We invest realizations from exits in disruptive tech enabled startups, into our clean energy assets.
The returns from which flow back to our startup portfolio. Thereby ensuring, a self-sustaining investment and realization cycle.
To create economic and societal value, through investing in and fostering next generation business models. To mitigate the inherent risk associated in the process and ensure robust capital positions, by building high yielding clean energy assets to create a self-sustaining investment and realization cycle.
What do we look for before investing?
We love working with driven teams, on disruptive tech enabled ideas, with a large addressable market.
Team experience and skill set, is what ensures a seamless execution of the idea and plan. A Team mix of tech and business acumen is what makes us happy. Ideally, we prefer a co-founding team of three.
A clear existing pain point, with a sound strategy to address is a fundamental element. We scout for tech enabled, sector agnostic ideas and business plans. We prefer operationally profitable models and defensible USPs'.
The combination of a balanced team and a robust business plan, needs to have a large addressable market, with sufficient potential for monetization and scalability.
What we offer
AIV invests in the seed and early stages of startups, with follow on commitments up to Series A. Our investment philosophy is sector agnostic. We invest across verticals such as hospitality, travel, fintech, data analytics, big data, ecommerce, AI, SaaS, PaaS to name a few.
We help startups refine their business model, reach milestones with optimal burn rate and provide business expertise to stay ahead of the curve. We leverage our networks to generate business and assist in future fund raising by connecting with major VC’s.
Team That Is Building AIV
MD and CEO of Artha Group of Companies
Double major in Economics and Business Administration from Austin College
If you're trying to create a company, it's like baking a cake. You have to have all the ingredients in the right proportion.
His valuable experience in energy sector in the United States as well as his knack to pick up valuable Start-up investments helps in giving a focused direction to the investment vehicle
The philosophy that drives him - Invest in strong execution
Low CAPEX. Invest in business models that will provide operating profits. Invest in companies operating in niche & large markets
Ashok Kumar Damani
MD, Platinum Hotels
Has been a proprietary stockbroker since 1983
An organization's ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.
Achieved an average annual turnover of over $2 billion. Has been an active trading member on the Multi-Commodity Exchange and National Spot Exchange of India. He is also actively involved in the angel investment, real estate and hospitality sector.
He is an expert and veteran in finance with an astute business sense in assessing and discerning value picks in investments. Mr. Ashok Damani, over the years, has built a well-established network with domestic HNIs with business interest in the power sector.
Director, Damani Financial Services
A veteran and expert in finance
Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.
Astute business sense in assessing and discerning value picks in investments. Well established network with domestic HNIs with business interest in the power sector.
CEO Platinum hotels, Director - Artha Energy Projects
Entrepreneurship Graduate from Babson College, Massachusetts.
Dream, Dream Dream, Dreams transform into thoughts. And thoughts result in action.
A.P.J Abdul Kalam
Animesh possesses strategic business planning skills in hospitality and hotel management segment with an acute entrepreneurial drive and enterprising mindset. E has deep expertise in sales and relationship building.
Director Artha India Ventures
International Politics and Economics from Middlebury College, Vermont
Time is the friend of the wonderful company, the enemy of the mediocre.
Apurva Damani previously worked as the Director of Training at Talerang, a start up that aims to make India’s graduates work-ready. She has trained over 5,500 participants across India including students from IITs and Delhi University, and entry to senior level managers from organizations such as Deutsche Bank, NRB Bearings, RBL Bank and Madura Fashion and Lifestyle. Prior to Talerang, she won a $10,000 grant from the President of Middlebury College to implement an after-school program for high school children.