy, Nobroker
Sujeet Kumar is a co-founder of Udaan. He founded Udaan in 2016 with Vaibhav Gupta and Amod Malviya, both former senior executives at Flipkart. Before founding Udaan, Sujeet was President of Operations at Flipkart, where he built operations, supply chain, and logistics, accounting for more than half of Flipkart's sales.
In late 2016, they launched the beta version of Udaan, announcing a Series A fund-raise of $10 million simultaneously. A wider launch occurred in June 2017 when the company had curated enough users.
Udaan reached 'unicorn' status faster than any other Indian tech startup when it raised $225 million in 2018. As of 2022, Udaan has over 3 million users.
Total Number of Investments: 49
Notable investments: Unacademy, EKA care, Vokal, Questbook, Turnip, Kalvi, Tring
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