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Venture Capital Firms in India

Written by Sameer Kamat

In the previous post we cover the basics of venture capital. If you missed it here’s the post – What is Venture capital?

In this post we list down the prominent venture capital firms in India. Many of these These are the firms with the most active and multiple venture capital funds i.e. in terms of investments made.

Venture Capital Firms in India

Some of the venture capital firms in India operate out of multiple locations. So we have categorised it based on the primary city for each.

Venture Capital Firms in Bangalore

Canbank Venture Capital www.canbankventure.com Bangalore
VC arm of Canara Bank, invests in industrial ventures
Cataraman Ventures www.catamaranventures.com Bangalore
This is Infy demi god, Narayan Murthy’s, venture capital fund.
DFJ www.dfj.com Bangalore
Seed, early, and growth stage VC fund. Tech, energy & healthcare focus
Global Technology Ventures www.gtvltd.com Bangalore
An investment vehicle of the Sivan Securities Group
Inventus Capital Partners www.inventuscap.com Bangalore
Investors in internet/media startups, mobile tech & knowledge based companies
KITVEN www.Kitven.com Bangalore
State & Central Government financial institutions backed VC Fund in Karnataka. IT, biotech focus.
Nadathur Holding www.nadathur.com Bangalore
Launched by co-founder of Infosys N.S. Raghavan, this team covers VC, PE, Debt investments
NEA- Indo US Ventures indousventures.com Bangalore
Started by Vinod Dham, the ‘Father of the Pentium’ microprocessor
Ojas Venture Partners www.ojasventures.com Bangalore
An India centric, technology focused, early stage venture capital (VC) funding firm
Accel Partners www.accel.com Bangalore, Delhi
International VC with presence in India. Early and growth stage venture capital investing
Helion Venture Partners www.helionvc.com Bangalore, Delhi NCR
Early to mid-stage VC with interests in tech and consumer services
IDG India Ventures www.idgvcindia.com Bangalore, Mumbai
Another big international VC with an India presence.
Intel Capital www.intel.com/capital/india/default.htm Bangalore, Mumbai
The investment arm of Intel invested $40 mil in 10 Indian companies
Norwest Venture Partners www.nvp.com Bangalore, Mumbai
Over $3.7 billion in capital and has funded more than 500 companies since inception
Sequoia capital www.sequoiacap.com Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi
One of the big names in the business, with many successful investments and a phenomenal track record

Venture Capital Firms in Delhi

IFCI Venture Capital www.ifciventure.com Delhi
Provides start-up capital and venture funding to over 400 entrepreneurs
India Angel Network www.indianangelnetwork.com Delhi
Invests upto $1 million independently through its network of CEOs & entrepreneurs
Lightspeed venture Partners www.lightspeedvp.com Delhi
Current fund size is $675 million. Focus is on consumer, enterprise technology & cleantech companies
Canaan Partners www.canaan.com Delhi NCR
Global VC firm focussing on tech and healthcare. Alok Mittal is part of the India team.

Venture Capital Firms in Mumbai

Aavishkaar India www.aavishkaar.in Mumbai
Early stage investor in ‘bottom of the pyramid’ rural and social enterprises
IL&FS Venture Corporation www.ilfsindia.com Mumbai
The venture capital arm of IL&FS
India Direct Equity www.ideaequity.com Mumbai
Operates in the Venture Capital and Private Equity area since 1999
Matrix Partners www.matrixpartners.in Mumbai
Highly successful VC firm with 50 IPO & 75 M&A exits
Netz Capital www.netzcapital.com Mumbai
Invests in real estate and infrastructure companies. Transactions of $50 million so far.
Nexus Venture Partners www.nexusvp.com Mumbai
Takes a hands-on approach to investment, and helps out their portfolio companies in USA and India
Reliance Ventures www.relianceventure.com Mumbai
Yup, Reliance is into VC too. A billion dollars invested so far in companies & in other VC funds (like Seed Fund).
Seed Fund www.seedfund.in Mumbai
Mahesh Murthy is part of this team. The firm takes an active role in growing their investee companies
SIDBI Venture Capital www.sidbiventure.co.in Mumbai
A wholly owned subsidiary of SIDBI, this initiative is backed by the Government. Has a corpus of Rs 1 billion
Bessemer Venture Partners www.bvp.com/india Mumbai & Bangalore
Top international VC with a 14-member India team invests in Technology, Healthcare, power, Infra & financial services

Other Venture Capital Firms in India

IndiaCo Ventures Limited www.indiaco.com Pune
Apart from funding, it provides strategic, financial, technological and operational help
Gujarat Venture Finance www.gvfl.com Ahmedabad
The ‘first’ venture capital firm in India founded in 1990. Tech focus.
APIDC www.apidc.org Hyderabad
Andhra Pradesh Government backed investor, invests in medium/large industries.
Ventureast www.ventureast.net Hyderabad, Chennai
Indian VC fund manager with close to $300 million under management
India Innovation Fund www.indiainnovationfund.in Across India
Supported by NASSCOM, this VC fund leverages it network across the tech industry.
Rajasthan Venture Capital www.rvcf.org Jaipur
State funded VC, back by SIDBI & Rajasthan State Industrial Development and Investment Corporation
 



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1 Comment

  1. CA VIJAY GUPTA   |  Saturday, 05 July 2014 at 6:29 am

    looking for VC firms for our clients. Ticket size 2 to 50 CR.Rs.

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