Amitabh Shrivastava

Indian Angel Network

Amitabh is an entrepreneur, and in past has held senior / VP positions with large corporates.

As an entrepreneur, he has built value for shareholders, including, for self and successfully exited businesses. Since 2007, he is active as an Angel Investor and a business coach, and has invested in over half a dozen start-up companies across varied domains. Currently Founder of CSIR-Tech Pvt Ltd.

Angel investor – Invested in over a dozen companies. Has access to vast network of co-investors, buyers of business, solution providers, human capital, etc. And is constantly looking for M&A deals for his investee companies.
In past, has held senior/VP positions with HCL, Infosys, and Xansa (Steria). Handled P&Ls worth 100 m$+. Built greenfield business units from scratch.

Held mid level positions with Kanbay (now CGEY) and Tata UNISYS (now TCS)

Other Specialties: Sales & Marketing – Builds high performance global sales & marketing engine, helps automate pre-sales function, grow businesses from scratch, and strengthens investor value.
CEO & Exec Director, CSIR Tech
August 2012 – Present (11 months)India Catalyze adoption of indigenous technologies in India. Capitalizes Intellectual Property held with India’s premier scientific and industrial research laboratories, by making investments and infusing entrepreneurial energy into start-ups and spin-offs.

Member, Indian Angel Network
January 2008 – Present (5 years 6 months)
Indian Angel Network is India’s first & largest business angel group with successful entrepreneurs and dynamic CEOs interested in investing in early stage companies.

Managing Partner, Rhombus Investments
November 2006 – Present (6 years 8 months)
Diverse Portfolio of investments, ranging from IT, ITES, Robotic Solutions, Travel, HR, Hospitality and Real Estate. Amitabh has been a serial entrepreneur, and is presently an active Angel Investor and a Business Coach to SMEs and startups. Currently, Amitabh is on the Board of some of these companies in exec and non-exec positions. Apart from making angel investments, Amitabh works with the management teams of his investee/mentee companies to generate sales, deliver, strategize, construct IP, develop unique competitive advantage in the market, and bring in additional investments required for the growth of these businesses. Actively looks for new investments and M&A opportunities.

Co-Founder / Director, Infospectrum, Portent, Robhatah Robotics and Rhombus Hospitality
November 2006 – Present (6 years 8 months)
Director Global Sales & Business Coach.

  • Made seed/angel level investments.
  •  built the sales and marketing organization, and geared the organizations for sale.
  •  Built a strong leads generation team/agency, proposal response organization, improved performance of sales organization – improve hit ratio, increase lead generation, and reduced percentage of SG&A costs.
  •  Incubated these companies from scratch, obtained permissions from statutory authority to operate business, and appointed all key employees, contractors, and consultants.

Entrepreneur, IndiaGames, BrainVisa, MoTech, & Copper Chimney
1991 – 2006 (15 years)
Angel Investments and Business Mentoring. Was CEO simultaneously at IndiaGames and Brainvisa. Turn around, Business Dev and M&A