Thursday, 30 April 2015

The Top 101 Jim Rohn Quotes of All Time

1.     Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion.
2.     Books are what you step on to take you to a higher shelf. The higher your stack of books, the higher the shelf you can reach. Want to reach higher? Stack some more books under your feet! Reading is what brings us to new knowledge. It opens new doors. It helps us understand mysteries. It lets us hear from successful people. Reading is what takes us down the road in our journey. Everything you need for a better future and success has already been written.
3.     Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment
4.     Don’t join an easy crowd; you won’t grow. Go where the expectations and the demands to perform are high.
5.     Don’t mistake movement for achievement. It’s easy to get faked out by being busy. The question is: Busy doing what?
6.     Don’t set your goals too low. If you don’t need much, you won’t become much.
7.     Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.
8.     Don’t let your learning lead to knowledge. Let your learning lead to action.
9.     Don’t read a book and be a follower; read a book and be a student.
10.   Don’t wish for less problems; wish for more skills.
11.   Don’t wish it was easier wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenge wish for more wisdom.
12.   Don’t wish it were easier. Wish you were better.
13.   Each of us has two distinct choices to make about what we will do with our lives. The first choice we can make is to be less than we have the capacity to be. To earn less. To have less. To read less and think less. To try less and discipline ourselves less. These are the choices that lead to an empty life. These are the choices that, once made, lead to a life of constant apprehension instead of a life of wondrous anticipation And the second choice? To do it all! To become all that we can possibly be. To read every book that we possibly can. To earn as much as we possibly can. To give and share as much as we possibly can. To strive and produce and accomplish as much as we possibly can.
14.   Economic disaster begins with a philosophy of doing less and wanting more.
15.   Either you run the day or the day runs you..
16.   Everything you need for better future and success has already been written. And guess what? All you have to do is go to the library.
17.   Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure.
18.   Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don’t fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day.
19.   Finding is reserved for those that search.
20.   For what it will make of you to achieve it.
21.   Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
22.   Get around people who have something of value to share with you. Their impact will continue to have a significant effect on your life long they have departed.
23.   Goals. There’s no telling what you can do when you get inspired by them. There’s no telling what you can do when you believe in them. There’s no telling what will happen when you act upon them.
24.   Good people are found not changed. Recently I read a headline that said, “We don’t teach people to be nice. We simply hire nice people.” Wow! What a clever short cut.
25.   Happiness is not an accident. Nor is it something you wish for. Happiness is something you design.
26.   Happiness is not by chance, but by choice.
27.   Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.
28.   How sad to see a father with money and no joy. The man studied economics, but never studied happiness.
29.   Humans have the remarkable ability to get exactly what they must have. But there is a difference between a “must” and a “want.”
30.   Humility is a virtue; timidity is a disease
31.   I am a buyer of blank books. Kids find it interesting that I would buy a blank book. They say, “Twenty-Six dollars for a blank book! Why would you pay that?” The reason I pay twenty-six dollars is to challenge myself to find something worth twenty-six dollars to put in there. All my journals are private, but if you ever got hold of one of them, you wouldn’t have to look very far to discover it is worth more than twenty-six dollars.
32.   I find it fascinating that most people plan their vacations with better care than they plan their lives. Perhaps that is because escape is easier than change.
33.   I will take care of me for you, if you will take care of you for me.
34.   If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn’t need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.
35.   If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.
36.   If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
37.   If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree.
38.   If you just communicate, you can get by. But if you communicate skillfully, you can work miracles.
39.   If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.
40.   In America we have the greatest chance for opportunity than anyone else in the past six and a half thousand years. Never in recorded history have so many different gifts from all over the world been deposited in one country.
41.   It doesn’t matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You cannot make progress without making decisions.
42.   It isn’t what the book costs. It’s what it will cost you if you don’t read it.
43.   It’s easy to carry the past as a burden instead of a school. It’s easy to let it overwhelm you instead of educate you.
44.   Its what you dont know what will hurt you.
45.   Leadership is the challenge to be something more than average.
46.   Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.
47.   Learn how to say no. Don’t let your mouth overload your back.
