Dr. Apoorv Sharma

A doyenne in the field of early stage investment and start-up incubation, Dr. Apoorv Ranjan Sharma is the Co-Founder of Venture Catalysts, India's first Seed Investment & Innovation platform.

In his role, he is responsible for driving the strategic planning and overseeing the overall functioning of the organisation. Dr. Sharma holds a PhD in Incubation with an MBA, B. Tech. from reputed institutions. He also holds credit of a Diploma in Mentoring Studies from UC Berkeley offered by Intel-DST Scholarship.

Having been involved in early stage investment since 2002 and established almost 10 Incubators & accelerators including Somaiya Incubator, IAN Incubator, VentureNursery, Amity Innovation Incubator, JSS TBI ( Best Incubator Award,2005), EDII, Mata Vaishno University, Jammu to name a few.

He was also actively associated in establishing Angel Networks- IAN Mumbai and Pune, and Venture Nursery Angels as a key catalyst. Prior to this, he has played a vital role in establishing JSS Seed Fund, Amity Family office fund, IAN Seed fund and more.

Overall, Mr. Sharma led and mentored more than 50 early stage investments with high success track record including OYO Rooms, Invenzone, Talview Apnacircle.com, Circuit Sutra, Jigsee, Birdseye, Webkliper, confirmtkt, siftr, DSYH, LendenClub, Beardo and many more.