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Padmaja Ruparel

Indian Angel Network
President
India
Built India's 1st & Asia's largest angel investor network - IAN (www.indianangelnetwork.com) with >350 investors across 10 countries, comprising the who's who of successful Indian entrepreneurs & dynamic CEOs, portfolio of >100 companies based in 7 countries across 15 sectors. Built angel investor group frameworks & set industry standards, operations across 6 cities in India and in London (launched by Prime Minister Cameron at No. 10) with a funnel of over 4000 deals a year, & investment opportunities tabled every 10 days! IAN Investors are now reaping returns - 18x over 30 months, 6x over 15 months, 22x over 5 years with leading VCs investing in IAN portfolio.

Established a unique model of an incubator, in partnership with Indian Govt.with 50 incubatee companies which have raised >US$2mn. within 6 months of incubation. Is a member of the Governing Council of EM3 Services, a nation building venture to bring a paradigm shift in the Indian agricultural sector. 

Has been in the Indian entrepreneurial eco system for the last 15 years - operationalised TiE Delhi, number 1 chapter amongst 60 TiE chapters, Executive Director of Indian Venture Capital Association, helped set up Lankan Angel Network, contributed actively to the Planning Commission’s report : “Creating a Vibrant Entrepreneurial Eco system in India”. She is actively engaged with the various committees of Ministry of Finance, SEBI, & was involved in the “India Inclusive Innovation Fund”, a US$1 bn. dollar fund which focuses on the Base of the Economic Pyramid to bring public, private & development fund investors, driven by professional management,promising financial & impact returns.

At Xansa India, $800mn company listed on LSE (before being acquired by Steria) managed recruitment, built brand & communication strategy, led CSR initiative. Was a key member of the corporate strategy & M&A team, when it went public, forged JVs and finally acquisition.