| Log in

Sharad Sharma

26 March, 2015

Sharad Sharma was till recently the CEO of Yahoo! India R&D and has more than 22 years of experience in the Internet, enterprise software and wireless infrastructure sectors. He is currently Executive Council Member at NASSCOM. Sharma has made 11 investments so far and has been an active member of the Indian Angel Network (IAN). He started angel investments because he thinks that there is a very big market both in the USA and India, and firmly believes that ‘Indian money for Indian entrepreneurs at early stage’ is the only way to fill the early-stage funding gap that exists in the country.

His advice to the young companies is simple enough. They should learn everything they can about this new philosophy of company building called lean start-ups. It can actually help them be more effective in finding a fit between their offerings and the marketplace. It can also be very effective in improving their chances of success during the early stage.

Investment DNA

Preferred Sectors: Technology-centric, ranging from Cloud, semi-conductors and Internet businesses.

Preferred Location: Invested in the USA but prefers India.

Involvement: Hands-off investor but tries to be available on call.

Key Investments: Sharma has invested in Dhruva and Vayavya Labs, among others.

Hits & Misses: Dhruva exceeded all expectations. Didn’t take a name but agreed that a Mumbai-based company has disappointed him.


Leave Your Comment
IAN invests in online education startup IndiaCollegeSearch

IAN invests in online education startup IndiaCollegeSearch

Anand Rai 4 years ago
Indian Angel Network (IAN), a national network of angel investors investing...
Canaan Appoints Yahoo Exec As Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Canaan Appoints Yahoo Exec As Entrepreneur-in-Residence

TEAM VCC 8 years ago
Venture capital fund Canaan Partners has appointed former Yahoo and Syamtec...
LetsVenture gets Series A funding from top techpreneurs

LetsVenture gets Series A funding from top techpreneurs

Vijayakumar Pitchiah 2 years ago
LetsVenture, an online deal-making platform that connects startups with,...
No Comments

Sharad Sharma

Powered by WordPress.com VIP