Invest with Arul Velan
$440K ($0)
Typical Investments
4
Expected Deals/Year
15
Unique LPs have invested
Note from Arul Velan

Having built and scaled five startups in the last decade, I am fortunate to have been at the intersection of the rapid proliferation of startups and technology boom.  A trend that I see continuing for 30 years and perhaps much longer.  I have spent the last few years bringing my operating experience & own unique perspective to helping startup founders.  I offer unrestricted help to founders that I have backed and many I choose not to, with the singular aim to see them succeed beyond their wildest dreams.  This approach has karmically led to an abundance of deal flow and access to angel opportunities not available to all.

With the years I have spent on startups and hundreds of founders that I have known & continue to meet, I selectively invest when I get to know a team that can have an outsized outcome.  I back founders who demonstrate characteristics & behaviors similar to the best entrepreneurs whom I have worked with.  Those include founders who have built billion-dollar companies and household names.

My purpose is to help people make their dreams come true.  I consider myself lucky to be able to focus my purpose, energy, drive, and resources helping startup founders create the next generation of world-changing companies.

Feel free to reach out with any questions or if you want to discuss any viewpoints.

Dealflow

I will gladly syndicate my angel investments including those that I have invested in previously who are raising again and any new opportunity that has availability.  I have chosen to wait before syndicating some opportunities when 1) the startup may not have launched publicly, 2) the product needs to achieve higher user growth or sales growth for a seed stage company, or 3) the founders have asked me to not syndicate for any number of reasons.

I will also readily share with syndicate members by email any interesting angel opportunity that I come across where I choose not to invest but still see much promise, introducing interested angels & institutions to the founders. Contact me if you would like to be added to the distribution list.

Team
Arul Velan
Angel
Startup veteran. Public & private tech investor. Formerly @facebook, @livingsocial. @northwestern-university engineer, @stanford-graduate-school-of-business.
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Nirav Bisarya
Product & CS leader. 15 yrs exp. in B2B start-ups and SMB's. Software & Hardware, LP in 500 Startups & Foresite Capital, Root & Ubiquity Ventures.
Krishna Rao
Marketing
VP Business Development, Sarvint Technologies; Rao Ventures, LLC: Founder/Manager; Early/Growth Stage Investor, MD/MBA; Passion for Technology
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