In today’s time lot of start ups are coming and are changing the work and life which we used to have. Many young people are entering into entrepreneurship after taking lot of risk and leaving all their comfort to change something or to create something new. Every start up after reaching a certain point needs outside funding to grow and scale up. At this point these start ups try to find some good and reliable venture capital investor for funding and in exchange they give a part of start up to them in terms of equity.
There might be many instances where a founder sells equity to wrong investor in hurry of getting funding and get indulge in back drop. For simplifying the understanding of this, I am presenting a top venture capital investors list of India:
1.) Sequoia Capital India (www.sequoiacap.com/india/): They are front runners in the list of venture capital investors in India. They funded numerous start ups ranging in their business from financial services, internet, healthcare, technology to outsourcing. They invest at every stage of the start up starting from seed to growth. They usually invest up to $1 Million in seed stage, up to $10 Million in early stage and $100 in the growth stage of a company.
Some of their best investment are Zomato, Just Dial, Practo, Cafe Coffee Day, Citrus Payment etc.
2.) Helion Venture Partners (www.helionvc.com): It was founded in 2006 and they focus on early to mid-stage ventures with over $600 million under management. They mostly invest in the technology driven and consumer service business like online services, eCommerce, mobility, outsourcing, etc in India. Helion usually invests up to $10 Million in a company with revenue of less than $10 Million.
Helion has invested in around 60 companies and some of their best investment are MakemyTrip, Yepme, NetAmbit, Komli, TAXI For Sure.
3.) Nexus Venture Partners (www.nexusvp.com): They invest in companies like mobile, data security, energy, agribusiness, media and consumer businesses. They may invest up to $500,000 in seed stage and up to $10 Million in the early growth stage.
Some of their best investment are SnapDeal, Craftsvilla, OLX, Shopclues, Tinyowl, Delhivery, Housing etc.
4.) Accel partners (www.accel.com): They only invest in internet technology companies in India. They usually invest in the depending on the opportunity. They invest from $500K to $50 Million given the nature of the company.
Some of their best investment are FlipKart, Book My Show, BabyOye, Myntra, Common Floor etc.
5.) Blume Ventures (www.blumeventures.com): They invest in companies related to digital media, mobile and Internet companies. They even provide startup mentoring and support if needed. They might invest around $15 million for couple of years.
Some of companies in which they invested are zipdial, explara, printo, weareholidays, Taxi For Sure etc.
6.) Intel Capital India (www.intelcapital.com): Intel which makes processors has venture fund named Intel Capital India specifically for India. It invests in companies related to research and development, labs, mobile, digital media etc. They may invest from $1 million to $100 Million depending upon the company. Around the world it invests up to $500 million per year.
Some Indian companies in which they invested are Hungama, Healtkart, Indiamart, Happiest Minds, Snapdeal etc.
7.) SAIF Partners (www.saifpartners.com):They usually invest in the companies related to IT, consumer products and Internet. They might invest around $.5 Million in seed stage and up to $35 Million in growth stage.
Some of the companies in which they invested are Just Dial, Paytm, Book My Show, Bluestar etc.
8.) Inventus Capital Partners (www.inventuscap.com): They have invest in more than 100 small and big companies worth more than $30 billion. They invest in varying sector like eCommerce, mobile, financial, internet, healthcare etc. In first round they might give up to $2 million and in second round up to $10 Million.
Some of companies in which they invested are Policy bazaar, Savaari, Redbus, Fundsindia etc.
9.) IDG India Ventures (www.idgvcindia.com): They invest in the companies related to mobile, internet and software technologies.They might invest from $1 Million to $10 Million in a company.
Some of companies in which they invested are Myntra, Yatra, First Cry, Flipkart, Lenskart, Nestaway etc.
10.) India Angel Network (www.indianangelnetwork.com): They invest in early stage start ups using strategy of high-risk, high-return. The might invest from 10,000 to $1 Million to a company and they keep 3 years exit strategy.
Some of the companies in which they invested are Stayzilla, Box 8, Web Engage etc.
Please share with me if you know any other good venture investor in India. I would surely like to add them into our this list to make it a comprehensive one.