Speculation is an effort, probably unsuccessful, to turn a little money into a lot. Investment is an effort, which should be successful, to prevent a lot of money from becoming a little. These investors are always involves in such efforts. We have listed 10 serial investors who are really good in speculation as well as in putting efforts to make a startup grow and become successful.
Rajan Anandan is an active angel investor in early stage technology companies.Rajan invests in early stage technology companies and has invested in internet, mobile and software startups in India. Rajan brings a deep understanding of technology, a track record of investing in many sectors across technology, first hand experience working closely with founding teams of startups and leading and growing several large technology businesses in US and India.
Portfolio: authorSTREAM.com, WebEngage, Aurality, Myshaadi.in, Chaska, Instamojo, Socialblood, Inc, Explara, Instamojo, TravelKhana.Com, Threadsol Softwares Pvt. Ltd., Frrole, Avaz, Ciafo, LetsVenture, SocialCops, Socialblood, Inc, Wishberry, POPxo, Appknox, AppVirality Inc, InstaLively, Mapmygenome India Limited, Dazo, InnovAccer, Little Black Book Delhi (LBB), MyPoolin, The Little Black Book, Zenatix, Applied Life, AppVirality Inc, Indifi Technologies, Smartcooky, Freshtohome, Dunzo, HashLearn, Rapido, Smytten, Unacademy, Fulfil.IO Inc.
Anupam Gopal Mittal:
Anupam Mittal is an Indian businessman. He is also an active angel investor with over 50 investments and founding member of the People Group, that owns established business entities like shaadi.com, makaan.com, Mauj Mobile and People Pictures. Anupam likes to back businesses that have huge market potential backed by a strong experienced core team. Founding member and past chairman of the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and also an active member of the Indian Angel Network and Mumbai Angels.
Sanjay Mehta, a serial entrepreneur-turned-investor. Mehta says he will explore investments in early-stage ventures that specialise in big data, marketing automation, productivity enhancement, location services, quick services restaurants and medical devices. He lists marketplaces, e-commerce platforms and home services ventures among the 15 startup segments he would refrain from funding.
Zishaan is an angel investor in a few Indian startups including Olacabs.com and Housing.com and run an angel investment group called Powai Lake Ventures.
Hayath graduated from IIT Bombay in 2005 and was awarded the Institute Citation and two Institute Colors. In 2015, he was awarded the Young Alumni Achiever Award.
Sharad Sharma is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Canaan Partners. Mr. Sharma previously led Yahoo! India R&D where he was responsible for product engineering for all emerging markets and for several global products including image search, search monetization and HotJobs. Mr. Sharma has more than 22 years of global experience in the Internet, enterprise software and infrastructure markets.
Mr. Anand Ladsariya is the CEO and promoter director of Everest Flavours Ltd., a privately owned company, manufacturer and exporter of Menthol, Peppermint Oil, flavours and fragrances. He is a Graduate, topper and gold medalist from Bombay University and Post Graduate MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad. He is also involved in various social activities. He is ex-Chairman of CHEMEXCIL, a premium export promotion organisation established by Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India, for promotion of exports.
Kalra is sector agnostic but likes to work with other angels who have knowledge about the sector in which they are investing. While he sees opportunities in areas like technology and the Internet, he also invests in capex-heavy sectors like infrastructure and warehouses.
Rajesh is the Founder of Super Angels of India.
He has a vast experience in entertainment, media and communication sector which also includes his last association with Reliance Entertainment Private Limited as president for seven years.
He had built Indiatimes.com from a start-up venture. During his 14 years stint with BCCL, he created successful businesses across several new areas, including publishing, Radio, TV, retailing, internet, e-commerce, travel and mobile VAS. He is based in Mumbai.
TV Mohandas Pai:
Mr.T.V. Mohandas Pai popularly known as Mohan brings with him decades of operational and leadership experience. Mohan is the Chairman of Manipal Global Education, he is also an ardent supporter of the Akshaya Patra Foundation and is one of the members of the board of trustees of Akshaya Patra. In the past Mohan has served as a Member of the Board of Infosys from May 2000– July 2011. He was voted ‘CFO of the Year’ in 2001 by IMA India, has won the ‘Best CFO in India’ award from Finance Asia in 2002, and ‘Best chief financial officer in India’ in the Best Managed Companies poll conducted by AsiaMoney in 2004.
Rehan Yar Khan:
Rehan Yar Khan is an Indian venture capitalist and founder and operator of Orios Venture Partners., a Mumbai-based venture fund for technology startups. Orios is the largest domestically raised venture capital fund in India.Khan has been recognized as one of India’s leading early-stage technology investors.