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Top 32 Active VC Funds

In India

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Table of Contents
Introduction 3
1. Accel India 4
2. Sequoia Capital India 4
3. Blume Ventures 4
4. Nexus Venture Partners 5
5. Kalaari Capital 5
6. Matrix Partners India 5
7. SAIF Partners 6
8. Chiratae Ventures (formerly IDG Ventures) 6
9. Beenext Ventures 6
10. Lightspeed Venture Partners India 7
11. InnoVen Capital 7
12. Prime Venture Partners 7
13. Saama Capital 8
14. Stellaris Venture Partners 8
15. Alteria Capital 8
16. Kae Capital 9
17. SRI Capital 9
18. Unicorn India Ventures 9
19. Vertex Ventures 1​0
20. Fireside Ventures 1​0
21. Exfinity Venture Partners 1​0
22. 3one4 Capital 1​1
23. Orios Venture Partners 1​1
24. Endiya Partners 1​1
25. DSG Consumer Partners 1​2
26. VentureEast 1​2
27. Bessemer Venture Partners 1​2
28. GrowX Ventures 1​3
29. Qualcomm Ventures 1​3
30. Unilever Ventures 1​3
31. Brand Capital 1​4
32. Mayfield Fund 1​4

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Introduction
Despite being there since the late 90s, it wasn’t until 2005 that VCs actually exploded the
Indian funding scene. Thanks to India’s flourishing internet economy!

Presently at a very nascent stage though as compared to the US counterparts, Indian VCs
are steadily catching up the pace. Here’s a proof- ‘Indian startups raised $11 Bn with VCs
accounting for 30% of the deals.’ Amazing figures, right!
*Source: ​The State of The Indian Ecosystem Report 2018

Moreover, with 39K+ Indian startups, it’s high time for entrepreneurs to explore better and
easy alternatives to raise funds. And VC Funding is worth giving a shot!

But many entrepreneurs are confused, hesitant, and sometimes find it difficult to ascertain
which one to apply for. Therefore, Inc42 has curated a list of ​Top 33 Active VC Funds In
India​ with all the information that you require to find a ‘perfect match’ for your startup. Enjoy
exploring!

Note:​ The below list is in the order of ‘No. of Deals’ funded

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1. Accel India
Location:​ Bengaluru

Focus Sectors: ​Sector Agnostic

Notable Indian Startups Funded: ​Flipkart, Ola, Proptiger, Bookmyshow, Freshworks,


Book Myntra, Moglix, POWER2SME

Key People Associated:​ Subrata Mitra, Anand Daniel, Shekhar Kirani

2. Sequoia Capital India


Location:​ Bengaluru

Focus Sectors: ​Consumer services, Energy, Financial Services, Infrastructure, Healthcare


Services, Internet, Mobile Applications and Outsourcing, Wireless and technology sectors

Notable Indian Startups Funded: ​1MG, Awfis, Cardekho, Freecharge, Ixigo, Mobikwik,
Pine Labs

Key People Associated:​ Shailesh Lakhani, Abheek Anand, Mohit Bhatnagar

3. Blume Ventures
Location:​ Mumbai

Focus Sectors: ​Sector Agnostic

Notable Indian Startups Funded:​ GreyOrange, Dunzo, E2E Networks, Servify,


Unacademy, Locus.sh, Stellapps, MilkBasket

Key People Associated:​ Sanjay Nath, Karthik Reddy

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4. Nexus Venture Partners
Location:​ Bengaluru

Focus Sectors: ​Technology, Internet, Healthcare, Consumer, Business Services, Media,


Fintech, Data

Notable Indian Startups Funded: ​Eka​, ​Druva, helpshift, Snapdeal, Shopclues

Key People Associated:​ Naren Gupta, Sandeep Singhal, Suvir Sujan

5. Kalaari Capital
Location:​ Bengaluru

Focus Sectors: ​Consumer Internet, Healthcare, Education, Mobile, Retail, CleanTech,


Technology Enabled Services, and Enterprise Software & Services

Notable Indian Startups Funded: ​CureFit, Cashkaro, Dream11, Embibe, Instamojo,


Popxo, Snapdeal

Key People Associated:​ Kumar Shiralagi, Rajesh Raju, Vani Kola

6. Matrix Partners India


Location:​ Mumbai

Focus Sectors: ​Consumer Technology, B2B, Enterprise, Fintech

Notable Indian Startups Funded: ​Chumbak, DailyHunt, CreditVidya, mswipe, Limeroad,


