Brief Profile: Angel Investor, Entreprenuer, Startup Mentor, Guest Speaker.
Hari is an active angel investor focussed on innovative startup teams. He has been an entrepreneur since 1987. Hari now spends his time supporting innovative entrepreneurs , learning and researching on lean startup methodologies , disruptive business models and frugal innovation .
- He practices lean startup principles and encourages founders to think global , act local and build an organisational culture suitable for innovation in startups.
- He has led several deals in Indian Angel Network , providing fund raising support for portfolio companies .
- He is a member of the advisory Board of Ivy Cap ventures , a Rs. 500 crore PE fund .
- He was one of the early adapters of the internet and his online portal Calcutta Online ( calonline.com) was acquired by a NASDAQ listed company in 1998 .
- He co-founded Ontrack Systems Limited in 1988 . He is the past President of TiE- Kolkata , COMPASS , CIITA and has held key positions in trade bodies , trusts and non profit organisations.