Mr. Nagaraja Prakasham

About the Speaker
  • Company
    Accumen Funds

Nagaraja Prakasam (Naga) is an Acumen India Partner and an independent Director at GUARDIAN,the worlds first microfinance institution (MFI) engaged in microlending to households to purchase individual water and sanitation assets. As a full time angel investor, invested in 18 start-ups and seen 4 exits. Spearheaded Impact thinking in Indian Angel Network and co-founded IAN Impact. His personal mantra is Start-ups should focus on Indias strength people, problems, Tech (PPT)

Naga holds a B.E. degree from Thiagarajar College of Engineering, India and an MBA degree from the San Diego/Kennesaw State University, United States.

Prior to this stint, Naga served the board of GoCoOp online market place for co-operatives, Uniphore voice recognition for 14 Indian languages and 100 dialects. Pushes valuable information to 45 Lakhs farmers a day, Freshworld Farm to Home vegetables using cleantech smart carts. Saahas Zero Waste Management; recycling 20 tons of waste a day. Rain Stock affordable RWH, Gray/Black water recycling in Madurai.

Served as President of Atlanta and San Diego Chapters for the Association for Indias Development (AID). AID received Times of India Social Impact award in 2011 from the Prime Minister.