with IIT Dhanbad Startups
IIT Dhanbad Alumni
Why Pitch to ISM Angels
We are the only community exclusively investing in startups funded by Alumni of ISM Dhanbad. Each year, we plan to invest $3M+ in to 5-7 companies. We created this environment to support founders from ISM both financially and mentorship so that they can focus on product-market fit with early revenue.
About ISM Angels
IIT Dhanbad alumni have global presence in diverse fields from startup founders to executives at Global 2000s. A lot of them want to share their expertise (and a little bit of wealth) by investing in startups. ISM Angels is a platform for the Alumni to evaluate, fund and help IIT Dhanbad startups.
Our mission is to build a community of ISM angel investors who will support ISM startup founders. It is providing a forum for ISM alumni to give back to our alma mater and support fellow alumni. Together, we are an aggregation of expertise from multiple industries and operational skills, resulting in more effective due diligence, terms negotiation and board stewardship.
With a passion for business and creativity, Rakesh founded LoginRadius, a SaaS provider of digital identity solutions. He led the company’s effort to bring together world-class VC firms including Microsoft’s M12 and raised $20M in funding.
Apart from being a tech entrepreneur, Rakesh advises and invests in startups. He also loves to read books and share book reviews with the world. Soni has written for leading tech magazines like VentureBeat, Wired, Enterpreneur.com, Business2Community, Forkast. News, CPO Magazine, etc.
Rakesh has an engineering degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (ISM) and an MS from the University of Alberta.
With a passion towards technology driven innovation, Krishna has built and led several high performing teams that leverage emerging technologies to build user engaging products. Currently Krishna is leading a team at Amazon to add Computer Vision capabilities to Alexa.
Apart from being a full time tech leader, Krishna also has co-founded 3 startups and invests in early to late stage startups.
Krishna has an engineering degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (ISM) and executive education on Driving organic growth through Innovation from the Kellogg School of Management.
Some of the Recent Investments
Pitch Your Startup
We’ve a simple and process driven screening and pitching process.
Who can pitch?
If one of the founders is an IIT Dhanbad student or graduate, you may apply for pitching.
Be Member of ISM Angels
Who can be a member?
ISM Angels is a closed network exclusively for alumni of IIT Dhanbad.
How to be a member?
If you think you qualify to be a member, please submit the application below and we will review it to ensure if you qualify. Please note that a personal reference from one of the existing members would be needed.
Benefits of Becoming a Member
Quality Deal Flow
Every deal is screened via an established offline process and application procedure.
Diversify your investment portfolio beyond stock market in to early stage startups.
Shoulders of Fellow Alumni
Investing alongside fellow alumni enables the pooling of capital and aggregation of expertise from multiple industries and operational skills, resulting in more effective due diligence, terms negotiation and board stewardship.
Learn to Invest
Members have access to regular investor education and networking gatherings with fellow Alumni and can learn from each other.
Build Your Network
Network with other ISM alumni and build relationships.
Joy of Giving Back
It’s a great opportunity to give back our alma mater and support fellow students and alumni.