Let's Start With Our Values...
We're the creators and the builders. We believe in an innovative worldview for a better tomorrow.
We back it up with funding.
Founders are taking a risk - it's tough. We understand and empathize with that journey.
Our founders call us on weekends and in the middle of the night.
We believe that companies that chase excellence over the long-term will be the winners.
We try to embody this with our investment style.
We're not perfect. We look to grow everyday and take feedback very seriously.
Let us know how we can better support you and we'll bring it to our investment committee to see how we can change for the better.
...And Our Origin Story
iBOS is a platform for founders and companies committed to solving big problems. We explore out-of-the-box solutions and monetize them into innovative business opportunities. This creates unprecedented value for investors, our collective customers, and the world at large.
iBOS Founder, Inder Sharma has founded and built more than 18 companies including Hotel.com, which he sold to Expedia in 2002, Medibuy.com, Hotelsupplies.com, Zycara and Zygor Energy and more.
A serial entrepreneur, Inder Sharma began his journey in a small village in Palwal, India, where at age 7, he envisioned a solution to his grandmother’s dilapidated home where the rain fell in sheets along the interior walls. Inder found this situation to be unacceptable, and with a promise to build a new home, struck a match and burned his grandmother’s house down. The act was an unpleasant surprise to his parents and grandmother and was not exactly a well-executed business plan; however, at age 7, Inder Sharma understood the value of building something from the ground up.
Today, Inder Sharma is a sought-after problem-solver, entrepreneurial teacher, international business consultant, and an avid environmentalist and philanthropist. He has worked closely with his son, Ravi Sharma, on many of his ventures and instilled the entrepreneurial spirit in him through iBOS.
Ravi is a repeat founder as well as an early stage venture investor through iBOS and through TiE Angels. He also is currently an operator of a mental healthcare startup called OOTify and has had two successful exits as an entrepreneur in the past. Ravi cares deeply about the environment and health & wellness and is passionate about social impact ventures that have the potential to have a significant, positive impact on humanity.
Most recently, Ravi was one of the youngest portfolio managers at the award-winning investment manager, Western Asset Management Co. (Western Asset) and was personally responsible for approximately $1.3 billion in assets on behalf of sovereign wealth and institutional clients. Prior to Western Asset, he worked at PNMAC Capital Management, Arch Bay Capital, and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
ALL FOR OUR MISSION
Our mission is to serve humanity in all respects through an inspired, relentless quest to solve problems and monetize them into business opportunities which benefit the greater good. iBOS strives to create wealth by innovating solutions to benefit humanity at large.
Inder Sharma learned about philanthropy from his father. Inder’s father sold his home and donated the profits to rebuild the Shri Lakshmi Narayan Ji heritage temple in his village. Inder was struck by the rewarding effects it had on his community and to this day, makes philanthropy an integral part of his life.
Like his father, Inder wanted to give back to his community and put his efforts towards a specialty hospital in White Field, India built by Sri Sathya Sai Baba foundation in Putta Parthy. This specialty hospital provides free care to all patients.
More recently, Inder was involved with the Sai Sanjeevani Child Heart Care hospital in his hometown of Palwal, India. Inder was blessed with a personal interview with Sri Sathya Sai Baba in 2002 during the building of the specialty Hospital in White field. When Inder asked if his home town could have a small hospital one day, the Swami smiled and nodded “yes” and in 2016, the free Heart Care Sai Sanjeevani Hospital was built. It was inaugurated by the Honorable Prime Minister of India.