Angel investors are at the centre of the booming startups in India. They have been instrumental in helping the startups to take those initial steps in their journey. With the majority of the angel investors coming from an entrepreneur background, they understand the difficulties and hurdles faced by a budding entrepreneur.
Here is a comprehensive list of top 30 angel investors based in Delhi-NCR, helping the entrepreneurs in achieving their goals:
- Rajan Anandan
- Vijay Shekhar Sharma
- Sunil Kalra
- Ritesh Malik
- Kunal Bahl
- Aloke Bajpai
- Neeraj Kumar Singal
- Dinesh Agarwal
- Rajul Garg
- Utsav Somani
- Nikunj Jain
- Amit Ranjan
- Ashvin Chadha
- Rohit Bansal
- Alok Mittal
- Prashant Malik
- Ambarish Gupta
- Ajay Lavakare
- Vikram Upadhyaya
- Dheeraj Jain
- Sheetal Bahl
- Samir Sood
- Piyush Chawla
- Rajesh Sawhney
- Maninder Gulati
- Bikky Khosla
- Sahil Barua
- Avtar Monga
- Pankaj Chaddah
- Sonali Thapar
Rajan Anandan is the Managing Director of Sequoia Capital. He is a well-known name in the growing startup industry in India, with investments in over 50 ventures. This serial investor has experience with startups in various technology sectors including SaaS, consumer internet, digital media, big data, analytics, healthcare, and cloud computing.
His vast portfolio includes startups like Instamojo, a full-stack transactional platform for MSMEs, POPxo, a social media content platform for women, bus service provider ZipGo, personal task management startup Dunzo, bike taxi provider Rapido, co-working space provider Innov8, e-learning startup Unacademy, and an agritech startup CroFarm, among many others.
Vijay Shekhar Sharma
Vijay Shekhar Sharma is the Founder and CEO of Paytm, India’s leading digital payments company. He has immense experience in navigating the Indian startup ecosystem and has helped a number of Indian startups in their journey.
Some of his prominent investments include smart news platform FactorDaily, digital news platform ThePrint, on-demand apparel rental startup Flyrobe, Bengaluru-based advice-seeking platform TapChief, Unacademy, Innov8, among many others.
He has invested in ventures across domains such as education, healthcare, digital media, analytics, cloud computing, among many others. Some of his notable invests in his vast portfolio include an online ad revenue optimization startup Adpushup, online lending startup ZipLoan, cybersecurity startup Lucideus, natural sanitary pads brand Carmesi, among many others.
Ritesh Malik is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Innov8, a coworking space provider startup. He is a professional doctor, having worked at the prestigious Ganga Ram Hospital, before venturing out on his entrepreneurial journey. Besides his own entrepreneurial journey, he is also an active angel investor.
Here are some of the startups he has invested in over the years, My Child, a platform that tracks the growth and development of a child, content marketing platform WittyFeed, an online marketplace for pumps PumpKart, an adventure travel startup Deyor Camps, among others.
Kunal Bahl is the Co-founder and CEO of Snapdeal, an Indian e-commerce startup. He is an alumnus of the esteemed Wharton School of Pennsylvania. This entrepreneur is an active investor in the Indian startups’ ecosystem, helping them prosper.
Some of his notable angel investments include India’s leading cab hailing startup Ola, online apparel startup Bewakoof, an online marketplace for artists and event planners Gigstart, home services provider UrbanClap, Indian beer brand Bira 91, and Bengaluru-based recruitment startup Belong, among many others.
With more than 20 investments, he has a number of startups in his portfolio. Some of his prominent invests include a media consumption repository Zapr, Overcart, a marketplace for overstocked, unused, and refurbished products, foodtech startup Twigly, among many others.
Neeraj Kumar Singal
Neeraj Kumar Singal is a Founder and Director of SEMCO Infratech Pvt Ltd, as well as Lightyear Infratech. His investments are focussed on startups working in clean technology, fintech, artificial intelligence, big data, robotics, foodtech, and virtual reality domain.
Rajul Garg is the Founder and Managing Partner of Leo Capital India, an early-stage venture capital fund. He is also an IIT-Delhi graduate, who is an active angel investor in the Indian market.
Startups in his portfolio include an online reselling platform Meesho, subscription-based pharmacy LifCare, parenting platform Babygogo, Mobile-based pre-sales analytics platform Fashalot, and women’s community platform SHEROES, among others.
Utsav Somani is an active angel investor through AngelList, an online marketplace for startups and investors. He completed his Masters in Innovation & Entrepreneurship from ESADE Business School in 2012.
Some of his notable investments in the Indian startups include an omnichannel marketing automation tool Betaout, a location management startup Zippr, an online investing platform Tavaga, Adpushup, Innov8, Testbook, among many others.
He is not only a serial entrepreneur, but he is also a keen investor in Indian startups. His portfolio speaks of his acumen in selecting some of the most promising startups. Startups in his portfolio include healthcare startup Agasta, Rapido, an omnichannel marketing automation tool Wizgo, corporate booking and trip planning solutions provider Routofy, car rental startup Drivezy, among many others.
Amit Ranjan is working as the Architect for Digital Locker & OpenForge, e-governance projects under the Ministry of IT, Government of India. He had previously co-founded SlideShare, a professional content sharing community.
He has been involved with Indian startups for a while now, not only does he invest but also provides his valuable insights. Some of his prominent investments include an online community for creative people TouchTalent, cloud-based online marketplace Squad, Adpushup, Lucideus, and Wishberry, among others.
Ashvin Chadha is the Co-Founder of Anicut Capital, a Chennai-based investment firm. He is an alumnus of the prestigious London School of Business. Apart from making investments through his investment firm, he is also an angel investor.
Some of his notable investments in India include fintech startup Lendingkart, an online marketplace for refurbished mobiles Yaantra, online meat marketplace ZappFresh, along with online food ordering startup Burger Singh, among others.
Rohit Bansal is the Co-Founder of Snapdeal, Indian e-commerce startup. He is an IIT-Delhi alumnus and he is also an active angel investor in the Indian startups.
Among his notable investments are Flyrobe, Bira 91, Shadowfax, UrbanClap, Razorpay, Routofy, Bewakoof, and Gigstart, among many others.
Alok Mittal is the Co-Founder and CEO of Indifi Technologies Pvt Ltd, an online financing platform for SME’s. He is not only a keen angel investor, but he is also a founding member of Indian Angel Network, a platform for startups and investors to connect.
Some of his major investments include an online gaming platform Adda52.com, wedding planning startup Wedmegood, logistics startup Quifers, edtech startup Cuelearn, food delivery startup Bite Club, bike sharing startup Baxi, Wishberry, Drivezy, and LifCare, among others.
He now uses his vast experience in the tech industry to invest in visionary startups and mentor along the way. Some of the startups in his portfolio include Bengaluru-based cryptocurrency exchange platform CoinSwitch, fantasy football gaming platform LeagueSX, Innov8, Shadowfax, medicine delivery startup Myra, and OfBusiness, among others.
Ambarish Gupta is the Founder and Managing Director of Basis Vectors. Previously, he was also the Co-Founder and CEO of Knowlarity Communications, an AI-enabled cloud telephony company. He completed his B.Tech in Computer Science from IIT-Kanpur in 2000.
Ajay Lavakare is the Chief Product Officer, and a member of the Board of Directors at SmartVizX, a VR startup. He is an IIT and Stanford graduate, who is also an angel investor, constantly guiding new entrepreneurs.
He is primarily interested in B2B startups involved in data analytics and open data. Some of his investments include SmartVizX, social learning platform VideoKen, Amigobulls, Wishberry, and Unacademy, among others.
Some of his major angel investments in India include online real estate marketplace Zocalo, daily milk delivery service Supr Daily, e-commerce for safety and hygiene products SafetyKart, Drivezy, and Burger Singh, among others.
Sheetal Bahl is a Partner and Managing Director at growX Ventures, a New Delhi-based early-stage investment firm. He completed his graduation from IIT Bombay and went on to work with major companies like ICICI, Accenture and Everest Group.
Samir Sood is the Founder of Venture Highway, a New Delhi-based investment firm. He is also the Director of India Forge, which is a family-run manufacturing business. His previous work stints include big tech names like Google, Cisco, Microsoft and Dell.
