Startup growth in India has been on the rise. The country's startup ecosystem is one of the fastest-growing in the world.
According to a report by KPMG and Google, there are more than 3,000 startups in the country and over half of them are less than three years old.
The reason for this? The investment climate.
In 2021 alone, Indian startups have raised more than $23 billion, spread over 1,000+ deals, with 33 startups entering the coveted unicorn club. So far, 2022 has added 13 more startups to the unicorn club.
It's no surprise that many investors are turning their attention to Indian startups and investing in their growth.
This article examines the best venture capitalists in India, so your startup can get funding from them.
Sequoia Ventures invests in seed-stage, early-stage, and growth-stage technology companies, including clean tech, digital consumer products, crypto, financial services, healthcare, mobile, and robotics. The Sequoia Group is known for its early investments.
Notable Investments: Zomato, Urban ladder, Truecaller, Chargebee, Clevertap, Freshworks, No Sigma, SaaS labs, Whatfix
Blume Ventures invests in pre-series A and early-stage ventures focused on technology.
Notable Investments: Dunzo, Purplle, Greay HR, Leadcandy, Web engaged, Slice, Unacademy, Yulu, Milkbasket, Class plus, Smallcase, Insta mojo
Kalaari capital seeks to invest in early-stage, technology-focused ventures operating within the information technology, mobile, healthcare, software products and services, e-commerce, media, and clean technology sectors.
Notable Investments: Urban ladder, Myntra, Cure.fit, Cashkaro, Dream11, Edge Networks, Welltok, Bluestone
Matrix Partners India focuses on the enterprise and consumer markets' seed, early, and early growth stages.
Founded: Jun 6, 2006
Notable Investments: Saveo, Razorpay, Rocketlane, OLA, goDutch, Dailyhunt, Sourcewiz, Antwalk
Inflection Point Ventures is an early-stage angel investing platform that provides startups with monetary and non-monetary support.
Notable Investments: Mycaptain, Growfitter, Koovers, Ensuredit, Freed, Wagr
The firm specializes in certain market categories and enables it to offer unique products and services at the intersection of large, growing adjacencies. The fund's focus areas include fintech, consumer products, SaaS, digital media, climate tech, and digital health.
Notable Investments: Licious, Betterplace, Open, ToneTag, DarwinBox, Faircent, Bugworks, Pocket Aces, YourStory, and Tracxn.
India Quotient is a new type of early-stage investor. They invest in Education, Food and Travel, Mobile, Fashion, Lifestyle, and Consumer Finance.
Notable Investments: Webengage, Vyapar, Pagarbook, Topmate, Neodove
Elevation Capital is an early-stage venture capital firm that focuses on consumers, enterprises, logistics, and B2B. It plays a crucial part in nurturing the earliest tech entrepreneurs in India.
Notable Investments: Factors.ai, Cashflo, Countrydelight, Just Dial, Makemytrip, Meesho, Paytm, Sugar Cosmetics, Swiggy.
Titan Capital invests in companies run by entrepreneurs committed to making a difference in India and the world. They fund seed-stage ventures that can scale up rapidly.
Notable Investments: OfBusiness, Snapdeal, Urban company, Teachmint, Pepper content, Razorpay, Dealshare, Prodo.
Axilor identifies and invests in early-stage technology companies across several sectors: consumer Internet, enterprise SaaS, healthcare technology, artificial intelligence, and fintech.
Notable Investments: Wiz, GoodHome, Quickshift, Prolance, Locofast, CapGrid
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