Anil Joshi is the Founder and Managing Partner at Unicorn India Ventures, a leading Venture Capital Fund focusing on early-stage investments in tech companies. With over two decades of experience in the field, Anil pioneered angel investments in India as the head of operations and President at Mumbai Angels, one of the most reputable and prolific Angel Investment forums in India. As an early mover in early 2000 in this segment, Anil was investing in budding companies even before venture investment had taken any formal shape in India.
Within the start-up ecosystem, Anil has been at the helm of over 100 venture-financing deals. He serves on the board of several companies in the field of Fintech, Robotic, Meditech, IOT, Bigdata, SaaS and is involved with multiple incubation centres as a board member and mentor in India as well as internationally. Additionally, he also advices the government and industry bodies on start-ups regarding policy. Young entrepreneurs draw upon his vast experience for guidance and strategic direction for their own start-ups.
As an accomplished public speaker with informed opinions about the sector, he is much sought after at start-up events both in the domestic and the international circuit. His speaking engagements have taken him to countries like Singapore, Malaysia, USA, Canada, China, France, Australia and the Middle East.
Anil’s corporate experience includes management functions in medium and large organizations, project management, joint ventures and business development. Prior to joining Mumbai Angels, he was heading new projects and investment in start-ups with Artheon Group, a Telecom, IT & Energy group. His early career started as the head of a branch office at Century Rayon, a leading Indian textile conglomerate, after which he moved to Business Access India Pvt. Ltd., providing consulting services to Scandinavian companies from diverse sectors establishing their presence in the Asian markets. He then moved to Transasia Biomedical Ltd., India’s largest manufacturer and exporter of bio-medical equipment.
Anil graduated in Engineering and Post-Graduation in Management (Marketing) and PGDBM in Strategic Finance and Control.