Kashmiri Pandit community has always given high priority to education and professional career. Today KPs are successful professionals in myriad industries as diverse as technology, pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, medicine and many advanced engineering areas but entrepreneurship and start-ups have seldom received enthusiastic support from the community. However lately, many young KP entrepreneurs are making a mark for themselves.

Our objective at iqwat Angels is to provide a fillip to these enterprising KPs. The larger purpose is to sow the seeds of creating eventually an eco-system which will usher entrepreneurship within the community. The focus is largely going to be on early stage ventures that otherwise find it hard to garner initial investments.

14 Angel Investors have come together to form iqwat Angels. These Angel Investors have diverse backgrounds and have served at the CXO levels in leading companies. Many of them also have active Investing experience (Angel, VC, Private Equity) and have engaged extensively with the start-up ecosystem in India. In addition to investing they will also bring mentorship, networking and domain expertise.

VERTICALS

Verticals have been shortlisted based on the popularity in which angel investing is happening currently in India. We have also kept in mind the domain expertise which the angel investors bring along with them. Thus the following verticals have been shortlisted.

Food Technology

Integration of Food & Technology to enable preparation, packaging & delivery of food.

Fintech/Payments

Leverage technology to create & deliver financial products & services.

Consumer

B2C business where products & services are created for the end consumer.

Supply Chain

Any aspect of the end to end supply chain including procurement, warehousing, distribution & logistics.

Food Services

Business where food is prepared for immediate delivery & consumption
(i.e. restaurants).

Hospitality

Business of hotels, banqueting, motels, clubs etc.

Retailing

Any Retailing business (Online, Offline or Hybrid).

Ed-Tech

Integration of education & technology. Deliver educational products & services leveraging technology.

Media and Entertainment

Business in Media and Entertainment Area.


MEET OUR ANGEL INVESTORS​

Abhay Aima

Director, HDFC SECURITIES & Advisor HDFC Bank

Ajay Kaul

ex CEO, DOMINOS PIZZA INDIA

Anil Kaul

MD, Tata Capital Housing Finance

Ankur Warikoo

ex CEO, GROUPON & Co-Founder, Nearbuy

Anshuman Magazine​

CEO, CBRE ASIA

Avinash Kaul​

CEO - Network 18 ( Broadcast ) & MD AETN18​

Chittranjan Dar​

ex CEO, ITC FOODS

Ishan Raina​

ex CEO, EURO RSCG

KB Kachru

CHAIRMAN, EMERITUS RADISSON HOTELS GROUP SOUTH EAST ASIA

Mukesh Kachroo​

ex CTO, GAIN CAPITAL

Namrata Kaul

ex MD, DEUTSCHE BANK

Rahul Jalali

CIO, Union Pacific

Rajiv Kaul​

Vice Chairman, CMS

Sanjay Kaul

ex CEO, APPLE INDIA

Things to ensure before submitting your case

Company Ownership

Company 50% ownership should comprise of Kashmiri Pandits.

Company Establishment

Company registration and establishment should be in India.

Company Overview

An introductory slide that gives the name of the company and its vision and purpose.

Opportunity/Problem

A good place to begin the pitch is to focus on the problem that you are trying to solve.

Solution

Describe your product or service and show how it benefits the problems faced by the consumer.

Business Model

It is important to lay out exactly what is it that you intend to do. 

Secret Sauce

Should be something that gives it a competitive advantage and is difficult to emulate.

Team

The team can include important employees in addition to the founders.

Submit your case

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