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About Lead Angels

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Lead Angels is an alumni focused angel network started by a team of three originally from IIT Bombay. We currently have chapters in Mumbai, New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Hyderabad. Our focus is to assist investment into early stage ideas and companies founded by students and alumni of premier institutions. We also work closely with these institutions, their incubators, alumni associations and student entrepreneurship cells. Many of our members are also alumni of these institutions. Other members include successful entrepreneurs and senior corporate professionals. .

Lead Angels connects promising start-ups to experienced individuals who wish to invest time and money for developing entrepreneurship. The investment process also enables companies to get feedback on their business model and future plans. Post investment, members not only mentor companies but also connect them to potential clients, partners and investors. Lead Angels also assists start-ups to expand operations via its local chapters.

Directors & Advisors

  • Prof. C. Amarnath,  IIT Bombay – Advisor
    A Mechanical Engineering Graduate, Prof. Amarnath served as a faculty member working on Robotics, Automation and Machine Design at IIT Bombay from 1976 onwards. He has held several senior positions like Head of Department and Dean at the institution. He has played a large role in encouraging students to innovate and develop products under the aegis of an Innovation Lab he had set-up at IIT.   He also headed SINE-The Business Incubator and Entrepreneurship Cell at IIT Bombay till 2012.  He is assisting several GOI organisations like DST, DSIR and TIFAC and chairs some of their committees.

  • Atul Pradhan CEO, Transfolign Consulting -Director
    Director

    Atul Pradhan is the founder of Transfolign Consulting LLP, and specialises in business transformation, development and management of strategic initiatives, organisation development and governance. Over the last 25 years, Atul has worked extensively in the Financial Services, Consumer & Industrial Markets, IT / ITES and the Public Sector verticals. He set up the KPMG practice in India and later served as the Managing Partner of KPMG Consulting. Atul has been a trusted advisor to boards and leadership teams and has worked across Large as well as Small & Medium sized organisations.

  • E.N. Venkat, Partner Aavishkar Frontier Fund -Director
    Director

    Venkat is a Partner at Aavishkar Frontier Fund a social venture capital fund focusing on emerging markets in Asia. After completing his PGDM from IIM-Ahmedabad & BE in Engineering from BITS Pilan, Venkat has now over  25 years of experience in banking, financial services, media, logistics in India, Middle East and Hong Kong. These roles included working for organizations such as Lazard Capital, ILFS, Blue Star and AFL Logistics.

  • L. Subramanyan, CEO, Trivone Digital Services -Director
    Director

    L. Subramanyan is the Founder & CEO of Trivone Digital Services that owns multiple online media properties as well as provides media related services to businesses. In his previous roles he has worked in leadership positions in Print & Online Media, IT Services and Automotive Sectors. His earlier roles included being Group Editor of Dataquest and Chief Marketing Officer of Zensar Technologies.

    Subramanyan is a management graduate with a deep understanding of the role of IT and Media in business.  He has also been involved in business development for early stage as well as large companies in India and abroad.

Secretariat

  • Chiranjeev Anand

    Chiranjeev is graduate in Mechanical Engineering from VJTI. Has over 3+ years of experience in Project Management, Operations and Strategy with TATA Motors and a SAIF Partners funded Start-up.

  • Prof. C. Amarnath,  IIT Bombay – Advisor
    A Mechanical Engineering Graduate, Prof. Amarnath served as a faculty member working on Robotics, Automation and Machine Design at IIT Bombay from 1976 onwards. He has held several senior positions like Head of Department and Dean at the institution. He has played a large role in encouraging students to innovate and develop products under the aegis of an Innovation Lab he had set-up at IIT.   He also headed SINE-The Business Incubator and Entrepreneurship Cell at IIT Bombay till 2012.  He is assisting several GOI organisations like DST, DSIR and TIFAC and chairs some of their committees.

  • Atul Pradhan CEO, Transfolign Consulting -Director
    Director

    Atul Pradhan is the founder of Transfolign Consulting LLP, and specialises in business transformation, development and management of strategic initiatives, organisation development and governance. Over the last 25 years, Atul has worked extensively in the Financial Services, Consumer & Industrial Markets, IT / ITES and the Public Sector verticals. He set up the KPMG practice in India and later served as the Managing Partner of KPMG Consulting. Atul has been a trusted advisor to boards and leadership teams and has worked across Large as well as Small & Medium sized organisations.

  • E.N. Venkat, Partner Aavishkar Frontier Fund -Director
    Director

    Venkat is a Partner at Aavishkar Frontier Fund a social venture capital fund focusing on emerging markets in Asia. After completing his PGDM from IIM-Ahmedabad & BE in Engineering from BITS Pilan, Venkat has now over  25 years of experience in banking, financial services, media, logistics in India, Middle East and Hong Kong. These roles included working for organizations such as Lazard Capital, ILFS, Blue Star and AFL Logistics.

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