Indian Angel Network (IAN) is India’s first and Asia’s largest angel network of over 250 angel investors comprising the who’s who of successful Indian entrepreneurs and dynamic CEOs. These angels are passionate about entrepreneurship and apart from financial investments in startups and early stage ventures, are keen to provide strategic mentoring, guidance execution, and an opportunity to leverage their global networks. Built “By Entrepreneurs, For Entrepreneurs”, IAN provides the critical funding and mentoring for creating large footprint, valuable companies.
A global network, IAN has mentored and nurtured start-ups across geographies including Sri Lanka, UK, US, Canada, France, Hong Kong and of course India, is sector agnostic and has a portfolio of 100+ companies across multiple sectors like IT, Mobile, Healthcare and Education, Gaming, Hospitality, Semiconductor, social media, etc. across India and overseas and has made several successful exits. In 2011 alone, IAN companies raised over US$ 8 million in 11 startups making it almost a deal a month. In 2012, 17 companies raised monies totaling US$11 million, making it almost a deal every 3 weeks. IAN Incubator’s 50 companies have either become revenue earning or raised seed funding within 6 to 9 months of incubation!
IAN Impact, a spotlight track was enabled, for perhaps the first time in India, for socially impactful ventures to raise Angel funding and leverage the mentoring and global networks of IAN. It’s a huge endeavor from IAN to go that extra mile which brings along its credibility with successful entrepreneurs with decades of experience. It has taken off very quickly and in a span of 9 months has invested in 3 companies with several VCs co investing, leveraging IAN’s diligence and investment strategy.