“Smart women figure out what, exactly, makes them happiest. They spend generously on those things but cut out the rest.” The attitude of the women investors in the current Indian startup ecosystem truly aligns with these words of the renowned author Laura Vanderkam. These women investors are imperative to the startup ecosystem, particularly because they signal to their counterparts that they belong here and bring along their own emotional quotient and gut instinct.
As industrial output oscillates, startups emerge to align themselves with the top business houses in the country. Today, they not only represent the youths emerging new ideas but also a new asset class for investment. What gives them the power to grow rapidly? The belief of the Angel, Venture Capital, and Private Equity Investors.
However, when one researches early-stage investors, it is difficult to find anyone other than male investors who dominate the Indian and global startup space. Changing this notion and the face of investing is none other than the new age modern woman. Moving ahead with gumption and unbridled enthusiasm, these women investors are successful entrepreneurs and have a deep appetite for innovation and creativity. At the same time, they are leaving no stone unturned in creating a sustainable ecosystem for the future generation of startup entrepreneurs.
They are now becoming role models for the upcoming generation of women entrepreneurs as well as the common working women. Asha Jadeja Motwani, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Bharati Jacob, Rekha Menon, are a few of the leading names in this regard.
These leading ladies, together, bring strength to the ecosystem and look out for their peers. They don’t just follow the crowd, but lead by example, ask questions and share knowledge. They seek entrepreneurs with the courage to re-imagine the world, dedicating themselves to what they feel most passionate about.
This article sets out to highlight such women investors and epitomise the change they are bringing about in establishments. These women investors are the champions of investing and are leading a revolution to build tomorrow’s great companies. These ladies bring with them a new template for inclusive growth and have set out to make a difference. They are some of the most active and influential female Angel, Venture Capital and Private Equity investors spread across New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Jaipur, and Hyderabad.