16 Key contacts to help raise venture capital for your startup in India

16 key contacts venture capitalists in India
1. Brand Capital
Brand Capital is a mentoring program having 553 investments and 79 exits.

Puneet Suri, Director

About the Venture Capitalist: Introducing print advertising.

Eligibility: Registering for scale up the program. After that, undergoing an internal section to an interview.

Services & conditions: Invitations to mentoring sessions with no registration fees.

Themes and target groups: Supporting the creation of a brand strategy.

Person-in-Charge: Puneet Suri, Director

2. Microsoft Accelerator Bangalore
Microsoft Accelerator Bangalore is characterized by 122 investments and 9 exits.

Ravi Narayan, Global Director

About the Venture Capitalist: Providing startups and entrepreneurs with an accelerator platform.

Eligibility: All interested in Information Technology.

Services & conditions: Facilitating programs, including Accelerator Plus and Scale Up.

Themes and target groups: Providing consulting services; technology and infrastructure support.

Person-in-Charge: Ravi Narayan, Global Director

3. Kalaari Capital
Kalaari capital is a venture company characterized by 113 investments and 6 exits with a $160 million venture capital fund.

Rajesh Raju, Managing Director

About the Venture Capitalist: Investing in technology-related companies.

Eligibility: All interested in Information Technology.

Services & conditions: Giving every aspect of growth.

Themes and target groups: Assisting early-stage businesses.

Person-in-Charge: Rajesh Raju, Managing Director

4. Blume Ventures
Blume Ventures provide funding in the range of $50K – $250K to early-stage tech-focused startup.

Ashish Fafadia, CFO

About the Venture Capitalist: Investing in technology-related companies.

Eligibility: Early-stage tech-focused/tech-enabled ventures.

Services & conditions: Funding in the range of $50K – $250K.

Themes and target groups: Early-stage tech-focused/tech-enabled ventures.

Person-in-Charge: Ashish Fafadia, CFO

5. IDG Ventures India
Ventures India has a total of 107 successful investments launched and 9exits. In this context, a global network of technology venture funds with over $6 billion under management with over 220 investing companies and 10 offices.

TCM Sundaram, Managing Director

About the Venture Capitalist: Tech venture capital fund.

Eligibility: Early Stage Venture and Late Stage Venture.

Services & conditions: Woking with founders solving problems that impact large markets.

Themes and target groups: Tech-focused early stage VCs.

Person-in-Charge: TCM Sundaram, Managing Director

6. IDG Ventures
IDG Ventures has a portfolio of over 220 companies with a total of 89 investments and 21 exits.

David Aronoff, General Partner

About the Venture Capitalist: Tech venture capital fund.

Eligibility: High potential technology and technology-enabled businesses.

Services & conditions: Invest between $0.5 M to $10 M at seed, early and expansion stages.

Themes and target groups: Consumer media & tech, Software, Health-tech and Fin-tech.

Person-in-Charge: David Aronoff, General Partner

7. Indian Angel Network
Indian Angel Network has a total of 68 successful investments launched and 2 exits.

Padmaja Ruparel, President

About the Venture Capitalist: A network investing in early-stage businesses which have potential to create disproportionate value.

Eligibility: High barriers to entry, a complementary management team, scalable business and differentiated value proposition.

Services & conditions: Money, mentoring, vast networks and inputs on strategy as well as execution.

Themes and target groups: An investment averaging about USD 400-600K and exiting over a 3 to 5 year period through a strategic sale.

Person-in-Charge: Padmaja Ruparel, President

8. Artha India Ventures
Artha India Ventures has a total of 58 successful investments launched and 2 exits.

Apurva Damani, Director

About the Venture Capitalist: Venture capital firm which funds seed and early-stage companies.

Eligibility: Disruptive tech-enabled ideas, with a large addressable market.

Services & conditions: Investing and mentoring, focusing on clean energy.

Themes and target groups: Fostering next-generation business models.

Person-in-Charge: Apurva Damani, Director

9. Matrix Partners India
Matrix Partners India has a total of 52 successful investments launched and 2 exits.

Tarun Davda, Managing Director

About the Venture Capitalist: Building long-term relationships with entrepreneurs and helping them build significant industry-leading companies.

Eligibility: Early and early growth stages.

Services & conditions: Investing between INR 1 cr and INR 75 cr initially in each company.

Themes and target groups: Mobile internet sector in India.

Person-in-Charge: Tarun Davda, Managing Director

10. India Quotient
India Quotient has a total of 32successful investments launched and 4 exits.

Anand Lunia, Founding Partner

About the Venture Capitalist: India Quotient is an Indian new type of early-stage investor.

Eligibility: Early and early growth stages tuned for Indian Consumers.

Services & conditions: The company funds investors building disruptive businesses aimed at Indian consumers.

Themes and target groups: Technologies:  Consumer Internet, Fintech, Hardware, Logistics, Online Brands, Services, Social Network, Marketplaces.

Person-in-Charge: Anand Lunia, Founding Partner

11. Saama Capital
Saama Capital is an Indian venture capital fund having a total of 29 investments.

Ash Lilani, Manager, Co-Founder

About the Venture Capitalist: Independent successor fund to SVB India Capital Partners (SICP).

Eligibility: Early stage companies with skilled managers, large addressable market.

Services & conditions: Helping companies in operational, financial and strategic matters.

Themes and target groups: No restrictions.

Person-in-Charge: Ash Lilani, Manager, Co-Founder

12. 3one4 Capital
3one4 capital has a total of 29 investments to its credit till date and is an early-stage venture capital firm.

Pranav Pai, Founding Partner

About the Venture Capitalist: 3one4 Capital is an early-stage venture capital fund.

Eligibility: Early stage ventures.

Services & conditions: Reducing risk and new growth opportunities.

Themes and target groups: Technology and artificial intelligence.

Person-in-Charge: Pranav Pai, Founding Partner

13. Aarin Capital
The company has a total of 29 investments launched and 1exit.

Deepak Natraj, Managing Director

About the Venture Capitalist: Collaborating with early-stage investors.

Eligibility: Innovative startups who are looking for end-to-end cooperation and not just funding.

Services & conditions: Profitable revenue growth and efficient strategic management.

Themes and target groups: Technology.

Person-in-Charge: Deepak Natraj, Managing Director

14. Times Internet
Times Internet (TIL) is a digital product company having a total of 26 investments and 5 acquisitions.

Prashan Agarwal, COO

About the Venture Capitalist: Startup companies.

Eligibility: No specific conditions. They purely opp5rtunistic.

Services & conditions: Startups through TLabs and partnerships.

Themes and target groups: IT and internet.

Person-in-Charge: Prashan Agarwal, COO

14. Info Edge
Info Edge is a leading provider of online recruitment, matrimonial & real estate classifieds and related services in New Delhi India. The company has a total of 25 investments and 1 exit.

Arun Duggal, Independent Director

About the Venture Capitalist: Career counselling and guidance site, Education site.

Eligibility: Early and late stage venture.

Services & conditions: Delighting our customers in current and new businesses based on the offerings on the internet and other platforms.

Themes and target groups: Internet platforms.

Person-in-Charge: Arun Duggal, Independent Director

16. InnoVen Capital
InnoVen Capital India has a total of 23 investments and 4 exits.

Anshu Prasher, Director

About the Venture Capitalist: Providing venture debt to investor-backed startups by sectors and stages.

Eligibility: Debt and late stage venture.

Services & conditions: Providing debts to strong venture capital investor and transforming their ideas into a valuable business.

Themes and target groups: No restrictions.

Person-in-Charge: Anshu Prasher, Director

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