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101 Top Indian Based Investors (and Investment Firms) For All Company Stages

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This article showcases the top 101 India based investors including the number of companies they have invested in (among other stats).

Brand Capital


Over ten years, Brand Capital has partnered in the building of over 850+ indigenous brands.


Investments570
Exits86
Lead Investments28
Portfolio Organizations550
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Sequoia Capital India


Sequoia Capital India helps daring founders build legendary companies – from idea to IPO and beyond.


Investments389
Exits35
Lead Investments233
Portfolio Organizations215
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Blume Ventures


Blume Ventures provides pre-series A and early stage funding to tech-focused/tech-enabled ventures.


Investments207
Exits15
Lead Investments64
Portfolio Organizations124
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Kalaari Capital


Kalaari is a venture company investing in technology-related companies in India.


Investments170
Exits15
Lead Investments64
Portfolio Organizations89
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

InnoVen Capital


InnoVen Capital, backed by Temasek and UOB Group, is Asia’s leading venture lending firm with offices in Mumbai, Singapore and Beijing.


Investments170
Exits19
Lead Investments134
Portfolio Organizations162
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Chiratae Ventures


Chiratae Ventures is a leading tech venture capital fund focused on enabling entrepreneurs in India


Investments166
Exits16
Lead Investments67
Portfolio Organizations84
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Mumbai Angels


Mumbai Angels, an Indian angel investment network, connects startups with entrepreneurs and professionals who are willing to fund them.


Investments143
Exits20
Lead Investments82
Portfolio Organizations133
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Venture Catalysts


India’s First & Largest Integrated Incubator


Investments127
Exits7
Lead Investments47
Portfolio Organizations103
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Microsoft Accelerator Bangalore


The Accelerator Program at Microsoft Accelerator India is hosted in the heart of Bangalore.


Investments121
Exits22
Lead Investments1
Portfolio Organizations120
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Indian Angel Network


Indian Angel Network is one of the leading Angel Investors Network in India. We are the business angel or informal investor.


Investments117
Exits5
Lead Investments51
Portfolio Organizations97
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Matrix Partners India


Matrix Partners India was established in 2006. Led by General Partners Avnish Bajaj and Rishi Navani.


Investments116
Exits9
Lead Investments59
Portfolio Organizations77
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Chiratae Ventures


Chiratae Ventures is a global network of venture capital funds with approximately $3.6 billion under management.


Investments102
Exits31
Lead Investments32
Portfolio Organizations81
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

India Quotient


India Quotient is a new type of early stage investor. We fund companies building disruptive businesses aimed at Indian consumers. We’re


Investments89
Exits11
Lead Investments43
Portfolio Organizations59
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

3one4 Capital


3one4 Capital is an early-stage venture capital fund.


Investments81
Exits4
Lead Investments26
Portfolio Organizations55
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Artha India Ventures


Artha India Ventures is a venture capital firm baesd in Mumbai which funds seed and early stage companies.


Investments81
Exits6
Lead Investments16
Portfolio Organizations69
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Kae Capital


Kae Capital is a sector agnostic fund and invests in companies which bring about innovative solutions for the existing gaps in the markets.


Investments81
Exits16
Lead Investments30
Portfolio Organizations49
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Trifecta Capital Advisors


Trifecta Capital Advisors India’s first independent venture debt firm


Investments77
Exits2
Lead Investments56
Portfolio Organizations53
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

GenNext Ventures


GenNext Ventures is a venture capital firm specialized in early stage investments.


Investments73
Exits5
Lead Investments70
Portfolio Organizations73
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

MAPE Advisory Group


MAPE Advisory Group is Indian investment bank focusing on M&A and Private Equity advisory.


Investments73
Exits17
Lead Investments67
Portfolio Organizations65
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

VenturEast


They like to partner the entrepreneur that is trying to avoid doing the commonplace; one that is growing with the current trend but is


Investments70
Exits6
Lead Investments42
Portfolio Organizations58
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Aavishkaar Venture Capital


Aavishkaar Venture Capital provides private equity and microfinance solutions for early stage startups.