48.   Learn how to separate the majors and the minors. A lot of people don’t do well simply because they major in minor things.
49.   Let others lead small lives, but not you.. Let others argue over small things, but not you.. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you.. Let others leave their future in someone else’s hands, but not you.
50.   Life expects us to make a reasonable amount of progress in a reasonable amount of time. That’s why they make those second grade chairs so small.
51.   Make rest a necessity, not an objective. Only rest long enough to gather strength.
52.   Managers help people see themselves as they are; Leaders help people to see themselves better than they are.
53.   Maturity is the ability to reap without apology and not complain when things don’t go well.
54.   Miss a meal if you have to, but don’t miss a book.
55.   Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
56.   My father taught me to always do more than you get paid for as an investment in your future.
57.   One of the best places to start to turn your life around is by doing whatever appears on your mental “I should” list.
58.   One of the greatest gifts you can give to anyone is the gift of attention.
59.   Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have.
60.   Poor people have big TV’s. Rich people have big libraries.
61.   Some people claim that it is okay to read trashy novels because sometimes you can find something valuable in them. You can also find a crust of bread in a garbage can, if you search long enough, but there is a better way.
62.   Some things you have to do every day. Eating seven apples on Saturday night instead of one a day just isn’t going to get the job done
63.   Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
64.   Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.
65.   Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day; while failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day. It is the accumulative weight of our disciplines and our judgments that leads us to either fortune or failure.
66.   Successful people have libraries. The rest have big screen TVs.
67.   Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.
68.   The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.
69.   The difference between where you are today and where you’ll be five years from now will be found in the quality of books you’ve read.
70.   The few who do are the envy of the many who only watch.
71.   The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get.
72.   The major value in life is not what you get. The major value in life is what you become. That is why I wish to pay fair price for every value. If I have to pay for it or earn it, that makes something of me. If I get it for free, that makes nothing of me.
73.   The more you know, the less you need to say.
74.   The only thing worse than not reading a book in the last ninety days is not reading a book in the last ninety days and thinking that it doesn’t matter.
75.   The ultimate reason for setting goals is to entice you to become the person it takes to achieve them.
76.   The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.
77.   The worst days of those who enjoy what they do are better than the best days of those who don’t.
78.   The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized – never knowing.
79.   There are only three colors, ten digits, and seven notes, it’s what we do with them that’s important.
80.   There are some things you don’t have to know how it works – only that it works. While some people are studying the roots, others are picking the fruit. It just depends on which end of this you want to get in on.
81.   There are two types of pain you will go through in life, the pain of discipline and the pain of regret. Discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tonnes.
82.   Those who will not read are no better off than those who cannot read.
83.   Time is more value than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.
84.   To become financially independent you must turn part of your income into capital; turn capital into enterprise; turn enterprise into profit; turn profit into investment; and turn investment into financial independence.
85.   We can have more than we’ve got because we can become more than we are.
86.   We don’t get paid for the hour; we get paid for the value we bring to the hour.
87.   We get paid for bringing value to the marketplace. It takes time… but we get paid for the value, not the time.
88.   We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. Discipline weights ounces–regret weighs tons.
89.   We must all wage an intense, lifelong battle against the constant downward pull. If we relax, the bugs and weeds of negativity will move into the garden and take away everything of value.
90.   What is powerful is when what you say is just the tip of the iceberg of what you know.
91.   Whatever good things we build end up building us.
92.   When you know what you want, and you want it bad enough, you’ll find a way to get it.
93.   Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value.
94.   Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.
95.   You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.
96.   You cannot change your destination overnight. You can change your direction.
97.   You must either modify your dreams or magnify your skills.
98.   You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the season or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
99.   You want to set a goal that is big enough that in the process of achieving it you become someone worth becoming.
100.Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing.
101.Your personal philosophy is the greatest determining factor in how your life works out.

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

47 most active venture capitalist firms in india

Once a startup has reached it’s growth stage, it’s most important requirement is undoubtedly the backing by reliable investors and an ample amount of funding to scale up. Though the concept of starting up has gained momentum recently, but the small number of investors willing to show their trust and invest in new ventures has been a problem for startups. Many startups find it difficult to approach venture capitalists and quite a few times the investment structure of the investor is inadequate for the startup.
                               Funding Your Startup Right Nowwe bring to you the much needed list of the most active institutional investors and capital funds in India along with their investment capacity, investment structure, investment industries and some of their most notable portfolio startups.

Helion Venture Partners
Investing in technology-powered and consumer service businesses, Helion Ventures Partners is a $605 Mn Indian-focused, an early to mid-stage venture fund participating in future rounds of financing in syndication with other venture partners.

People You Should Know: Sandeep Fakun, Kanwaljit Singh.

Investment Structure: Invests between $2 Mn to $10 Mn in each company with less than $10 Mn in revenues.

Industries: Outsourcing, Mobile, Internet, Retail Services, Healthcare, Education and Financial Services.

Startups Funded: Yepme, MakemyTrip, NetAmbit, KomliTAXI For Sure, PubMatic.

Contact Details: 8040183333, 01244615333, Email

Accel Partners 
Accel Partners founded in 1983 has global presence in Palo Alto, London , New York, China and India. Typical multi-stage investments in internet technology companies are made by Accel partners.

People You Should Know: Subrata Mitra, Prashanth Prakash and Mahendran Balachandran

Investment Structure: Invests between $0.5 Mn and $50 Mn in its portfolio companies.

Industries: Internet and Consumer Services, Infrastructure, Cloud -Enabled Services, Mobile and Software.

Startups Funded: FlipkartBabyOye, Freshdesk, Book My Show, Zansaar, Probe, Myntra, CommonFloor.

Contact Details: 8041232551, 8043539800, Email

Blume Ventures Venture capital firm, Blume Venture Advisor funds early-stage seed, startups, pre-series A, series B and late stage investments. Blume backs startups with both funding as well as active mentoring and support.

People You Should Know: Karthik Reddy and Sanjay Nath.

Investment Structure: Provides seed funding investments between $0.05 Mn – $0.3 Mn in seed stage. Also, provides follow-on investments to portfolio companies ranging from $.5Mn to $1.5Mn.

Industries: Mobile Applications, Telecommunications Equipment, Data Infrastructure, Internet and Software Sectors, Consumer Internet, Media, Research and Development

Startups Funded: Carbon Clean Solutions, EKI Communications, Audio Compass, Exotel, Printo.

Contact: Twitter

Sequoia Capital India Sequoia Capital India specializes in investments in startup seed, early, mid, late, expansion, public and growth stage companies.

People You Should Know: Shailesh Lakhani and Shailendra Singh.

Investment Structure: SCI invests between $100,000 and $1 Mn in seed stage, between $1 Mn and $10 Mn in early stage and between $10 Mn and $100 Mn in growth stage companies.

Industries: Consumer, Energy, Financial, Healthcare, Outsourcing, Technology.

Startups Funded: JustDialKnowlarityPracto, iYogi,

Contact: 8041245880, 2240747272, 01149567200

Nexus Venture Partners Nexus Venture Partners is a venture capital firm investing in early stage and growth stage startups across sectors in India and US.

People You Should Know: Suvir Sujan and Anup Gupta

Investment Structure: Invests between $0.5 Mn and $10 Mn in early growth stage companies. Also, makes investments upto $0.5 Mn in their seed program.

Industries: Mobile, Data Security, Big Data analytics, Infrastructure, Cloud, Storage, Internet, Rural Sector, Outsourced Services, Agribusiness, Energy, Media, Consumer and Business services, Technology.

Startups Funded: Snapdeal, HousingKomli, ScaleArc, PubMatic, Delhivery.

Contact: 8049456600, 2266260000, Email

Inventus Capital PartnersWith the sole goal of making new entrepreneurs successful, Inventus is a venture capital fund managed by entrepreneurs and industry-operating veterans.

People You Should Know: Samir Kumar and Kanwal Rekhi

Investment Structure: The firm does not invest in capital intensive companies. It typically leads the first venture round with $1 Mn to $2 Mn and as the businesses grow, it invests from $0.25 Mn up to $10 Mn.

Industries: Consumer, Hotels, Restaurants and Leisure, Media, Internet and Catalog Retail, Healthcare, Information Technology, Hardware and Equipment, Telecommunications etc.

Startups Funded: Poshmark, Savaari, Farfaria, Policy, Insta Health Solutions, CBazaar.
Contact: +91 80 4125 6747, Email

IDG Ventures Having a global network of technology venture funds with more than $4 billion, IDG Ventures India is a leading India-focused technology venture capital fund specializing in startups, early stage, growth stage and expansion stage companies.

People You Should Know: Manik Arora and Sudhir Sethi

Investment Structure: Invests in India-based companies and also in companies outside India. The firm invests between $1 Mn and $10 Mn.

