About Us

About TCA

The Chennai Angels

TCA is one of the leading Angel Investment Groups in India. TCA's network consists of elite leaders that have successfully built, run and in many cases exited enterprises across multiple domains and industries.

TCA funds scalable startups that have gained market traction and are in the early revenue stage; provided they solve a critical problem for consumers or businesses, using a unique solution.

TCA’s investing members and portfolio investments are not limited by geography. Unusually for an angel investing group, TCA has a diversified portfolio that goes well beyond a restrictive tech focus, reflecting the diversity of its members’ interests. TCA portfolio companies benefit from the collective expertise and rolodex of its members.

Key areas of investment focus for TCA include Agritech & Sustainability, Electric Vehicles, Deep Science & Technology, Healthtech, Fintech, D2C and Web 3.0.

As of date, TCA has invested over INR 150 Cr across 80+ start-ups.


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.



Board of Directors

Gopal Srinivasan

TVS Capital Funds Limited

Lakshmi Narayanan

Cognizant Technology Solutions

Ramaraj R

Senior Advisor, Elevar Advisors Private Ltd

Board of Directors

Gopal Srinivasan

TVS Capital Funds Limited

Lakshmi Narayanan

Cognizant Technology Solutions

Ramaraj R

Senior Advisor, Elevar Advisors Private Ltd

Executive Committee


Rajeev Mecheri

Mecheri Smart Capital Pvt.,Ltd.,

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


Mahalingam K (Mali)

TSM Group Of Companies

Mahalingam K (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….


Ramakrishnan K (Ramki)

Spark Capital Advisors (India) Pvt. Ltd.

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


Premkumar S

Hcl Infosystems Ltd.

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


Ranganathan CK

Cavinkare Private Limited

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


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


Ramaraj R

Senior Advisor, Elevar Advisors Private Ltd

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


Bharat Garg

Director - Pulkit TMT

Bharat has over 27 years experience in the steel industry. He is currently a director at Pulkit TMT.


Mridula Ramesh

Founder, Sundaram Textiles Ltd

Mridula Ramesh is the founder of the Sundaram Climate Institute, which focuses on solid waste and water solutions

Ecosystem Partners

Angel Networks
VC Funds
Incubators and Accelerators
Investment Bankers

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