The main basic requirement of any startup is fund, and to get the proper funding entrepreneur must provide innovative product and solve complex problems in the simpler way.
Here is the list of top VS funds operating in Indian startup ecosystem. Most of the funds are sector focusing and provide funding to selective sector. This list will be useful to get funds from appropriate fund house.
|5||Amicus Capital, L.P.||amicuscapital.in|
|6||Ankur Capital Fund||ankurcapital.com|
|11||Axon Partners Group||https://www.axonpartnersgroup.com/|
|13||Basil Technology Partners||https://basilpartners.com/|
|15||Bessemer Venture Partners||https://www.bvp.com/india|
|17||Brand Capital, India||brandcapital.co.in|
|19||Catamaran Investment Pvt Ltd||http://www.catamaranventures.com/|
|25||Fidelity Growth Partners India||http://www.fidelitygrowthpartners.in/|
|27||Forum Synergies (India)||http://forumsynergies.com/|
|28||FOSUN RZ Capital||frzcapital.cn|
|29||Fulcrum Venture India||http://www.fulcrumventureindia.com/|
|31||General Atlantic LLC||generalatlantic.com|
|32||General Catalyst Partners||generalcatalyst.com|
|33||Green Shoots Capital||greenshootscapital.co.in|
|35||Helion Advisors Pvt. Ltd.||helionvc.com|
|37||Indian Angel Network||indianangelnetwork.com|
|39||Inventus Capital Partners||inventuscap.com|
|40||ITI Growth Opportunities Fund||itigo.in|
|41||IvyCap Ventures Private Limited||ivycapventures.com|
|48||Lightspeed Venture Partners||https://lsvp.com/|
|56||New Enterprise Associates||https://www.nea.com/|
|57||New Path Ventures||http://www.newpathventures.com/|
|58||Nexus Venture Partners||nexusvp.com|
|59||Nirvana Venture Advisors||http://www.nirvanaventures.in/|
|60||Norwest Venture Partners||nvp.com|
|61||Ojas Venture Partners||http://www.ojasventures.com/|
|63||Orios Venture Partners||oriosvp.com|
|70||Sequoia Capital India||sequoiacap.com|
|71||SIDBI Venture Capital Limited||http://www.sidbiventure.co.in/|
|72||Sistema Asia Capital India||sistemaasiacapital.com|
|73||Sixth Sense Ventures||sixth-sense.in|
|75||Sprout Venture Partners||sproutvp.com|
|77||Stellaris Venture Partners||stellarisvp.com|
|79||Trifecta Capital Advisors||trifectacapital.in|
|81||Unitus Seed Fund i||http://usf.vc/|
|83||Ventureast Fund Advisors India Limited||http://www.ventureast.net/|
|86||YourNest Venture Capital||yournest.in|
1. 500 Startups
It is a global venture capital seed fund with a network of startup programs with over $350 Mn of assets under management. It is headquartered in the Silicon Valley. The venture capital has invested in over 2K companies through four global funds and 14 microfunds.
500 Startups is also aiming to contribute to the development of thriving innovation ecosystems around the world to better equip startups with tools to succeed by running educational programs, events and conferences, and partnerships with corporations and governments around the world.
Investment Structure- It typically invest between $25K-$250K in its first check, however it also make selective follow-on investments at Series A/B of up to $1 Mn .
Industries- Design, Data, Distribution and Startups
2. 8i Ventures
Early-stage investors in fintech & consumer categories. 8i ventures back early stage companies from Seed through Series-B.
Accel Partners founded in 1983 has global presence in Palo Alto, London , New York, China and India. Typical multi-stage investments in internet technology companies are made by Accel partners. Invests between $0.5 Mn and $50 Mn in its portfolio companies.
4. ah! Ventures
ah! Ventures is a growth catalyst that brings together promising businesses and investors by creating wealth creation opportunities for both. Its unique model serves both investors and entrepreneurs through a unique blend of customised services, skill, and industry and domain experience. The venture capital helps investors by offering a bundle of services that help in locating investment opportunities and facilitates decision making. The venture capital also creates an environment for growth for the entrepreneurs.
Investments – The venture capital has till date invested close to INR 30 Cr in over 13 startups spread across varied industries and domains.
