In the previous posts, we covered the basics of venture capital. If you missed them, here’s the list.
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
|VC arm of Canara Bank, invests in industrial ventures
|This is Infy demi god, Narayan Murthy’s, venture capital fund.
|Seed, early, and growth stage VC fund. Tech, energy & healthcare focus
|Inventus Capital Partners
|Investors in internet/media startups, mobile tech & knowledge based companies
|State & Central Government financial institutions backed VC Fund in Karnataka. IT, biotech focus.
|Launched by co-founder of Infosys N.S. Raghavan, this team covers VC, PE, Debt investments
|NEA- Indo US Ventures
|Started by Vinod Dham, the ‘Father of the Pentium’ microprocessor
|Ojas Venture Partners
|An India centric, technology focused, early stage venture capital (VC) funding firm
|International VC with presence in India. Early and growth stage venture capital investing
|Helion Venture Partners
|Bangalore, Delhi NCR
|Early to mid-stage VC with interests in tech and consumer services
|IDG India Ventures
|Another big international VC with an India presence.
|The investment arm of Intel invested $40 mil in 10 Indian companies
|Norwest Venture Partners
|Over $3.7 billion in capital and has funded more than 500 companies since inception
|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
|Provides start-up capital and venture funding to over 400 entrepreneurs
|India Angel Network
|Invests upto $1 million independently through its network of CEOs & entrepreneurs
|Lightspeed venture Partners
|Current fund size is $675 million. Focus is on consumer, enterprise technology & cleantech companies
|Global VC firm focussing on tech and healthcare. Alok Mittal is part of the India team.
Venture Capital Firms in Mumbai
|Early stage investor in ‘bottom of the pyramid’ rural and social enterprises
|IL&FS Venture Corporation
|The venture capital arm of IL&FS
|India Direct Equity
|Operates in the Venture Capital and Private Equity area since 1999
|Highly successful VC firm with 50 IPO & 75 M&A exits
|Invests in real estate and infrastructure companies. Transactions of $50 million so far.
|Nexus Venture Partners
|Takes a hands-on approach to investment, and helps out their portfolio companies in USA and India
|Yup, Reliance is into VC too. A billion dollars invested so far in companies & in other VC funds (like Seed Fund).
|Mahesh Murthy is part of this team. The firm takes an active role in growing their investee companies
|SIDBI Venture Capital
|A wholly owned subsidiary of SIDBI, this initiative is backed by the Government. Has a corpus of Rs 1 billion
|Bessemer Venture Partners
|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
|Apart from funding, it provides strategic, financial, technological and operational help
|Gujarat Venture Finance
|The ‘first’ venture capital firm in India founded in 1990. Tech focus.
|Andhra Pradesh Government backed investor, invests in medium/large industries.
|Indian VC fund manager with close to $300 million under management
|India Innovation Fund
|Supported by NASSCOM, this VC fund leverages it network across the tech industry.
|Rajasthan Venture Capital
|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.