Industries: Digital Consumer – Internet, Mobile, Media and Technology Enabled Consumer Services, Enterprise Software – SaaS, Software Products and Enterprise services, Engineering – Medical Devices, Clean-tech and IP-led Businesses

Startups Funded: UNBXD,, FirstCry, Zivame, iProf Ozone Media.

Contact: +91 80 4043 4836, +91 11 3019 4145, Email

Fidelity Growth Partners Fidelity Growth Partners India is the private equity arm of Fidelity International Limited focused on investing in India. Since 2008, FGPI has made several investments across sectors including Healthcare and Life Sciences, Technology, Consumer and Manufacturing.

People You should Know: Abhinav Sinha, Harsh Jhaveri

Investment Structure: Typically, FGPI invests between $10 Mn and $50 Mn for a minority stake in the company

Industries: Healthcare and Life Sciences, Technology, Consumer and Manufacturing

Startups Funded: Netmagic, Yebhi

Contact: Email

Naspers is a leading multinational media group, incorporated in 1915 as a public limited liability company and was listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) in September 1994. The group’s principal operations are in internet platforms (focusing on commerce, communities, content, communication and games), pay-television and the provision of related technologies and print media (including publishing, distribution and printing). The group’s most significant operations are located in South Africa and elsewhere in Africa, China, Central and Eastern Europe, India, Brazil, Russia, Thailand and the Netherlands.

People You should Know: N/A

Investment Structure: N/A

Industries: Ecommerce, Print Media, Pay Television

Startups Funded: OLXFlipkart

Contact: Twitter

Steadview Capital Steadview is a leading alternative asset manager based in Hong Kong. The firm makes concentrated long-term investments across multiple industries

People You should Know: Ravi Mehta

Investment Structure: Early Stage Venture and Later Stage Venture Investments Industries: Ecommerce

Startups Funded: Olacabs, Flipkart, Saavn, Urban Ladder

Contact: Website

Jungle Ventures Jungle Ventures is a Singapore based, entrepreneur backed venture firm that funds and helps startups scale across Asia Pacific. It invests in global startups that are solving problems relevant to Asia Pacific markets. It currently has investments in US, Singapore, India, Australia, Thailand, Malaysia, and the Philippines.

People You should Know: Amit Anand, Subrata Mitra

Investment Structure: Venture Capital that does Seed and Early Stage Venture Investments

Industries: Ecommerce, Digital Media, Saas, Fintech, Big Data, Analytics, Enterprise

Startups Funded: Zipdial, Ekstop, Pokkt, Milaap

Contact: Email

Zodius Capital Operational since 2011, Zodius typically develops one company every six months and works intensively with its portfolio company teams to “speed up” and “shape up” for exceptional growth and profitability.

People You should Know: Neeraj Bhargava, Gautam Patel

Investment Structure: N/A

Industries: Big Data and Analytics, Digital Media and Commerce, Education

Startups Funded: BigBasket, Culture Machine

Contact: Email

Qualcomm Ventures Qualcomm Ventures is the investment arm of Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM), a Fortune 500 company with operations across the globe.

People You should Know: Karthee Madasamy

Investment Structure: N/A

Industries: Business Software, Cloud/Enterprise, Consumer Software, Hardware, Health Care, Infrastructure, Semi/Components

Startups Funded: Appsdaily, Capillary, Deck, Portea, Housing

Contact: Website

Warburg Pincus Warburg Pincus is a leading global private equity firm focused on growth investing. The firm has more than $37 Bn in assets under management. Its active portfolio of more than 120 companies is highly diversified by stage, sector and geography.

People You should Know: Hari Ravichandran

Investment Structure: It emphasizes growth investing and has successfully built companies at all stages, from conceiving and creating venture capital opportunities, to providing capital to meet the needs of existing businesses, to investing in later-stage buyout transactions and special situations with unique characteristics.

Industries: Consumer, Industrial and Services, Energy, Financial Services, Healthcare, Real Estate, Tech, Media, Telecommunications

Startups Funded: Lemon Tree, Biba, Quikr

Contact: +91 22 66451234

Canaan Partners Global venture capital firm investing in people with visionary ideas, Canaan Partners specializes in all stages of development, seed financings, start-ups, growth and early stage investments, typically Series A and B financings.

