Name: Pradeep Gupta
Preferred Industries: Media and Entertainment
Brief Profile: Pradeep Gupta is the Chairman of the CyberMedia Group, South Asia's first and largest specialty media house, with brands like Dataquest, PCQuest, Voice&Data, DARE, CIOL, Global Services, etc. CyberMedia is a public company. CyberMedia is executing India’s first Electropreneur Park, an incubation centre for Electronics start-ups funded by the Government of India. Pradeep is also an Angel investor and has mentored over 100 start-ups. He is the co-founder of Indian Angel Network, Asia’s largest angel network with more than 300 members that has done over 70 deals. Currently IAN invests in 20-25 deals each year. Some successful exits of IAN include Druvaa Software, StayZilla etc. Pradeep is also the Chair of the IIT Alumni Trust, the sponsors of IvyCap Ventures Trust Fund-I, a $40 mn fund that invests in medium scale businesses. Pradeep is a global trustee of TiE, the world’s largest entrepreneurial ecosystem with 12,000 members, including over 2,500 charter members in 60 chapters across 17 countries. Pradeep was the GP of India’s first angel fund Infinity Ventures 15 years ago which had angel investments in companies like India Bulls and India Games, both of which were highly successful exits. He is on the Board of the IIT Delhi and IIM Kolkata incubators and on the Advisory Board of STPI Gurgaon. He has been the past President of PanIIT India and Association of Indian Magazines. He is/has been on the Boards of IIT Mandi, Indian Newspaper Society, UTI AMC and its subsidiary UTI Capital etc. He is the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni award of IIT Delhi and the Helen Keller award for working in the disability sector. Pradeep is an Engineer from IIT Delhi (1975) and an MBA from IIM Calcutta (1977).
Investment Objectives: To nurture startups