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Sushanto Mitra

Founder and CEO, Lead Angels Network

Sushanto Mitra is the Founder & CEO of Lead Angels started by a team originally from IIT Bombay. Lead Angels is an alumni focused seed stage angel network with over 100 members and chapters in Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore & Hyderabad. The network has made multiple investments into IITian founded companies. Many of its members are IITians including some recent graduates as well as business owners and corporate leaders.

He has been working in the early stage ecosystem in India for the last 15 years. Prior assignments included Chief Executive Officer, Society for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, IIT Bombay and Director of Techcap India a boutique investment bank focused on early stage companies.  His earlier stints included companies like PriceWaterHouse Coopers, HCL Insys and Softek. A TIE Chartered member he is also a part of advisory committee at IIT Delhi and IIT Gandhinagar incubators.

He regularly speaks and writes about early stage companies at industry forums and the media. He has also conducted mentoring programs for entrepreneurs and investors at StartupNext, CII, TIE and NASSCOM among others.  He is has a deep interest in investments as well as entrepreneurship.