HISTORY

Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs India (SAE India) is a Stanford Alumni Association group based in India that seeks to strengthen Stanford’s startup community by fostering relationships among entrepreneurs and alumni investors. Our community approach to the investment process creates diverse opportunities for education, professional development, advising / mentoring, and growing one’s business and investment portfolio. SAE India has been set up in close collaboration with SAE, Silicon Valley, which was founded in 2010 and has helped fund over 20 startups till date, greatly impacting the Silicon Valley landscape.

VISION

SAE India brings a unique group of investors with deep experience, expertise and passion for entrepreneurship. In addition, this group offers potential collaborative partnership opportunities with the Stanford community in Silicon Valley and a commitment to nurture the early stage ecosystem in India with the entrepreneurial spirit of Stanford. SAE India provides an excellent platform for enthusiastic entrepreneurs to find mentors, investors and to develop their networks.

Paula Mariwala

Paula Mariwala

Co-Founder & President, Mumbai

A physicist turned tech entrepreneur and VC, Paula brings more than 25 years of entrepreneurial experience along with 12 years of investing experience in early stage companies in India and US.

Chaitra Chidanand

Chaitra Chidanand

Co-Founder , Bangalore

Fintech Entrepreneur - making money simpl for merchants and their customers, one transaction at a time. Co-founder and COO of getsimpl.com

Ajay Lavakare

Ajay Lavakare

Co-President, Delhi

Serial Tech Entrepreneur and Angel investor

Ajay Goel

Ajay Goel

Investment Committee, Bangalore

Inquisitive, Frugal, Friendly, Grey hair Engineer

Vaibhav Agarwal

Vaibhav Agarwal

Investment Committee, New Delhi

Two-time entrepreneur and physician who loves meeting exciting founders!

Pranav Pai

Pranav Pai

Investment Committee, Bangalore

Stanford Engineer, seasoned investor, Founding Partner at 3one4 Capital

Jinesh Sonawala

Jinesh Sonawala

Deal Flow Committee, Mumbai

Led several startups, large companies, and investments in Silicon Valley and in India.

Satyen Kothari

Satyen Kothari

Investment Committee, Mumbai

Design/product fanatic, building company #5, sees entrepreneurship as freedom

Vedant Ahluwalia

Vedant Ahluwalia

vice president

Artifical Intelligence Entrepreneur and Investor

Rachit Kejariwal

Rachit Kejariwal

Stanford Angel India Fellow, Principal Deal flow Manager

Passionate about investing with a background in strategy, healthcare and non-profit

Vimal Bhaya

Vimal Bhaya

Deal Flow Analyst

Engineer and Ed-tech entrepreneur

SAE India Investments

Get in Touch

Email Us

Paula Mariwala

info@stanfordangels.co.in