Venture Capital Firms in India

In the previous posts, we covered the basics of venture capital. If you missed them, here’s the list.

What is Venture Capital?
Venture Capitalist salary range in India & USA
How to get Venture Capital jobs

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 Capitalwww.canbankventure.comBangalore
VC arm of Canara Bank, invests in industrial ventures
Cataraman Ventureswww.catamaranventures.comBangalore
This is Infy demi god, Narayan Murthy’s, venture capital fund.
Seed, early, and growth stage VC fund. Tech, energy & healthcare focus
Global Technology Ventureswww.gtvltd.comBangalore
An investment vehicle of the Sivan Securities Group
Inventus Capital Partnerswww.inventuscap.comBangalore
Investors in internet/media startups, mobile tech & knowledge based companies
State & Central Government financial institutions backed VC Fund in Karnataka. IT, biotech focus.
Nadathur Holdingwww.nadathur.comBangalore
Launched by co-founder of Infosys N.S. Raghavan, this team covers VC, PE, Debt investments
NEA- Indo US Venturesindousventures.comBangalore
Started by Vinod Dham, the ‘Father of the Pentium’ microprocessor
Ojas Venture Partnerswww.ojasventures.comBangalore
An India centric, technology focused, early stage venture capital (VC) funding firm
Accel Partnerswww.accel.comBangalore, Delhi
International VC with presence in India. Early and growth stage venture capital investing
Helion Venture Partnerswww.helionvc.comBangalore, Delhi NCR
Early to mid-stage VC with interests in tech and consumer services
IDG India Ventureswww.idgvcindia.comBangalore, Mumbai
Another big international VC with an India presence.
Intel, Mumbai
The investment arm of Intel invested $40 mil in 10 Indian companies
Norwest Venture Partnerswww.nvp.comBangalore, Mumbai
Over $3.7 billion in capital and has funded more than 500 companies since inception
Sequoia capitalwww.sequoiacap.comBangalore, 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 Capitalwww.ifciventure.comDelhi
Provides start-up capital and venture funding to over 400 entrepreneurs
India Angel Networkwww.indianangelnetwork.comDelhi
Invests upto $1 million independently through its network of CEOs & entrepreneurs
Lightspeed venture Partnerswww.lightspeedvp.comDelhi
Current fund size is $675 million. Focus is on consumer, enterprise technology & cleantech companies
Canaan Partnerswww.canaan.comDelhi NCR
Global VC firm focussing on tech and healthcare. Alok Mittal is part of the India team.

Venture Capital Firms in Mumbai

Aavishkaar Indiawww.aavishkaar.inMumbai
Early stage investor in ‘bottom of the pyramid’ rural and social enterprises
IL&FS Venture Corporationwww.ilfsindia.comMumbai
The venture capital arm of IL&FS
India Direct Equitywww.ideaequity.comMumbai
Operates in the Venture Capital and Private Equity area since 1999
Matrix Partnerswww.matrixpartners.inMumbai
Highly successful VC firm with 50 IPO & 75 M&A exits
Netz Capitalwww.netzcapital.comMumbai
Invests in real estate and infrastructure companies. Transactions of $50 million so far.
Nexus Venture Partnerswww.nexusvp.comMumbai
Takes a hands-on approach to investment, and helps out their portfolio companies in USA and India
Reliance Ventureswww.relianceventure.comMumbai
Yup, Reliance is into VC too. A billion dollars invested so far in companies & in other VC funds (like Seed Fund).
Seed Fundwww.seedfund.inMumbai
Mahesh Murthy is part of this team. The firm takes an active role in growing their investee companies
SIDBI Venture
A wholly owned subsidiary of SIDBI, this initiative is backed by the Government. Has a corpus of Rs 1 billion
Bessemer Venture & 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 Limitedwww.indiaco.comPune
Apart from funding, it provides strategic, financial, technological and operational help
Gujarat Venture Financewww.gvfl.comAhmedabad
The ‘first’ venture capital firm in India founded in 1990. Tech focus.
Andhra Pradesh Government backed investor, invests in medium/large industries.
Ventureastwww.ventureast.netHyderabad, Chennai
Indian VC fund manager with close to $300 million under management
India Innovation Fundwww.indiainnovationfund.inAcross India
Supported by NASSCOM, this VC fund leverages it network across the tech industry.
Rajasthan Venture Capitalwww.rvcf.orgJaipur
State funded VC, back by SIDBI & Rajasthan State Industrial Development and Investment Corporation

Do you think any important ones have been missed out? Post the name and some details about them in the comments below.

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