Krishnan Neelakantan is Senior Director – Investments & Growth strategy at Ankur Capital
Ankur Capital is a Mumbai-based early stage venture capital fund that invests into high-impact
startups in agriculture, education/skill development, healthcare and rural business sectors. Krishnan
has extensive experience in financial markets and investment research, as well as social
development consulting. He spent 17 years as an equity research analyst, market strategist and
Head of India Research at ICICI Securities and then CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets. He and his team were
regularly rated at the top in leading Investor Polls. He was also the MD of Samhita Social Ventures.
Krishnan remains on the Board of Directors at Samhita, is on the Board of Mentors for IvyCapital
Ventures, is a founding member at Social Venture Partners, Mumbai and is a Patron of Adarsh, a
Kochi-based NGO focussed on children with disabilities.
He has a B.Tech degree from IIT, Bombay and a Post-graduation in Business Management from the
XLRI, Jamshedpur. He has also completed executive development programmes of London Business
School and University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.