Bangalore, the silicon valley of India, is one of the most famous Indian cities for entrepreneurs. In this post, we have listed some of the most prominent angel investors in Bangalore whom you can reach out to. You will get to know about their background and the sectors they like to invest in. You can contact these angel investors in Bangalore via their LinkedIn and AngelList profile.
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- Abhishek Gupta
- Binny Bansal
- Phanindra Sama
- Krishna Jha
- Sameer Brij Verma
- Ganesh Krishnan
- Aprameya Radhakrishna
- Praveen Gupta
- Rajeev Krishnan
- Amit Gupta
- Shamir Karkal
- Srinivas Anumolu
- Ananda Kallugadde
- Gaurav Lochan
- Nagendra Bhanuprakash
- Brij Bhasin
- Pradeep Reddy Kamasani
- Abishek Surendran
- Rutvik Doshi
- Toby Ruckert
- Nilesh Trivedi
- Sachin Garg
- Mark Straub
- K. Srikrishna
List of Angel Investors in Bangalore - With Contact
Below are listed some of top and active angel investors in Bangalore with their contacts and the markets they are interested in.
Markets Interested: SaaS, E-Commerce, Application, Platforms, Machine Learning, Big Data, Education, Developer APIs,Designers, Advertising, Music
Investments: 135 Tech Labs Pvt., AskCake, bluegape.com, bottr.me, DataWeave, FlixStock
Abhishek Gupta did his engineering from IIT, Varanasi in 1999. After completing engineering, Abhishek joined Oracle as an Associate Consultant. After working there for 4 years, he joined GlobalLogic. He then switched to a new company after working at GlobalLogic for almost 4 years and joined Lime Labs India as VP Technology. Later in 2011, he became the Head of Accelerator at TLabs. Now, Abhishek Gupta is the COO at TLabs and also serving as a Board member of MintM Inc. and GradeUp. Moreover, he likes to work as an angel investor for startups.
Markets Interested: Technology, Resource management, EdTech, Media
Investments: Ather Energy, Grey Orange Robotics,InShorts, Unacademy
One of the most famous names in the Indian entrepreneurial world, Binny Bansal started off at Sarnoff as a Software Engineer in 2005 after completing engineering from IIT, Delhi. In 2007, he switched to Amazon at the same position. However, after working there for 9 months, he along with his colleague, Sachin Bansal, came up with a new idea. They duo founded Flipkart. Binny recently left the company and co-founded another startup called X to 10x Technologies. Binny Bansal also serves as an advisor to many companies. Binny Bansal has invested in a lot of Indian startups as an angel investor.
Markets Interested: Consumer Internet, Enterprise Software, Mobile SaaS
Investments: Belong, Betaout, DailyObjects, Drivezy, Fyle, galleri5
Phanindra did his engineering from BITS, Pilani. He then started working as a design engineer at ST Microelectronics. After working 2 years, he joined another company called Texas Instruments at the same position. In 2006, Phanindra Sama co-founded redBus and served as the CEO for 8 years. Phanindra now serves as the Chief Innovation Officer for Government of Telangana.
Markets Interested: Mobile Consumer Internet, SaaS, Enterprise Software, Productivity Software, FinTech
Investments: AdPushup, Apptimize, Kwench Global Technologies, PrettySecrets, ReTargeter
Krishna Jha completed his education in Mumbai from St. Xavier’s College. He founded ITFinity Solutions Pvt. Ltd. in 1999. He then became the head of OnMobile and served in that capacity for almost 2 years. Krishna Jha now serves as the President of Telnet ventures.
Sameer Brij Verma
Markets Interested: Enterprise Software, Big Data, Cloud Computing & Infrastructure, Energy Storage, PaaS, Security, SMS Databases, Developer APIs.
Investments: Archer Technologies, Bira 91, Buildsupply, CloudByte, Dhama Innovations, Eband Communications
Sameer did his engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology. He started his career as an engineering intern at Spectranet. He went on to do many internships in various companies in the engineering field. Sameer then became the founder and CEO of Breakthrough Capital and now serves as the board member and investor at many companies including Zolo, Jumbotail, Hasura, Myupchar, and Unacademy.
Markets Interested: Consumer Internet, Healthcare, SaaS
Investments: Must See India, Avagmah, bookadda.com, Browntape, delyver.com
Ganesh Krishnan completed his engineering from Delhi and later pursued an MBA from IIM. He served as the CEO of Bharti Airtel in 1998. Ganesh is the founder of Portea.com and TutorVista.
Aprameya completed his engineering from National Institute of Technology, Karnataka. He started working as Software Engineer at Infosys. But in 2006, Radhakrishna decided to study further and joined IIM for his MBA. In 2008, he began working at Jones Lang LaSalle as the head of business development. After working for 2 years, he founded TaxiForSure in 2010. He remained the director of TaxiForSure till 2015. Now, he's more into angel investing and also founded another startup called Vokal.
