• We are a UK-India Innovation fund focused on early stage start ups. As much of a cliche as it is, we believe in helping all our portfolio firms reach the next level with their businesses.

    Fintech - Smart Cities Technology - Education Technology

  • Our Portfolio

    • A POS (point of sale) credit business, providing an option for retail businesses to offer interest free credit online.

    • Divido connect banks (under writers) to retailers through a simple and lightweight technology component. 

    • A men's grooming brand,  on a subscription based model.

    • Winner of  “Best Razor” award competing against Gillette, Wilkinson, Phillips, Braun and Remington.

    • A market place for SME lending.

    • Qualified as a ‘SME Lending platform’ by British Business Bank.

    • An AI enabled smart meter company for domestic energy monitoring

    • Partners with British Gas and Scottish Power

    • An instant messaging platform for businesses, that integrates simplicity and security, currently focusing on Wealth management and corporate banking.

    • Three of the world's largest banks deploying the platform

  • The Founding Team

    We are a team of entrepreneur converted investors focused in early stage startups. We source and invest in quality startups and support them in their journey to the next stage. We leverage our network of successful entrepreneurs/ investors and management/ technology consultants to add value to these businesses.

    Arunkumar Krishnakumar

    Co-founder

    Arun is a Fintech thought leader and investor with 13 years experience in FS and Technology. He is a Data executive with over a decade experience in executing data projects and programmes within FS/ Banking.

    Prem Barthasarathy

    Co-founder 

    Prem is a performance improvement consultant specialising in strategy, cost optimisation and sourcing. He has a wealth of experience within Telecoms, Energy and Utilities and a passion for entrepreneurship/ innovation.

    Kiran Kumar Pillala

    Co-founder

    Kiran is a technology consultant, constantly quenching his thirst for knowledge and innovation. An expert in telecoms, he provides business solutions to enhance productivity, improve quality, drive sustained business performance and maximize revenue potential

  • Advisors

    Banesh Prabhu

    IC Member/ex-COO Citigroup

    Banesh has extensive experience in Financial Services Globally. Managed various senior responsibilities in Global Operations, Distribution and Technology for 23 years with Citigroup, American Express and Siam Commercial Bank. Developed strategy and implemented Digitization and Fintech startups. Founded many Technology and Shared Services/BPO

    Deepak Ahuja

    IC Member/ex-Senior Banker

    Deepak is currently the Founder and is involved in promoting tech startups in the Travel and Lifestyle industry as well as Property Management. A financial services professional with multi country experience and focused expertise on general management, customer engagement and business development.

    Dan Sandhu

    Serial Entrepreneur and Investor

    Founder / CEO in Education Technology, Digital and Media businesses in the UK and Internationally. Instrumental in fund raising, investor relationships and developing leadership teams. Building and developing businesses to successful exits. Led and grown businesses organically, through M&A, successful integration, off-shoring and fund raising

    Sanjeeb Chaudhuri

    ex-CMO Standard Chartered Bank

    Sanjeeb at present hold the position of an Independent director at Aditya Birla Fashion & Retail. Until recently he was Group Head of Brand and Chief Marketing Officer at Standard Chartered where he oversaw all brand and marketing teams across the Group, and taking overall responsibility for developing a singular, cohesive brand strategy and spearheaded a significant drive towards optimizing Standard Chartered's brand recognition across digital and mobile channels, enabling the Bank to better cater for customers.

    James Cameron

    Partner SystemiQ/ex-Adviser UK Govt.

    James is a partner at SystemiQ, chairman of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and a member of GE’s Ecomagination board.

    He is an advisor to the Climate Bonds Initiative and Carbon Tracker, a trustee member of the UK Green Building Counciland a former non-executive director of Solarcentury.

    Until recently, he was chairman of Climate Change Capital (CCC).

    James advised the UK government as a member of HM Treasury's Infrastructure UK advisory council. He was a member of the UK Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group, which was chaired by the Prime Minister at 10 Downing St.

    Kayar Raghavan

    Serial Investor

    An internationally experienced banker and consultant with over 40 years of field experience in banking, financial services, management consulting and advice in ops & tech design, value engineering, M&A due diligence and outsourcing. A Financial Times qualified Non Executive Director. A Mentor, Lead angel, Syndicate leader & NED in several startups.

  • Thought leadership

    October 19, 2015
    Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela both flabbergast me for more reasons than one. They scripted their nation’s history and influenced the fate of billions of humans like you and me. They also gave life, in a massive scale, to the word “UNITY” and showed the world the true meaning and the impact it...
    The global securities market is worth more than $100 Trillion. Any technology that would add efficiencies to the exchange, settlement and reporting of transactions happening in this market should be welcome. Blockchain has been in the news recently because, it has the potential to disrupt this...
    “Maa Paal” (Madam - milk!) - my childhood wake up call in Chennai, India. I clearly recall two businesses, both quenching my hunger for growth  - Aavin run by the Tamil Nadu Dairy Development Corporation Ltd, serving variations of milk and The Hindu,  the national newspaper, both delivered direct...
    Almost a year ago, when I was reading about sharing economy and impact investing, I learnt the term collaborative capitalism. I felt that the world was adjusting itself between capitalism at one end and communism at the other, but had moved just a bit closer to the communism end. I think...
    Let me start by saying that I am not a Fintech basher. I am an ardent student, follower and believer of Fintech. However, over the last few months I have been in several conversations and passionate arguments if Fintech was a bubble.  I don't believe the whole of the FinTech phenomenon is a...
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  • Press Releases

    Finpro and Angels Unleashed help launch “Finland First” business accelerator program

     

    Recently covered in The Hindu Business line for entrepreneurship, a national newspaper in India with C1.4M circulation everyday.

     

    Co-Founder Arun was featured as the investor of the Month by UK Business Angels Association

     

    Angels Unleashed and three of our portfolio firms were shortlisted as finalists in 6 of the 14 categories for the UKBAA Annual awards. We/our portfolio firms won three of those awards

     

  • Testimonials

    Chris Holloman

    CEO, Divido

    We had the good fortune to choose which investors we decided to work with, and the decision to work with Angels Unleashed was easy. The team represents a range of very complimentary skills and experiences we have been able to leverage in the building of our point of sale consumer finance business.

    Susanne Chishti

    CEO, Fintech Circle

    Angels Unleashed are a great group of investors who really add value to their startups!

    Ranjith Doshi

    CFO, Global Biotech Company

    Angels Unleashed have delivered significant value through their deep understanding of the business. Angel Unleashed is a young company, but their insights and suggestions are seasoned. Angels Unleashed has helped in identifying some promising startups which have delivered value to us.

    Oliver Bridge

    CEO, Cornerstone

    Angels Unleashed have been a pleasure to work with - their due diligence was conducted swiftly and they asked smart questions, and when it came to the completion process they were easy to deal with. Since making the investment, they have been a constant source of new ideas and support.  

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