Investments69
Exits1
Lead Investments44
Portfolio Organizations45
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Axilor Ventures


Axilor Ventures is an early stage seed fund and startup accelerator founded by Infosys co-founders Kris Gopalakrishnan and SD Shibulal


Investments69
Exits3
Lead Investments40
Portfolio Organizations61
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Rajan Anandan


As part of the leadership team at Sequoia Capital India, Rajan is focusing on developing its early-stage program Surge, into the world’s top…


Investments68
Exits8
Lead Investments7
Portfolio Organizations61
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

10,000 Start-Ups


10,000 Startups is an initiative of NASSCOM to support technology entrepreneurship in the country.


Investments65
Exits
Lead Investments61
Portfolio Organizations65
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Omnivore


Omnivore is a venture capital firm, based in India, which funds entrepreneurs building the future of agriculture and food systems.


Investments64
Exits
Lead Investments39
Portfolio Organizations25
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Orios Venture Partners


Orios Venture Partners is an early stage venture fund which primarily invests in software and technology enabled startups.


Investments62
Exits7
Lead Investments32
Portfolio Organizations44
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Saama Capital


Saama Capital is an early stage investor with an extensive network within the venture and entrepreneurial ecosystems.


Investments61
Exits2
Lead Investments22
Portfolio Organizations30
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

ah! Ventures


India’s only curated, sector agnostic and the largest fundraising platform for early stage startups raising funds up to 10 MN USD.


Investments59
Exits9
Lead Investments45
Portfolio Organizations43
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

CIE at IIIT


CIE at IIIT is a tech incubator that creates and scales technologies like med tech, visual informatics, data engineering, and robotics.


Investments57
Exits
Lead Investments52
Portfolio Organizations57
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Fireside Ventures


Fireside Ventures is an investment firm specializing in early stage and seed investments.


Investments50
Exits2
Lead Investments29
Portfolio Organizations28
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Lightspeed India Partners


Advising and backing high-growth technology startups.


Investments48
Exits4
Lead Investments28
Portfolio Organizations38
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Info Edge


Info Edge provides online recruitment, matrimonial and real estate classifieds, and related services.


Investments48
Exits2
Lead Investments30
Portfolio Organizations21
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Venture Highway


Early-stage seed technology VC investments in India


Investments48
Exits2
Lead Investments6
Portfolio Organizations28
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

SIDBI Venture Capital


SIDBI Venture Capital is a venture capital arm of Small Industries Development Bank of India.


Investments48
Exits2
Lead Investments27
Portfolio Organizations43
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

The Chennai Angels


The Chennai Angels, an investment group, develops entrepreneurship with a focus on nurturing and mentoring new generation entrepreneurs.


Investments47
Exits3
Lead Investments18
Portfolio Organizations43
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

TLabs


TLabs is a startup accelerator and early-stage seed fund for internet and mobile technology startups in India.


Investments47
Exits4
Lead Investments3
Portfolio Organizations45
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

IIM Calcutta Innovation Park


IIM Calcutta Innovation Park is a not for profit company to promote entrepreneurship and innovation.


Investments46
Exits
Lead Investments45
Portfolio Organizations46
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Tracxn labs


Tracxn Labs is a California-based company that offers a startup research platform which tracks startups across many sectors.


Investments45
Exits9
Lead Investments9
Portfolio Organizations37
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Aspada


They support driven entrepreneurs in large and essential markets by providing early stage risk capital to businesses in India that expand


Investments45
Exits2
Lead Investments25
Portfolio Organizations28
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

The Morpheus


The Morpheus is a community-driven investment initiative focused on early-stage startups in India.


