Every startup once reaches the growth stage, requires an ample amount of funding to scale up. Venture capital firms can considerably accelerate your growth and are an excellent resource for a startup that meets their investment criteria.
Are you a startup and looking for funding in India? Then, you are at the right place.
Here is the much needed complete list of VC’s, Investors in India to help fund your startup.
I recommend you to take time researching a venture capital firm’s investment criteria first, before tempting your startup business plan to them.
Also read - The Best Ways to Approach a VC here.
Venture capitalists scope their investments to specific markets, and also have financing criteria which are often inflexible.
Venture capital firms will often ask majority control in an early stage startup company – ensure you understand all terms & conditions on an offered term sheet.
So here we go. Please note that these Venture Capital Firms posted in random order.
1. Kalaari Capital
Kalaari Capital is an early-stage, technology-driven venture capital firm with $650 million in assets under administration.
Startups Funded - Instamojo, ScoopWhoop, Snapdeal, Yourstory.com, Zivame
2. Sequoia Capital
Front runners in the list of venture capital investors in India. Funded numerous startups ranging in from Financial services, Energy, Internet, Healthcare, Technology to Outsourcing. Sequoia Capital invest at every stage of the startup starting from seed to growth.
Startups Funded: Justdial, CarDekho, BYJU’s, Wildcraft
Location: Bangalore, Mumbai
3. Nexus Venture Partners
Nexus Venture Partners invest in early and growth-stage startups in India and US. Typically invest in Consumer, Enterprise, Mobile, Data Security, Energy & Business service markets.
Startups Funded: Snapdeal, Shopclues, Unicommerce, Stayzilla, OLX
Location: Bangalore, Mumbai
4. Venture East
India centric Venture Capitalists multi-stage investor partnered with 70+ companies since the late 90s. Typically invest in Technology and Technology-enabled, Life Science and Clean Environment
Seed and incubation stage businesses.
Startups Funded: Atyati, Mardil, Goli Vada Pav, E2E Rail
Location: Chennai, Hyderabad
Started in 2006, Seedfund invest in early stage startups and sectors like healthcare, education, rural marketing, e-commerce and technology.
Startups Funded: RedBus, AxisRooms, CarWale, voonik
Location: Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi NCR
6. Blume Ventures
Blume Venture funds early-stage seed, startups, pre-series A, Series B and late stage investments. Blume Venture also gives active mentoring and support for startups. Typically invest in Internet and Software, Consumer Internet, Media, Mobile Applications and Research & Development markets.
Startups Funded: Taxi For Sure, ZipDial, Zopper, Roadrunnr
7. Kae Capital
A place for early stage startup companies to acquire capital for growth. Kae Capital is a sector agnostic fund and invests in businesses that bring innovative solutions to the existing gaps in the markets. Typically invest in Mobile, e-Commerce, Education, Healthcare and Consumer Internet markets.
Startups Funded: Fynd, Healthkart, TrulyMadly, Truebil, Parentune
8. Inventus Capital Partners
Inventus Capital Partners is operated by entrepreneurs and industry operating experts with the sole goal of making new entrepreneurs successful. Typically invests in Consumer, Media, Internet Hotels, Hardware and Telecommunications.
Startups Funded: RedBus, Policybazaar, aasaanjobs, Poshmark, Insta Health Solutions
9. Accel Partners
Accel partners invest in internet technology companies in India.
Startups Funded: Flipkart, BookMyShow, CommonFloor, Freshdesk, Myntra, BabyOye
10. IDG Ventures India
One of the biggest investors in Asia. Typically invest $0.5 Mn to $10 Mn at the seed, early and expansion stages in technology and technology-enabled ventures. Invest in Consumer Media & Tech, Software, Health-tech and Fin-tech sectors.
Startups Funded: LensKart, Zivame, Hiree, Flipkart, Firstcry, Yatra
Location: Bangalore, Delhi
11. Intel Capital
Invests in companies related to research and development, labs, mobile, digital media, Security, Smart Phones-Tablets, Software and Services.
Startups Funded: HealthKart, Snapdeal, Indiamart, Hungama
12. Nirvana Venture Advisors
Nirvana Venture Advisors invests in early stage and market leading startup companies in the fast-growing Indian internet and mobile segments. Typically invest in Internet and Mobile, Large Markets, e-commerce, online travel, online advertising markets.