Industries – Venture Consultancy, Venture Management and Operations, Developing Human Capital, Incubation, Venture Valuation, Venture Analytics, and Venture Funding
5. Amicus Capital, L.P.
Amicus Capital is a private equity firm that invests in high growth middle-market companies in India. Amicus Capital is a private equity firm that invests in high growth middle-market companies in India. With funds under management of USD 88 Million. Team has significant experience in investing and building businesses across financial services, consumer, healthcare, and technology sectors.
6. Ankur Capital Fund
As early stage investors, we appreciate the importance of being strategically and operationally present with Founders on their journeys. While they follow their visions and chase individual dreams of impacting lives in their own unique ways, we aim to be there as facilitators, enablers, problem solvers, mediators and cheerleaders – always with an intent to catalyze progress. After all, their win is our win. To formalize and further strengthen these efforts into a platform, we are housing these activities under a new initiative called Ankur GRO.
7. Ascent Capital
Ascent Capital, an India-focused independent private equity firm, is among the most experienced teams on ground with over 150+ years of collective experience in Indian capital markets.
Investment Structure: The firm makes investments ranging from $10 Mn to $30 Mn.
Industries:Technology, Ecommerce, Healthcare, Financial Services, Consumer Brands, Infrastructure
Aspada, backed by the Soros Economic Development Fund, has been a pioneering investor in commercially scalable, high impact businesses across food supply chains, healthcare, education and financial services in India over the last decade.
LGT Lightstone is LGT Group’s impact investing initiative to build a global multi-billion dollar direct investing platform focused on scalable businesses that provide access to improved livelihoods, information and services for underserved consumers around the world and/or promote sustainable resource utilization.
9. Augment Ventures
identify, invest and build impactful technology companies.
Our team has worked across the lifecycle of early-stage companies right from formation to multiple rounds of financing to final exit through acquisition or IPO. Partner with us to grow your business and succeed in a constantly evolving global economy.
10. Axilor Ventures
Axilor Ventures helps founders improve their success through its programs and a venture funding model. Axilor has invested in 38 startups,17 out of which are Seed and 21 Pre Seed investments.
Through its programs which include Accelerator, Scale-up and Early Stage Funding, Axilor aims to support early stage entrepreneurs and improve their odds of success.
People You Should Know – Kris Gopalakrishnan, SD Shibulal
Industries- Business Accelerator Programs, Mentoring and Infrastructure support for startups, Program for entrepreneurs in Residence, and Early Stage Funding for select startups
11. Axon Partners Group
Axon Partners Group (Axon) is a global Investment, Alternative Asset Manager and Advisory firm with presence and experience worldwide. Axon’s reputation for excellence is well known among investors and clients all around the world. Axon was founded by entrepreneurs with extensive financial and business development experience. Axon has grown to create a team of more than 80 experts in our offices in Madrid, Istanbul, Mexico City, Bogotá, Riyadh and Seville.
Investment Structure: Invests from 100,000K to $25 Mn in growth phases, from seed capital to international expansion.
Industries: Games, Software, Security, Biotechnology, Telecommunications
12. Bain Capital
Bain Capital professionals in aggregate is the largest investor in every fund raised. Bain Capital, along with management teams, provides the strategic and analytic resources needed to build and grow great companies.
Investment Structure: Invests between $5 Mn and $1 Bn in companies in wide range of Industries.
Industries: Consumer, Retail and Dining, Financial and business Services, Healthcare, Industrial and Energy, Technology, Media and Telecom.
13. Basil Technology Partners
It’s a Venture Capital fund involved in Early Stage Venture Investments focusing on investing in India besides investing in North America, Europe and Asian Countries.
Investment Structure: Investment is done in the range between $1 million and $ 5 million with minimum revenue of $5 million.
14. Battery Ventures
Battery Ventures is based in Boston, Silicon Valley and invests in technology driven companies. With over 30 years of experience, this VC fund has deep pockets. Investment Structure: They invest in all stages of a company’s life, are flexible in the amount of investment, and are creative when it comes to syndicating, finding alternate sources of money, and designing financing to best match businesses.
Industries: e-Commerce and Retail Digital Media, Industrial Technologies, Infrastructure, Software and Services.
15. Bessemer Venture Partners
With great experience in investing, this 1911 founded company operates on a global scale with offices located in Israel, India and both coasts in the US.
Investment Structure: They invest in the range of $75,000 to $66 Mn.