His vast experience in the M&A domain has enabled him to spot and invest in emerging startups. Some of his notable investments in India include technical recruitment platform HackerEarth, real-time customer support provider Airwoot and healthtech company Biosense, among others.
Piyush Chawla is an active angel investor enabling the Indian startup ecosystem. Previously, as the CEO of Vikas Publishing House, he was responsible for making it one of the leading names in the higher education domain. He now uses his vast experience to help other entrepreneurs to build and grow their startups.
Some of his notable investments include logistics tech startup FarEye, healthtech startup Doxper, online fashion platform Fynd and dating platform Floh, among many others.
Rajesh Sawhney is a serial entrepreneur and a veteran of the Indian startup ecosystem. He is currently the Co-Founder and CEO of InnerChef, a foodtech startup. He is also the founder of GSF Accelerator, which is India’s first multi-city accelerator. Rajesh has been an integral part of the Indian startup ecosystem and his intrinsic understanding has enabled him to make over 80 angel investments.
Some of his notable investments in India include talent intelligence platform Param.ai, online wealth management startup ORO Wealth, social ecommerce platform CityMall, and electric bike rental startup eBikeGo, among many others.
Maninder Gulati has been the Chief Strategy Officer at OYO for over four years. Prior to his stint at OYO, he has worked with Lightspeed India Partners Advisors, McKinsey & Co and ITC Limited. This IIT and ISB graduate has gained valuable experience working closely with Indian startups. He also actively invests in emerging Indian startups.
Bikky Khosla is the CEO of TradeIndia, which is an online B2B marketplace for SMEs. He is also the Chairman of ASSOCHAM’s e-commerce committee. Previously, he was the Chairman of ASSOCHAM SME Expert Committee. Bikky is enabling Indian entrepreneurs through his expert advice and angel investments.
Some of his recent investments include biotech startup Clensta, online student housing platform University Living, micro-learning platform Knudge.me and coliving startup ZiffyHomes, among many others.
Sahil Barua is the Co-Founder and CEO of Delhivery, India’s logistics unicorn. Sahil and other co-founders have built Delhivery from the ground up and have gained tremendous understanding of the Indian startup ecosystem over the years. He is also helping other entrepreneurs achieve their goals through angel investments.
His portfolio includes startups like health and wellness brand Mosaic Wellness, online food ordering app Twigly, and online platform for quality service providers Qyk, among others.
Avtar Monga is the Partner at Stride Ventures, a venture capital firm. He is also the Co-Founder and Director of Sadhan Enterprises, which is a technology startup that is transforming the country’s fragmented transportation ecosystem. Avtar has vast experience across various leadership roles at prominent companies like IDFC First Bank, Bank of America and GE Capital. Leveraging his years of experience, he keenly offers angel investments and advice to the budding entrepreneurs.
Among his notable investments include online food delivery startup Burger Singh, SaaS-based employee training platform HandyTrain, Sales-as-a-Service platform Avenue Growth and employee rewards platform Advantage Club.
Pankaj Chaddah is the Co-Founder of Zomato, India’s foodtech unicorn. He has been actively involved in building India’s leading online food discovery and delivery startup for over a decade. Pankaj is also among the group of veteran Indian entrepreneurs who have turned angel investors and are help their fellow budding entrepreneurs.
Some of his recent investments in the Indian startup ecosystem include online tea brand Vahdam Teas, healthtech startup Fitso and wellness food brand Akiva Superfoods. As the number of successful startups in India continues to grow, it will not only increase the number of investors inclined to bet on Indian startups but create a more mature startup ecosystem in the country.
Sonali Thapar is the Director of TCAP Investments. She has previously worked as the Development Partnership Administration with the Ministry of External Affairs. Sonali has also been an active angel investor and is a member of the Indian Angel Investor.
Through the Indian Angel Network, she invests across startups working in domains like technology, healthcare, renewable energy and agriculture. Some of her notable investments include Get My Parking, Inc42 Media, Innov8 and Biryani By Kilo.
As the number of successful startups in India continues to grow, it will not only increase the number of investors inclined to bet on Indian startups but create a more mature startup ecosystem in the country.