Investments45
Exits2
Lead Investments31
Portfolio Organizations45
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Prime Venture Partners


Prime Venture Partners is a natural destination for the startups targeting global markets


Investments44
Exits1
Lead Investments21
Portfolio Organizations29
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Kunal Shah


Exclusive Executive Individual Owner


Investments44
Exits6
Lead Investments1
Portfolio Organizations42
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Times Internet


Times Internet (TIL) is a digital product company and a digital venture of The Times of India Group.


Investments42
Exits8
Lead Investments13
Portfolio Organizations33
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Smile Group


Smile Group is Asia’s leading platform that builds internet businesses through incubation, global partnerships and investments.


Investments42
Exits8
Lead Investments23
Portfolio Organizations40
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

growX ventures


growX is a B2B and deep tech focused early-stage investment firm


Investments42
Exits5
Lead Investments18
Portfolio Organizations34
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Inventus Capital


Inventus Capital is Inventus Capital Partners’ Global Fund in India.


Investments41
Exits6
Lead Investments20
Portfolio Organizations30
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Kunal Bahl


Kunal is the co-founder and CEO of Snapdeal Private Limited, India’s largest no-frills, value focused marketplace. Previously, he has also w…


Investments40
Exits5
Lead Investments2
Portfolio Organizations36
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

True North


The company was founded with a view towards investing in mid-sized, profitable, India-centric businesses


Investments39
Exits13
Lead Investments30
Portfolio Organizations34
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

SeedFund.in


Seedfund is early-stage venture capital fund.


Investments39
Exits6
Lead Investments21
Portfolio Organizations31
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Anupam Mittal


Anupam started his entrepreneurial journey by founding People Group – A New Media & Entertainment group, which includes businesses such as S…


Investments38
Exits7
Lead Investments7
Portfolio Organizations35
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Binny Bansal


Binny Bansal is an Indian software engineer and Internet entrepreneur. In 2007 he co-founded the e-commerce platform Flipkart with Sachin Ba…


Investments38
Exits1
Lead Investments9
Portfolio Organizations29
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Binny Bansal


Binny Bansal is an Indian software engineer and Internet entrepreneur. In 2007 he co-founded the e-commerce platform Flipkart with Sachin Ba…


Investments38
Exits1
Lead Investments9
Portfolio Organizations29
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

IDFC Private Equity


IDFC is a leading finance company in India providing services ranging from infrastructure financing and infrastructure development.


Investments38
Exits9
Lead Investments20
Portfolio Organizations36
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Inflection Point Ventures


IPV, with over 2000 CXOs, HNIs and Family Offices, is India’s leading angel network investing in early-to-mid stage startups.


Investments37
Exits
Lead Investments26
Portfolio Organizations34
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Rohit Bansal


Rohit Bansal – Co-Founder @ Snapdeal


Investments36
Exits5
Lead Investments2
Portfolio Organizations32
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Lightbox


Lightbox is a Mumbai based venture capital firm building consumer technology companies.


Investments36
Exits3
Lead Investments24
Portfolio Organizations22
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Aarin Capital


We seek to create long-term value by partnering with talented, hungry management teams actively complementing their skills with our


Investments36
Exits1
Lead Investments9
Portfolio Organizations26
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Lok Capital


Lok Capital is a long-term equity investment firm that offers management support to its companion investees.


Investments36
Exits2
Lead Investments21
Portfolio Organizations24
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

YourNest Venture Capital


YourNest Venture Capital is an early-stage venture capital fund, invests into deep tech enabled start-ups in India.


Investments35
Exits2
Lead Investments19
Portfolio Organizations24
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Exfinity Venture Partners


Exfinity is an early stage venture capital firm investing in technology product companies in the B2B space


Investments35
Exits1
Lead Investments18
Portfolio Organizations24
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

IvyCap Ventures


IvyCap Ventures has launched a venture capital fund guided by an entrepreneur-centric investment approach.


