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:
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
We have a preference for non-linear and technology driven business models.
Jairaj Bhattacharya and Shashank Pandey
Convegenius is a mobile first, product company focused on digitising education and making it affordable, fun, and rewarding. ConveGenius aims to become a market leader in Edutainment. The company aims to create disruption in the knowledge and digital media segment by providing affordable educational solutions for both the existing and the emerging mobile users globally.
Sonal Pande and Rishabh Kaila
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Jajati and Sanghamitra Pattanayak
KleverMind is a technology innovator that automates the school admission process in Delhi-NCR. With the tagline of ‘Many Schools. One Form’, KleverMind provides one master form through which applications can be made to many schools.
Kunal Dhawan, Gaurav Gupta and Shourjo Banerjee
Navia Life Care is a health technology company with a special focus on patient care. They believe in healthcare with simplicity. Their tools enable users to manage their health on their fingertips.
Atit Verma, Robin Jha and Asad Khan
TPot runs 25 tea retail outlets in Delhi-NCR and plans to expand to other parts of the country soon.In India, chai is not a simple beverage, it’s an obsession. Our breakfast isn’t complete without tea. It’s the first thing (of course, after water) you serve to guests. TPot is aiming to provide 5-star quality at roadside prices.
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.
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.
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.