Agnelorajesh Athaide

A first-generation, self-made serial and social entrepreneur, angel investor, educationist, and motivational speaker, with the goal of getting affordable luxury housing within the reach of the common man.
Agnelorajesh Athaide has interests in real estate development, education, and sports. He is a trustee of NGO International Development and Welfare Foundation that provides free education and medical aid. He also supports missingpeopleinfo.com that helps families find missing relatives. At the age of 17, he was an English teacher to a 45-year-old student, and this taught him that learning and teaching have no age limits. After his 12th grade, Agnelorajesh started his own business of door-to-door sales. This phase strengthened his ability to understand people’s decision-making process. He also recognised the importance of people management, quality, and good selling skills.


Awards and Recognitions
YourStory’s 100 Emerging Voices of 2019
Agnelo Rajesh primarily writes about overcoming challenges despite the cards one is dealt in life. He is currently writing a book about his life journey, which highlights living in poverty and coming out to make a way for him and his family. It talks about the obstacles he faced on the way to become a self-made entrepreneur and aims to motivate youth. Apart from this he has written for publications on tips for entrepreneurs, given motivational advice through his YouTube channel, ‘Inspiring Business Fundas’, his mobile app, ‘Inspiring Conversations’, and through keynotes. He has previously written for YourStory on ‘How professional networking platforms can be a boon for micro-entrepreneurs and MSMEs’. He has also written about how social media and networking is vital in this day and age and how it is important to create a steady online presence.