Startups

Anekāntavāda: many-sidedness.

Investing: Investing in smart founders solving important problems, usually pre-hype.

Investments AboutOther Investors
🏎 UpflowHelps you collect money from outstanding invoices fasterKima Ventures +
ConfirmHR Improves how you hire
👩🏽‍🏫 PrimerBuilding the future of educationFounders Fund, Naval R, patio11 +
💸 AlkaMakes personal finance enjoyable
🔍 CertnGives you global background checksTribe Cap, Moxxie, Weekend Fund +
💰 CompoundHelping you maximize the value of your stock options
🚦Flow LabsGives everyone time back by eliminating traffic congestion
♻️ ParagonAutomating your API development
📶 CausalGiving you statistical and visualization superpowers
SandboxVRFull-body VR experience with friends (via Shrug Capital)a16z, Shrug Capital +
If you’re interested in working at or connecting with any of these companies, please reach out here
Companies
💌 Polymail advisor to founders
📶 Causal product + gtm

I’m often the smallest check and biggest supporter(!) often helping with product, community, hiring, and go-to-market.

References at: angel.co/varadh

Varadh has been an incredible help to us in the short time we’ve known each other. A majority of our investors have come from introductions that Varadh made, and his advice + support has really helped us navigate the early stage that we’re at. – Taimur Abdaal (Co-founder, Causal)

Varadh is a trusted friend and I love spending time with him. Not only is he smart and ambitious, but he has a great heart and his energy is contagious. I’ve always counted on him for real talk and to constantly push me to improve as a person and leader. If you’re an early founder, I cannot recommend him enough as someone to share your journey with. – Patrick Lu (Co-founder, Playfull)

Varadh is one of the brightest, ambitious guys I’ve had the pleasure to work with. His unique product & strategic insight helped shaped many important decisions we made early on at Polymail! – Brandon Foo (Co-founder, Paragon & Polymail)


Becoming an Angel Investor:

  1. Motivation
  2. Capital
  3. Access / Sourcing
  4. Diligence
  5. Securing Allocation
  6. Helping