Investments35
Exits2
Lead Investments26
Portfolio Organizations20
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

JITO Angel Network


JITO Angel Network is an Innovations driven Entrepreneurial Ecosystem for Socio-Economic Development


Investments35
Exits
Lead Investments27
Portfolio Organizations33
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Alteria Capital


Alteria Capital is a Venture debt firm .


Investments33
Exits0
Lead Investments25
Portfolio Organizations21
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

CIIE.CO


CIIE.CO is an Indian technology business incubator that supports entrepreneurs in the IT, cleantech, healthcare, and education sectors.


Investments33
Exits1
Lead Investments6
Portfolio Organizations31
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Lead Angels Network


Lead Angels is an alumni focused angel network facilitating investments in early stage companies


Investments33
Exits4
Lead Investments16
Portfolio Organizations31
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Vijay Shekhar Sharma


Mr. Vijay Shekhar Sharma is the Founder of Paytm Mobile Solutions Private Limited and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Sharma Foun…


Investments31
Exits3
Lead Investments6
Portfolio Organizations25
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Stellaris Venture Partners


Even the smallest person can change the course of the future


Investments31
Exits1
Lead Investments13
Portfolio Organizations18
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

PremjiInvest


Working quietly since 2006, PremjiInvest investment firm has built up positions and funded around 40 publicly listed and private companies


Investments31
Exits9
Lead Investments21
Portfolio Organizations26
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Astarc Ventures


Astarc Ventures is a sector agnostic, early stage investment fund


Investments31
Exits1
Lead Investments12
Portfolio Organizations27
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Target Accelerator


Target Accelerator is a company providing an intensive program for startups to transform the global retail industry.


Investments31
Exits1
Lead Investments19
Portfolio Organizations30
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

AIM Smart City


A program designed to identify, invest in, and support the best start-ups focused on making their cities a better place.


Investments30
Exits
Lead Investments29
Portfolio Organizations30
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Ascent Capital


Ascent Capital is a leading India-focused independent private equity firm.


Investments29
Exits5
Lead Investments15
Portfolio Organizations23
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Anand Chandrasekaran


Anand brings a passion for product, deep mobile ecosystem expertise, and entrepreneurial success to Storm. He currently drives mobile produc…


Investments29
Exits2
Lead Investments2
Portfolio Organizations24
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

WaterBridge Ventures


WaterBridge Ventures is an early stage venture capital firm.


Investments29
Exits1
Lead Investments16
Portfolio Organizations19
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Mohandas Pai


T.V. Mohandas Pai popularly known as Mohan brings with him decades of operational and leadership experience. Mohan is the Chairman of Manipa…


Investments29
Exits4
Lead Investments2
Portfolio Organizations28
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Ankur Capital


Early stage venture capital fund focused on opportunities created by rising aspirations & digital access for next billion Indians.


Investments29
Exits
Lead Investments11
Portfolio Organizations16
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Hyderabad Angels


Hyderabad Angels is a venture capital company.


Investments29
Exits2
Lead Investments13
Portfolio Organizations27
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

WhileOfOne Innovation Labs


WhileOfOne Innovation Labs is a Tech Venture Firm that invests in early-stage internet and mobile startups.


Investments29
Exits
Lead Investments28
Portfolio Organizations29
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Unicorn India Ventures


Unicorn India Ventures is an early stage investor, we invest both time and money in budding entrepreneurs who are passionate to make a diff.


Investments28
Exits2
Lead Investments20
Portfolio Organizations19
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

India Accelerator


India Accelerator runs mentorship-driven acceleration programs for start ups.


Investments28
Exits
Lead Investments5
Portfolio Organizations27
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Unilazer Ventures


Unilazer Ventures is a Mumbai-based private equity and venture capital firm specialized in early- and late-stage investments.


Investments28
Exits3
Lead Investments13
Portfolio Organizations18
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

GVFL


Gujarat Venture Finance provides seed financing and early-stage and growth capital to small- and medium-sized companies based in India.


