Apoorv R Sharma,
Executive Vice President
Core team is lead by a start-up guy who has established many incubator/accelerators and angel network and has mentored over 100 start-ups on fund raising basics and majority of them has secured angel/VC financing.
He has recently exited from Indian Angel Network (IAN) where he led Western Region Investments and Technology Incubator. IAN is the largest angel investment network with 180 Angel investors and looks to invest up to US$ 1m. He was instrumental in sensitizing the angel ecosystem in western region and closing Nine deals in FY 2011-12. He was instrumental in establishing many new initiatives at IAN i.e. Small Deal Group for ‹ 50 Lakh Investments, Angel Network at Pune, Boot Camps, IAN Accelerator, Newsletter apart from setting new heights for Mumbai Chapter.
In Past, he has been instrumental in establishing JSS Technology Business Incubator, JSS SEED Fund (First Government sponsored SEED Fund), Amity Capital Venture (Now $25m Education focused fund) and Amity Innovation Incubator. Some of ventures mentored by me include Venera Technology (World Leader in Analyser), Apnacircle.com ($25m merger with Viadeo), CircuitSutra Technology (Leader in System on Chip), Netika Solution (Biometric device venture employing largest number of deaf in India). He was also associated with Indian Venture Capital Association operation & research. He had spent close to a decade in IT Industry and has worked in angel funded start-up in Europe.
He is regular speaker on many prestigious forum related to angel investment & incubator and had been visiting faculty at top entrepreneurship institute SP Jain, EDII etc.
Sharma holds an engineering degree from HBTI Kanpur, an M.B.A from Asia Pacific Institute of Management, Delhi, and Diploma in Mentoring from HAAS Business School, Berkley, University of California and currently pursuing my PhD in Innovation Management from Amity University.