CONNECT | November 7, 2019

India's Angel Ecosystem at the GBAN Field Call

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Each month GBAN offers this membership Field Call to support the connection of angel networks to each other, listen to our members, share information and ensure we are having an impact by doing more than the sum of the parts. 


The presenter of our October Field Call was Padmaja Ruparel the Co-Founder of the Indian Angel Network and it was moderated by GBAN's Co-Chair, Jonathan Ortmans

Ruparel presented a thorough overview of India's rapidly developing angel ecosystem, and the impact Indian angels are having on entrepreneurship across the sub-continent. She recounted how angel investing has gone from basically non-existent at the time she co-founded IAN to become an established financial sector. IAN investments now average in the $750,000 range. She also described which startup sectors are booming, how startups vary across India's regions, and how government policy supports entrepreneurship (e.g., administrative digitalization, entrepreneur support programs, investment incentives, etc.).


If you are interested in joining our next membership call, please contact the GBAN Manager, Ms. Sarolta Borzási at

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