According to popular research about startups and new business, over 80% of new startups fail within the first 18 months of existence. This could be due to any of the major challenges a new business or startup faces in India. One of the most vital factors that kill startups quickly is the lack of adequate funding.
Money is the bloodline of any business. The long painstaking yet exciting journey from the idea to revenue generating business needs a fuel called venture capital. Television shows such as Shark Tank in the US and Dragons Den in the UK has been set up to educate
Who is an Angel Investor?
An angel investor is a person who invests capital or funding in a startup or small business venture, often in exchange for an ownership stake in the company (also known as equity financing). Typically, angels, as they are known, will invest somewhere between $25,000-500,000 to help a company get started.
Unlike VCs, however, which demand aggressive revenue growth quickly, angels are more concerned with the commitment and passion of the founders and the larger market opportunity that they have identified. Angel investors fill in the gap between the small-scale financing provided by family and friends and venture capitalists.
Most-Active Angel Investors in India.
Coming across an angel investor to fund your business idea is not an easy task at all. If you are looking to raise some venture capital for your startup, then this list of top 10 most active angel investors in India will be of great help.
1. Anupam Mittal.
Anupam Mittal is an early stage investor with multiple exits and founder of People Group, which includes businesses such as Shaadi.com, Makaan.com, and Mauj Mobile.
Till date, Anupam Mittal has invested in over 15 startups including Olacabs, Drivezy, HackerEarth, Ketto, Instalively and more.
2. Girish Mathrubootham.
Girish Mathrubootham is founder and CEO of Freshdesk, which is a cloud-based customer support platform. For any young startup, having a unicorn founder like Girish Mathrubootham as an early investor is a boon.
Girish Mathrubootham portfolio of startup investment includes popular startups such as Chargebee, Belong, Inkmonk, Whatfix, and Unacademy.
3. Binny Bansal.
Binny Bansal has invested in numerous tech startups such as CureFit, NIRAMAI Health Analytix, Avail Finance, and SigTuple.
4. Rajan Anandan.
Rajan Anandan is the Managing Director of Google in India and South East Asia and is responsible for Google’s operations in the region.
Rajan Anandan is an active investor in early-stage technology companies. His investment portfolio includes notable companies like Instamojo, DataWeave, IntelloCut, WebEngage and many more.
5. Dinesh Agarwal.
Dinesh is an angel investor with a wealth of experiences. Till date, he has invested in startups such as Wishberry, SilverPush, HackerEarth, Timesaverz and more.
6. Sameer Brij Verma.
Sameer has been an early stage investor in over 30 companies. He is currently a Managing Director at Nexus Venture Partners.
At Nexus, he has led investments in notable startups including Postman, Unacademy, Jumbotail, Zolo, myUpchar, Goals101, Hasura, Goodera, Joveo, Quandl(NASDAQ), Indix, MayaData, Runnr(Zomato) and more.
7. Sanjay Kamlani.
Sanjay S. Kamlani is an entrepreneur and legal industry leader, with expertise in building profitable, high-growth legal businesses.
Sanjay was the co-founder of Pangea3, a Sequoia Capital portfolio company acquired by Thomson Reuters in 2010.
8. Ankush Gera.
Ankush previously co-founded Monsoon Company (acquired by Capital One in 2015), a digital agency that helped Yammer, TOMS, Zazzle, HP, and other fortunes 100 clients launch their mobile experiences.
9. Anand Chandrasekaran.
Previously, he was the Chief Product Officer of Snapdeal, an Indian internet company, as well as Chief Product Officer of mobile phone operator Bharti Airtel
10. Pallav Nadhani.
Pallav company Fusion Charts was named among NASSCOM EMERGE 50 Leaders in 2009. He holds a postgraduate degree in Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh.
His areas of interest include Consumer Internet, Enterprise Software, Cloud Computing, and E-commerce. He has invested in companies such as Plivo, Azoi Inc., iDubba, Shopo.in, Eduora, CarSingh, CapricornGifting etc.