Lead Advisory is an independent division of Lead Angels, with a focus on growth capital. Lead Angels is an early-stage investment network, co-founded by IIT-B Alumni with a presence across Mumbai, Delhi, and Bangalore, currently having an active portfolio of 25 companies.
Given our group’s legacy of being a successful early-stage investor, we leverage our wide network of relationships with 200+ Institutional investors spanning India, South East Asia, China, and an in-depth understanding of diverse sectors to raise capital. We believe in building enduring relationships with our clients by bringing to the table a strong Investment perspective and rich transaction experience to create long-term value for all stakeholders.
Research and experience in funding and due diligence forms the foundation of our work. With this capability in a very short period, we have become a dependable partner to leading domestic and global funds.
Our Domain Expertise
Founder & CEO
Sushanto is an Entrepreneur who has been associated with the early stage ecosystem in India for more than 15 years. with a prior experience in consulting and financial services.
As the Founder & CEO of Lead Angels - started initially by a team of three originally from IIT Bombay to assist early stage investments in start-ups. Sushanto has taken the network to over 130+ members/investors across the globe.
Lead Angels, today has gone beyond Angel Investing. The network has a process driven investment approach and provides 360° support across all stages to investee companies.
With 30+ investments over the past 5 years, Lead Angels’ portfolio and clients boasts of marquee names viz. SuprDaily, Planet Superheroes, AHA Taxi and Shopkirana to name a few.
His prior assignments include founding CEO, Society for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, (SINE) IIT Bombay and Director Hyderabad Angels. A TIE Chartered member, he is also a part of the advisory committee at premier incubators in India as well undertaken multiple training programs for Government & Private organizations such as IIT Bombay, DST, ISRO, CSIR. Carleton University, Tata Communications and UNAPCTT on startups and startup management.
Associate, Investment Banking
Fenil is a Chartered Accountant by profession having completed his Bachelors in Commerce from Narsee Monjee College and Master in Commerce from Mumbai University. He is a result-oriented professional with a cumulative experience of 5 years in Finance, Taxation, due diligence, transaction advisory and Investment Banking focusing on sectors like F&B, Fin-tech, Logistics, Consumer and Technology.
Previously, Fenil has worked with Polymath Advisors in their Investment Banking Team, providing transaction advisory services to Early Stage Start-ups and SMEs for Equity and Debt funds raising. He has also worked with Motilal Oswal Financial Services Ltd in Finance and Taxation department.
Analyst, Investment Banking
Tanmay is a business management graduate from the University of Mumbai.
Tanmay caught the bug quite early and has been working in and around start-ups since the age of 16. He worked throughout his under graduation, taking up various roles across functionalities in sectors such as F&B, consumer brands and retail.
Having worked closely with many founders, Tanmay understands the perspective and needs of entrepreneurs and strongly believes in assisting them realise their vision.
Principal at Incubate Fund India
ex-VP & Founding member, Lead Advisory
ex-VP, Investments & Portfolio Management, Lead Angels
Senior Pricing Analyst, Lazada (for Rocket Internet SE)
Assisted one of the largest microfinance institution, Bandhan Microfinance in charting out the roadmap for its banking foray and set up its national banking operations.
Assisted the Singapore Govt. and London Business School Alumni Venture fund (Susses Place Ventures) for Investments.
Partner at Aavishkar Frontier Fund a social venture fund focusing on emerging markets in Asia.
PGDM from IIM-Ahmedabad & BTech from BITS Pilani, Venkat has over 25 years of experience in BFSI, media, logistics in India, Middle East and Hong Kong. Worked with Lazard Capital, ILFS, Blue Star and AFL Logistics.