Industries: Cyber Security, Financial Services, Mobile, Cleantech Cloud Computing
16. Blume Ventures
Venture capital firm, Blume Venture Advisor funds early-stage seed, startups, pre-series A, series B and late stage investments. Blume backs startups with both funding as well as active mentoring and support. Provides seed funding investments between $0.05 Mn – $0.3 Mn in seed stage. Also, provides follow-on investments to portfolio companies ranging from $.5Mn to $1.5Mn.
17. Brand Capital, India
Brand Capital has partnered in the building of over 850+ indigenous brands. It has enabled the introduction of new concepts of print advertising in the form of jackets, panorama adverts and flaps, emulated across other print media. Since its inception, Brand capital has helped build several iconic brands and create immense enterprise value.
In 2016, Brand Capital also formed a joint venture with GSVlabs, a global innovation center in Silicon Valley that accelerates startups. The partnership is aimed to target innovation in startups operating in Silicon Valley and India.
Industries– Brand building, Funding, and Media Network
Global venture capital firm investing in people with visionary ideas, Canaan Partners specializes in all stages of development, seed financings, start-ups, growth and early stage investments, typically Series A and B financings. Investment Structure: The firm typically invests between $0.05 Mn to $80 Mn in its portfolio company. It prefers to exit its investments within 7 to 10 years.
19. Catamaran Investment Pvt Ltd
Founded in 2010 is a private investment office headquartered in Bangalore, India and London, UK. It’s a INR 600 Cr. multi-stage, multi-sector fund.
20 Chiratae Ventures
Having a global network of technology venture funds with more than $4 billion, IDG Ventures India is a leading India-focused technology venture capital fund specializing in startups, early stage, growth stage and expansion stage companies. Invests in India-based companies and also in companies outside India. The firm invests between $1 Mn and $10 Mn.
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22. Eight Roads
Eight Roads Ventures is a global investment firm. Eight Roads is the proprietary investment arm of FIL, Fidelity International Limited. Eight Roads Ventures invests in high-quality, high-growth companies in India, China, Southeast Asia, Japan, Europe and the US through country specific teams, with a focus on technology and healthcare. The Ventures team in India is committed to making the companies it invests in leaders in their industries through access to patient capital with a long-term investment mindset, a powerful network of resources and a global team of investment professionals with a proven track record of success.
People you should know – Raj Dugar, Prem Pavoor, Shweta Bhatia
Industries – Healthcare, Technology, Financial Services and Consumer.
23. Elevar Equity
Our mission is to fuel the economic resilience and vibrancy of low income communities. By spending considerable time with our customer segment, we develop a deep understanding of their aspirations, priorities, cash flows and challenges. Combined with uncompromising analysis, we translate this into concrete investment insights that are the basis of our investing in “deep in the weeds”, solution oriented entrepreneurs. We call this human centered capital.
Elevar’s investments have democratized access to essential products and services for over 30 million households and catalyzed billions of dollars of capital in 40+ companies.
24. Equanimity Investments
Equanimity strives to be the partner of choice for early stage firms and the Indian startup ecosystem and help set newer global best practice standards along the way. At Equanimity, we are cognizant of the effect we can have on businesses and bring our very best to the table when it comes to “value-add”. With our tremendous experience throughout the lifecycle of a business, early stage to mature listed companies, across geographies, Asia to Africa to Europe to Americas, we bring a lot to the table and assist our portfolio companies to become the best in their chosen sector and markets.
25. Fidelity Growth Partners India
Fidelity Growth Partners India is the private equity arm of Fidelity International Limited focused on investing in India. Since 2008, FGPI has made several investments across sectors including Healthcare and Life Sciences, Technology, Consumer and Manufacturing. Typically, FGPI invests between $10 Mn and $50 Mn for a minority stake in the company.
26. Firstround capital
Your first money in is one thing. But so are your first hires, your first product and your first customers. We’ve helped Notion, Roblox, Uber, Square, and 300 others tackle these firsts and more.
Whether it’s pre-seed, seed or Series A, we’re building the world’s best product for founders who are just getting started.
27. Forum Synergies (India)
The company’s vision and mission is to be a unique, ethical private equity fund management model in India that provides investors with a best-in-class private equity model. Investment Structure: Forum Synergies invests between between $2 – $10 Mn in firms with revenues between $3 – $50 Mn.
