Antarprerana aims to strengthen the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Nepal by empowering entrepreneurs, enhancing the investment climate and advancing collaborations. Through the core values of integrity, accountability, passion, collaboration and a focus on success, Antarprerana provides support across all the stages of the investment cycle, from sourcing entrepreneurs to matchmaking with investors; providing management support and mentoring; and support on exit processes. To achieve its goal, the company works with government agencies, academia and globally sourced experts. In addition to an in-country networking platform for entrepreneurs, Antarprerana also provides international linkages through programs like PUM (Netherlands senior experts), Connect to grow, The Bridge and Creative Business Cup for expert advice and investments opportunities.
Antarprerana also provides consultancy services focused on enterprise and investment support to other private firms, UN agencies, development banks and IFIs as well as other development agencies. It has extensive SME networks, considerable SME engagement experience and a solid understanding of the Nepali entrepreneurial landscape.
The company was co-founded by Mr. Om Rajbhandary and Mr. Niraj Khanal in 2015, is based in Kathmandu and currently employs 12 members of staff.