Design Impact Movement
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By Nagaraja Prakasam

Nagaraja (Naga) Prakasam is a self-confessed farmer who grows start-ups! He has nurtured and grown businesses in the US and in India. As a full-time angel investor, he has invested in 21 (yes, that’s right!) start-ups, serves on the boards of thirteen companies, and has seen four successful exits. He has spearheaded impact thinking in the Indian Angel Network and co-founded IAN Impact. His mantra is 'start-ups should focus on India’s strength – people, problems, tech (PPT)'. He was featured in Forbes magazine as a 'social investor engineering social change'. 

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

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