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May 15, 2016

Indian Angel Network tops list of start-up funders: The Hindu BusinessLine

A BusinessLine article by TE Raja Simhan uses Venture Intelligence data to track most active angel investors in the last 5 yrs (since Jan-2011) and other trends.

Most Active Angel Investors

1. Indian Angel Network (61)
2. Mumbai Angels (52)
3. Rajan Anandan (51)
4. Anupam Mittal (38)
5. Mohandas Pai (34 Including investments by Aarin Capital)

Key Trends:

1. Since 2006-07, due to the efforts of early angel networks such as IAN and Mumbai Angels, the culture of seed funding has taken strong and steady roots among high net worth individuals (HNIs) in India including first-generation entrepreneurs who, upon exiting their businesses, have been allocating a significant share of their capital for investments in start-ups - e.g. Ronnie Screwvala of UTV and Rakesh Malhotra of Luminous Power Technologies.

2. The growth of angel investments in India has not been affected by the decline in public markets in 2008 and by the mood swings of Silicon Valley VCs.

You can catch our analysis in other trends in investments activity below:

How Mohandas Pai & Ratan Tata are shaking up the Angel Investments Landscape  - A study of the changing landscape of angel investing in the last 2 years.

Tiger Global Vs Ratan Tata: Who Will Indian VCs Follow? - In 2016, while we witness the slowdown of Venture Capital funding in India, family offices alone have bucked the trend and have gone on to increase their investment activity.

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