Nandan Nilekani Works Towards An Improved India: Invests In Five Start-Ups


The co-founder of Infosys, Nandan Nilekani, has set an example for all the other entrepreneurs by aiming and working towards developing a better and improved India. Besides being one of the founders of the software giant Infosys, Nilekani is also the Chairman of the Unique Identification Development Authority of India (UIDAI).

Due to the high level of competition in today’s world, various entrepreneurs are cropping up every day and big businessmen think that inciting the startup boom is extremely important for the country. Nilekani believes that young India has a lot of potential and this fact is highly evident in his new book, named, ‘Rebooting India’, in which he has advocated start-ups within the government boundary itself. His strong support for the startup boom is evident from the fact that Nilekani has already invested in four start-ups in the year 2015 itself.

Five Start-Up Investments

The five start-up investments that Nandan Nilekani has invested in are mentioned below:

  • Mubble – This is an application on smartphones which is aimed at helping users to keep a track of and control their spending on mobile and mobile data usage. This application is simply amazing because with the help of this, you can maintain a live prepaid bill.
  • Team Indus – Nandan Nilekani is the advisor of Team Indus, which is the only team which was selected for the Google Lunar X Prize. This team aims at planning, designing and launching a unique Moon mission.
  • Fortigo – This startup, which has not yet been launched, is aimed at providing a solution to the fundamental problems in the trucking and logistics field in the country.
  • Juggernaut – This is a unique publishing company which will provide the authors a digital as well as a physical platform.
  • LetsVenture – This is a startup which helps other start-ups connect with global angles and various other startup programmes.

Besides being the Chairman of UIDAI, Nilekani is also a member of the board of governors of the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) and the president of the the applied economics research institute in India, NCAER. He is also a part of various advisory boards, such as, the World Economic Forum and the Bombay Heritage Fund.