Padmaja Ruparel President, Indian Angel Network


PadmajaRuparel is an Angel Investor and President of Indian Angel Network (IAN), India's first and now one of Asia's largest group of business angels. She built IAN from inception, taking it from scratch to over 320 investors across 10 countries, 6 cities in India and a portfolio of 100+ companies across multiple sectors in 7 countries. She has now operationalized IAN’s first international operations in London. Padmaja has been active in the Indian entrepreneurial ecosystem over the last 25 years. She set up and operationalised the TiE Delhi chapter. She anchored & set the Indian Venture Capital Association on a sound footing. She was a key member of the Planning Commission’s Committee on “Angel & Early Stage Investing in India” which resulted in a seminal report: “Creating a Vibrant Entrepreneurial Eco system in India”. Padmaja led discussions with SIDBI to architect a non-collateralized debt product for SME’s to raise debt.