Top Venture Capital firms in India

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The following list describes the most prolific Venture Capital firms operating in India. The  VC firms are sorted based on the number of investments done by the firm globally


Intel Capital

Founded in 1991, Intel Capital is the corporate venture capital arm of Intel and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. The firm makes equity investments in technology startups worldwide targeting artificial intelligence, autonomous technology, data center, and cloud, 5G, next-generation compute, and a wide range of other disruptive technologies.

Number of investments: 1800+

Assets under management: US 1.3B


Accel

Founded in 1983, Accel is a venture capital firm based in Palo Alto, California. The firm seeks to invest in companies operating in the commercial products, healthcare, mobile, and infrastructure sectors.

Number of investments: 1800+

Assets under management: US $20.00B


Sequoia Capital

Founded in 1972, Sequoia Capital is a venture capital investment firm headquartered in Menlo Park, California. The firm prefers to invest in information technology, healthcare, manufacturing, mobile, nanotechnology, financial service, internet, energy, media, and retail sectors.

Number of investments: 1600+

Assets under management: US $20.00B


Bessemer Venture Partners

Founded in 1911, Bessemer Venture Partners is a venture capital firm based in Redwood City, California. The firm seeks investments in seed and early stage companies. The firm prefers to make investments in the consumer, cybersecurity, clean technology, energy, healthcare, financial services, mobile, data security, cloud computing, software, communications, and manufacturing sectors.

Number of investments: 1200+

Assets under management: US $7.00B


Keiretsu Forum

Founded in 2000, Keiretsu Forum is a Venture Network firm based in in San Francisco, California. The firm seek investments as a private equity angel investors, venture capitalists and corporate/institutional investors. The firm prefers to invest in diverse investment opportunities specializing in the early stages of the firms operating in the emerging technologies, healthcare, consumer products, real estate sectors.

Number of investments: 930+

Assets under management: US $450M


Lightspeed Venture Partners

Founded in 2000, Lightspeed Venture Partners is a multi-stage venture capital firm focused on accelerating disruptive innovations and trends in the Enterprise and Consumer sectors.

Investment Philosophy: Over the past two decades, the Lightspeed team has backed hundreds of entrepreneurs and helped build more than 350 companies globally, including Snap, Nest, Nutanix, AppDynamics, MuleSoft, OYO, Guardant, StitchFix, and GrubHub. Lightspeed currently manages $7.9 Billion across the global Lightspeed platform, with investment professionals and advisors in Silicon Valley, Israel, India, and China.

Number of investments: 930+

Assets under management: US $10B


Norwest Venture Partners

Founded in 1961, Norwest Venture Partners is a venture capital and growth equity investment firm based in Palo Alto, California.

Investment Philosophy: The firm prefers to invest in companies operating in the technology, information services, business services, financial services, consumer products/services, and healthcare sectors.

Number of investments: 850+

Assets under management: US $10B


Mayfield Fund

Founded in 1969, Mayfield Fund is a venture capital firm based in Menlo Park, California.

Investment Philosophy: The firm seeks to make minority investments through seed, early-stage, later-stage, and growth equity rounds. The firm prefers to invest in business products and services, consumer products and services, financial services, biotechnology, and information technology sectors in the United States and India.

Number of investments: 750+

Assets under management: US $2.5B


Qualcomm Ventures

Founded in 2000, Qualcomm Ventures is a corporate venture capital arm of Qualcomm based in San Diego, California.

Investment Philosophy:  The firm seeks to invest in artificial intelligence, automotive, digital health, mobile, internet of things (IoT), and enterprise sectors.

Number of investments: 570+

Assets under management: US $1B


 

Brand Capital

Brand Capital is a corporate venture arm of Bennett Coleman and Company and is based in Mumbai, India.

Investment Philosophy: The firm seeks to invest in businesses operating in the technology, service, retail, real estate, media, entertainment, infrastructure, hospitality and travel, healthcare, pharmaceutical, education, fast moving consumer good, consumer durable, automobile, apparel and jewelry sectors.

Number of investments: 520+

Assets under management: NA


Cisco Investments

Founded in 1993, Cisco Investments is the corporate venture capital arm of Cisco Systems and is based in San Jose, California.

