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India is gaining popularity as the land of startups, more so in recent years. Typically, an idea that develops into a business plan and goes through the initial stages of launching itself, needs investors to back it and help the business gain momentum. There are many venture capitalists (VCs) available and it can be both confusing and intimidating for budding entrepreneurs to find and approach a VC. Let’s look at a few venture capital firms that are actively backing innovative and promising startup business in India. Please note that this list is in no specific order.
Helion was founded in 2006 as an early to mid-stage. It is an India-focused venture fund with over $600 million under management.
|Industries covered||Online Services Ecommerce Mobility Enterprise Software Outsourcing Consumer Services Others|
|Contact Details||+91 124 461 5333 | email@example.com|
|Start-ups funded||Yepme, MakemyTrip, redBus, ShopClues, etc.|
Sequoia Capital was founded in 1972 and has been highly active in the Indian startup market since the early 2000s with an investment of around $100 million in the growth stages of startups alone.
|Industries covered||Ecommerce Internet Outsourcing Public Sector|
|Contact Details||Bengaluru: +91 080 412 458 80 Mumbai: +91 022 4074 7272 New Delhi: +91 011 4956 7200|
|Start-ups funded||Truecaller, Zomato, Byju, Oyo Rooms, Nearbuy, Micromax etc.|
Nexus Venture Partners believe in investing in the early stages of a company. Their investment size ranges from USD 500K to 10 million in early-growth stage companies. They also like to participate in follow-on investments at later stages for companies that successfully execute their business plans.
|Industries covered||Business Services Consumer Services Data and AI Enterprise Healthcare|
|Contact Details||Bengaluru: +91 080 662 60000 Mumbai: +91 022 662 60000|
|Start-ups funded||Shopclues, Arkit, PaySense etc.|
Founded in 2006, Kalaari Capital is a technology-focused venture capital firm with over $650 million in assets under management.
|Industries covered||Ecommerce Internet Services Health and Wellness Fintechs Edtech Mobile Digital Media Social Media Ecommerce Enablers Enterprise Software Outsourcing Others|
|Contact Details||+91 +91 080 6715 9600 | Info@Kalaari.com|
|Start-ups funded||Scoopwoop, Industrybuying.com, Active.Ai, Cashkaro, etc.|
A good business idea will always find backers but it is not that simple when you approach a venture capital firm.
Building a business from an idea is an uphill task, to say the least. Most businesses need financial backing at some stage or the other. Make sure that you choose the right investment partner and see your business grow leaps and bounds.