In 2015 portfolio leveraged 202 Crores

Total 16

2015 6 5Newly Lead



3Lead investments growing


2Leading  Healthcare, Tech 3Other  Stayzilla (Series B), 3 ventures raised next rounds, OnionDev (GramVaani Merger with OnMobile)

Indian’s first angel network for Tier II/II region with focus on Enable, Nurture,Incubate and Invest!

Enable: High Impact colleges: 9 ; Students Touched: 1000

Nurture: 100 ideas

Incubate: IIMA Inc2 program


Completed: Rainstock, Happy Hens

Committed: 2
Due Diligence: 3
Total Angels: 92
New Chapters: Trichy, Coimbatore
New Chapters in progress: Vellore, Erode, Salem, Jaipur

Interesting Numbers
  Listened to 465 pitches. Addressed 2560 students. Clocked 12938 train kms in Bharath Dharshan. Popular article “Reduce India-Bharat gap

NSRCEL, IIMB: Mentor in Residence
Mentoring sessions: ~200
Students: MPWE (Women Entrepreneurs), MPEFB (Family Business), New Venture creation, GNAAM
Graduated: Edukul, BinBag, Pparke,, Chipper Sage, ArtFlute, Neta Connect, IIM Buddy
Incubating: Impaact, JivaBhumi, AlmaNourisher, FSE, MedCync, EatRite, Harvest Wild, Get Closer,  Hobby in Box, Tapon, Tech Tailor, SOFT,Highway Delight,SPEC, Science Hopper, Gamatics

Partner, Acumen
  Gaurdian Reached 70000 toilets. Met inspiring 50 Regional Fellows shortlisted and 25 of last year. Gramalaya launched The Big Cleanup to build 1 crore toilets.

New Social Capital
Board Member – Action for India (AFI), Freshworld, Saahas, Rain Stock, Sattva Consulting, Native Angel Network, Nativelead Foundation (Trustee)
Advisory Board – Change Alliance, New Delhi; Vellore Institute of Technology – TBI, CARE School of Business, Trichy

Mentor, Advisor, CIIE, IIMA
  Inc2 – Incubate the Incubator; Water Accelerator; Agri Accelerator; Power of Ideas 2015; Startup Rajasthan



Key moments – on/off stage

Global Philanthropy Circle with Peggy Dulaney, Rockerfeller Foundation; Rajasthan Startup policy launch with CM, Rajasthan; Vertri Tamilar (successful person) award with Nagarajan, Ramraj Cottons by Sangam4; Motivating 100 school students with The Hindu Ram; Talking about Regional Hubs with Desh Deshpande at AFI;Round table with Sam Pitroda, Vijay Raghavan, Sec Dep. of BT, Observer Foundation;M.P. Vasimalai of Dhan Foundation on their impressive work; Nativelead/Nan related meetings with Kannan, Thiagarajar Mills; Dinesh, TVS logistics; Ma Foi Pandiarajan; Mridula Ramesh, TVS Textiles; Devarajan, Tex Valley, Erode; L. Gopalakrishnan, PSG & Sons Charities;Meeting Organic Farmer Chamaih, Mandya and having lunch at his house;Meeting Indian’ first Lady Para-vets in Tribal BeltMadhya Pradesh;Meeting energetic women who are working on their rights and having lunch with them – Chattisgargh; Addressing students’ top 17 business schools of world at IIMB; Water, Agri accelerator of CIIE, IIMA; Jury to plans from 8 countries for global startup battle; Many impressive NGOs, activists, educationists, entrepreneurs, farmers, innovators, angels.

Bharath Dharshan
Jan –
Garudian Field visit, Poongudi Village, Trichy

Action For India 2015

Regional hub – another way for inclusive growth!

Feb –
Happy Hens Farms, Trichy, Tamil Nadu

Dera Bassi, Mohali, Punjab
Phulkari Work. Umeed, Dehla Village, Sangrur District, Punjab

Rural Shores by Umeed, Dhuri, Punjab

 Lumiere Spring Circle, Varthur Farm, Bangalore


Freshworld First Shop Launch, Banaswadi, Bangalore


SAAL, Grass Root Innovation, Farm to Fashion and Earthship!

Ethicus, Appachi Cotton, Uthukuli, Pollachi

Organic Farmer Market, Stonycroft, Kodaikanal

Karuna Farm, Shenbaganur, Kodaikanal.

SAAL, Sevayur, Thiruchuli,Tamilnadu

Namma Toilet by Govt, Trichy, Tamilnadu

Transplanted Trees, CARE School of Business, Trichy

Grassroot Innovator, Rinuja Growth Promoters, SithainKotai, Dindigul


Freshwrold IndiraNagar Shop; Smart cart ver 2.0 prototype


Hasnabad Women Farmer Producer Company by ALC

Millet Incubator, Agriculture University, Hyderabad


#ILoveHandlooms – do you? – flaunt it!

Corn Farmers, Kulathur, Mettur, TamilNadu

Puthu Aru (New River),  Orathanadu, TamilNadu

Sughavazhvu, Mobile Clinic, Karukkan Patti, Orathunadu, Tanjore,


India’s first Wheelchair Basketball, Chennai

Sangam 4, Madurai

Lighting Asia – IFC & Princes Diya Kumari , Jaipur

Jaipur Rugs, Amber, Rajasthan

Rajasthan crafts women Vs BMW, Audi, Bentley designers…and the award goes to

Freshworld BTM hub launch


Lumiere Whitefield Launch

Rangrez Restaurant, Ram Nagara, Karnataka

Natural Farmer Chame Gowda in Mandya district

Debt Free Farmer!

JivaBhumi Community Farm, Malavalli, Karnataka 

Gaurdian Toilets Field visit, Palavur and Perur, Tamil Nadu

Chellammal Samayal, Mud Pot cooking, Trichy


Indrayini – Maharashtra Handlooms (available on GoCoOp), Nagpur, Maharashtra

GI Tagged Maha Orange, Maharashtra

Farmer Paliwal, Kalmeshwar, Maharashtra

Organic Farmer Manoj, Katol, Maharashtra

Central Citrus Research Institute, Nagpur

Gandhiji Sevagram, Wardha,Maharashtra

Gandhiji’s) ashram and his residence from 1936 to his death in 1948

Oota from Thota, Bangalore


Telemedicine Center powered by NeuroSynaptics, Thonukal, Kariapatti, Tamil Nadu

Tata-Dhan Academy, Melakkal, Madurai, Tamil Nadu

Rope, Erode, Tamil Nadu

5P, Erode

Karumanthurai, Kalvarayan Hills, Eastern Ghats, Tamil Nadu

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