Ola, Practo, Quikr

Key People Associated:​ Avnish Bajaj, Rajinder Balaraman, Tarun Davda

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7. SAIF Partners
Location:​ Gurugram

Focus Sectors: ​Sector Agnostic

Notable Indian Startups Funded: ​Capital Float, Cleartax, Bookmyshow, JustDial, Firstcry,
IndustryBuying

Key People Associated:​ Ravi Adusumalli, Mukul Arora, Deepak Gaur, Alok Goel

8. Chiratae Ventures (formerly IDG Ventures)


Location:​ Bengaluru

Focus Sectors: ​Consumer, Software, Healthtech, Fintech

Notable Indian Startups Funded: ​Lenskart, Flipkart, Myntra, Manthan, Cure.fit, Nextgen,
Yatra, Firstcry

Key People Associated:​ Sudhir Sethi, TCM Sundaram

9. Beenext Ventures
Location:​ Singapore

Focus Sectors: ​Sector Agnostic

Notable Indian Startups Funded: ​Servify, Revv, EazyDiner, Stellapps, Locus, MilkBasket,
Droom

Key People Associated:​ Teruhide Sato, Hiro Maeda, Dir Van Quaquebeke

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10. Lightspeed Venture Partners India
Location:​ New Delhi

Focus Sectors: ​Enterprise Software, Technology, Cleantech, Advertising, Media, Business


Services, Financial Services, Healthcare, Education, Retail

Notable Indian Startups Funded: ​Byju’S, Udaan, Darwinbox, Fastfox, Sharechat,


Freshmenu, OYO

Key People Associated:​ Bejul Somaia, Dev Khare, Hemant Mohapatra, Sunil Rao

11. InnoVen Capital


Location:​ Mumbai

Focus Sectors: ​Sector Agnostic

Notable Indian Startups Funded: ​BlackBuck, mswip, Yatra, GreyOrange, 1Mg, Faasos,
Myntra, Practo

Key People Associated:​ Ashish Sharma, Punit Shah

12. Prime Venture Partners


Location:​ Bengaluru

Focus Sectors: ​Banking, Fintech, Mobile Payments, Personal Finance, SaaS & Others

Notable Indian Startups Funded: ​myGate, mfine, Affordplan, NiYO Solutions, MoneyTap,
HackerEarth, Quizizz, Niyo Solutions

Key People Associated:​ Amit Somani, Sanjay Swamy

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13. Saama Capital
Location:​ Bengaluru

Focus Sectors: ​Ecommerce, Tech field support, Hardware, Software

Notable Indian Startups Funded: ​Raw Pressery, DailyNinja, Chai Point, MoveInSync,
Fisdom

Key People Associated:​ Ash Lilani, Suresh Shanmugham

14. Stellaris Venture Partners


Location:​ Bengaluru

Focus Sectors: ​Sector Agnostic

Notable Indian Startups Funded: ​WYDR, Whatfix, mfine, Loadshare, Vogo, Shop101

Key People Associated:​ Alok Goyal, Rahul Chowdhri, Ritesh Banglani

15. Alteria Capital


Location:​ Mumbai

Focus Sectors: ​Fintech, Edtech, Healthtech, Consumer Services, Ecommerce

Notable Indian Startups Funded: ​FAASOS, Toppr, Dunzo

Key People Associated:​ ​Vinod Murali​, Ajay Hattangdi

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16. Kae Capital
Location:​ Mumbai

Focus Sectors: ​Cloud, Consumer Internet, Mobile, Payments, Technology

Notable Indian Startups Funded: ​1mg, Truebil, Fynd, Shopsense, ShepHertz

Key People Associated:​ Sasha Mirchandani

17. SRI Capital


Location:​ Philadelphia

Focus Sectors: ​Enterprise Software, Enterprisetech, Consumer Tech

Notable Indian Startups Funded: ​Foyr, LetsMD, Shubhloan

Key People Associated:​ Sashi Reddi

18. Unicorn India Ventures

Location:​ Mumbai

Focus Sectors: ​Consumer, Enterprise, Healthcare, DeepTech

Notable Indian Startups Funded: ​Boxx.ai, Sequretek, SmartCoin, NeuroEquilibrium,


Pharmarack,Vanity Cube

Key People Associated:​ Bhaskar Majumdar, Anil Joshi

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19. Vertex Ventures
Location:​ Bengaluru