Investments28
Exits1
Lead Investments22
Portfolio Organizations26
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Canbank Venture Capital Fund


Canbank Venture is a premier domestic Venture Capital Fund. An experienced fund management company, Canbank Venture believes in adopting a


Investments28
Exits2
Lead Investments28
Portfolio Organizations28
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

TVS Capital Funds


TVS Capital Funds is a capital investment firm focusing on providing management opportunities to entrepreneurs.


Investments27
Exits6
Lead Investments22
Portfolio Organizations25
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

ICICI Venture


ICICI Venture is a specialist alternative assets manager based in India. The firm is a wholly owned subsidiary of ICICI Bank


Investments27
Exits4
Lead Investments17
Portfolio Organizations23
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Villgro


Villgro is a venture capital firm specialized in incubation, seed, and early-stage social startups.


Investments27
Exits
Lead Investments16
Portfolio Organizations26
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Auto Nebula Capital Advisers Private Limited


India’s Only Accelerator focused on Connected Transport Startups


Investments26
Exits
Lead Investments24
Portfolio Organizations26
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Girish Mathrubootham


Girish Mathrubootham founded Freshdesk in 2010, and as the CEO, has been setting the vision and direction for the company since inception. P…


Investments26
Exits6
Lead Investments1
Portfolio Organizations25
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Tata Capital


Tata Capital Limited was established in 2007.It is a subsidiary of the legendary Tata Sons Limited.


Investments26
Exits1
Lead Investments17
Portfolio Organizations21
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

GSF


Founded in 2011, GSF finances mobile startups and is an Indian venture capital firm and accelerator.


Investments26
Exits2
Lead Investments7
Portfolio Organizations21
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Sixth Sense Ventures


Sixth Sense Ventures is India’s first domestic consumer centric venture fund.


Investments26
Exits3
Lead Investments17
Portfolio Organizations19
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Kris Gopalakrishnan


Gopalakrishnan (Kris to his colleagues) is one of the founders of Infosys Technologies Limited. As Chief Executive Officer, he plays a key r…


Investments26
Exits2
Lead Investments3
Portfolio Organizations21
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

BanyanTree Finance Pvt. Ltd.


BanyanTree Finance Pvt. Ltd. is a USD c. 100 million structured private equity fund that provides capital to middle-market companies with


Investments26
Exits5
Lead Investments25
Portfolio Organizations25
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Rajesh Sawhney


Rajesh is the co-founder and CEO of InnerChef and Super Angels. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering from Delhi Universit…


Investments25
Exits7
Lead Investments5
Portfolio Organizations24
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Zodius Capital


Zodius Capital invests in India-centric businesses engaged in big data and analytics, digital media and commerce, and education.


Investments25
Exits2
Lead Investments15
Portfolio Organizations16
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Lighthouse Funds


Lighthouse Funds is an investment firm specializing in blue chip Indian stocks and companies.


Investments25
Exits3
Lead Investments19
Portfolio Organizations21
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

1Crowd


1Crowd is an equity crowd funding platform that connects investors with a host of promising start-ups and early stage ventures.


Investments24
Exits
Lead Investments19
Portfolio Organizations19
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

SucSEED Venture Partners


An Early Stage Investment Firm.


Investments24
Exits
Lead Investments13
Portfolio Organizations20
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Gaja Capital


India focused mid-market private equity firm that invests in emerging sectors such as Education, Financial Services and Consumer


Investments24
Exits4
Lead Investments15
Portfolio Organizations18
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

AdvantEdge Founders


AdvantEdge is an early stage venture capital fund.


Investments24
Exits5
Lead Investments9
Portfolio Organizations19
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Startupbootcamp FinTech Mumbai


Startupbootcamp FinTech is the leading accelerator focused on financial innovation.


Investments24
Exits
Lead Investments
Portfolio Organizations24
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Z Nation Lab


Seed Fund bridging India-US gap through strong network of experts


Investments23
Exits2
Lead Investments6
Portfolio Organizations23
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

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