Startups Funded: Zopper, KartRocket, UrbanPro, Housing.com
13. Indian Angel Network
A network of Angel investors invests in early stage startup businesses which have the potential to create disproportionate value. In addition to funding, Indian Angel Network provides constant access to high quality mentoring, vast networks and inputs on business strategy as well as execution. Typically invests in Agriculture, E-Commerce, Education, Financial Services, Healthcare Sectors.
Startups Funded: Shopatplaces, Styledotme, LogiNext, Zippr
Location: New Delhi
14. Jungle Ventures
A Singapore Based Venture company That Invests And Helps Build Tech Category Leaders In India. Jungle Ventures invests across all early stages of startups. Typically invest in E-commerce, SAAS, Digital Media, Marketplaces sectors.
Startups Funded: Pokkt, Milaap, Zipdial, CatchThatBus, docdoc, livspace
15. Peesh Venture Capital
Peesh Venture Capital (PVC) invests in entrepreneurs with disruptive ideas. Typically invest $100,000 to $5,000,000 in the early stage of startups in E-Commerce, Ad Tech, Gaming, Mobile Apps, Education, Enterprise Software, Internet of Things (IoT) and Wearables markets.
Startups Funded: EasyEducation, Imagination Learning Systems, Transtutors
Location: Delhi, Bangalore
Founded in 1915, Naspers is one of the largest technology investors in the world.
Startups Funded: Flipkart, OLX, RedBus, Myntra
17. Tiger Global Management
Started in 2001, Tiger Global is a fundamentally-oriented, global investment firm. Typically invest in E-Commerce, Curated Web and Online Shopping sectors.
Startups Funded: Flipkart, Ola, Razorpay, ZO Rooms, ShopClues
18. Bessemer Venture Partners
Bessemer Venture Partners invests in all stages of startup from seed to growth. Typically invest $100k to $75M in Consumer, Healthcare, Mobile, Marketplaces and Enterprise sectors.
Startups Funded: Snapdeal, Ola, OnMobile, Kiran Energy, Stayglad, Hungama
19. Catamaran Ventures
N R Narayana Murthy’s Catamaran Ventures funds in inspirational early stage and growing companies in India and overseas. Typically invest in Sports, Shoes and Online Shopping sectors.
Startup Funded: Lookup, Yebhi, Innoviti, Hector Beverages
20. Lightspeed Venture Partners
Since 2004, Lightspeed Venture Partners has invested in growth or early-stage Indian companies with investment sizes ranging from $1 to $25 million. Typically invests in Energy, Enterprise, Consumer sectors.
Startups Funded: OYO Rooms, Limeroad, Craftsvilla, Freshmenu, Magicpin
Location: New Delhi
21. Mayfield Fund
Since 1969, Mayfield Fund invests in early-stage to growth-stage startups with the focus on technology and non-technology investments in India. Typically invest in Enterprise and Consumer Sectors.
Startups Funded: Matrimony.com, IndiaProperty
22. SAIF Partners
SAIF Partners invest From Seed to Growth stage across Finance, Mobile, Consumer, Internet and Healthcare sectors.
Startups Funded: UrbanLadder, HomeShop18, BookMyShow, Care24, Ixigo.com
23. Matrix Partners India
Founded in 1970, Matrix Partners India invest in companies at the seed, early and early growth stages. Typically invest INR 1 cr and INR 75 cr in the mobile internet sector in India.
Startups Founded: DailyHunt, Quikr, Chumbak, Housejoy, Ola, Razorpay, Stayzilla
Location: Mumbai, Bangalore
24. Unilazer Ventures
Founded in 2012, Unilazer Ventures fund Early Stage Venture and Private Equity Investments. Typically invest in Health & Nutrition, Water & Sanitation, Education, Agriculture sectors.
Startups Funded: MeraDoctor, Zivame, Lenskart, Easypolicy
25. Saama Capital
An Indian-focused venture capital firm that makes Early Stage Venture and Later Stage Venture Investments. Typically invest in Consumer, Financial Services, Healthcare, IT and Mobile Sectors.
Startups Funded: Games2Win, Chaipoint, Eazydiner, IYogi, Snapdeal, LendingKart, PayTM
26. IndoUS Venture Partners
IndoUS Venture Partners (IUVP) provides early and mid-stage funding to new or growing startups in India.
