The number of startups with innovative concepts and strong willpower is growing. However, this is insufficient. The most significant factor is a fund, which is necessary for every project to become a reality. Finding a reliable investor is becoming extremely difficult as the startup culture grows. Venture capitalist firms play an important role in the development and growth of a new startup in this scenario. The backbone of innovation and modernization is venture capital firms. If a startup wants to survive and flourish, venture capital firms can help. Here are a few investors who are funding in the following categories :
But the question raised where to go and how should we approach funding. Hence for your support, we are presenting some of the top VC firms operating in India. If you are a new startup or an established company and looking for funding, then check the list now:
9Unicorns: India’s First Accelerator VC. The fund will operate uniquely as an accelerator and invest in very early-stage startups. It aims to disrupt idea stage funding in India by providing initial capital of $100K with further committed capital for deserving portfolio companies. The accelerator VC will fund over 100 early-stage startups in 3 years.
Venture Catalysts: Venture Catalysts is Asia’s largest integrated incubator. It provides an investment of $500K to $1MN per startup with incubation support for a year. It was established in the year 2016 and in a short span of just two years, it boasts of successful incubatees like Fynd, Beardo, PeeSafe, Innov8, vPhrase, Supr, DSYH etc., which are today category leaders. It is one of the largest early-stage players in India with over 3000 angel investors spread across 11 cities in 3 countries - India, Hong Kong and Qatar. Globally, marquee investors such as YCombinator, Greenoaks, Axis Capital, Alpha Capital, Rocketship, FJ Labs (investors of Airbnb, Uber, Facebook) have co-invested with Venture Catalysts.
Mumbai Angels: Started in 2006, Mumbai Angels Network is India’s premier platform focused on new venture investing. Mumbai Angels today has over 200 strong portfolio across sectors and cities across India. Of the overall portfolio, the platform has exited/ secured the next round of funding for over 100 of them. Today the platform has over 700 investors spread across over 60 cities across the globe.
Beams Fintech Fund: Beams Fintech Fund is India's 1st Growth Stage Focussed Fintech Fund investing in companies operating at the intersection of Financial Services and Technology. Beams Fintech Fund is backed by Venture Catalysts. Beams Fintech Fund is an offering of Ecosystem, Value Add and Capital for Fintech market leaders of tomorrow. Beams is a thesis driven investor and will focus on following Fintech themes in the Fund: Embedded Finance, Platforms and Technologies for the Incumbents or Disrupting the Incumbents, Global Enterprises SAAS, Open Banking and Digital Financial Inclusion.
Accel: Accel is a leading venture capital firm that invests in people and their companies from the earliest days through all phases of private company growth. Atlassian, Braintree, Cloudera, CrowdStrike, DJI, Dropbox, Dropcam, Etsy, Facebook, Flipkart, FreshWorks, Jet, Qualtrics, Slack, Spotify, Supercell, UiPath and Vox Media are among the companies the firm has backed over the past 35 years.