“Successful investing professionals are disciplined and consistent and they think a great deal about what they do and how they do it.”

- Benjamin Graham

Rainforest Venture Network is a private, exclusive and professionally managed network of sophisticated investors, investing in seed stage companies in the Indian startup ecosystem.


What sets us apart - proactive and proprietary sourcing, a fully managed investment process and post investment board oversight by the Rainforest team.

In short - We bring the best of late-stage investment processes to seed stage investing!





Managing Director


Anirudh has over 13 years of diverse experience in Consulting, Operating & Investing roles. He started his career with McKinsey & Co followed by an entrepreneurial stint. Post that he worked in operating roles in the Directi Group & Snapdeal where he led the critical functions of user growth, analytics and digital marketing.


Most recently he was leading investments across multiple verticals for Matrix Partners, one of India’s leading venture capital firms.



Managing Director


Abhishek has spent over 17 years in investing & operational roles in technology & media sectors among others. He set up and led the Corporate Development function at Snapdeal, where executed some of the largest M&As and investments in the technology space.


He earlier led investments at Palaash Ventures, an early stage investment fund. He also held leadership positions at Network18, in-charge of expansion and growth.



Rainforest Venture Network is a private and exclusive network with membership limited to only sophisticated investors -  high net worth individuals, institutions and family offices.

Our proactive and proprietary sourcing methodology provides a pre-filtered, extremely curated and high quality set of deals at the seed (pre-Series A) stage, across technology and consumer sectors. Each deal proposal includes a full deal analysis, pre-diligence and thesis on the specific segment.

The limited and exclusive nature of the network, along with a disciplined process oversight by the Rainforest team ensures that deals are closed quickly.

Active board participation by the Rainforest team, along with a complete incentive alignment of the Rainforest team with the members of the network, ensures portfolio value creation.


Members are expected to invest a minimum amount per year, but membership itself is renewed annually and there is no long term capital commitment. Also, members have full flexibility to invest in deals of their choice.



Rainforest Venture network is sector agnostic in its investment focus, but we broadly focus on companies at seed stage (post angel financing) which are operating in deep markets with deeply defensible business models. In addition to this, clear non-linear growth potential in the business is an essential component of our evaluation.

Rainforest Venture Network does not charge startups anything. The rainforest team will partner closely with our investee companies to help create value in every way possible.




Do you have an idea you think we need to know about? Got any questions regarding our work process? Get in touch with us today to schedule an appointment with our investment team.