Markets Interested: Social Commerce, Healthtech, SaaS, IoT, eCommerce, Wearable Technologies, CPG Technology, Big Data, Real Estate, FinTech, FoodTech
Investments: Brilliant, ezCater, Milk Mantra Dairy, Planetary Resources, Adarza BioSystems, Asiatic, Biscuit Labs
Praveen completed his engineering from BITS, Pilani. He later joined IIM to do his PGDM. In the year 2000, he founded Cross-Tab Marketing Services where he serves as a Director now. In 2013, Praveen Gupta founded Tallenge Inc. and serves as the CEO.
Markets Interested: Clean Technology, Consumer Internet, Enterprise Software, Healthtech, Biotechnology, Fintech
Investments: Absentia VR, Appvigil, Belita, DailyNinja, Effie, Exploride, FinoZen
Rajeev Krishnan is an Engineer from National Institute of Technology and later did PGDM from IIM. Before switching his career, Rajeev worked as a Technical Consultant at National Instruments. He then joined the same company and was promoted rapidly. Rajeev now serves as the Country Manager for MTS System Corporation. Rajeev has seed funded many startups.
After graduating from IIT, Kanpur, Amit Gupta joined Herman Industries as a software engineer. He later went on to launch InMobi as a co-founder and is now working with Yulu, the cycle rental startup.
Markets Interested: Consumer Internet, Enterprise Software, Mobile Healthcare, Fintech Industry
Investments: ChartIQ, ClearFactr, EarnUp, inDinero, MPOWER Financing, Nowait
After completing his MBA from Carnegie Mellon University, Shamir Karkal joined McKinsey & Co. as a Management Consultant. He then did many high profile jobs before co-founding Sila in 2018.
After completing his engineering from IIT Madras, Srinivas Anumolu joined IIM Calcutta to do his PGDM. After completing his studies from IIM in 1987, he went to UCLA to pursue an MBA in finance. Srinivas is the Co-founder of TutorVista and Elance (now Upwork). He also served as the director of Amazon India in 2005. All of the startups he has funded in are doing exceptionally well.
Markets Interested: Consumer Internet, Enterprise Software, Mobile Healthcare, Edtech
Investments: Cheapesto, iKaaz Mobile Payments, inthree, KleverKid, LoudCell
Ananda Kallugadde completed his engineering in 1995 from National Institute of Technology. His first job was at Ernst & Young LLP. Later, he worked at a few companies before he helped co-found NeoBytes in 2006. Ananda now works as an Advisor for many companies.
Markets Interested: Music, Healthcare, Education
Investments: Aisle, AppVirality, HasGeek, Localize, Springboard, Zycada Networks
Gaurav Lochan did his Masters in Computer Science from the University of Southern California. He then joined Microsoft as a Software Engineer. In 2012, Gaurav Lochan helped co-found BeetRoute. However, after one year, he joined Flipkart as an Engineering Manager. Gaurav is a Software Engineer at Facebook at present.
Markets Interested: Clean Technology, Consumer Internet, Enterprise Software, Mobile Healthcare
Investments: Able Lending, Bring Me That, Instamotor, Mosaic
Prior to launching Strumsoft as a co-founder, Nagendra did his MBA from Massachusetts and worked as a Program Manager at Comverse. He is now the VP of Engineering at Synchronoss Technologies.
Markets Interested: Consumer Internet, Enterprise Software, Media, Mobile Healthcare, SaaS, Impact Investing
Investments: Flintobox, HackerEarth, Little Eye Labs, Pokkt
University of Minnesota is where Brij Bhasin completed his engineering and also worked as Research Engineer for 2 years. He later worked as a Product Manager at Pramata Corporation for 6 years. In 2011, Brij Bhasin launched Boost Tech. He left the company after a year and did many high profile jobs in the next 3 years. Brij Bhasin is an Angel Investor and Board Member of multiple companies.
Pradeep Reddy Kamasani
Pradeep Reddy Kamasani has nearly 2 decades of IT, Business, Sales & Marketing experience in North America, Europe, and Asia. He has been active in the startup ecosystem since 2014. Pradeep is currently the CEO of HunterTech, an IT Services Company based in Bangalore. Pradeep is the founder of 2 startups in addition to being an Angel Investor and Advisor to Edtech, Healthcare, and Tech startups. He is an advisor to Edurev and BeYouPlus. Pradeep is helping small businesses scale to an enterprise level with his Growth Strategy, Marketing Automation, Digital, and Content Marketing Skills. He is Hubspot Inbound Marketing certified.
