Who are Angel Investors?

Angel investors are individuals who invest in businesses looking for a higher return than they would see from more traditional investments. Many are successful entrepreneurs who want to help other entrepreneurs get their business off the ground. Usually they are the bridge from the self-funded stage of the business to the point that the business needs the level of funding that a venture capitalist would offer. Funding estimates vary, but usually range from $150,000 to $1.5 million.

The most effective Angels help entrepreneurs shape business models, create business plans and connect to resources - but without stepping into a controlling or operating role. Often Angels are entrepreneurs who have successfully built companies, or have spent a part of their career coaching young companies.

Today "angels" typically offer expertise, experience and contacts in addition to money. Less is known about angel investing than venture capital because of the individuality and privacy of the investments, but the Small Business Administration estimates that there are at least 250,000 angels active in the country, funding about 30,000 small companies a year. The total investment from angels has been estimated at anywhere from $20 billion to $50 billion as compared to the $3 to $5 billion per year that the formal venture capital community invests. In fact, the potential pool of angel investors is substantially larger. There are about two million people in the United States with the discretionary net worth to make angel investments.

Angels Investing Network in India

Network Name

Contact Person

Contact Details

Service Offered

Chennai Fund Raghu Rajagopal www.chennai.tie.org
Seed Funding for start ups in Tamil Nadu Promoters include R. Ramaraj and others.
Indian Angels Network Padmaja Ruparel IAN Consultancy Services Pvt. Ltd.
B 8, Shopping Arcade, Hotel Surya Crowne Plaza, New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 065 info@indianangelnetwork.com
Phone - +91 11 4162 8566 Fax - +91 11 4162 9708
India’s first Angel network with successful entrepreneurs and high profile CEOs interested in investing in early stage businesses across India.
Mumbai Angels Vimmla www.mumbaiangels.com
Platform to start up and very early stage companies; helps in bringing them face to face with investors, mentoring, inputs on strategy.
TiE Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program 3rd Floor, A wing, Divyasree Chambers, # 11, O'Shaugnessy Road, Bangalore, KA - 560 025 Phone : (080) 41474567/68/69 http://www.bangalore.tie.org/
Ecosystem of Angels, Investors and VCs to provide Series A round of financing for Start ups.

Angels Investors in India

Angel Investor


Contact Details

Companies they Fund / Funded

Anil Godhwani Co Founder India Community Center, CA and Simply Hired.com Avendus Advisors Investor, Avendus Avendus Advisors
IL&FS Financial Centre, West Quadrant - 2nd Floor, Bandra-Kurla Complex, Bandra (East) Mumbai - 400 051 Phone: 91-22-6648-0050 Fax: 91-22-6648-0040
Indian Companies with strategic growth advantage; IT Services, IT Enabled Services, Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare, Media and Consumer Products and Services.
Arun Seth Chairman, British Telecom Advisor, Seed Fund BT Limited
70 Nehru Place New Delhi 110019

Phone: +91 11 5211 9900 Fax:+91 11 5211 9901
Ashish Gupta Managing Director and Investment Advisor, Helion Helion Ventures Pvt Ltd
First Floor, Pine Valley Embassy Golflinks Business Park Koramangala Intermediate Ring Road Bangalore 560 071 Phone: +91 80 4018 3333 Fax: +91 80 4018 3456