28. FOSUN RZ Capital
Fosun RZ Capital was founded in 2013 and headquartered in Beijing and Shanghai. As an equity investment institution rooted in China, with a global layout and industrial resource advantages, Fosun RZ Capital focuses on investment in technology, and new commerce industries, bringing complete support and capital to the portfolio companies.
29. Fulcrum Venture India
Founded in 2000, Fulcrum is a private equity investor which focuses on the SME business opportunities.They prefer to invest in like-minded entrepreneurs with solid principles and objectives.
Investment Structure:The firm seeks to invest between INR 5 crores – INR 15 crores.
Industries: Education, Financial Services, FMCG, Healthcare, Niche Retail
30. Gaja Capital
Gaja Capital partners with ambitious entrepreneurs to build lasting businesses in India’s domestic economy.
Gaja Capital provides growth capital to ambitious entrepreneurs to build the future champions of Indian economy. A mix of entrepreneurial and operational experience enables us to deliver tangible value beyond capital to the entrepreneurs we invest in. Our innovative approach in education, consumer and financial services sectors has enabled us to execute landmark investments. An ability to see the potential in people and ideas delivers sustained growth, transformative businesses and long term partnerships.
Founded in 2004 by a group of experienced professionals our expertise and partner network covers multiple sectors.
31. General Atlantic LLC
980, is a leading global growth equity firm providing capital and strategic support for growing companies. It does Early Stage Venture, Later Stage Venture and Private Equity Investments.Investment Structure: Invests between $75 Mn and $400 Mn.
Industries: ECommerce, Software, Fashion, Cloud Computing, Curated Web,
32. General Catalyst Partners
Backing audacious founders and sharing in their creative vision for what the world can be both motivates and inspires us. We are player coaches who understand how to get companies off the ground from the earliest of stages and scale them into enduring companies.
We back first-time and experience founders, as well as nascent teams, at the ideation phase of enterprise and consumer solutions with Seed stage investments from $500K to $2M.
Early-stage business (<$10M in revenue)
Through our early-stage practice, we support companies at the Series A and Series B stages that are focused on new themes and industries ripe for change through innovation and digital transformation.
33. Green Shoots Capital
34. growX ventures
Founded in 2008, GrowX Ventures is an investment firm that helps startups scale by investing money in the businesses. It is headquartered in New Delhi. The firm works closely with the investee companies at a strategic and operational level and focuses on early startups. The investments are focused on seed and angel stages across a wide range of sectors.
People You Should know– Sheetal Bahl
Investment Structure– The firm invests between INR2.5 million ($0.04 million) to INR 25 million ($0.42 million).
35. Helion Advisors Pvt. Ltd.
Investing in technology-powered and consumer service businesses, Helion Ventures Partners is a $605 Mn Indian-focused, an early to mid-stage venture fund participating in future rounds of financing in syndication with other venture partners. Invests between $2 Mn to $10 Mn in each company with less than $10 Mn in revenues.
36. India Quotient
Launched in 2012, India Quotient is an early stage fund with a corpus of INR 30 Cr.
Investment Structure: Venture Capital fund that does Seed Investments between 100k – 500k.
Industries: Education, Food and Travel, Mobile, Fashion, Lifestyle, Consumer Finance
37. Indian Angel Network
Indian Angel Network is a network of Angel investors keen to invest in early stage businesses which have potential to create disproportionate value. The members of the Network are leaders in the Entrepreneurial Eco-System as they have had strong operational experience as CEOs or a background of creating new and successful ventures. They share a passion to create scale and value for startup ventures.
Started in April 2006, the Indian Angel Network in addition to money, provides constant access to high quality mentoring, vast networks and inputs on strategy as well as execution. The Network members, because of their background are better able to assess the potential and risks at the early stage.
The Network looks at investing upto USD 1 mn, with an average of about USD 400-600K and exiting over a 3 to 5 year period through a strategic sale. The Network may consider investments over a million dollars but is only likely to do so through syndication.
38. Intel Capital
The firm focuses on mergers, acquisitions, and equity investments related to tech startups. Till date, it has invested $10.7 Bn in over 1,250 companies in 52 countries.
Investment Structure: Invest between $300 Mn and $500 Mn per year.