Startups Funded: Apalya, Snapdeal, CarZ, VIA, MedPlus
27. New Enterprise Associates (NEA)
One of the world’s largest and most active venture capital firm funds across all stages of a startup. Typically invest in consumer services, infrastructure services, alternative energy, agriculture and healthcare sectors.
Startups Funded: ValueFirst, Naaptol, inTarvo, Nova, MEdRC
28. Epiphany Ventures
Epiphany Ventures has raised $25 million to invest in early stage, path-breaking startup businesses. Typically, invests at a stage where the startup company has successfully demonstrated a strong proof of concept, through customer acceptance. Invest $0.5 million to $3 million in Mobile Advertising, Emerging Markets, Advertising sectors.
Startups Funded: Vserv, iLEVEL Solutions, MotorExchange
29. ORIOS Venture Partners
Orios Venture Partners is an early-stage venture fund which primarily funds in software and technology-enabled startups.
Startups Funded: ZoRooms, PrettySecrets, Yumist, Taskbob, Unbxd, Hashcube
30. NORWEST Venture Partners
A global, multi-stage venture capital and growth equity investment firm. From seed to late stage NORWEST Venture Partners invests across Enterprise & SaaS, Cloud & IT, Internet & Consumer and Healthcare Sectors.
Startups Funded: Komli, Quikr, Yatra, Swiggy, PepperFry, Sulekha
Location: Mumbai, Bangalore
31. One97 Mobility Fund
One97 Mobility Fund is a $100 Million Fund supporting startups who can change the world with the mobile devices. Typically invest USD 500k to USD 5 million in device apps, location based services, m-Commerce, MMA, Video and content aggregation markets.
Startups Funded: Paytm, AppSurfer, Chhotu, Zepo
32. India Quotient
India Quotient invests in very early stage of a startup. Typically invest up to 3 cr for 5 to 25% equity in Consumer, Mobile, Big Data and Finance sectors.
Startups Funded: DogSpot, 91Mobiles, Nearify, Holachef, Care24, Limo
33. DFJ Venture
DFJ funds companies in seed, early, and growth stages. Typically invest in Consumer and Enterprise sectors.
Startups Funded: iYogi, Komli Media, Cleartrip
34. India Internet Fund
Founded in 2011, The India Internet Fund (IIF) funds in India-focused seed and early stage internet and mobile technology startups. Typically invest $25k – $200k.
Startups Funded: Tripvillas, Findable, AppVirality, Ketto
Location: New Delhi
35. Lok Capital
Founded in 2004, Lok Capital invest in financial services, agriculture/livelihood and healthcare sectors.
Startups Funded: Veritas, Utkarsh, LiveWell, QED
Location: New Delhi, Chennai
36. Katabole Technology Venture
Founded in 2015, Katabole Technology Venture typically invests in Healthcare, Fintech, Internet Of Things, Data Analytics & Security Sectors.
Startups Funded: PurpleHealth, MyySkyy, HappZilla
37. IvyCap Ventures
Founded in 2011, IvyCap Ventures invests in early and growth-stage startup companies across sectors such as Education, Healthcare, Food-based businesses, Technology & e/m-Commerce.
Startups Funded: BlueStone, Clovia, Purplle, eShakti
Seed fund for start-ups invests in B2B software, web, mobile and the cloud computing space sectors.
Startups Funded: Scanova, SmarterSMB, Rapport
39. Trifecta Capital Partners
Trifecta Capital Partners is an early stage technology fund that invests in technology and consumer markets.
Startups Funded: Labbazaar, Nephroplus, Industrybuying
40. SIDBI Venture Capital
Founded in 1999, SIDBI Venture Capital invests in healthcare, e-commerce, technology, logistics & agriculture sectors.
Startups Funded: Mycity4kids, Printland, Mosambee, Skelta Software
41. NewPath Ventures
NewPath Ventures invests in Early Stage Venture and Later Stage Venture Investments in Semiconductors, Curated Web Sectors.
Startups Funded: Telsima, inSilica, Montalvo Systems
42. Lightbox Ventures
Lightbox is a $100MM tech fund in India with a focus on early stage consumer technology startup businesses.
