In the list of the top angel investors in India today, it is interesting to note that most, if not all, are founders themselves.

Data from Tracxn shows that CRED Founder Kunal Shah has made close to 50 seed and early-stage investments this year alone followed by People Group Founder CEO and Shark Anupam Mittal and Co-Founder and CMO at boAt Lifestyle Aman Gupta with 30 each seed and early-stage investments this year. 

What makes operator-investors (as they are called) succeed in their role as angel investors? And how can aspiring angels emulate them?