Markets Interested: Consumer Internet, Enterprise Software, Mobile Healthcare, Big Data, Computer Vision, Artificial Intelligence
Investments: IQLECT, LensBricks, Mad Street Den, Riversilica
After completing his engineering from VESIT in 2004, Abishek joined Tata Consultancy Services as a security consultant where he remained for 5 years. In 2009, he went to School of Investment and Banking and switched to Intellecap as a Senior Associate. In 2013, Abishek Surendran completed his MBA from IIM and interned at an investment company. He then joined Exfinity Venture Partners as President and stayed for almost 4 years. Abishek is a Partner at pi Ventures.
Markets Interested: Mobile Enterprise Software, Advertising, SaaS, Cloud Computing, Edtech
Investments: eDreams Edusoft, SysCloud, Unbxd, Aasaanjobs
Rutvik completed his engineering from IIT, Kharagpur. He joined CA Technologies as a Software Engineer straight out of college. He worked there for a long time in many positions. He then decided to pursue an MBA from INSEAD in 2006. After completing his MBA in 2007, he joined Google as a Product Manager and worked there for 3.5 years. He was the CEO of Tagge.com in 2010. He now serves as the Managing Director of Inventus Capital India.
Markets Interested: Unified Communications, Social Media, Cloud Computing, Big Data, Social CRM, Advertising Platforms, e-commerce, SaaS, B2B, Deep Information Technology, Disruptive Models
Investments: TVInfo.in, Advanced Millennium Technologies, Viva-Lite, Wellness-Shop.com
Toby Ruckert found SysOp in 1992 and also worked as a Software Tester at IBM at the same time. After that, he became a Board Member at Viva-Lite International Ltd. where he served for 17 years. During that time, he co-found AMT in 2004. Toby Ruckert is the Board Member of many organisations and is the founder and CEO of UIB, which he launched in 2014. Along with a deep interest in business, Toby likes to play music and went to a piano school in 1997.
Markets Interested: Enterprise Software, Big Data, Fintech
Investments: mobileGullak, Pixel2Desk, Protomake , RevOs, Skyware, ToneTag, VendorMach
After doing a diploma in Business Management, Nilesh worked at Nortal as a System Analyst. He found a tech startup in 2000. He later joined Cisco as a Software Engineer. Nilesh Trivedi did an MBA in 2012 and became an Advisor to many companies. In 2015, he founded another company called IOTLab. Nilesh is an angel investor for many startups.
Markets Interested: Recruitment, E-commerce, Media, Tech Industry
Investments: iimjobs, Overcart, upRack, ZAPR Media Labs
Sachin Garg is an Engineering dropout who founded his first startup in 1997. He was a Software Product Consultant at TCS, India, and Canada. In 2006, Sachin joined Yale University to do an MBA. After completing his MBA, he became a founding member of GSF Accelerator & Investments. While working on the startup, he also worked as the Product & Business head at Amazon.com. He left both the companies and founded another startup called upRack.com, an e-commerce platform. In 2013, he launched another startup called REXPROP, which was later acquired by BroEx. Sachin now works as a Product and Business Consultant for various companies.
Markets Interested: Impact Investing, CleanTech Industry, Mobile Social Recruiting, Emerging Markets, Healthtech, Information Technology, Mobile Health
Investments: Babajob, EyeNetra, Kopo Kopo
After completing his education from the University of Virginia in 2004, Mark Straub joined Banc of America Securities as an Analyst. After 2 years, he joined Draper Fisher Jurvetson Growth Fund. In 2011, Mark became the Director of Khosla Impact and worked there for 7 years. In 2017, Mark Straub co-founded Smile Identity.
Markets Interested: Mobile Consumer Internet, Enterprise Software
Investments: Althea Systems, IndianStage
K. Srikrishna started his career in 1988 as a Marketing Manager at National Semiconductor Corporation after doing his Masters and Ph.D. in Engineering from University of California. He was the President and COO of Microcon in 1996. He held several high profile jobs till 2008 when he founded Zebu Group. Srikrishna was the CEO of Zebu Group and became Executive Director of National Entrepreneurship Network in 2011. In 2015, he co-founded Zebu Games and now serves as its CEO.
This was our list of Angel Investors in Bangalore. If you are an investor, connect with us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get featured in the list.
What is meant by angel investors?
An angel investor is an individual who invests in emerging and promising startups. They provide funding for a startup in exchange for an ownership stake in the company.
Who is the founder of Indian Angel Network?
Padmaja Ruparel and Raman Roy are Co-Founders of Indian Angel Network.
How does an angel investor gets repaid?
Angel investors expect to get their money back within a fix straight schedule. The tenure ranges from 5 to 7 years with an annualized internal rate of return (“IRR”) of 20% to 40%.
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