2013-03-29 00:00:00 Money & Finance English https://d3hrajprm8dqcv.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/08195350/VC1.png Venture Capital Firms in India for Your Business’s Finances

Venture Capital Firms in India for Your Business’s Finances

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In an earlier article, we had discussed about Venture Capital – Availability and Trends in India. As emphasized in the article, you may think of turning to venture capitalists, when your start-up has taken off at a decent speed and needs the next level fuel for further acceleration and growth. Remember, venture capitalists are generally for big money requirements. Hence, consider them only when you need funding for a massive expansion or a major overhaul in your operations. Given below is a list of venture capital funds that you may find useful: Canaan Partners: Focusses in businesses in the technology and healthcare sector, offering a variety of support to the portfolio companies including assistance in the development and review of business strategies, with the recruitment of key senior management, in the structuring and negotiating of strategic alliances etc. Canaan’s huge portfolio includes Artspace, Business Layers, Happiest Minds, IntraLinks etc. Nexus Venture Partners: Nexus focuses on technology, business services, agriculture and Internet start-ups. Their preferences are “capital efficient business models, innovative product, process or business model addressing a significant customer pain point, differentiated product or service that can create a competitive advantage, companies that can be standalone independent businesses, not features for another business.” Key portfolios have been Craftsvilla.com, BigshowBazaar, SnapDeal, Komli, Druva Software, Aryaka Networks. Helion Venture Partners: Helion Venture Partners is an India-focused venture fund that has made a spate of investments in high-growth technology-powered businesses and consumer services in sectors like Outsourcing, Internet, Mobile, Technology Products, Retail Services, Education and Financial Services. Komli, Jivox, Azure Power, Agni, Mast Kalandar, NetAmbit and more have received investments from Helion. Aavishkaar India Micro Venture Capital Fund: Aavishkaar believes in investing in early-stage entrepreneurial ventures and focusses chiefly on these seven sectors – Agriculture and Dairy, Education, Energy, Handicrafts, Health, Water and Sanitation, Technology for Development and Microfinance and Financial Inclusion. Some of the businesses where they have invested are Milk Mantra Dairy, Vaatsalya, Lets Recycle, Butterfly Fields, Desert Artisans Handicrafts and many more. Mayfield Fund: Mayfield India invests in India-based companies that have potential to become industry leaders, with a focus on Consumer Services, Internet, Mobile, Technology & Technology Enabled Services, Logistics, and Agriculture-related Businesses. Their portfolio companies include Centum Learning, dealsandyou, Fourcee, Genesis Colors, Geodesic Techniques, Sohan Lal Commodity Management etc. Notable past successes of the team include India Bulls, India Games, MakeMyTrip and Persistent Systems. Ojas Venture Partners: Ojas is an India-centric, technology-focused, early-stage venture capital funding firm backed by one of the early captains of Indian IT industry, Mr. Nadathur S. Raghavan, co-founder and former MD of Infosys. Their portfolio includes tyfone, Ziva Software, Vizury, Radiowalla etc.   The market abounds in many other venture capital firms. If you have benefitted from any of them, do let us know here.  

Information may be abridged and therefore incomplete. This document/information does not constitute, and should not be considered a substitute for, legal or financial advice. Each financial situation is different, the advice provided is intended to be general. Please contact your financial or legal advisors for information specific to your situation.

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