Startups with unique concepts and strong willpower are increasing in number. But it is not enough. The most important thing is a fund that is required for every idea to convert into reality.
As the startup culture is getting momentum day by day, it is no piece of cake to find a reliable investor.
Here, Venture capitalist firms play a vital role in the nurturing and growth of a new startup. Venture Capital firms are the backbone of innovation and modernization. If a startup company wants to survive, grow and then VC firms are there to support.
But the question raised where to go and how should we approach for funding. Hence for your support, we are presenting some of the top VC firms operating in India. If you are a new startup or an established company and looking for funding, then check the list now:
One of the foremost Venture Capitalist firms of India, Sequoia Capital India was founded by Don Valentine in 1972. The company is based in California and is leading the list with its participation in over 13 deals in the fintech sector.
Lead Person: Doug Leone and Michael Moritz
Top Startups Funded: Practo, Just Dial, Akosha, Knowlarity
Number of Investments Made: 100+
Value of Investments: $500 Million to $1 Billion
Formally Known as the Accel Partners, Accel invests in ideas that have the potential to turn into unicorns. It is among the oldest venture capitalist firms, working over 3 decades in the industry. Headquartered in Alto Palo, California, Accel has backed hundreds of companies.
Lead Person: Raja Kumar
Top Startups Funded: Big Basket, Kerala Institute of Medical Science, RBL Bank, People Combine
Number of Investments Made: 300
Value of Investments: $2 Billion
An India based Venture capitalist firm, Hellion Venture Partners is focused on early to mid-stage investments and to date it has invested in a total of 60 startups.
Lead Person: Sanjeev Agarwal
Top Startups Funded: Big Basket, ShopClues, BabyOye, MakeMyTrip
Number of Investments Made: 40+
Value of Investments: $600 Million under Management
Nexus Venture Partners is working in collaboration with Silicon Valley and India. It supports potential startups in every stage of business. The firm holds over decades of experience in guiding and building startups.
Lead Person: Carlos Rodriguez-Pastor, Jose Antonio Rosas, Rafael Dasso and Alejandro Ponce
Top Startups Funded: Craftsvilla, Dlehivery, Tiny Owl Technology, Housing, Shopclues, Stayzilla
Number of Investments Made: 20
Value of Investments: $100 Million to $125 Million
An India-centric Venture Capital firm, Venture Easy is fond of investing in completely new, unique and potential ideas. It supports such startups and helps them establish themselves in the competitive market of India.
Lead Person: Sarath Naru
Top Startups Funded: Portea, DesiCrew, InOpen, Seclore, 2adpro Media Solutions Inc.
Number of Investments Made: 100+
Value of Investments: $325 Million
Intel is recognized for making processors and also invests in companies with great potential. It invests in a great amount from $1 million to $100 million as the need. It is mainly focused on research, labs, development, etc.
Lead Person: Wendell Brooks
Top Startups Funded: Hungama, SnapDeal
Number of Investments Made: 35+
Value of Investments: $200 Million
Founded by Karthik Reddy and Sanjay Nath in 2011, Blume Ventures supports startup companies through multiple rounds of funding. To date, it has funded some of the most innovative startups of the country and knows as "Founder's VC".
Lead Person: Karthik Reddy, Sanjay Nath
Top Startups Funded: TaxiForSure, HealthifyMe, Cashify, Instamojo, Chillr, Explara
Number of Investments Made: 50+
Value of Investments: $100 Million
Inventus Capital is among the most famous Venture Capital firms. It has funded more than 100 small and big companies worth over $300 billion. It invests in mobile, financial, e-commerce, etc.
Lead Person: John Dougery, Kanwal Rekhi, Samir Kumar
Top Startups Funded: Savaari, Poshmark, Policy Bazaar
Number of Investments Made: 30+
Value of Investments: $240 Million
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