People You Should Know: Wende Hutton

Investment Structure: The firm typically invests between $0.05 Mn to $80 Mn in its portfolio company. It prefers to exit its investments within 7 to 10 years.

Industries: Technology- Advertising & Marketing, Big Data/Cloud, Consumer, Enterprise/SaaS, FinTech, Hardware, Healthcare – Biopharma, digital Health & MedTech.

Startups Funded: Naaptol, Bharat Matrimony, iYogi, Happiest minds, mCARBON, CarTrade, Surewaves.

Contact: +91 124 4301841, Email

SAIF Partners Investing in India since 2001, SAIF Partners specializes in private equity and venture capital across Asia.

People You Should Know: Mukul Arora & Mukul Singhal

Investment Structure: Invests between $10 Mn and $100 Mn in one or more rounds of financing with investments between $200,000 to $500,000 in early stage companies and between $30 Mn and $35 Mn in more mature unlisted ventures.

Industries: IT, ITes, Industrials, Financial Services, Internet, Consumer Product, Mobile

Startups Funded:, Paytm, Network18, HomeShop18Book My Show.

Contact: +91 124 496 5500, Email

Ascent Capital Advisors Ascent Capital, an India-focused independent private equity firm, is among the most experienced teams on ground with over 150+ years of collective experience in Indian capital markets.

People You Should Know: Raja Kumar

Investment Structure: The firm makes investments ranging from $10 Mn to $30 Mn.

Industries:Technology, Ecommerce, Healthcare, Financial Services, Consumer Brands, Infrastructure

Startups Funded: Bigbasket.comKIMS

Contact: +91 80 3055 1230, +91 80 3055 1231, Email

Axon Partners Group Specialised in global emerging markets, the Group prefers to invest in technology focused companies in countries like Latam, Spain and India.

People You Should Know: Francisco Velázquez de Cuéllar

Investment Structure:  Invests from 100,000K to $25 Mn in growth phases, from seed capital to international expansion.

Industries: Games, Software, Security, Biotechnology, Telecommunications

Startups Funded: iYogi,, Hot Hotels.

Contact: Email

Bain Capital Private Equity Bain Capital professionals in aggregate is the largest investor in every fund raised. Bain Capital, along with management teams, provides the strategic and analytic resources needed to build and grow great companies.

People You Should Know: Samonnoi Banerjee

Investment Structure: Invests between $5 Mn and $1 Bn in companies in wide range of Industries.

Industries: Consumer, Retail and Dining, Financial and business Services, Healthcare, Industrial and Energy, Technology, Media and Telecom.

Startups Funded: ASIMCO, BMC Software, Biglobe, Atento, BPL

Contact: +91-2267528000

Basil Partners It’s a Venture Capital fund involved in Early Stage Venture Investments focusing on investing in India besides investing in North America, Europe and Asian Countries.

People You Should Know: Ramanan Raghavendran and Rajeev Srivastava.

Investment Structure: Investment is done in the range between $1 million and $ 5 million with minimum revenue of $5 million.

Industries: IT

Startups Funded: Endeavour Software TechnologiesKarmic LifeSciences


Battery Ventures Battery Ventures is based in Boston, Silicon Valley and invests in technology driven companies. With over 30 years of experience, this VC fund has deep pockets.

People You Should Know: Neeraj Agrawal

Investment Structure: They invest in all stages of a company’s life, are flexible in the amount of investment, and are creative when it comes to syndicating, finding alternate sources of money, and designing financing to best match businesses.

Industries: e-Commerce and Retail Digital Media, Industrial Technologies, Infrastructure, Software and Services.

Startups Funded: HackerRankAppDynamics
Contact: Twitter

Bessemer Venture Partners With great experience in investing, this 1911 founded company operates on a global scale with offices located in Israel, India and both coasts in the US.

People You Should Know: Raghav Bahl, Aakash Goel

Investment Structure: They invest in the range of $75,000 to $66 Mn.

Industries: Cyber Security, Financial Services, Mobile, Cleantech Cloud Computing

Startups Funded: Snapdeal, OnMobile

Contact: +91-80-3082-9000, Email

Catamaran Investment Pvt Ltd Founded in 2010 is a private investment office headquartered in Bangalore, India and London, UK. It’s a INR 600 Cr. multi-stage, multi-sector fund.

People You Should Know: N R Narayana Murthy.

