Top 20 Venture Capital Firms in India

All of these famous companies that we hear day to day are funded by venture capital firms. For example names like Flipkart, Car Dekho, Just Dial, Naukri.com & hundreds of other top start-ups are all funded by some or other venture capitalist firms.

These firms play important role in nurturing and growth of a new start up. If it weren’t the VC firms then many famous start-ups that we know today would not have existed.

Venture capital firms are the backbone of innovation. If a company has to survive, grow and become successful then VC firms are there to facilitate.

But there is high risk involved in investing in start-ups because most of these start-ups fail with in a year of launch. Hence these VC firms consider number of things before they invest in any start-up.

Hence, we wrote down an article giving you some of the top VC firms operating in India. If you are a new start up and need seed funding then you must know these companies.

VC FIrms in India

Top 20 Venture Capital Firm in India

Here is a list of some of the top VC companies in India. You can see some of the important information about these venture capital firms.

1. Sequoia Capital India

Sequoia Capital India is one of the foremost Venture Capitalist firm in India. An American company founded in 1972 by Don Valentine has funded number of startups for sectors like financial services, healthcare, Internet, technology and outsourcing.

SCI could invest up to $1 Million in seed stage, up to $10 Million in early stage and $100 in the growth stage of a company.

  • Top Startups Funded: Just Dial, Knowlarity, Practo, Akosha etc
  • Number of Investments Made: 100+
  • Value of Investments: $500 Million to $1 Billion
  • Website: www.sequoiacap.com/india/

2. Helion Venture Partners

Helion Venture an early to mid stage company was founded in 2006. The firm is focuses only in India with offices in Bangalore and Gurgaon.

Helion invests in technology powered businesses like ecommerce, online services, mobility, outsourcing etc.

Helion could invest up to $10 Million in a company with revenue of less than $10 Million.

  • Top Startups Funded: Make My Trip, Red Bus, YepMe, PubMatic, TAXI for Sure, Komli
  • Number of Investments Made: 40+
  • Value of Investments: $600 Million under Management
  • Website: www.helionvc.com

3. Accel Partners

Accel Partners an American company founded in 1983 with a presence in developing countries like China and India.

Accel Partners focuses only on internet technology companies. In India Accel could invest from $500K to $50 Million given the nature of the company.

  • Top Startups Funded: FlipKart, BabyOye, Book My Show, Myntra, Common Floor etc
  • Number of Investments Made: 300
  • Value of Investments: $2 Billion
  • Website: www.accel.com

4. Nexus Venture Partners

Nexus Venture Partners were given India's Best Venture Capital firm 2009 & 2012 by Venture Intelligence APEX. Nexus could invest $500,000 in seed stage and up to $10 Million in the early growth stage.

Nexus invests in companies like mobile, data security, agribusiness, energy, media and consumer businesses.

  • Top Startups Funded: SnapDeal, Komli, Delhivery, Housing etc
  • Number of Investments Made: 20
  • Value of Investments: $100 Million to $125 Million
  • Website: www.nexusvp.com

5. Intel Capital India

Intel that makes processors also invests in companies with great potential. Intel Capital has invested over $11 billion in over 1000+ companies around 50+ countries.

Intel could give you anything between $1 million to $100 Million depending upon the company. Around the world it invests up to $500 million per year. It invests in companies like research and development, labs, mobile, digital media etc.

  • Top Startups Funded: Hungama, SnapDeal etc
  • Number of Investments Made: 35+
  • Value of Investments: $200 Million
  • Website: www.intelcapital.com

6. Blume Ventures

Blume Ventures focuses on startups coming out from India. Blume invests for Digital media, mobile and Internet companies. What makes Blume different is it gives the startup mentoring and support needed.

It could give you funding up to Rs 100 Crore for 2.5 years.

  • Top Startups Funded: Exotel, Printo, Carbon Clean Solutions etc
  • Number of Investments Made: 50+
  • Value of Investments: $100 Million
  • Website: www.blumeventures.com

7. Inventus Capital Partners

Inventus Capital is funding more than 100 small and big companies worth of over $30 billion. Inventus invests in wide range of companies like mobile, ecommerce, financial, internet, healthcare etc.

In first round it gives up to $2 million and in second round up to $10 Million.

  • Top Startups Funded: Savaari, Poshmark, Policy Bazaar etc
  • Number of Investments Made: 30+
  • Value of Investments: $240 Million
  • Website: www.inventuscap.com

8. IDG India Ventures

IDG or International Data Group Ventures is a global company of worth $4 billion with huge presence in India also.

IDG invests in mobile, internet and software technologies. It could invest from $1 Million to $10 Million in a company.

  • Top Startups Funded: Yatra.com, Myntra, First Cry, Ozone etc
  • Number of Investments Made: 200+ across the world
  • Value of Investments: $50 Million to $70 Million (India)
  • Website: www.idgvcindia.com

9. SAIF Partners

SAIF Partners have backed companies with worth of over $1 Billion. It started in India in 2001. It invests in sectors like IT, consumer products and Internet.

It invests $.5 Million in seed stage and up to $35 Million in growth stage.

