Top 20 Venture Funds in India

 

So you have a new idea for your business. You are sure this would work, this meets the market demand, it is going to be an amazing business model and it is going to give huge revenues in future. You have all you need to execute this plan but Money!

If you are bubbling with ideas of turning a business opportunity to a working business model, this is a post for you. Here is a compiled list of Venture Funds in India which can support your idea to turn into a successful business.

 

  1. Indian Angel Network

    Indian Angel Network(IAN) , founded in 2006, is a group of investors who are keen in not just investing but mentoring, network building and developing strategy for the business.
    Members of this network are leaders in Entrepreneurial ecosystem and are CEOs or founders of successful ventures.
    IAN invests in almost every segment of business and looks at investing upto USD 1 Million.

  2. Sequoia Capital India

    Sequoia Capital is another major name in venture funding. They are involved in seed, early stage, mid stage and late stage fundings. They have invested in many successful startups like Justdial, Bankbazaar, UrbanLadder and recently Peppertap.

  3. Accel Partners

    Founded in 1983, Accel Partners is one of the largest global venture fund. It has invested in top brands like Facebook, Atlassian, Dropbox etc. With a panel consisting of market leaders, successful entrepreneurs and seasoned investors, it is tough to get but one of the best to get!

  4. Fidelity Growth Partners India

    With investments in companies like Yebhi.com, Mineral Tree, Cloud Byte, Cygnus Hospitals etc Fidelity Growth Partners India (FGPI) is another prominent name in venture funding.

  5. SteadView Capital

    Known for making long term investments in varied sectors, Steadview is a investment expert in the space. They have invested in startups like Flipkart, Ola Cabs, Saavn, UrbanLadder etc.

  6. Jungle Ventures

    Jungle Ventures is a Singapore based fund which helps startups in Asia Pacific region. They invest in solutions specific to Asia Pacific markets. Their investments include micro-lending platform Milaap, mobile commerce app ShopSpot, vacations rental site Travelmob, zipdial etc.

  7. Qualcomm Ventures

    An arm of Qualcomm Inc, a fortune 500 company, Qualcomm Ventures is a investment fund which not just provides you capital, but also provides access to its resources, R&D technologies and follow-up financing. Qualcomm Ventures has a very long list of investment portfolio which includes startups like MapMyIndia, Apalya, Yebhi.com etc.

  8. Warburg Pincus

    Started 45 years ago, Warburg Pincus has  invested more than $50 billion in more than 720 companies in more than 35 countries around the world. With diverse investing portfolio, they invest from early stages in a startup to later phases equally. Their varied investment portfolio can be understood from their investments in India with startups and well settled companies like Quickr, Kalyan Jewellers, Lemon Tree, Car Trade, Biba Apparels, Metropolis Healthcare Limited etc.

  9. Canaan Partners

    Canaan Partners is a venture capital firm with global presence. They have invested in Indian companies like Bharat Matrimony, Cartrade.com, Naaptol.com, IndiaProperty.com etc.

  10. Bessemer Venture Partners

    Founded by Henry Phipps, Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP) is worlds oldest Venture Capital Firm. With its offices in New York, Silicon Valley, Boston, Bangalore and Herzliya, BVP has over USD 4 Billion invested in more than 130 companies around the world. Their list of indian investments is equally big and diverse with investments in major startups and companies like Snapdeal, IL&FS, Netambit, Sarovar, Taxiforsure, Hungama.com etc.

  11. Forum Synergies (India) PE Fund

    Based in Bangalore, Forum Synergies’ investment portfolio ranges to USD 10 Million. They have invested in many leading and successful startups like Zomato, Ola, Taaxiforsure, Freecharge, Quickr etc.

  12. Kalaari Capital

    Kalaari is a USD 160 Million venture capital fund based in Bangalore. They look for investment opportunity in early stage technology startups in India. Their portfolio has names like Snapdeal, UrbanLadder, Zivame, Magzter, Instamojo etc.

  13. Yournest Angel Fund

    Founded by Sunil K Goyal in 2011, Yournest is an early stage venture capital fund that focus on startups backed by technology. YourNest is also the Funding Manager for Religare Global Asset Management in India. They have investments in startups like Bookmycab.com, Golflan.com etc.

  14. Nexus Venture Partners

    Nexus Venture Partners is one of India’s leading seed funding firm. It is a group of entrepreneurs who have turned investors. They typically invest early into a company and the investment size goes to USD 10 Million. They restrict their investments to 6-8 per year and get involved in recruiting talent, market intelligence, business development, strategy and future financings.

  15. Helion Venture Partners

    Helion Venture partners, founded in 2006, is a India focussed venture fund. They are investing into startups which are specific to indian markets. They invest in technology and technology-powered businesses like eCommerce, Online services, Mobility, Enterprise Software and Outsourcing. Partnered with over 50 companies, this is one of the major venture funds in India.

  16. Seedfund

    Started in 2006 by Bharati Jacob, Mahesh Murthy and Pravin Gandhi, Seedfund has funded about 31 startups. Some major investments include Redbus, V Resorts, carwale etc among their overall investment portfolio.

  17. SAIF Partners

    SAIF Partners is a India focussed fund investing in Seed, Venture and Growth Capital across sectors like Internet, Mobile, Information Technology, Consumer Products and Services, Hospitality, Financial Services and Manufacturing. They have invested in some of the major companies like Makemytrip, JustDial, UrbanLadder, Zovi, Homeshop18, Firstcry etc. SAIF Partners boasts of a list of successful startups under their hat.

  18. Kae Capital

    Kae Capital is a technology centric fund which majorly invests in businesses which are bringing technology and innovative solutions to bridge the gap in the market. They have investments in companies like Healthkart, CultureAlley, Greendust, Myntra.com etc.

  19. Kyron

    Kyron is an accelerator for early stage technology start ups. Kyron is led by a team of serial entrepreneurs, investors, academic leaders and industry experts from across the globe with experience in various sectors and domains like technology, product management and consulting and with investments across multiple industries.

  20. YouWeCan Ventures

    The latest addition to the list is Yuvraj Singh’s Venture fund,YouWeCan Ventures, to support entrepreneurs in their startups. Read More about YouWeCan Ventures here.

 

 

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Mudit Khandelwal is the founder and Chief Columnist at Venturepapa. He is an Electronics Engineer by education and has worked in multiple organizations with various businesses (small or Fortune 500). Always willing to be an entrepreneur, he started his entrepreneurial journey with an ecommerce website, later moving to software consulting and blogging (which happens to be his old time passion as well). Mudit is an avid traveller and you can find him going on nature trails very often.
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