Investment Philosophy:The firm specializes in startup, seed, early-stage and later-stage investments. The firm seeks to invest in the data center, internet of things (IoT), enterprise networking, security, big date and analytics sector.

Number of investments: 520+

Assets under management: NA 


Eight Roads

Founded in 1969, Eight Roads is a venture capital arm of Fidelity International Limited based in London, United Kingdom.

Investment Philosophy: The firm seeks to invest in the healthcare, technology, and fintech sector

Number of investments: 400+

Assets under management: US $600M


Walden International

Founded in 1987, Walden International is a venture capital firm headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Investment Philosophy:The firm seeks to invest in the early and expansion growth stage across sectors including the internet and digital media, semiconductors, software and information technology sectors.

Number of investments: 400+

Assets under management: US $610M


Sequoia Capital India

Sequoia Capital India is a venture capital firm based in Bengaluru, India with additional offices in Delhi, Mumbai, and Singapore. As the ‘entrepreneurs behind the entrepreneurs’, the Sequoia India team works closely with founders from early to growth stage startups in India, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, etc.

Investment Philosophy:The firm seeks to invest in the field of technology, consumer and healthcare.

Number of investments: 390+

Assets under management: US $5.7B


Samsung Venture Investment

Samsung Venture Investment is the corporate venture capital arm of Samsung Electronics and is based in Seoul, South Korea, with offices in Silicon Valley, Boston, London, Israel, India, China and Japan.

Investment Philosophy:The firm’s investment areas include semiconductor, cloud and datacenter, telecommunication, software, Internet, bio engineering and medical industry, film/video industry while potential investment subjects range from start-ups to established companies that are about to be listed in the stock market. It was established to promote establishment of promising small and medium-sized companies engaged in developing new technologies.

Number of investments: 370+

Assets under management: US $970M


Next47

Founded in 2016, Next47 is a venture capital firm based in Munich, Germany.

Investment Philosophy:The firm invests in early and growth-stage companies. The firm seeks to invest in artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, cybersecurity, autonomous driving, internet of things (IoT), robotics, and advanced manufacturing.

Number of investments: 350+

Assets under management: NA


Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Founded in 1997, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is a grant-making foundation headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

Investment Philosophy: The foundation operates as a non-profit organization that focuses on healthcare, poverty and educational sectors in developing countries.

Number of investments: 273+

Assets under management: USD $430M


Nexus Venture Partners

Founded in 2006, Nexus Venture Partners is a venture capital firm based in Menlo Park, California.

Investment Philosophy: The firm seeks to invest in the mobile, digital health, artificial intelligence, and big data sectors.

Number of investments: 270+

Assets under management: USD $1.5B


Founded in 2010, Blume Venture Advisors is an early-stage venture capital firm based out of Mumbai, India.

Investment Philosophy: The firm prefers to invest in software, biotechnology, mobile application, telecommunications equipment, media, e-commerce, internet, and technology sectors.

Number of investments: 250+

Assets under management: USD $260M


Chiratae Ventures India Advisors

Founded in 2006, Chiratae Ventures is a venture capital firm based in Bangalore, India.

Investment Philosophy: The firm seeks to invest in seed, early-stage and growth-stage companies operating in the consumer media, technology, software, health tech, and fintech sectors.

Number of investments: 200+

Assets under management: USD $750M


Mumbai Angels

Founded in 2007, Mumbai Angels is an angel group based in Mumbai, India.

Investment Philosophy: The firm seeks to invest in companies operating in the information technology product, service, business process outsourcing, knowledge process outsourcing, retail, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, internet, media, entertainment, telecommunication, and consumer sectors.

Number of investments: 180+

Assets under management: NA


M12

Founded in 2016, M12 is a corporate venture arm of Microsoft based in San Francisco, California.

Number of investments: 150+

Assets under management: NA


Artiman Ventures

Founded in 2000, Artiman is a venture capital firm based in Palo Alto, California.

Investment Philosophy: The firm seeks to invest in the commercial products, software, and artificial intelligence sectors.

Number of investments: 150+

Assets under management: US $1B

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