Anil is Founder and Managing Partner at Unicorn India Ventures. He has been one of the pioneers of angel investments in India as head of operations and President at Mumbai Angels and Bangalore Angels, leading Angel Investment forums in India. Anil has vast experience in business development, corporate management, project management in all the stratas of organizations – small, medium and large.
Anil has helped close approximately 100+ venture-financing deals and was directly involved in closure of over 50+ deals. Anil has served on the Board of 6 companies and is involved with various incubation centers as mentor in India as well as internationally. He is very well respected and valued in the start-up fraternity and is drawn upon by entrepreneurs for advice and strategic direction. Mentoring startups is his passion and he advises Governmental and industrial bodies on the same.
Prior to joining Mumbai Angels, he headed new projects and investment in start-ups with Artheon Group, a Telecom, IT & Energy group. His early career started with heading a branch office at Century Rayon, B.K. Birla Group Company, after which he moved to Business Access India Pvt. Ltd. providing consulting services to Scandinavian companies from diverse sectors establishing their presence in the Asian markets. Then he moved to Transasia Biomedical Ltd., India’s largest manufacturer and exporter of bio-medical equipment.
Anil graduated in Engineering and Post-Graduation in Management (Marketing) and PGDBM in Strategic Finance and Control.
Anil is currently a member of the IVCA’s prestigious 8-membered VC Council 2022-2024. It focuses on driving government engagement by advocating for policies that encourage innovation which contributes to capital creation, nation building and knowledge dissemination.
Anil has played a pivotal role in developing the Indian Startup ecosystem. Anil has served on the Board of 6 companies and is involved with various incubation centers as mentor in India as well as internationally. He is very well respected and valued in the start-up fraternity and is drawn upon by entrepreneurs for advice and strategic direction.