Startups Funded: FAASOS, Cleartrip, Paymate, INMOBI, Magic Bus, Droom
43. Ankur Capital
Founded in 2011, Ankur Capital is an INR 450 million SEBI registered Angel Fund. Typically invest in agriculture, education, healthcare and technology sectors.
Startups Funded: Skillveri, Daily Dump, Karma Healthcare, Cropin
44. Artiman Ventures
Artiman Ventures is a Silicon Valley-based venture fund that does Seed, Early Stage Venture, and Later Stage Venture Investments.
Startups Funded: Yantra, MedECube, Runnable, mSupply
45. Qualcomm Ventures
Founded in 2000 Qualcomm Ventures does 500k - 10M in Seed, Early Stage Venture, and Later Stage Venture Investments. Typically invest in Mobile, AR/VR/3D, UAVs, Robotics, Automotive, IoT, Networking, Semiconductors, Data Centers, Security and Healthcare Sectors.
Startups Funded: YourStory, Housing, Ninjacart, Housejoy
46. Zodius Capital
Founded in 2011, Zodius Capital invests in India-centric startups engaged in big data and analytics, digital media and commerce, and education.
Startups Funded: Bigbasket, FreshMenu, Zivame
47. Steadview Capital
Founded in 2009, Steadview Capital does Early Stage Venture and Later Stage Venture Investments.
Startups Funded: Flipkart, Saavn, PolicyBazaar, Ola, Urban Ladder
48. Eight Roads
Eight Roads is a Private Equity Firm that makes Early Stage Venture and Later Stage Venture Investments. Typically invest $10 million to $50 million in technology and life-sciences, Analytics, Sports and Shoes Sectors.
Startups Funded: BankBazaar, ChaiPoint, Cygnus, Yebhi
49. Unitus Seed Fund
Unitus Seed Fund that does Seed Investments in Education, Health, Mobile, Marketplaces and E-Commerce, Agriculture, Tech, Water, Energy Sectors.
Startups Funded: mGaadi, AddressHealth, DriveU, GoCoop
50. Ojas Venture Partners
Founded in 2007, Ojas Venture Partners does Seed, Early Stage Venture, and Later Stage Venture Investments in Advertising, Mobile and Wireless Sectors.
Startups Funded: Vizury, Amagi Media Labs, TELiBrahma, CoCubes
Note: Ojas Venture Partners is not taking any new funding requests as of now!
51. Gray Ghost Ventures
Founded in 2003, Gray Ghost Ventures does Later Stage Venture Investments in Solar, Clean Technology and Biotechnology Sectors.
Startups Funded: Babajob, CellBazaar, Beam
52. March Capital Partners
Founded in 2014, March Capital Partners funds Seed, Early Stage and Later Stage startups.
Startups Funded: BillDesk, CarTrade
53. Gray Matters Capital
Founded in 2006, Gray Matters Capital does Early Stage Venture Investments in mobile/IT, healthcare, microfinance, energy, and education industries.
Startups Funded: AddressHealth, Speakwell Enterprises, CellBazaar
Aspada funds seed-stage startups in Finance, Consulting markets.
Startups Funded: Reverie, EM3, Capital Float, Aasaanjobs
55. DST Global
Founded in 2005, DST Global is a growth focused investment company specializing in late-stage, high-growth, private companies in the global Internet industry.
Startups Funded: Swiggy, Ola, Flipkart
56. Exfinity Venture Partners
Exfinity is an early stage venture capital firm funding in technology product businesses in the B2B space. Typically invest 500k - 5M.
Startups Funded: Mad Street Den, iQlect, Fitternity, MoEngage, Shotang, Locus
BEENEXT is a venture capital firm funding in startups from India, Japan, and the USA.
Startups Funded: Droom, GrubMarket, Citrus, Voonik, Zilingo
58. StartupXseed Ventures
StartupXseed provides Seed Fund and also Strategic support, Market Access and Mentorship.
Startups Funded: Airwood, Aarav Unmanned Systems
59. RB Investments
Based in Singapore RB Investments does seed stage venture investments.
Startups Funded: Fassos, Swiggy, Ziffi, Delight Foods, Trendybharat, Impact Guru
60. Axilor Ventures
Axilor Ventures invests in early stages of startups and also helps with infrastructure, mentorship, market access, and talent. Typically invest in e-commerce, healthcare & life-sciences and clean-tech sectors.
