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Established in 2015, Astarc Ventures is a division of the Astarc Group Family Office. We invest in very select early-stage technology companies all over the world. We want to leverage our years of operating business experience across multiple industries and globally to support early-stage companies in their journey.

We focus on investing in Strategic sectors, which are aligned with the core businesses of Astarc Group, and Sector Agnostic Themes, where we invest in emerging and disruptive sectors.

While the fund is set up out of Mumbai (India), we work with entrepreneurs across all geographies.

Our Vision

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

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To all enterpreneurs who dare greatly


It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt

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Team

Salil Musale

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...
Salil Musale

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. 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. Anand Barge

General Manager - Finance
Anand leads Finance Function at Astarc Group. At Astarc Ventures, Anand oversees Finance, Legal, Tax, and Fund reporting. Anand has over 18 years’ of Finance Treasury & transaction advisory experien...

Mr. Anand Barge

General Manager - Finance
Anand leads Finance Function at Astarc Group. At Astarc Ventures, Anand oversees Finance, Legal, Tax, and Fund reporting. Anand has over 18 years’ of Finance Treasury & transaction advisory experience. He has successfully executed several complex assignments, including negotiation, vetting legal documents, coordinating due diligence, tax and regulatory structuring and transaction closing. He also has vast fundraising experience from leading Banks & NBFCs like KKR, Avendus, and Tata Capital. He has helped Startups Cos to set up their finance function & raise Growth capital for their expansion. He has been involved in devising & executing M&A & Cross-border Business restructuring strategies for Group.
He has previously worked in various industries, including Manufacturing, Infrastructure, Capital goods & FMEG etc.
Anand is a Chartered Accountant & based out of Mumbai.

Mr. Gaurang Dhoot

M&A and Corporate Strategy
Gaurang is responsible for investments, portfolio and exit management at Astarc Ventures. With over nine years of experience spanning across profiles such as mergers & acquisitions and corporate s...

Mr. Gaurang Dhoot

M&A and Corporate Strategy
Gaurang is responsible for investments, portfolio and exit management at Astarc Ventures. With over nine years of experience spanning across profiles such as mergers & acquisitions and corporate strategy, Gaurang has worked extensively on both domestic and international deals. Prior to Astarc Group, Gaurang was associated with the TATA Group and PwC. He was chosen for Blue Mint, a TATA group young leadership program conducted in association with the London School of Business.

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