Top 5 Active Angel Networks fueling the growth of Startups in India

Bringing an Angel Investor for your startup is very important in the early stage of your business. Angel investing is the type of funding where wealthy individuals with prior experience in startups invest in budding startups in exchange for equity. However, some angel investors prefer to do it solo, some form syndications or become part of business angel networks that help them invest smarter and better. We are sharing below a list of top 5 Active Angel Networks to help you grow your business and take it to the next level.

Mumbai Angels
Mumbai Angels is India’s premier platform for private investment that is now a part of 360 ONE (earlier known as IIFL Wealth & Asset Management), one of the leading wealth and alternates-focused asset firms in India, holds an AUM of USD 130 Mn and a 200+ strong portfolio spanning a wide range of sectors, such as Technology, Consumer, Life Sciences, DefenseTech, SpaceTech, EV, AgriTech, FinTech, EdTech, Gaming, and Content, etc. Of the overall portfolio, the platform has exited/secured the next round of funding for 100+ of them. The platform has 750+ investors spread across 70+ Global and Indian cities. Having a unique take on things, the forward-looking platform believes that the market hasn’t matured fully to classify other players in the industry as competitors and refers to them as peers. Mumbai Angels also looks to become a launchpad for first-time VCs and gain a strong foothold in wealth management discussions and build the startup investment asset class further. After all, it is a craft that needs to be learned, honed, and mastered over time.

Indian Angel Network
Indian Angel Network is Asia’s largest network of Angel investors keen to invest in early stage businesses, which have potential to create disproportionate value. The members of the Network are leaders in the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem as they have had strong operational experience as CEOs or a background of creating new and successful ventures. IAN is also the first angel group in the world to go international, as IAN along with the British government have set up operations in London. IAN is an angel investor network with over 400 investors across 10 countries with over 80% of our investors actively investing / leading, etc. IAN has invested in 100 odd companies, these are spread across a variety of sectors: Education, Healthcare, QSR, E-Commerce, Gaming, Semiconductor, Robotics, Manufacturing, etc. And it has now started to invest in companies which impact the community / people who are less advantaged through its IAN Impact track.

ah! Venture
ah! Ventures is one of the world’s largest curated sector agnostic fundraising platforms for early stage startups raising funds up to 10 MN USD. ah! Ventures is a startup focused growth catalyst that brings together promising businesses and investors by creating wealth creation opportunities for both. ah!’s unique model serves investors, entrepreneurs & enablers through a unique blend of customized services, skill, and industry & domain experience. ah! First Gear, Angel and High Tables platforms are India’s first full-spectrum startup investment platforms consisting of over 7000 investors, including some of the renowned angels and early-stage VCs in India & abroad. ah! First Gear, Angel and High Tables platforms till date have invested close to INR 386 Cr (~48 MN USD) in 121 startups and 182 investments spread across varied industries and domains and have announced 16 exits with 48 follow on rounds. 30 investments have already happened through all three platforms and the fund in 2023.

Lead Angels
Lead Angels is India’s first privately owned angel network founded by a team of three originally from IIT Bombay in 2014 with the aim of improving early stage investment outcomes. The team accomplishes this by providing professional assistance to investor-members in company evaluation and the portfolio companies in their operations. Their members are successful entrepreneurs and professionals across diverse sectors who wish to identify and support high potential entrepreneurs. They are supported by a team of experienced and qualified executives who are passionate about their work for both entrepreneurs and investors.

Hyderabad Angels
Hyderabad Angels (HA) prides itself on being India’s premier platform for connecting established angel investors and new generation entrepreneurs with innovative business ideas. Established in the year 2012, with the objective of nurturing aspiring entrepreneurs, HA, today, invests in promising start-ups globally to create tangible as well as intangible value. Their investors are leading venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, and business leaders, who, with their financial and business acumen, is committed to providing support to the Indian and global start-up ecosystem. Although based out of Hyderabad, they source and invest in opportunities from all over India as well as the rest of the world including USA, UK, Singapore, UAE among other countries.

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