Raghav Kanoria has today joined Anchor Markets as a Venture Partner, focused on expanding the company’s Industrial Innovation Partners platform in India.
An entrepreneur and investor himself, Raghav has been a driver of the startup ecosystem in East India. He ideated and co-founded India’s third largest angel network (Calcutta Angels) and is also co-founder of Neoleap, East India’s first private startup accelerator.
During his career, Raghav has been part of several pioneering strategic and financing initiatives – he was part of the management team of Brand Capital, an initiative of the Times of India Group, which grew to become a USD 1bn program; he has also been a key member of the strategy and alliance team for the setup of a USD 200mn greenfield real estate fund for Ambuja Realty and a USD 250mn infrastructure fund for SREI Group. Till recently, he was a member of the Innovation Task Force of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
“We are excited to have Raghav join the Anchor Markets ecosystem to drive our activities in India. He brings a unique mix of experience with startups and industrial conglomerates necessary to strengthen investor engagement and support development of our portfolio companies,” said Dweep Chanana, Managing Partner.
Raghav is a regular speaker at conferences worldwide on a range of emerging topics, and is deeply engaged with educational institutes and Chambers of Commerce in East India.