61. 50K Ventures
Founded in 2014, 50K Ventures is a platform for tech startups at the earliest stage of their life-cycles, providing access to seed funds.
Startups Funded: Commut, Urbanity Multisol
62. Rebright Partners
Singapore-Japan based venture capital firm Rebright primarily invests in Internet, Mobile Software, South East Asia and India, Seed to early stage startups.
Startups Funded: LetsTranspoart, InShorts, Tookitaki, Elanic, DocsApp
63. FAO Ventures
FAO Ventures provides seed capital and early stage capital to the companies operating in India.
Startups Funded: Jigsee, MyShaadi, Zeel, Druva
64. Bertelsmann India Investments (BII)
Bertelsmann India Investments focuses on investing in pioneering companies in the digital, education, media and services sectors.
Startups Funded: Roposo, Pepperfry, Kartrocket, Indiaproperty
65. Ideaspring Capital
Ideaspring is an early stage venture fund by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. Typically invest in Internet of things, Cyber Security, Big Data Analytics, Augmented and Virtual Reality Sectors.
66. Maverick Capital
Founded in 1993, Maverick Capital does Seed, Early Stage Venture, Later Stage Venture investments in Biotechnology, Health Care, Technology Sectors.
Startups Funded: 1MG
67. Tessellate Ventures
Tessellate Ventures is an early stage Venture Fund focused in IOT, Home Automation, Electronics, Wearable and Internet space.
Startups Funded: Drivojoy
68. AdvantEdge Partners
An India-focused early stage invest in emerging mobile-first tech sector.
Startups Funded: Rapido, Wigzo
Location: New Delhi
69. Greenoaks Capital
Founded in 2004, Greenoaks Capital does Early Stage Venture and Later Stage Venture Investments in E-Commerce, Mobile Sectors.
Startups Funded: OYO Rooms, FlipKart
70. Prime Venture Partners
Founded in 2011, Prime Venture Partners is a seed-stage venture fund.
Startups Funded: KredX, Vidgyor, Nimble Wireless, Synup, HackerEarth
71. Canaan Partners
Canaan Partners is focused on the best seed and early-stage startups. Typically invests in IT, Adv and Mktg, Big Data-Cloud, Consumer, Enterprise-SaaS, FinTech, Healthcare, BioPharma, Digital Health, MedTech Sectors.
Startups Funded: AdNear, BharatMatrimony, CarTrade, Naaptol
72. Battery Ventures
Founded in 1983, Battery Ventures invest in Enterprise Software, Software and Analytics Sectors. Battery Ventures funds in all stages of a company’s life.
Startups Funded: HackerRank
73. Axon Partners Group
Founded in 2006, Axon Partners Group funds Seed, Early Stage, and Later Stage startups in Games, Software and Security Sectors.
Startups Funded: iYogi, JustEat, ByHours
74. Forum Synergies
Forum Synergies venture capital firm does later stage investments in Engineering, Healthcare, Clean Technology and Information & Communication Technology (ICT) Sectors.
Startups Funded: Cbazaar.com, Ameyo, JustEat, Attero
75. Basil Partners
Basil Partners focused on investing in Early Stage Venture Indian IT Startups.
Startups Funded: Karmic Lifesciences, Relevance Lab
76. Tano Capital
Founded in 2004, Tano Capital does Later Stage Venture Investments in Semiconductors, Real Estate, Social Network Media Sectors.
Startups Funded: MyGlamm, Sanghvi
77. Broadbean Capital
Broadbean Capital is an early-stage seed & pre-series A venture firm dedicated to help entrepreneurs.
Startups Funded: WheelStreet, AHA Taxis, GigaTera
78. Pix Vine Capital
Pix Vine Capital is a Singapore-based Venture House giving early-stage venture capital to startups in Info-Tech, Med-Tech and FinTech Sectors.
Startups Funded: Creditseva, ZAPR
79. Bitkemy Ventures
Bitkemy Ventures makes seed stage investments in Mobile, Enterprise Software, Data Analytics, Big Data, Consumer Internet, Internet of Things Sectors.
Startups Funded: Celerix Technologies, Martmobi, Shotang, eKincare
80. Omnivore Partners
Omnivore Partners is a venture fund funding in early stage agricultural technology companies in India.
Startups Funded: Skymet Weather Services, Ecozen, Khedut Agro Engineering, Y-Cook
Location: Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru