Narayan Ramachandran Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Investments
  • 12

  • Portfolio
  • 6

  • Exits
  • 4


Narayan Ramachandran General Information


Mr. Narayan Ramachandran serves as General Partner & Chairman at Kludein. He serves as Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at KludeIn I Acquisition. He serves as Non-Executive Chairman at TeamLease Services. Mr. Ramachandran is also an Angel Investor. Between January 2016 and December 2019, he served as a General Partner and Vice Chairman of L Catterton Asia, a leading consumer-focused private equity firm with more than $3 billion in assets under management. Before that, Mr. Ramachandran co-founded InKlude Labs, a social enterprise incubator, and KludeIn Ventures, a Palo Alto-based investment firm focused on strategic investments in high-growth companies. He previously served as the head of Morgan Stanley in India from July 2006 to February 2010, and also led Morgan Stanley's Global Emerging Markets and Global Asset Allocation portfolio management teams from March 2001 to July 2006, managing over $25 billion in assets. He received a B.S. with distinction in chemical engineering from IIT Bombay and holds an MBA from the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Business Details

Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • 855 El Camino Real
  • Suite13A-385
  • Palo Alto, CA 94301
  • United States

Narayan Ramachandran Investments (12)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Local All Natural Soda 27-Feb-2024 Seed Round 000.00 Beverages Generating Revenue 0000000 000000000000
Ekam 19-Jul-2022 00000 (00000 00000 Other Consumer Non-Durables Generating Revenue 0000000 000000000000
Vogo 18-Feb-2021 00000 00000 000.00 Automotive Generating Revenue 0000000 000000000000
LIDO Learning 02-Jan-2021 00000 00000 000.00 Educational Software Bankruptcy: Admin/Reorg 0000000 000000000000
UC Inclusive Credit 12-Aug-2019 00000 00000 00.000 Specialized Finance Generating Revenue 0000000 000000000000
Lithium (Automotive) 11-Jun-2018 00000 00000 000.00 Automotive Generating Revenue 0000000 000000000000
Chumbak 28-Nov-2017 00000 00000 0000 Home Furnishings Generating Revenue 0000000 000000000000
Chumbak 01-Nov-2016 00000 00000 00.000 Home Furnishings Generating Revenue 0000000 000000000000
My Ally 01-Mar-2016 Seed Round Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000000 000000000000
Caravan Craft 23-Nov-2015 Later Stage VC 00.000 Internet Retail Generating Revenue 0000000 000000000000

Narayan Ramachandran Exits (4)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Chumbak 12-Jan-2023 Merger/Acquisition
LIDO Learning 08-Sep-2022 0000000000: 000000
Vogo 28-Mar-2022 Merger/Acquisition
My Ally 30-Sep-2020 Merger/Acquisition

Narayan Ramachandran Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

Investments by Industry

Investments by Year

Investments by Region

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Narayan Ramachandran Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Narayan Ramachandran Angel Investor 00 0 Palo Alto, CA

Narayan Ramachandran Co-Investors (30)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Growth Story 1 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Kalaari Capital 0 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Matrix Partners India 0 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Sachin Bansal 0 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Vijay Sharma 0 0 0 Series chart Industry bar

Narayan Ramachandran FAQs

  • Who is Narayan Ramachandran?

    Narayan Ramachandran is an angel Investor who has made 12 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Narayan Ramachandran?

    Narayan Ramachandran is an angel investor.

  • What does Narayan Ramachandran do?

    As an angel investor, Narayan Ramachandran invests personal money into promising companies, typically in exchange for equity.

  • What has Narayan Ramachandran invested in?

    Narayan Ramachandran has made numerous investments in companies like Local All Natural Soda, Ekam, and Vogo within the Beverages, Consumer Non-Durables, and Automotive industries.

  • What has Narayan Ramachandran invested in recently?

    Narayan Ramachandran's latest investment was on 27-Feb-2024 in Local All Natural Soda, a company within the Beverages industry.

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