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Anirudh Damani


Mr. Anirudh Damani serves as Managing Partner at Artha Venture Fund. Anirudh is a 4th generation entrepreneur. His entrepreneurial career began as the co-founder of a company that procured long-term energy contracts for power companies in the deregulated markets. His job responsibilities included: i. Recruiting, training, developing, nurturing & firing sales people ii. Developing & mentoring sales managers, area managers & regional managers iii. Developing & training his team on sales & marketing material He started investing in early-stage startups as an angel investor; with the intention of helping young founders with the knowledge, he had gained from sales, marketing & human resources. Leveraging his vast entrepreneurial knowledge, Anirudh was able to quickly identify disruptive products & services and teams capable of executing their plans. Some of the successful investments that Anirudh has personally made include Exotel, NowFloats, OYO Rooms, Tala, LendenClub, and CoutLoot. Anirudh also sits on the board of many startup & angel networks as his investment acumen, sales & marketing experience, team building & leadership quotient is eagerly sought by investors and founders. He is an active member of Indian Angel Network and a Board member of Venture Catalyst. Previously on various boards at Venture Nursery As a Managing Partner at AVF, Anirudh's role is to identify, evaluate and negotiate investments in startups. Post investment he works with the founders to achieve the right product-market fit, develop effective sales and marketing strategies, help founders recruit key personnel and help them in setting up key processes that will enable them to build strong successful businesses. He is also the key point of contact for LP's in the fund and sits on the investment committee of AVF-I. He has completed his Double Major in Economics and Business Administration from Austin College, Texas, USA.

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • Number 5, 1st Floor, Surya Mahal Building
  • B.Bharucha Road, Kala Ghoda, Fort
  • Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001
  • India

+91 022 0000 0000

Anirudh Damani Investments (8)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Chai Break 11-Dec-2017 Later Stage VC 0000 Restaurants and Bars Generating Revenue 0000000 000000
0000 (0000 0000000 21-Dec-2016 0000 00000 Application Software Generating Revenue 0000000 000000
00000 09-Feb-2016 0000 00000 Information Services (B2C) Generating Revenue 0000000 000000
00000 0000 24-Jan-2016 0000 00000 00000 Automation/Workflow Software Generating Revenue 0000000 000000
0000000 05-Aug-2015 0000 00000 000 Application Software Generating Revenue 0000000 000000
0000.00 01-Oct-2013 0000 00000 00000 Social/Platform Software Out of Business 0000000 000000
Paletly Designs 21-Aug-2013 Early Stage VC 00000 Internet Retail Generating Revenue/Not Profitable 0000000 000000
Exotel Angel (individual) Communication Software Profitable 0000000 000000
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Anirudh Damani Exits (4)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
Supr (Milk Ordering Platform) 01-Aug-2018 Merger/Acquisition Completed
00000 0000 29-Mar-2017 000000000000000000 Completed
  • 0000 (00000000000
Klip.In 01-Jan-2017 Out of Business Completed
Paletly Designs 01-Apr-2015 Bankruptcy: Liquidation Completed
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Anirudh Damani Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office Contact
Anirudh Damani Angel Investor 00 Mumbai, India

Anirudh Damani Co-Investors (83)

Name With Exits Lead Partner
Alexis Ohanian 2 0
Group 11 0 0
Joshua Reeves 0 0
Justin Kan 0 0
Marc Benioff 0 0
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