The Campus Angels – investment & support network for early stage startups anchored around colleges & universities
𝐋𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐜𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐠𝐞𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐡 / 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐩 𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐫𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐚𝐥𝐮𝐦𝐧𝐢 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐩𝐬 – That’s a valuable niche indeed.
The Campus Angels, founded by Chandran Krishnan, Kritik Abiram Govindan & vasantha kumar is an interesting venture where the founders, with their backgrounds as entrepreneurs, accelerators and engineers are trying to bridge the chasm of death for many early stage startups.
They do this by mentoring the startups, supporting them through angel/seed investments aggregated from alumni networks, and also leveraging college/university infrastructure for R&D.
𝐈𝐧 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐫𝐭, 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐝𝐞𝐥 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐭𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐠𝐞𝐬, 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐫𝐚 & 𝐚𝐥𝐮𝐦𝐧𝐢 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐩𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐲 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐬.
I liked the idea when I heard it from the founders last week – there is something in it.
𝐒𝐨 𝐬𝐮𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐠𝐥𝐚𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞 𝐚 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐌𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝐧𝐞𝐭𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤. Look forward to contributing whatever little I can.
Also warmly welcome them to be a part of the CLIMAFIX Summit 2023, India’s largest climate startup summit, organized by EAI & THE ENERGY CONSORTIUM – IIT MADRAS, Sep 22 & 23, 2023 at IIT Madras Research Park.
More about The Campus Angels from here – https://lnkd.in/gNQ6rXa5
See my LinkedIn post on this topic