Venture Capital Firms In India: The Complete List (80 Active VC Firms)


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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

Location: Bangalore

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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

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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

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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

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5. Seedfund

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

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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

Location: Mumbai

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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

Location: Mumbai

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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

Location: Bangalore

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9. Accel Partners

Accel partners invest in internet technology companies in India.

Startups Funded: Flipkart, BookMyShow, CommonFloor, Freshdesk, Myntra, BabyOye

Location: Bangalore

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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

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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

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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

Location: Mumbai

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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

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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

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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

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16. Naspers

Founded in 1915, Naspers is one of the largest technology investors in the world.

Startups Funded: Flipkart, OLX, RedBus, Myntra

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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

Location: Mumbai

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

Location: Bangalore

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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

Location: Bangalore

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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

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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

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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

Location: Gurgaon

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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

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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

Location: Mumbai

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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

Location: Bangalore

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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

Location: Bangalore

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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

Location: Mumbai

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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

Location: Mumbai

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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

Location: Mumbai

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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

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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

Location: Gurgaon

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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

Location: Mumbai

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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

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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

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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

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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

Location: Mumbai

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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

Location: Mumbai

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38. Utthishta

Seed fund for start-ups invests in B2B software, web, mobile and the cloud computing space sectors.

Startups Funded: Scanova, SmarterSMB, Rapport

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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

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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

Location: Mumbai

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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

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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

Location: Mumbai

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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

Location: Mumbai

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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

Location: Bangalore

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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

Location: Bangalore

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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

Location: Mumbai

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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

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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

Location: Mumbai

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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

Location: Bangalore

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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!

Location: Bangalore

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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

Location: Chennai

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52. March Capital Partners

Founded in 2014, March Capital Partners funds Seed, Early Stage and Later Stage startups.

Startups Funded: BillDesk, CarTrade

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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

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54. Aspada

Aspada funds seed-stage startups in Finance, Consulting markets.

Startups Funded: Reverie, EM3, Capital Float, Aasaanjobs

Location: Bangalore

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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

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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

Location: Bangalore

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57. BEENEXT

BEENEXT is a venture capital firm funding in startups from India, Japan, and the USA.

Startups Funded: Droom, GrubMarket, Citrus, Voonik, Zilingo

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58. StartupXseed Ventures

StartupXseed provides Seed Fund and also Strategic support, Market Access and Mentorship.

Startups Funded: Airwood, Aarav Unmanned Systems

Location: Bangalore

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59. RB Investments

Based in Singapore RB Investments does seed stage venture investments.

Startups Funded: Fassos, Swiggy, Ziffi, Delight Foods, Trendybharat, Impact Guru

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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.

Location: Bangalore

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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

Location: Hyderabad

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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

Location: Bangalore

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63. FAO Ventures

FAO Ventures provides seed capital and early stage capital to the companies operating in India.

Startups Funded: Jigsee, MyShaadi, Zeel, Druva

Location: Mumbai

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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

Location: Noida

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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.

Location: Bangalore

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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

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67. Tessellate Ventures

Tessellate Ventures is an early stage Venture Fund focused in IOT, Home Automation, Electronics, Wearable and Internet space.

Startups Funded: Drivojoy

Location: Gurgaon

68. AdvantEdge Partners

An India-focused early stage invest in emerging mobile-first tech sector.

Startups Funded: Rapido, Wigzo

Location: New Delhi

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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

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70. Prime Venture Partners

Founded in 2011, Prime Venture Partners is a seed-stage venture fund.

Startups Funded: KredX, Vidgyor, Nimble Wireless, Synup, HackerEarth

Location: Bengaluru

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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

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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

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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

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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

Location: Bangalore

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75. Basil Partners

Basil Partners focused on investing in Early Stage Venture Indian IT Startups.

Startups Funded: Karmic Lifesciences, Relevance Lab

Location: Mumbai

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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

Location: Mumbai

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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

Location: Mumbai

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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

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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

Location: Hyderabad

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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

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Nice list of venture capital firms. It will surely help startups and entrepreneurs like me. :heart_eyes: