Investing with a Purpose

About Us

Benori Ventures is an investment firm that incubates, accelerates, and invests in Indian startups. We invest in early stage startups based in Delhi/NCR and mentor entrepreneurs who have the potential to impact the lives of millions of people. We like to think of ourselves as founder investors and partner up with our portfolio companies for the longer term. Our key value add is to accelerate the growth of our partner companies through:

  1. Investing seed/growth capital
  2. Providing physical infrastructure
  3. Supporting key knowledge functions such as strategy, sales and marketing, talent management, and leadership development

Sectoral Focus







Our Criteria

Delhi/NCR Based

Delhi/NCR Based

We require our protfolio companies to be based in Delhi/NCR to enable effective mentoring.



We invest in post-revenue startups which have shown some traction in the market.

Non-linear business model

Non-linear Business Model

We have a preference for non-linear and technology driven business models.

Our Portfolio


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Ashish Gupta

CEO & Founder


Ashish Gupta is the Founder of Benori Ventures. Previously, he co-founded and served as the Chief Operating Officer and Global Business Unit Head of Financial Services at Evalueserve until April 2016. He started his career with McKinsey where he served as an Engagement Manager and spent about five years with them. He received his MBA from The Carnegie Mellon University and B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He recently graduated from the senior executive leadership program at Harvard Business School. He is one of the founders and trustees of Ashoka University and also serves on the board of TiE Delhi.

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Somya Gupta

Junior Consultant


As a Junior Consultant, Somya is a go-to person for our portfolio companies to source knowledge. She supports our companies with digital marketing and market research assignments while simultaneously managing the daily operations at Benori. She has recently completed her B.Tech from KIET, Ghaziabad where she co-founded Streetbloks Accommodations, a PG rental startup.

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Tarun Jain

Entrepreneur in Residence (AVP)


As an Entrepreneur in Residence with Benori Ventures, Tarun works with our portfolio companies on varied aspects from strategic issues to more important ones like joining them for a team lunch. He also manages the deal flow, due diligence process, and key operations at our accelerator. He holds an MBA from University of Minnesota, where he was a Carlson School Scholar, and BE from Punjab University. In his free time he enjoys cycling and yoga.