Hari Krishnan

Former entrepreneur, currently Early Stage VC Investor at Astarc Ventures

Mumbai Area, India

Fund Raising Lean Startup Financial Transactions Entrepreneurship Strategic Partners Portfolio Management Business Model Innovation Analysis Mergers & Acquisitions Finance Competitive Analysis Business Intelligence Corporate Finance Private Equity Mergers Investments Business Analysis Market Research Venture Capital Management Consulting Management Strategy New Business Development Product Management Business Development Business Strategy Start-ups
Entrepreneur turned Investor. Actively looking for early stage companies (tech/tech enabled businesses) to invest in. Apart from investing, would like to add value, helping in sales, in hiring, in building partnerships with other companies and future fund raising.

Earlier at Venture Intelligence, had the opportunity to head the research function assisting Venture Capital/ Private Equity Analysts with their requirements on Valuation of Financing/Acquisition Transactions. Played a key role in building technology based products - improvising existing products and launching new ones.

Prior to Venture Intelligence, as an Entrepreneur, built an education ERP+CRM startup SchoolMATE from scratch. During this stint, headed sales and tech support teams, raised angel funding for the venture and later, exited the venture by selling it to a listed education company.

Specialties: Business Analysis, Startup Ventures, Valuation, Technology Product Management

Fund Manager at Astarc Ventures

Nov 2014 - Present

Astarc Ventures is an early stage fund looking at investments in technology and technology enabled startups at very early stages. Launched in 2014, the fund looks at typical target investment ticket size of 1 Cr to 2 Cr (200k to 300k USD). Involved in sourcing, evaluating, negotiating and structuring deals, and in aiding the portfolio companies in their businesses. We strive to add value through refining business models, helping them win sales, in hiring, in building partnerships with other companies and future fund raising.

Advisor Technology at Venture Intelligence

Dec 2013 - Present

Advice the CEO on new technology initiatives

Advisor and Investor at Kobster.com

Dec 2012 - Present

Act as a sounding board on overall strategic direction of the company, reviewing periodically the progress on key metrics, open doors with potential customers/ partners/ investors


MMS at BITS Pilani

Jul 1998 - May 2002

Birla Institute of Technology and Science

Dec 1997 - Dec 2001

Don Bosco

Dec 1990 - Dec 1997

User Testimonials

Good Conversation - but too many questions from other side took away most of the time. Would like to get my questions answered and will have to schedule a follow up call maybe of a longer duration.


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