Globally, India is the third largest startup ecosystem, with more than 70,000 startups recorded.
Simple government procedures, tax holidays and saving for investors, easy access to funds, and a good overall climate for business has kept India ahead on the startup front.
While we all understand, that finance is an indispensable component in doing business, funding plays a crucial role in establishing and expanding operations and ventures. And this is where venture capital firms help to scale up.
Here’s a listing of top venture capital firms in the country, that have made some of the best brands, what they are today.
1. Kalaari capital
Vani Kola-led Kalaari Capital focuses on early-stage funding in technology-based startups. The firm manages funds with around $650 million in assets. Some top brands included in Kalaari Capital’s portfolio are UrbanLadder, Dream11, and Instamojo.
2. Mumbai Angels Network/h2>
Brands in the Venture capital firm’s portfolio include Babychakra, Purplle, Vahdam Teas, and Snackible.
It is one of the country’s top-most funding platforms, that has more than 200 successful investment examples under its portfolio.
3. Sequoia Capital
Sequoia Capital invests in the early and late stages of funding. They mainly invest in three sectors-health, technology, and consumer.
Successful brands that have been funded by the firm are Mamaearth, Wildcraft, Zomato, and Meesho.
4. Chiratae Ventures
Formerly known as IDG Ventures, Chiratae is one the biggest investors in the country, that focuses on startups in the growth stage. The Bengaluru-based privately held company has funded brands like FirstCry, Cure.fit, and NewGen.
5. Blume Ventures
Backing more than 150 startups and having managed over $280 million in the capital, Blume Ventures invests in passionate founders and also offers legal advice and talent solutions.
It has funded some of the country’s top brands like HealthifyMe, LBB, Cashify, Unacademy, and TaxiForSure.
6. Accel Partners
This venture capital firm focuses on internet technology companies in the country, with a capacity of investing around $500k to $50 million worth of investment.
Freshdesk, BabyOye Flipkart, and BookMyShow are some of the brands funded by Accel Partners in India.
7. Matrix Partners India
The firm funds startups across various sectors like consumer tech, edtech, media and social gaming, travel, fintech, SaaS, and Enterprise.
Chumbak, CountryDelight, Dailyhunt, Limeroad, Oziva Ola, Open Secret, and RazorPay are some of the brands funded in its impressive portfolio.
8. 3one4 Capital
Bangalore-based 3one4 Capital funds startups that provide machine-driven actionable intelligence services, in various sectors like enterprise automation, fintech, health, and content generation.
Their expertise lies in early-stage funding and has brands like Licious, Tracxn, Faircent, and Darwin box in its kitty.