Industries: Internet-Digital Media, Manufacturing-Labs, Security, Smart Phones-Tablets, software and Services, Ultrabook-Perceptual Computing, Wearables
39. Inventus Capital Partners
With the sole goal of making new entrepreneurs successful, Inventus is a venture capital fund managed by entrepreneurs and industry-operating veterans. The firm does not invest in capital intensive companies. It typically leads the first venture round with $1 Mn to $2 Mn and as the businesses grow, it invests from $0.25 Mn up to $10 Mn.
40. ITI Growth Opportunities Fund
We believe that Indian startups backed by quality entrepreneurs have the power to create valuable businesses that compete on a global scale. That is why we set out to create ITI Growth Opportunities VCF 1. With a mission statement to identify and invest early in world-class founders attacking both Indian & Global markets; solving real problems using technology.
41. IvyCap Ventures Private Limited
Guided by an entrepreneur-centric investment approach, IvyCap focuses on high-quality professional entrepreneurs from premier education institutions of the country.
Investment Structure: The Firm does Early Stage Venture Investments and invests between $0.3 Mn and $7 Mn.
Industries: Healthcare, Education, Technology, Commerce.
42 . ungle Ventures
Jungle Ventures is a Singapore based, entrepreneur backed venture firm that funds and helps startups scale across Asia Pacific. It invests in global startups that are solving problems relevant to Asia Pacific markets. It currently has investments in US, Singapore, India, Australia, Thailand, Malaysia, and the Philippines.Investment Structure: Venture Capital that does Seed and Early Stage Venture Investments
43. Kae Capital
Kae Capital invests in those companies which bring out innovative solutions for existing gaps in the markets.They believe in identifying and building large companies even from a concept.
Investment Structure: Investment is made between $0.05 – $2.5 Mn and typically they invest between $0.2 – $1 Mn in the first round.
Industries: Mobile, Ecommerce, Education, Healthcare, Consumer, Internet
With a strong advisory team in Bangalore, Kalaari is a $160 Mn venture capital fund investing in early-stage technology-oriented companies in India. They seek companies that are capable of capturing new markets, providing innovative solutions and creating new wealth for India and beyond.
Investment Structure:The firm invests $1Mn to $5Mn in technology savvy companies and technology-enabled services for India and the global markets.
Industries: ECommerce, Internet, Curated Web, cleantech.
45. Khosla Ventures
Khosla Ventures provides venture assistance and strategic advice to entrepreneurs working on breakthrough technologies. The firm was founded in 2004 by Vinod Khosla, co-founder of Sun Microsystems. With over five billion dollars under management, the firm focuses on a broad range of areas including consumer, enterprise, education, advertising, financial services, semiconductors, health, big data, agriculture/food, sustainable energy and robotics. Khosla Ventures is headquartered in Menlo Park, Calif.
Let’s Venture enables startups looking to raise money to create investment ready profiles online, and connect to accredited Investors. Founded in 2013, this online funding platform enables startups looking to raise seed capital to create investment ready profiles online and helps in connecting to accredited investors. LetsVenture enables Angel Investors, Family Offices and Funds to discover and invest in early-stage and growth startups. It is headquartered in Bangalore.
47. Lightbox Management
India based Lightbox Management Ltd with an investment horizon of seven to eight years is a new $100 Mn tech fund focussed on early stage consumer technology businesses.
People You Should Know: Sandeep Murthy, Siddharth Talwar
Investment Structure: Invests between $3 Mn and $5 Mn in the consumer technology space with a focus on education technology.
Industries: Data & Analytics, Brand & Design, Product & Marketing, Culture & Company Building.
48. Lightspeed Venture Partners
Founded in 2000, Lightspeed Venture Partners investment company engages in consumer, enterprise, technology, and cleantech markets.
Investment Structure: $1 to $25 Mn
Industries: Enterprise Software, Software, Mobile
49. Lok Capital
Gurgaon based Lok Capital initiative launched at the end of 2000 with support of a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation specializes in bottom-of-pyramid customer segment investments.
Investment Structure: Invests between $1 Mn and $7 Mn
50. Matrix Partners
Mumbai Based Matrix Partners was founded in 1977, and is committed to build long-term relationships. With capital over INR 3000 Cr., they invest across sectors in India.
Investment Structure: Invests INR 1 Cr. to 75 Cr.
Industries: Internet, Consumer internet, eCommerce, Travel, Internet, Consumer Internet, eCommerce, Travel, etc.
51. Mayfield Fund
One of the oldest Venture Capital Firms focusing on early-stage to growth-stage investments in information technology companies, in particular on enterprise software, Internet consumer & media services, and communications.
Investment Structure: In India, it invests between $500,000 to $10 Mn
Industries: Consumer Services, Infrastructure Ancillaries, Healthcare Services, Manufacturing Opportunities
68. SAIF Partners
Investing in India since 2001, SAIF Partners specializes in private equity and venture capital across Asia. Investment Structure: Invests between $10 Mn and $100 Mn in one or more rounds of financing with investments between $200,000 to $500,000 in early stage companies and between $30 Mn and $35 Mn in more mature unlisted ventures.
This venture capital fund recognized the need for an early stage investment ecosystem in India and hence, focuses on investing in Indian startups.
Investment Structure: The firm seeks to invest between INR 1 Cr. ($0.19 Mn) and INR 25 Cr. ($4.67 Mn) in each portfolio company.
Industries: Internet, Media, Mobile, Telecommunications, Retail, Technology, Consumer
52. Menlo Ventures
Our time-tested strategy inspired us to back household names like Uber, Roku, Siri, and Gilead. We invest at every stage, drawing on expertise in B2B, B2C, and healthcare to back leading companies in every sector.
At Menlo Ventures, we go ALL IN to help founders transform existing industries, create new categories, and build a better future. In 44 years of investing, we’ve backed 70+ public companies who are doing just that, and in the process, grown a portfolio that includes 150+ M&A and $5+ billion under management.
53. Menterra Ventures
We are looking for businesses run by diverse teams, with game-changing ideas and execution-discipline, focused on solving some of the biggest development challenges in
“We need to fix the basics, as much as we need our moon shots. This juxtaposition is no longer surprising, it is the norm for India. Nevertheless, our ambition should not be tempered by our reality.” — Nandan Nilekani.
54. Nair Ventures
Nair Ventures is an investment promotion, facilitation and execution agency. facilitate investments into projects, given that they fit into our 52 parameters of selection based on the core principles of Product, Process and People.
Via Accelerator Programmes you will get access to a network of 200,000+ Investors, 100+ founders, 2000+ mentors, and our staff, who will give you guidance when you need it the most. We’ve built startups before and we’ll make sure you don’t make the same mistakes we did. With fundraising events and partnership programmes, we are committed to being the most extensive and active community of startup enablers in our country’s burgeoning startup ecosystem, through our activist investment strategies.
Naspers is a leading multinational media group, incorporated in 1915 as a public limited liability company and was listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) in September 1994. The group’s principal operations are in internet platforms (focusing on commerce, communities, content, communication and games), pay-television and the provision of related technologies and print media (including publishing, distribution and printing). The group’s most significant operations are located in South Africa and elsewhere in Africa, China, Central and Eastern Europe, India, Brazil, Russia, Thailand and the Netherlands.
56. New Enterprise Associates
It’s one of the most largest and most active Venture Capital Firms which helps entrepreneurs to build transformational businesses across multiple stages, sectors and geographies.
Investment Structure: The firm seeks to invest between $0.05 Mn and $20 Mn in Early Stage Venture, Later Stage Venture, Private Equity, Debt Financing.
Industries: Energy, Infrastructure Services, Consumer Services, Agriculture Sector, Systems, Software, Technology
57. New Path Ventures
New Path Ventures, LLC is a venture capital firm which specializes in seed stage, startups, and early stage investments. They prefer to invest in technology based startups in India and US.
Investment Structure: It does Early Stage Venture and Later Stage Venture Investments.
Industries: Semiconductors, Curated Web
58. Nexus Venture Partners
Nexus Venture Partners is a venture capital firm investing in early stage and growth stage startups across sectors in India and US. Invests between $0.5 Mn and $10 Mn in early growth stage companies. Also, makes investments upto $0.5 Mn in their seed program.
59. Nirvana Venture Advisors
Nirvana Venture Advisors invests in early-stage and market leading companies in the fast growing Indian internet and mobile segments.
60. Norwest Venture Partners
NVP is an India-centric multi-stage investment firm that has partnered with entrepreneurs to build great businesses for more than 50 years.
Investment Structure: It invests $1Mn to $30 Mn in early stage and $15 Mn-$100 Mn in growth equity companies depending on the growth of the company.
Industries: Internet, telecommunications, financial services, and education sector.
61. Ojas Venture Partners
India based Venture Capital Ojas Venture Partners believes that for young startups to become successful, it is imperative for them to have the guidance of experienced professionals with in depth understanding of the marketplace.
Investment Structure: Typically, make an initial investment of $ 250,000 to $ 1.5 Mn and follow that in subsequent rounds up to a maximum of US $ 3 Mn per company over the life of the company.
Industries: Mobile Technology and Applications, telecom, wireless technologies, enterprise software, SaaS, Web Applications/Services, Consumer Internet
Omnivore is a venture capital firm, based in India, which funds entrepreneurs building the future of agriculture & food
63. Orios Venture Partners
It’s a INR 300 Cr. and a 7-year, high-risk high-return fund, which is typical in early-stage investing. Software product startups are one of the key themes that Orios will be investing in.
Investment Structure: It invests INR 1-20 Cr. in a startup and intends to stay invested for seven years or more.
Industries: Not restricted to any particular segment, analytics, Big Data, software for mobile phones etc.
64. Pravega Ventures
65. Qualcomm Ventures
Qualcomm Ventures is the investment arm of Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM), a Fortune 500 company with operations across the globe.Industries: Business Software, Cloud/Enterprise, Consumer Software, Hardware, Health Care, Infrastructure, Semi/Components
66. Quona Capital
Quona Capital invests in fintech innovators that are advancing inclusion in emerging markets.
The firm was formed with a simple idea – technology has the power to radically improve the quality, access and affordability of financial services for underserved consumers and businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and Asia. We invest in disruptive innovations to create a more financially inclusive world.
67. Rockstud Capital
70. Sequoia Capital India
Sequoia Capital India specializes in investments in startup seed, early, mid, late, expansion, public and growth stage companies. SCI invests between $100,000 and $1 Mn in seed stage, between $1 Mn and $10 Mn in early stage and between $10 Mn and $100 Mn in growth stage companies.
71. SIDBI Venture Capital Limited
It focuses on life sciences, clean technology, retailing, light engineering, food processing, information technology, infrastructure related services, healthcare, logistics and distribution, water and sanitation, agriculture, and education sectors.
Investment Structure: It invests between INR 5 Cr. to 25 Cr.
Industries: Ecommerce, SemiConductors.
72. Sistema Asia Capital India
Established in 1993, today Sistema is a large private investor operating in Russia, CIS, Europe, USA and India. Sistema’s investment portfolio comprises stakes from various sectors of economy, including telecommunications, utilities, retail, high tech, pulp and paper, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, railway transportation, agriculture, finance, mass media, tourism, etc. Sistema’s competencies focus on improvement of its portfolio companies through innovation, operational excellence and attracting industry partners to enhance expertise and reduce financial risks.
Sistema is not new to the Indian ecosystem. It began its India journey in 2008 and was the first private sector conglomerate from Russia to invest in the high-growth Indian telecom sector. Since then the appetite to make success stories in Asia has only grown. We believe that a decade of experience and our existing platform in India and Singapore reinforced by Sistema’s value creation DNA and its vast business network in Asia will allow us to make another success story – a VC firm with a difference.
Sistema Asia Capital is seeking participation from external qualified investors to enhance the Sistema Asia Fund to USD 120 million.
73. Sixth Sense Ventures
Sixth Sense Ventures is India’s first domestic consumer-centric venture fund, founded by Nikhil Vora (Ex-Managing Director of IDFC Securities), who is regarded as one of the strongest analytical minds in the country.
Sixth Sense has a formidable founding team and a strong Centre of Excellence Board. Our core team has a cumulative experience of over 70 years in the wider consumer domain.
74. SoftBank Capital
SoftBank Capital is a multi-stage venture capital fund that partners with entrepreneurs building disruptive enduring businesses. The venture capital manages $600 Mn across three funds and invests across a company’s lifecycle, from early to growth stages. It is headquartered in New York, NY, United States. It was founded in 1995.
Industries– Biotechnology, Mobile, SaaS
75. Sprout Venture Partners
Sprout is an early and seed stage venture fund looking to back next generation entrepreneurs.
Sprout invest at the seed and early stage and are committed to supporting our portfolio companies throughout their early life cycle. Our initial and follow-on investments into a company shall range from INR 50 lacs to INR 5 crores.
Sprout prefer to be the first institutional investor in the company and like to engage with entrepreneurs early on to enable businesses gain strong traction and help them reach the next level of growth.
