A pioneer in developing incubators in India, Dr Apoorva Ranjan Sharma has established over a dozen incubators and accelerators, incubation funds, and family office funds i.e. VentureNursery, Amity Innovation Incubator, Somaiya Incubator (RIDDLE), Mata Vaishno Devi University Incubator, and Indian Angel Network Incubator.
He is the recipient of the prestigious Best Incubator Award given by President of India for outstanding performance of JSS Incubator. After graduation in Engineering from HBTI, Kanpur, he went on to pursue PhD in Incubation from Amity University, and is now one of the top 10 angel investors in India, as rated by VCCircle 2016.
Under his leadership, he has curated, incubated and led seed investment of 100+ startups.