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Astarc Ventures is an early stage investment fund which aims to partner with new age startups to help them grow into market leaders of tomorrow. We want to leverage our years of operating business experience across multiple industries and geographies to help startups grow quickly and sustainably.

Management

The fund is managed by an independent team. It is empowered by a distinguished Advisory team and multiple industry stakeholders with diverse skills, domain expertise and connects across global tech hubs. While the fund is setup out of Mumbai (India), we work with entrepreneurs spread across all geographies..

Vision of the fund

The vision of the fund is to “Embark on a collaborative journey with visionary entrepreneurs to solve the pressing problems of today and tomorrow”.

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Portfolio

Astarc Ventures Team

Mr. Kishore Musale

Chairman of Astarc Group
Mr. Kishore Musale is the Founder and Chairman of Astarc Group, founded in 1987, a diversified group with interests in multiple industries. As Chairman of the Group, he oversees the group companies in...

Mr. Kishore Musale

Chairman of Astarc Group
Mr. Kishore Musale is the Founder and Chairman of Astarc Group, founded in 1987, a diversified group with interests in multiple industries. As Chairman of the Group, he oversees the group companies in Automotive graphics, Retail display and imaging solutions, Mining, Real estate, Power, Ports, IT enabled services in India, East Africa, USA, and Indonesia. He leverages his close relationships with professors from universities like Harvard, Wharton, and Kellogg to advice the group companies.

Mr. Salil Musale

Executive Director
Mr. SalilMusale is the Executive Director of Astarc Group and Astarc Ventures. As a director, Mr. Musale currently works with multiple group companies for improving business performance through financ...

Mr. Salil Musale

Executive Director
Mr. SalilMusale is the Executive Director of Astarc Group and Astarc Ventures. As a director, Mr. Musale currently works with multiple group companies for improving business performance through financial and operational analysis. He leads the group’s diversification into new areas of growth both in India and abroad. Prior to joining Astarc Group, Mr. Musale worked with A.T. Kearney where he was involved in project management and business analysis for various clients.

Mr. Hari Krishnan

Fund Manager
Hari Krishnan leads seed investments at Astarc Ventures as the Fund Manager. He has over 12 years of experience, of which over 6 years as an entrepreneur - co-founded a startup in the education space ...

Mr. Hari Krishnan

Fund Manager
Hari Krishnan leads seed investments at Astarc Ventures as the Fund Manager. He has over 12 years of experience, of which over 6 years as an entrepreneur - co-founded a startup in the education space which got acquired by a listed education player. Prior to Astarc, Hari served as the Senior Vice President at Venture Intelligence, a leading research firm on VC, PE and M&A deal activity in India. Hari began his career as a Software Engineer at Patni Computer Systems (currently iGate) and hails from BITS Pilani.

Mr.Rijul Jain

Investments Team
Mr.Rijul Jain is part of the investments and portfolio management team at Astarc Ventures. Prior to joining Astarc, He was part of the investments team at Mitsui Global Investment – the corporate VC...

Mr.Rijul Jain

Investments Team
Mr.Rijul Jain is part of the investments and portfolio management team at Astarc Ventures. Prior to joining Astarc, He was part of the investments team at Mitsui Global Investment – the corporate VC arm of Mitsui Corporation. Rijul has an MBA (Dean’s List ) from ISB, B.E (Hons) in Computer Science from BITS Pilani and worked in research position in Insead Business School. Rijul also worked in various development and product roles and Oracle and Walmart Labs where he filed for multiple patents across technology and business use cases.

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