About Us

Who we are

The Chennai Angels

TCA is a Group of successful leaders that have successfully built, run and in many cases exited enterprises across multiple domains and industries. TCA helps entrepreneurs build and grow their ventures and enterprises into successful companies.

Inception

Aspiring entrepreneurs with innovative business ideas often fumble to translate thoughts into commercially viable ventures. These teething troubles could be attributed to inadequate awareness in taking ideas forward or paucity of funds. In an effort to help these young minds, a group of prominent successful entrepreneurs came forward to form a consortium called The Chennai Entrepreneurship Trust Fund in Nov 2007, which is now The Chennai Angels (TCA).

Our Role Today

Besides providing capital, TCA members act as mentors for those venturing into the business world. TCA has among its members several Venture Capitalists who are available to partner TCA on larger outlays. Along with high quality mentoring, investors are able to handhold the entrepreneur through the life cycle of fundraising and open doors to customers and partners of very high order.

Portfolio

Funded
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Board of Directors

Gopal Srinivasan

TVS Capital Funds Limited

Ramaraj R

Elevar Advisors Pvt Limited

Lakshmi Narayanan

Cognizant Technology Solutions

Board of Directors

Gopal Srinivasan

TVS Capital Funds Limited

Ramaraj R

Elevar Advisors Pvt Limited

Lakshmi Narayanan

Cognizant Technology Solutions

Executive Committee

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Ramaraj R

Elevar Advisors Pvt Limited

R Ramaraj is a serial entrepreneur who has been involved in ventures in IT cellular and Internet….

Rajeev Mecheri

Mecheri Smart Capital Pvt.,Ltd.,

Rajeev is a first-generation entrepreneur and Angel investor in technology start-ups.

K Mahalingam (Mali)

TSM Group Of Companies

K Mahalingam (Mali) is a Partner / Director at TSM Group of companies and a member of The Chennai…

Padma Chandrasekaran

Angel Investor

Padma Chandrasekaran is an angel investor actively seeking opportunities to invest in promising y…

Chandu Nair

Entrepreneur Advisor

Chandu has over 30 years of experience in industry, consultancy, media, and information services….

Satish Kumar

Managing Director And CEO Of Henkel India Ltd

Mr. Satish Kumar stepped down on March 31, 2009, from the position of the Managing Director and C…

K Ramakrishnan (Ramki)

Spark Capital Advisors (India) Pvt. Ltd.

K Ramakrishnan (Ramki) is Senior Managing Director Strategic Relationships at Spark Capital…

S Premkumar

Hcl Infosystems Ltd.

Prem has been one of the key business leaders of HCL. His association with the group spans many y…

C K Ranganathan

Cavinkare Private Limited

Mr. CK Ranganathan was born in Cuddalore to parents with a primary interest in education. He took…

REJI-min

Reji Joseph is a Chartered Accountant with a degree in Economics from Loyola College in Chennai

Bharat Garg

Director, Pulkit TMT

Bharat Garg is currently a Director at M/s Advait Steel Rolling Mills P Ltd (Family Business) & work experience of 19 years in the Steel Hot Rolling Industry.