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Ankur Capital

Ankur Capital invests and hand holds start-ups to build businesses that can empower low income communities in India.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Other
  • Location Mumbai, MH, India
  • Currency USD
  • Founded July 2011
  • Employees 6
  • Website ankurcapital.com

Company Summary

Ankur Capital is an impact focused angel fund. We invest in viable start-ups with business models that can empower low-income communities in India to create sustainable social impact. Our vision is to build out a family of funds that support entrepreneurs to build great companies. Our approach brings intensive hands on support along with appropriate capital to grow and scale such enterprises.

Team

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    Founding Partner

    Ritu has over a decade of investing and operational experience across various sectors. Prior to focusing on impact investing, Ritu was involved in investments in renewable energy, health, agriculture, and materials in India and South East
    Asia. She also has extensive industry experience working across different functional roles at Philips and Unilever. She holds an MBA from INSEAD and a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Pennsylvania.

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    Kushagra Merchant
    Principal-Portfolio management

    Kushagra Merchant has over seven years of experience across management consulting & IT at Monitor Group and Accenture. Kushagra has advised and worked alongside companies to address housing and drinking water challenges
    facing lower-income groups in urban India. Kushagra holds a B.E. in Electronics & Telecommunications from Mumbai University and a MBA from IIM Calcutta.

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    Kamakshi Rao
    Senior Investment Director

    Kamakshi is an investment professional with over 16 years of investment experience. She earned her undergraduate degree from Harvard and her Master's degree from University of Pennsylvania, and is a CFA. She worked at The Capital Group, an investment management company based in Los Angeles from 1994 to 2010. She invested in listed equities in a wide range of industries across Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

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    Founding Partner

    Rema, has three decades of experience in building and scaling operations across various sectors like financial services, education, IT, packaging, etc. in India. She has headed several companies growing many from scratch to large scale businesses. She brings unique capabilities of having been an entrepreneur and worked across sectors. She is a management accountant from AICWA, Inter Company Secretary and systems management from ICFAI

Advisors

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    Dua Associates
    Lawyer
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    Vikas Arya
    Board of Advisors
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    Lalitha Vaidyanathan
    Board of Advisors
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    Pavan Krishnamurthy
    Board of Advisors
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