Technology and Services; Daksh, Naukri.com, Tavant Technologies
Ashok Narasimhan First CEO of Wipro Founder,Graycell Chairman & CEO, July Systems July Systems & Technologies Pvt. Ltd. No 17/4C, 17/9C 4th Floor Maruthi Chambers Roopena Agrahara, Hosur Road Bangalore 560068 Phone: +91-80-4110-JULY Fax: +91-80-4110-1210
B V Jagdeesh Venture Advisor, Gabriel Venture Partners Group VP, Citrix Inc Co- Founder, CTO Exodus CEO, NetScaler Gabriel Venture Partners
350 Marine Parkway, Suite 200 Redwood Shores, CA 94065 Phone:650.551.5000 Fax: 650.551.5001
Software, Systems, Technology, Internet, Mobile, Digital Media, Disruptive Technologies
K B Chandrasekar CEO, Jam Cracker
Co-Founder, Exodus
Co-Founder, e4e
Chairman, Aztech Software Investor, Seedfund
Jamcracker Software Technologies Pvt. Ltd
Maruthi Chambers, e4e Towers - 1st Floor, 17/09 C, 17/4C. Rupena Agrahara, Hosur Road, Bangalore 560 068 India, Phone: +91 (0)80 66171717 Fax: +91 (0)80 66171723 www.jamcracker.com
Research and Development Ventures in US and India
Kanwal Rekhi Founder, Inventus
Co-founder and President - TiE Global
Founder Excelan Executive VP, Novell Inc
Investor, Seed Fund
Inventus Capital Partners
3000 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Early stage technology companies; Hotmail, Exodus, Kaboodle, Apptivity, CyberMedia. Mediaway, Zietnet, Sierra Atlantic, and Versata.Ensim, Instantis, 123SignUp, and Paramark
Kumar Malavalli Co-Founder Brocade Communications
Fibre Channel Architect, HP
Brocade Communications Systems Private Limited (India)
Level 2, Raheja Centre Point 294 CST Road, Near Mumbai University Off Bandra-Kurla Complex, Kalina, Santacruz (East) Mumbai - 400098 India
Tel: +91 22 6707 8605 / +91 22 6707 8711 Fax: +91 22 6707 8711
E-mail: apac-info@brocade.com
Storage Networking Start Ups -Alpine technologies, Clover Leaf Communications, Intersan Inc, Karthika
Dr R Chenraj Jain Chairman, Jain Group of Institutions Jain Group of Institutions
No. 91/2, Dr A N KrishnaRao Road, V V Puram, Banaglore - 560 004. Phone: 080 26615246
N S Raghavan Founder, Nadathur Holding and Investment Nadathur Holdings and Investments Pvt. Ltd.
# 278/23, 3rd Floor, 10th Main, T.Mariappa Road, 2nd Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore 560 011. Phone: 91 80 41204336/37/38 Fax: 91 80 41204339
Knowledge based and innovation driven Indian ventures : Cades Digitech, Careers India, CoOptions, Mediassist, Paladion, Resolvity, Stump Vison, Metaheliz, Spice Group
Rajesh Jain Managing Director & CEO, Net Core Solution Netcore Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
402, Peninsula Chambers, Peninsula Corporate Park, Ganpat Rao Kadam Marg, Lower Parel (West), Mumbai 400 013. India. Phone: +91 (22) 6662 8000
Mobile, Broad band and emerging technolgies Netcore, India World
Sanjeev Agarwal MD and Investment Advisor, Helion
Founder, CEO of Daksh
Helion Ventures Pvt Ltd
First Floor, Pine Valley Embassy Golflinks Business Park Koramangala Intermediate Ring Road Bangalore 560 071 Phone: +91 80 4018 3333 Fax: +91 80 4018 3456
Kirusa, Mindworks, Zmanda, Anantara, Komli, Gridstone, makemytrip.com
Sridhar Mitta MD and Chief Technology Officer of e4e
Former, CTO & Global R&D Head, Wipro
e4e India Corporate Office
Divyashree Chambers, 3rd Floor Langford Road Bangalore 560025 Phone: +91 80 2212 0009 Fax: +91 80 2207 2186
Vani Kola
Vinod Dham
Tripat Preet Singh
MD -India, NEA-IndoUS Ventures
Founder and CEO of Certus and Rightworks
Executive MD, NEA- Indo-US Ventures
Founder, New Path Ventures
CEO, Silicon Spice Ventures
Senior Associate, NEA-Indo-US Ventures
NEA- IndoUS ventures
Ground Floor, Navigator ITPB, Whitefield main road, Bangalore - 560066, Phone : 080 6616 9503, Fax: 080 6616 9506
Early stage funding to new Indian ventures