TOP VENTURE CAPITAL FIRMS IN INDIA IN 2019

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TOP VENTURE CAPITAL FIRMS IN INDIA IN 2019

Startups with unique concepts and strong willpower are increasing in number. But it is not enough. The most important thing is a fund that is required for every idea to convert into reality. As the startup culture is getting momentum day by day, it is no piece of cake to find a reliable investor. Here, Venture capitalist firms play a vital role in the nurturing and growth of a new startup. Venture Capital firms are the backbone of innovation and modernization. If a startup company wants to survive, grow and then VC firms are there to support.

But the question raised where to go and how should we approach for funding. Hence for your support, we are presenting some of the top VC firms operating in India. If you are a new startup or an established company and looking for funding, then check the list now:

  1. SEQUOIA CAPITAL

One of the foremost Venture Capitalist firms of India, Sequoia Capital India was founded by Don Valentine in 1972. The company is based in California and is leading the list with its participation in over 13 deals in the fintech sector.

Lead Person: Doug Leone and Michael Moritz

Top Startups Funded: Practo, Just Dial, Akosha, Knowlarity

Number of Investments Made: 100+

Value of Investments: $500 Million to $1 Billion

  1. ACCEL

Formally Known as the Accel Partners, Accel invests in ideas that have the potential to turn into unicorns. It is among the oldest venture capitalist firms, working over 3 decades in the industry. Headquartered in Alto Palo, California, Accel has backed hundreds of companies.

Lead Person:  Raja Kumar

Top Startups Funded: Big Basket, Kerala Institute of Medical Science, RBL Bank, People Combine

Number of Investments Made:  300

Value of Investments:  $2 Billion

  1. HELLION VENTURE PARTNERS

An India based Venture capitalist firm, Hellion Venture Partners is focused on early to mid-stage investments and to date it has invested in a total of 60 startups.

Lead Person:  Sanjeev Agarwal

Top Startups Funded: Big Basket, ShopClues, BabyOye, MakeMyTrip

Number of Investments Made:  40+

Value of Investments:   $600 Million under Management

  1. NEXUS VENTURE PARTNERS

Nexus Venture Partners is working in collaboration with Silicon Valley and India. It supports potential startups in every stage of business. The firm holds over decades of experience in guiding and building startups.

Lead Person:  Carlos Rodriguez-Pastor, Jose Antonio Rosas, Rafael Dasso and Alejandro Ponce

Top Startups Funded: Craftsvilla, Dlehivery, Tiny Owl Technology, Housing, Shopclues, Stayzilla

Number of Investments Made:  20

Value of Investments:  $100 Million to $125 Million

  1. VENTURE EAST

An India-centric Venture Capital firm, Venture Easy is fond of investing in completely new, unique and potential ideas. It supports such startups and helps them establish themselves in the competitive market of India.

Lead Person:  Sarath Naru

Top Startups Funded: Portea, DesiCrew, InOpen, Seclore, 2adpro Media Solutions Inc.

Number of Investments Made:  100+

Value of Investments:  $325 Million 

  1. INTEL CAPITAL INDIA

Intel is recognized for making processors and also invests in companies with great potential. It invests in a great amount from $1 million to $100 million as the need. It is mainly focused on research, labs, development, etc.

Lead Person:  Wendell Brooks

Top Startups Funded: Hungama, SnapDeal

Number of Investments Made:  35+

Value of Investments:  $200 Million 

  1. BLUME VENTURES

Founded by Karthik Reddy and Sanjay Nath in 2011, Blume Ventures supports startup companies through multiple rounds of funding. To date, it has funded some of the most innovative startups of the country and knows as “Founder’s VC”.

Lead Person:  Karthik Reddy, Sanjay Nath

Top Startups Funded: TaxiForSure, HealthifyMe, Cashify, Instamojo, Chillr, Explara

Number of Investments Made:  50+

Value of Investments:  $100 Million 

  1. INVENTUS CAPITALS PARTNERS

Inventus Capital is among the most famous Venture Capital firms. It has funded more than 100 small and big companies worth over $300 billion. It invests in mobile, financial, e-commerce, etc.

Lead Person:  John Dougery, Kanwal Rekhi, Samir Kumar

Top Startups Funded: Savaari, Poshmark, Policy Bazaar

Number of Investments Made:  30+

Value of Investments:  $240 Million

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