Top 12 VC Firms You Can Approach To Raise Capital In India

Over the years, I have seen so many entrepreneurs toiling to raise capital in India for their dream startups – some failing while some succeeding. And, the one simple thing I repeatedly realized is that no matter how talented and skilled you are, it is only “Capital” that ultimately allows you to execute your plans. The challenge is even higher at seed stage as the avenues to raise capital are very few compared to growth stage. The reason is the huge amount of risk, usually, associated with seed stage startups that keeps banks and other financial organizations from investing.

However, witnessing the huge pool of talent and surge of technological innovation in India, many venture capital firms from across the globe have started setting their offices in India with an aim to invest in high-risk startups.

Today, there are large numbers of local and global venture capital firms that are ready to invest in your ideas provided you offer them a unique product or service with a highly scalable market. If you have these two prerequisites, you are almost halfway towards your goal and that’s why I am providing you with a list of some of the top VC firms in India that are actively involved in pushing potential startups towards success. Try to approach them only based on the suitability of the industry and stage of investment so that you can save both time and money.

Top Venture Capitalists To Help You Raise Capital In India

Accel Partners

Location – Bangalore, Karnataka
Industry – Cloud enabled services, Mobile, Software, Internet and Consumer Services, Infrastructure, etc.
Stage – Early stage investments.

Band Of Angels

Location – Mumbai
Industry – Software, Health and wellness.
Stage – Seed, early and later stage investments

Bessemer Venture Partners

Location – Mumbai
Industry – Enterprise Software, Software and Mobile
Stage – Seed, early and later stage investments along with Private Equity and Debt Financing

Battery Ventures

Location – Mumbai
Industry – Software, Enterprise Software and Analytics
Stage – Seed, early and later stage investments along with Private Equity and Debt Financing

Canaan Partners

Location – New Delhi, Delhi
Industry – Healthcare, Software and Biotechnology
Stage – Seed, early and later stage along with Private Equity and Debt Financing

Helion Venture

Location – Bangalore and Gurgaon
Industry – Enterprise Software, Online Services, E commerce, Mobility and Outsourcing Services.
Stage – Early to mid-stage financing

Jumpstart Ventures

Location – Bangalore
Industry – Internet, Software and Ecommerce
Stage – Early and later stage along with Debt Financing

Light Speed Venture Partners

Location – New Delhi
Industry – Mobile, Software and Enterprise Software
Stage – Seed, early, later stage, Private Equity, Debt Financing and Grant Investments.

Matrix Partners

Location – Mumbai
Industry – Enterprise Software, Software, Mobile, Financial Tech, SAAS and E-commerce.
Stage – Seed and Early stage investments

New Enterprise Associate

Location – Bangalore
Industry – Mobile, Software and Biotechnology
Stage – Seed, early and later stage along with Private Equity and Debt Financing

Nexus India Capital

Location – Mumbai
Industry – Business Consumer Services, SAAS, Consumer Internet, Mobile and Enterprise Technology.
Stage – Seed, early and later stage investments.

West Bridge Capitals

Location – Mumbai
Industry – iPhone, Android and Mobile
Stage – Early and later stage investments.

Conclusion

One thing that is critical to venture capital raising is networking. Having a strong network will make it much easier for you to find an investor as there will definitely be someone who can introduce to a potential investor.

Another easy way is to become a part of an intelligent network like Merger Alpha that brings together buyers, sellers, financiers and advisors under a single roof. The network not only allows you easy access to a VC but also gives you a scope to learn successful business strategies from other influential people in the industry.

For more information on how to raise capital in India, feel free to visit http://mergeralpha.com.

Do share your thoughts and experiences with capital raising in the comment box given below.

Good Luck!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s