India's 7 Women Investors Shaping The Startup Landscape

 Ghazal Alagh

Mamaearth’s cofounder Ghazal Alagh, an active angel investor, backed 14 startups in 2022, including Humpy Farms, unScript AI, and Wishlink. Her portfolio also includes BlissClub and Uvi Health.

Namita Thapar

Namita Thapar, executive director at Emcure, gained fame on 'Shark Tank India'. She's participated in 11 startup deals, including Medulance, Ubreathe, Snitch, JhaJi Store, and TagZ Foods.

Anisha Singh

Anisha Singh founded She Capital in 2020 to support women founders in India. Some of the portfolio companies of the VC firm are Samosa Singh, Spark Studio, Elev8 Sportz, and Nova Nova.

Deepika Padukone

Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone now has five startups in her portfolio, starting her entrepreneurial journey with 82°E in 2021.

 Pearl Agarwal

Pearl Agarwal, a prolific angel investor, has invested in 16 startups including InFeedo and BluSmart Mobility. She is the founder and MD of Eximius Ventures.

Alia Bhatt

Bollywood superstar Alia Bhatt, now an investor, saw her investment in Nykaa grow 10X to INR 54 Cr after its listing. She also invests in Style Cracker and Phool.

Vani Kola

Vani Kola, founder and MD of Kalaari Capital, has led over 30 investments, including Dream11, Myntra,, and Snapdeal.

Meet 44 Women Torchbearers Of India’s Startup Investment Space