Focus Sectors: ​Consumer, Enterprise, Healthcare, DeepTech, Consumer Internet,


Enterprise, Fintech

Notable Indian Startups Funded: ​Flutura, Synup, Hansel.io, FirstCry, CloudCherry,


Licious, Yatra

Key People Associated:​ Piyush Kharbanda, Kunal Phalak

20. Fireside Ventures


Location:​ Bengaluru

Focus Sectors: ​Consumer Brands

Notable Indian Startups Funded: ​Bombay Shaving Company, Vahdam Teas, Magic
Crate, boAT, Mamaearth, Yogabar

Key People Associated:​ Kanwaljit Singh, Vinay Singh, VS Kannan Sitaram

21. Exfinity Venture Partners


Location:​ Bengaluru

Focus Sectors: ​Mobility, Cloud, Software defined hardware, IoT, Analytics, AI

Notable Indian Startups Funded: ​IQLECT, Locus.sh, Fitternity, Mad Street Den

Key People Associated:​ Mohandas Pai, V Balakrishnan, Shailesh Ghorpade

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22. 3one4 Capital
Location:​ Bengaluru

Focus Sectors: ​Sector Agnostic

Notable Indian Startups Funded: ​BetterPlace, Faircent, OnlineTyari, Tracxn, Wishberry,


Licious, Pocket Aces

Key People Associated:​ Pranav Pai, Siddarth Pai

23. Orios Venture Partners


Location:​ Mumbai

Focus Sectors: ​Seed Investing, Marketing, Branding, Startups,Scale up

Notable Indian Startups Funded: ​Pharmeasy, Miss Malini, Yumlane, Prettysecrets,


Pharmeasy, Zipgo

Key People Associated:​ Rehan Yar Khan, Anup Jain

24. Endiya Partners


Location:​ Hyderabad

Focus Sectors: ​Seed SaaS, Mobile, Security, IoT, Fintech, Digital health, Medical devices

Notable Indian Startups Funded: ​CureFit, Kissht, SigTuple, ShieldSquare, Innerchef

Key People Associated:​ Abhishek Srivastava, Dr Ramesh Byrapaneni, Sateesh Andra

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25. DSG Consumer Partners
Location:​ Singapore

Focus Sectors: ​Sector Agnostic

Notable Indian Startups Funded: ​Mswipe, OYO, Chai Point, Epigamia, RAW Pressery,
Chai Point

Key People Associated:​ Deepak I. Shahdadpuri

26. VentureEast
Location:​ Hyderabad

Focus Sectors: ​Sector Agnostic

Notable Indian Startups Funded: ​Portea Medical, Kissht, Indus OS, eYantra

Key People Associated:​ Sarath Naru

27. Bessemer Venture Partners


Location:​ Bengaluru

Focus Sectors: ​Sector Agnostic

Notable Indian Startups Funded: ​Snapdeal, UrbanClap DocsApp, Cashify, Swiggy,


PharmEasy, LivSpace, Ola

Key People Associated:​ Vishal Gupta

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28. GrowX Ventures
Location:​ New Delhi

Focus Sectors: ​Sector Agnostic

Notable Indian Startups Funded: ​Locus.sh, Fynd, Mad Street Den, ShepHertz

Key People Associated:​ Ashish Taneja, Sheetal Bahl

29. Qualcomm Ventures


Location:​ California, United States

Focus Sectors: ​Automotive, Data Center and Enterprise, Digital health, IoT,
Mobile

Notable Indian Startups Funded: ​Capillary, Portea Medical, PropTiger, Shadowfax

Key People Associated:​ Rama Bethmangalkar, Swapna Gupta, Varsha Tagare

30. Unilever Ventures


Location:​ London, England

Focus Sectors: ​Consumer, Enterprise Technology

Notable Indian Startups Funded: ​Shop101, Milkbasket, Plum Goodness

Key People Associated:​ Pawan Chaturvedi, Stephen Willson, Olivier Garel

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31. Brand Capital
Location:​ Mumbai

Focus Sectors: ​Sector Agnostic

Notable Indian Startups Funded: ​HomeLane, Quikr, Faircent, Zoctr

Key People Associated:​ S.Sivakumar, Sam Subramaniam

32. Mayfield Fund


Location:​ Mumbai

Focus Sectors: ​Consumer Services, Infrastructure Ancillaries, Healthcare Services,


Manufacturing Opportunities

Notable Indian Startups Funded: ​Leap India, TheGreenSnackCo, Emiza, Taskbob,


Licious, The Beer Cafe

Key People Associated:​ Vikram Godse

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