Angle Investors of the new Decade

The Indian startup ecosystem’s journey towards maturity is best exemplified in the number of unicorns and soon icons it has produced every year for the last half-decadeAlong with these start-ups, the profiles of Indian investors have also changed dramatically. ObserveNow brings to you ET and Angel List top 5 Angle investors to pitch to for 2020. 


Jitendra Gupta Co-founder Citrus Pay (acquired by PayU) Founder, Jupiter Money 
KEY INVESTMENTS: KhataBook, Mobile Premier League (MPL), Open, Bira 91 

INVESTMENT STRATEGY: Gupta says he mainly invests in founders who have a great execution track record and are chasing a large market opportunity. With a portfolio of almost 30 companies, Gupta has so far only part exited from neo banking startup Open. 

Kunal Shah Co-founder, FreeCharge
KEY INVESTMENTS: Go-Jek, Zilingo, Unacademy, Razorpay, Rupeek, KhataBook, BharatPe, Avail Finance. 

INVESTMENT STRATEGY: Shah sold Freecharge to Snapdeal in 2015.In 2018, he returned to entrepreneurship with , a membersonly credit card payments platform. “I just follow things I seem to understand and I can help and learn,” he says. 

Kalyan Krishnamurthy CEO, Flipkart , Earlier investor at Tiger Global 
KEY INVESTMENTS: Curefit, Urbanclap, Unacademy, Moglix 

INVESTMENT STRATEGY: Krishnamurthy is credited for turning around Flipkart not once but twice. His experience at Flipkart rubs off in his picks, which are typically solving large and difficult problems at scale. Having invested in more than 20 startups, Krishnamurthy has emerged as one of the most prolific .. 


Raghunandan G Cofounder, TaxiForSure (sold to Ola) 
KEY INVESTMENTS: Bounce, Shop101, NinjaCart, Vedantu, Spinny  PerpuleSporthood 

INVESTMENT STRATEGY: Raghunandan says the market and the team are the two most important factors while he picks startups. “Since I ran a platform business, I understand that a bit better and help the entrepreneurs on it,” he says. 

Kunal Bahl & Rohit Bansal