76. Steadview Capital
Steadview is a leading alternative asset manager based in Hong Kong. The firm makes concentrated long-term investments across multiple industries. Investment Structure: Early Stage Venture and Later Stage Venture Investments Industries: Ecommerc.
77. Stellaris Venture Partners
Stellaris Venture Partners is an early stage, technology-focused venture capital firm with our office in Bangalore. Alok Goyal, Rahul Chowdhri, and Ritesh Banglani, the founding partners of the firm, are seasoned venture professionals who have previously led global technology businesses. Our investment focus areas include global software companies with an India advantage, as well as tech businesses solving India-specific problems.
Tracxn Labs is a California-based company that offers a startup research platform which tracks startups across many areas. It is a $13.5M venture capital firm. Founded in 2013, the venture capital tracks startups working in over 230 sectors which include enterprise infrastructure, technology, applications, consumer, mobile, etc.
Investment Structure – $50K-$60K to build an MVP and helps with an initial capital investment of $50K-$60K
Industries– Computer Software
79. Trifecta Capital Advisors
It is a INR 300 Cr. venture debt fund which is expected to be closed in next three to six months. It is also technically India’s first venture debt fund.
Investment Structure: The fund will invest between INR 5-15 Cr. for 16-18% borrowing cost, compounded annually in firms that have already raised a first or second round of funding.
Industries: Technology, Consumer, Internet Space
It is a Mumbai based private equity and venture fund specialising in early stage and late stage investments
People You Should Know: Ronnie Screwvala
Industries: Agriculture, Healthcare, Education, Ecommerce
81. Unitus Seed Fund
Unitus Seed Fund is a seed stage venture fund based in Bangalore and Seattle which invests in developing markets with primary focus on rural startups focusing on low income groups.
Investment Structure: It invests INR 50 Lakh to INR 1 Cr.
Industries: Education and Skilling, Healthcare, Mobile Commerce, Marketplaces and E-Commerce, Agriculture, Retail and Distribution, Water and Energy.
A firm that seed funds for software, web, mobile, and cloud computing based Indian Startups, and also claims to provide a unique experience for entrepreneurs.
Investment Structure: The firm seeks to invest between $0.02 Mn and $0.03 Mn per startup in return of equity stake between 10% and 15 %.
Industries: Software, Technology, Mobile, Web, Analytics, Cloud Computing
83. Ventureast Fund Advisors India Limited
It is India’s longest standing venture capital firm investing in innovative businesses across seed, early and growth stages.
Investment Structure: Typically invest $1 million to $10 million in multiple rounds, in businesses that employ technology to solve real-world problems.
84. Warburg Pincus
Warburg Pincus is a leading global private equity firm focused on growth investing. The firm has more than $37 Bn in assets under management. Its active portfolio of more than 120 companies is highly diversified by stage, sector and geography.Investment Structure: It emphasizes growth investing and has successfully built companies at all stages, from conceiving and creating venture capital opportunities, to providing capital to meet the needs of existing businesses, to investing in later-stage buyout transactions and special situations with unique characteristics.
85. WEH Ventures
WEH Ventures is an early-stage fund focused on the Indian market. WEH Ventures believe India is a land of tremendous opportunities, waiting to be explored by several brilliant and creative minds. WEH Ventures expect numerous ideas to emerge, to create market-defining businesses. The journey is still in its early stages. WEH Ventures invest in a range of sectors: Fintech, Education, Content, Commerce, Healthcare/Lifestyle, Software, Emerging brands and Emerging tech.
86. YourNest Venture Capital
YourNest is a pioneering, pre-Series A early-stage venture capital fund established in 2011 to support audacious startups building life-changing businesses. We strongly believe in the human capability and work with the dictum of ‘what is impossible today is routine tomorrow’.
At YourNest, we work best with tech-enabled startups focused on enterprise SaaS businesses especially in the DeepTech domain: Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, Distributed Ledger Technologies, Cloud Offerings, Developer Tools, Robotics, Hardware, Industrial IoT, Robotic Process Automation Software, Wearables and Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality/ Mixed Reality.
87. Zodius Capital
Operational since 2011, Zodius typically develops one company every six months and works intensively with its portfolio company teams to “speed up” and “shape up” for exceptional growth and profitability.
Industries: Big Data and Analytics, Digital Media and Commerce, Education.