Nagaraja Prakasam is an angel investor, and the founder of Indian Angel Network. He focuses on entities that he believes will make a difference. Prakasam has more than two decades of global experience, including ten years in the US, where he closely worked with startups that were finding their feet. As a full time angel investor, he has invested in ten start-ups and seen three exits. Prakasam believes in a hands-on approach and travels extensively in rural areas to gain a deeper understanding of customer needs first hand. Having personally mentored around a thousand startups, Prakasam is sought after as a thought leader in the impact space for conferences, roundtables on CSR, incubators, venture funds and aid agencies.
Prakasam currently resides in Bangalore. He holds a B.E. degree from Thiagarajar College of Engineering in India and an MBA degree from the San Diego/Kennesaw State University, United States.