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Abhinav Bindra
Abhinav BindraOlympian, Founder, Shooting Star LLP
Ajay Tewari
Ajay TewariDirector & CEO, smartData
Akshay Verma
Akshay VermaManaging Director, VTC GROUP
Alok Ramsisaria
Alok RamsisariaCEO, Grazitti Interactive
Aman Jain
Aman JainDirector, Ojas Customer Services
Anshul Khadwalia
Anshul KhadwaliaDirector, IndoFarm Equipment Ltd
Ashish Grover
Ashish GroverCo Founder, uTrade Solutions
Ashish Jain
Ashish JainMD, Pentagon Rubber
Ashok Mehta
Ashok MehtaMD, Emmbros Automotives
Atul Sachdeva
Atul SachdevaCo Founder, Appsmartz
Deepak Joshi
Deepak JoshiMD, Joshi Autozone Pvt. Ltd.
G S Chawla
G S ChawlaDirector, Mastertrust
Gaurav Vasishta
Gaurav VasishtaCEO, Pindersson Investment
Hemant Sood
Hemant SoodMD, Findoc Investmart
Iqbal Singh
Iqbal SinghManaging Director, IFM Global
Jazzy Sihota
Jazzy SihotaCEO, Saffron Inc. USA
J B Singh
J B SinghDirector, Access Infotech Pvt ltd
Jitin Talwar
Jitin TalwarFounder, TT Consultants
Karam Naresh Singh
Karam Naresh SinghDirector, Bhagat Group
Karan Garg
Karan GargDirector, Multimelt Steels
Kishore Ganji
Kishore GanjiFounder,
Kunal Nandwani
Kunal NandwaniFounder, uTrade Solutions
Manipal Dhariwal
Manipal DhariwalFounder & CEO, Netsmartz
Mohit Chitkara
Mohit ChitkaraSerial Entrepreneur
Munish Jauhar
Munish JauharFounder, Graycell Technologies
Nitin Monga
Nitin MongaFounder, WE Excel Software
Partap Aggarwal
Partap AggarwalMD, IDS Infotech Limited
Reekrit Serai
Reekrit SeraiDirector & Dean, Satluj Group of Schools
Rohit Mittal
Rohit MittalDirector, Solcen Infra
Sameer Jain
Sameer JainMD, Glassco Laboratory Equipment
Sameer Jain
Sameer JainCEO, Net Solutions
Satish Kumar Arora
Satish Kumar AroraFounder, AppSmartz
Shakti Mahajan
Shakti MahajanSenior Partner, Edelweiss
Simarpreet Singh
Simarpreet SinghHead (Strategy), Hartek Group
Sumeer Walia
Sumeer WaliaDirector, CEED, Chitkara University
Umang Jindal
Umang JindalDirector, Homeland Heights
Varun Rao
Varun RaoMD, Leo Design & Packaging Ltd.
Vikram Talwar
Vikram TalwarM. Partner, Talwarsons Jewellers
Vishal Chalana
Vishal ChalanaCo - Founder, Winshuttle

Membership Application


We are a network of Angel investors who work, live or have a strong interest in the startup ecosystem of Chandigarh and beyond. We are a structured body passionately driven and professionally managed.

Our Angels are entrepreneurs or professionals who have proven their abilities in the business world. They essentially are the individuals with a desire for good return on their investments, expanding their investment portfolio, and mentoring the early stage companies with their experience.

There are two channels of applying for a CAN membership.

a) Recommendation of an existing CAN Angel: If member Angel(s) at CAN know you personally or professionally, they can write a recommendation letter for your candidature. Along with recommendation letter, we need your detailed Bio / CV to consider your candidature. You must qualify a minimum of 5 recommendations by the existing CAN members to become a part of CAN.

b) Apply on our website: If you don’t know any existing CAN member, feel free to fill the membership form on our website and email us your CV on

Upon receiving your application, the review process may take 2-4 weeks. If shortlisted, you will be required to sign up your membership with CAN.

Because of our significant outreach, the Angels are provided with the opportunity to meet and invest in good quality and investment ready companies. The companies who present at CAN Forum are pre-screened and vetted. As a group, we also tend to collaborate on things like due diligence and thereby mitigate the risk. Angels also enjoy the knowledge pool arising from diverse skill set and subject matter understanding everyone brings on table.
We organize at least one pitching session every month. We endeavour to present 4-5 quality startups at each pitching session. These startups are pre-screened by our secretariat. The pitching sessions are held in Chandigarh Tricity region as of now.
Our objective is to help startups through mentoring & guiding, in developing ideas into commercially viable ventures. We screen the startups which are ready for Angel investment. We make enrolled Angels invest in potential start-ups thereby, help them grow and generate good returns. CAN makes efforts to help the entire startup ecosystem with the support of Angels encouraging entrepreneurship by organizing hackathons, sensitization sessions and other startup events. The members also benefit through networking, fellowship and the great retreats.
There are no specific segments that we are targeting. We connect all ready and potential startups with Angels. Our endeavour would also be to promote at least one social startups per five investments.