Naga Thoughts

Attapadi – here we come!

One afternoon, I received a call from the Institute of Societal Advancement (ISA), Trivandrum, Kerala. They had noticed the article Money […]

Forbes: How Nagaraja Prakasam is engineering social change!

How Nagaraja Prakasam is engineering social change Nagaraja Prakasam left his software job to fund enterprises that have a definitive […]

Forbes: Social businesses must receive risk capital from the government and CSR

Social businesses must receive risk capital from the government and CSR Social businesses require risk capital. This can come from […]

Ignoring the billion!

Top of The Pyramid India 2016!

TOP OF THE PYRAMID 2016 | Kotak Wealth Management    Mr Nagaraja (Naga) is an angel investor, impact-investment specialist, and […]

Forbes India Startup Square: Glamour of valuations hides real problems

Much of India’s startup success stories are skewed towards solving the problems of the urban middle-class. Be it an Ola, […]

Meeting Nobel laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus in Dhaka

Truly an honor spending time with Nobel laureate Prof. Muhammad Yunus at Yunus Center, Dhaka. It was a great discussion on various […]

Needed: Entrepreneurial models that work for ‘Bharat’

Needed: Entrepreneurial models that work for ‘Bharat’ Harichandan Arakali, Forbes India Staff The current equity investment model that requires valuations […]

2015 Reflections !

    Key moments – on/off stage Global Philanthropy Circle with Peggy Dulaney, Rockerfeller Foundation; Rajasthan Startup policy launch with […]

Let’s build India entrepreneurially and reduce India-Barat gap!

Social-tech startups can be profitable too November 13, 2015  | Nagaraja Prakasam Nagaraja Prakasam There seems to be the unrealistic expectation […]

Entrepreneurs can create billion-dollar businesses faster by focusing on local problems.

Indian entrepreneurs should focus on solving the problems plaguing the domestic market and the people, rather than emulating and cloning […]

Portfolio Impact

Mathrubhumi: Money from Angel!

Are there good things to plan? MONEY 4 U FROM ANGEL Investing money for innovative ideas is not just Nagaraja Prakasam […]

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Attapadi – here we come!

One afternoon, I received a call from the Institute of Societal Advancement (ISA), Trivandrum, Kerala. They had noticed the article Money […]

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Forbes: Carbon Masters: Fuelling new possibilities

Carbon Masters: Fuelling new possibilities Carbon Masters, with its asset-light model, is powering Mahindra & Mahindra’s biogas plant By Sayan […]

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Forbes: Uniphore: Talking the talk

Uniphore: Talking the talk With the help of machine learning and automation, Uniphore wants every Indian to access health care, […]

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2 of my gems on Forbes cover – Uniphore , Carbon Masters

“Social impact” investing features (from left) Som Narayan of Carbon Masters, clean fuel for generators; Umesh Sachdev, CEO of Uniphore, […]

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Masters Of Waste

In June this year, Carbon Masters raised 4 crore from Indian Angel Network (IAN). Nagaraja Prakasam, an investor from IAN, explains […]

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Healthcare everywhere: Neurosynapatic Communications

Ponram of Thanukol village, Tamil Nadu visited Menakshi Mission telemedicine center enabled by Neurosynaptic for simple pain. He was immediately requested […]

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Digital weave

Nagaraja Prakasam, lead investor, Indian Angel Network, which has also invested in GoCoop, too, sound optimistic. “A diminishing trend in […]

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Indian Innovation: Machine Language

“In India, there are only 250 million people who understand English so there was a definite need to bridge the […]

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GoCoop raises Series A funding, plans to expand to 100 craft clusters across India

#ILoveHandlooms – do you? – flaunt it! GoCoop raises Series A funding, plans to expand to 100 craft clusters across […]

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Swachhbots and Agribots: SP Robotics Investment

Chennai Based SP Robotic Works raises INR 2 Crore from Indian Angel Network (IAN) and The Chennai Angels The Skill […]

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Lumiere Organic raises funds from angels – a different kind “customers”!

Press Release: Lumiere Organic raises funds from angels – a different kind “customers”! Lumiere Seed to Table Organic concept – Farm, […]

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