About Us

KiaOra is an investment and consulting firm, we make strategic investment in start-ups, where we believe we can add value by leveraging our global experience in successfully running and turning around businesses. We also work with established organisations on their growth strategy , leadership development and executive coaching to help them achieve greatness

Our Purpose

To enhance knowledge, skills and abilities using technological interventions to make people’s lives better, fulfilling and enriching.

Our Values

Our Team

Balvnder singh Kalsi

Balvinder Singh Kalsi retired in March, 2016 as President, E.I. DuPont South Asia & the Association    of     Southeast    Asian    Nations   ( ASEAN ) & Chairman of Board, E. I DuPont India Pvt. Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of DuPont. He has a broad experience in leading different functions, successfully running and turning around businesses.

After his distinguished corporate career of 34 years, he is now actively engaged in investing and mentoring early stage start-ups, advising established corporates and serving as a board member


Vinod leads the startup investment and business development effort at KiaOra. He effectively uses his forward looking capabilities to identify and evaluate early stage startups. He pushes the boundaries to create new, sustainable business opportunities for start-ups. With his technical background and over 9 years of hand on sales experience he is good at understanding Customer needs and what technology has to offer, thereby coming up with great insights on the early stage startups and practical & easy to implement solution to address customer’s complex challenges


Harphool Dahiya  is our finance and planning lead. Chartered accountant by profession, he is responsible for financial analysis of investment proposals. With his sound business acumen, he takes a holistic approach in evaluating any growth/investment opportunity, while leveraging his finance expertise

Global Network: We have the support and guidance of a group of highly qualified and experienced people with track record of running large global businesses

Investment Philosophy

Where do we invest
We are early stage investors, we invest in businesses at seed and pre-series A stage. We are industry agnostic. We like businesses which are a nice blend of high quality innovative products, backed by great technology.
Criterion that we use to evaluate investment opportunities:

  • What market need you are trying to address
  • Uniqueness of the business idea
  • Passion, commitment, experience and pedigree of the promoter
  • Scalability and opportunity for global play
  • Can we contribute to the business success based on our broad experience

How are we different
We not only bring the “Purse” but also thought leadership. We partner with budding entrepreneurs at a strategic level to:

  • Help them see the bigger picture based on our broad industrial experience
  • Coach and mentor them
  • Act as a sounding board
  • Connect them to the relevant people in our network.

Business Services

Kia Ora promoters have distinguished global organizational experience of over 30 years spanning diverse range of business and functional roles with proven success of leading business growth and solving complex problems.


Support established businesses/ organizations in solving diverse and complex problems, with the aim of advancing them to next level. Specific areas of service:

  • Future & Growth oriented business strategy formulation and execution support
  • Organizational Design and leadership development
  • Streamlining complex business challenges/processes and Increasing efficiencies

Coaching & Mentoring

  • Executive coaching & mentoring is an effective tool to develop leaders in this fast-paced business world
  • We coach & mentor senior management leaders and young entrepreneurs, deploying customized and structured interventions based on organizations objectives/expectations and help individuals realize their true potential

Business Development

  • Support early stage start-ups, with business development efforts aligned to our investment philosophy
  • Utilize broad industry experience, networks and in-depth business knowledge to facilitate newer connections thereby generating significant value.


Social Responsibility

At Kia Ora, we firmly believe that for any business to succeed there must be a social aspect. We must give back to the society in which we operate. The best way to make a contribution is to “empower people with the right set of skills and capabilities”.

  • Education is the most important and powerful tool for development and inclusion in any society
  • Through education we can make underprivileged children capable, self-reliant and empower them to achieve their full potential

Our Partnership:

Kia Ora has partnered with Realizing Dreams Foundation, charitable organization which focuses on providing education to underprivileged children.

Children aged 12 years and above are not only provided financial aid for continuing their school education, but also regular career focused guidance that help them instill strong values and develop employability skills.
We organize various workshops and education sessions which help children learn various life-skills that go beyond a regular school curriculum.

Navigate Us

Kia Ora Ventures
Unit No:-812-814, JMD Megapolis,
Sohna Road, Sector 48, Gurugram (122018)

Contact Us

For any inquiries, please call or mail us:
0124- 4192691/730

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