  • Top Startups Funded: Paytm, Just Dial, HomeShop 18, Book My Show
  • Number of Investments Made: 50+
  • Value of Investments: $1 Billion
  • Website: www.saifpartners.com

10. BESSEMER Venture Partners

BESSEMER a USA based Venture firm with an office in Bangalore, India was founded in 1911. It invests in tech companies like cyber security, mobile, financial, healthcare etc.

It could invest from $100,000 to $50 Million in a given company.

  • Top Startups Funded: Snap Deal, Taxi for Sure, Motilal Oswal etc
  • Number of Investments Made: 20+ in India
  • Value of Investments: $50 Million in India
  • Website: www.bvp.com/india

11. Canaan Partners

Canaan Partners a global venture capital company started operations in India in year 2000. In 2006 they opened an office in New Delhi.

In India it has invested over $200 million in different companies. It invests $50k to $50 Million depending upon the company. The unique thing about Canaan Partners is that it exists the investment within 7 to 10 years.

  • Top Startups Funded: Bharat Matrimony, Naaptol, Car Trade, UnitedLex, and Loylty Rewardz
  • Number of Investments Made: 50+
  • Value of Investments: $250 to $300 Million in India
  • Website: www.canaan.com

12. DFJ India

DFJ or Draper Fisher Jurvetson a VC firm founded in 1985 is based in USA. DFJ has invested in many companies in India. The assets of DFJ are around $4 billion.

DFJ invests in sectors like consumer services and financing.

  • Top Startups Funded: iYogi, Clear Trip, Komli Media, Bharat Light and Power, Live Media etc
  • Number of Investments Made: 100+
  • Value of Investments: $50 Million in India
  • Website: www.dfj.com

13. Fidelity Growth Partners

Fidelity Growth Partners India is a subsidiary of Fidelity International Limited. It started investing in Indian companies since 2008.

It invests in Healthcare, Consumer and manufacturing companies etc. FGPI invests from $10 million to $50 million with a stake in the company.

  • Top Startups Funded: Yebhi, Net Magic etc
  • Number of Investments Made: Not Known
  • Value of Investments: Not Known
  • Website: www.fidelitygrowthpartners.in

14. Norwest Venture Partners

NVP is a global firm with Indian subsidiary present in Bangalore and Mumbai. It invests in startups like telecommunications, internet, financial etc.

NVP could invest between $15 Million to $75 Million in a company at different stages. In early stages NVP could invest $2 million.

  • Top Startups Funded: Indus Ind, Komli etc
  • Number of Investments Made: 30+
  • Value of Investments: $200 Million
  • Website: www.nvp.com

15. Kleiner Perkins

Kleiner Perkins has left India but it made some serious investment in Indian companies. Before leaving India it made investment in over 30 companies.

Kleiner Perkins left India to focus in United States.

  • Top Startups Funded: In Mobi, Cleartrip, Greendust
  • Number of Investments Made: 30+
  • Value of Investments: $50 Million to $70 Million
  • Website: www.kpcb.com

16. Ventureast

Ventureast is an Indian centric VC firm operating since 2000. Ventureast invests in companies like tech, financial, life science, environment etc.

Ventureast invests in all three stages seed, early and growth stage of a company.

  • Top Startups Funded: Bharat Light and Power, Eyantra, Little Eye Labs, EPI etc
  • Number of Investments Made: 60+
  • Value of Investments: $300 Million Under Management
  • Website: www.ventureast.net

17. NASPERS

NASPERS founded in 1915 and incorporated in 1994 is an International company with presence in India also. NASPERS invests in ecommerce, Pay TV and print media companies in India.

  • Top Startups Funded: FlipKart and OLX
  • Number of Investments Made: 5 to 10
  • Value of Investments: Not Known
  • Website: www.naspers.com

18. Jungle Ventures

Jungle Ventures is founded by more than 40 members from around the world. JV is a Singapore based VC firm with presence in India.

Jungle Ventures invests in seed and early stage of a company. JV invests in ecommerce, digital media etc.

  • Top Startups Funded: Crayon, Zip Dial, Milaap, Pokkt, Ekstop etc
  • Number of Investments Made: Not Known
  • Value of Investments: Not Known
  • Website: www.jungle-ventures.com

19. Steadview Capital

Steadview Capital Management is a Honk Kong based VC firm founded in the year 2009.

Steadview Capital invests in early and growth stage of a company. Steadview Capital focuses only on ecommerce companies.

  • Top Startups Funded: FlipKart, OLA Cabs, Saavn, Urban Ladder
  • Number of Investments Made: 10 to 15
  • Value of Investments: Not Known
  • Website: steadview.com

20. India Angel Network

Indian Angel Network is one of the prominent VC firm in India. It was launched in April 2006. Angel Investors are individuals who invest in start-ups and early stage companies using a high-risk, high-return matrix.

Angel Network could fund from $10,000 to $1 Million to a company and within 3 years it exits.

Total investment from Angel Network is around $20 Billion to $50 Billion.

  • Top Startups Funded: Pretty Secrets, Stayzilla, Box 8, Web Engage etc
  • Number of Investments Made: 30,000+ in India
  • Value of Investments: Not Known
  • Website: www.indianangelnetwork.com

Founders of start-ups could visit these 20 VC firm’s site and contact the company for the seed funding. On their website phone no and other contact details are given, so feel free to call and find out more.

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