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Our Journey & Key Milestones

2012

History

The Genesis

Nativelead Foundation launched as a co-creational platform for promoting and supporting New-Age entrepreneurs in Madurai and other parts of Southern Tamil Nadu.

2013

Outreach Program

Supported by SAP, a German Multinational, carried out an intensive Reach-Communicate-Engage to create an ecosystem of emerging entrepreneurs and other stakeholders in small towns of Tamil Nadu.

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2014

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Investors Network

Launched Native Angels Network, an Investment Arm, with around 20 Angel Investors. This is India’s first Angel Network to be started in a Tier 2 City.

2015

Initial Investments and Footprint Expansion

Made two investments. Received Mainstream media coverage. Expanded to Trichy and Coimbatore.

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2016

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Community Engagement Forum & Footprint Expansion

Established Erode and Tuticorin Chapters. Initiated Community Engagement Forums such as Native Startup Circle, Native Catalysts Circle and Campus Startup Circle to focus on specific target groups.

2017

Expansion of Investors Network and Footprint

Established Karur Chapter. Crossed 200+ Investors and became the largest regional angel network in Asia.

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2018

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Organizational Remodeling

Revamped the Organization and created a framework for a decentralized and democratic operations model. Installed a new statutory board.

2019

First Metro Chapter

Launched Native Connect Circle, a new off-shoot with the objective of connecting Chennai-based investors and mentors who could help the small town ecosystems to thrive.

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2020

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Startup Tamil Nadu Initiative

Launch of Startup Tamil Nadu Community | In the process of establishing Overseas Native Connect Chapters.