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Top 10 Most Active Venture Capitalists In India For Startups

| Published on April 26, 2018

Entrepreneurship is not only about creative ideas, it involves many steps to convert the idea into execution. Lack of capital is one of the most common problems wannabe entrepreneurs face and even those who have started something meaningful needs money for growth. These are the situations when the role of venture capitalists comes into play. We have collected some the most active venture capitalists in India according to the industries in which they are most likely to put their in.

1. Accel


Accel is an American venture capital firm and is investing money in Indian startups from past three decades.

Industries: Internet, Mobile technology, Healthcare, Consumer goods, and Enterprise software.
Investments: Flipkart, Myntra, BookMyShow, BabyOye, HolidayIQ

2. Blume Ventures


Blume is one of India’s leading technology-focused Venture Capitalist firm that invests money not in the concepts and ideas but in the people who have a passion for their work. It provides seed funding in the range of $50K – $250K to early-stage startups.

Lead Person: Kartik Reddy

Industries: Mobile technology, Software, E-Commerce
Investments: Purple, BedBathMore, RoadRunnr

3. SAIF Partners


Founded in the year 2001, SAIF Partners has invested in more than 100 startups in Asia. Currently, it manages over $4 billion capital. SAIF supports startups with a long-term vision having local teams in Hong Kong, China, and India.

Industries: Education, Healthcare, Internet, Consumer goods
Investments: BookMyShow, Paytm, Swiggy and FirstCry

4. Saama Capital


Sama Capital is investing money in Indian companies since 2006 with collaborative partner-driven approach having diversification across the sector.

Industries– E-commerce, Hardware and Software
Investments – BlueStone, iYogi, Chai Point.

5. Idein Ventures


Idein believes in investing money in early-stage startups and even assists the entrepreneurs beyond providing financial support.

Industries: Technology, Internet, Consumer goods
Investments: Infurnia Furnishings, Qriyo Infolabs

6. Qualcomm Ventures


Founded in 2000, Qualcomm Ventures looks for startups working in sectors having future growth. They have invested money in over 150 active startups and mainly focussed on providing support to startups in mobile technology ecosystem.

Industries: Enterprise, Healthcare, Consumer goods, and Hardware
Investments: YourStory, MapmyIndia, Fab Hotels and Portea

7. Reliance Venture


Reliance Venture looks to invest in emerging high growth sectors that don’t have enough competitors

Industries: Media & Entertainment, Technology, Telecom, and Infrastructure
Lead Investment: Yatra

8. Nexus Venture Partners


Nexus Venture invests money in startups running in the US and India. Their team consists of ex-entrepreneurs and this helps them to identify the vision of the startups that want their money.

Industries: Consumer goods, Enterprise, Business services, Internet, and Logistics
Investments: Craftsvilla, Delhivery, OLX, Stayzilla

9. Matrix Partners India


Matrix Partners aims at making long-term relationships with entrepreneurs to build new industry-leading companies. Founded in 1977, Matrix Partners partnered with hundreds of startups till date.

Industries: Consumer, Internet, Travel, E-commerce
Investments: Ola, Limeroad, and Practo

10 . Kalaari Capital


Kalaari Capital holds $160 million capital fund along with a very experienced advisory team which aims at investing money in early-stage, technology-oriented startups in India. Kalaari supports startups having unique solutions that reshape the way Indians live, work, consume and transact.

Industries: Education, E-commerce, Healthcare, and Technology
Investments: Snapdeal, Myntra, Instamojo, Urban Ladder

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