Investment Structure: N/A

Industries: Venture Capital & Private Equity

Startup Funded: Yebhi

Contact: Website

Forum Synergies (India) PE FundThe company’s vision and mission is to be a unique, ethical private equity fund management model in India that provides investors with a best-in-class private equity model.

People You Should Know: Samir Inamdar

Investment Structure: Forum Synergies invests between between $2 – $10 Mn in firms with revenues between $3 – $50 Mn.

Industries: Healthcare, Automotive, Electronic Hardware, Electrical Equipment, Chemical Engineering, Medical Devices, Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology, IT

Startups Funded: Zomato, Ola, Quikr, TaxiForSure, Commonfloor, Freecharge, Housing.

Contact: +91 80 4000 6400, Email

Fulcrum Venture India Founded in 2000, Fulcrum is a private equity investor which focuses on the SME business opportunities.They prefer to invest in like-minded entrepreneurs with solid principles and objectives.

People You Should Know: Krishna Ramanathan, Ethan Khatri, Mahesh Shankaranarayanan

Investment Structure:The firm seeks to invest between INR 5 crores – INR 15 crores.

Industries: Education, Financial Services, FMCG, Healthcare, Niche Retail

Startups Funded: Shield Healthcare Private Limited , SwaaS Systems, Congruent Solutions Pvt Ltd

Contact: +91 22 6712 8484, +91 22 6712 8484

General Atlantic LLC 980, is a leading global growth equity firm providing capital and strategic support for growing companies. It does Early Stage Venture, Later Stage Venture and Private Equity Investments.

People You Should Know: Sandeep Naik.

Investment Structure: Invests between $75 Mn and $400 Mn.

Industries: ECommerce, Software, Fashion, Cloud Computing, Curated Web

Startups Funded: Vox Media, Klarna, Citiustech, Squarespace.

Contact: Twitter

India Quotient Launched in 2012, India Quotient is an early stage fund with a corpus of INR 30 Cr.

People You Should Know: Madhukar Sinha, Anand Lunia

Investment Structure: Venture Capital fund that does Seed Investments between 100k – 500k.

Industries: Education, Food and Travel, Mobile, Fashion, Lifestyle, Consumer Finance

Startups Funded: Grabhouse, FRSH, Roposo, PrettysecretsDogSpot

Contact: Email

Intel Capital The firm focuses on mergers, acquisitions, and equity investments related to tech startups. Till date, it has invested $10.7 Bn in over 1,250 companies in 52 countries.

People You Should Know: Pradeep Tagare, Bhavanipratap Rana, Amit Behl, Sudheer K Kuppam.

Investment Structure: Invest between $300 Mn and $500 Mn per year.

Industries: Internet-Digital Media, Manufacturing-Labs, Security, Smart Phones-Tablets, software and Services, Ultrabook-Perceptual Computing, Wearables

Startups Funded: Gigya, Hungama, Snapdeal

Contact: Website

IvyCap Ventures Guided by an entrepreneur-centric investment approach, IvyCap focuses on high-quality professional entrepreneurs from premier education institutions of the country.

People You Should Know: Norbert Fernandes

Investment Structure: The Firm does Early Stage Venture Investments and invests between $0.3 Mn and $7 Mn.

Industries: Healthcare, Education, Technology, Commerce.

Startups Funded: Aujas Networks, Leixir,, Vinculum Solutions, FieldEZ

Contact: +91-22-67000567

Kae Capital Kae Capital invests in those companies which bring  out innovative solutions for existing gaps in the markets.They believe in identifying and building large companies even from a concept.

People You Should Know: Navin Honagudi, Shashank Hirawat, Sasha Mirchandani, Nisa Mohamedi.

Investment Structure: Investment is made between $0.05 – $2.5 Mn and typically they invest between $0.2 – $1 Mn in the first round.

Industries: Mobile, Ecommerce, Education, Healthcare, Consumer, Internet

Startups Funded: SysCloud, ShepHertz, FortunePlay, Nuiku, Shopsense, Airwoot.

Contact: Email

Kalaari Capital With a strong advisory team in Bangalore, Kalaari is a $160 Mn venture capital fund investing in early-stage technology-oriented companies in India. They seek companies that are capable of capturing new markets, providing innovative solutions and creating new wealth for India and beyond.

People You Should Know: Vani Kola, Sampath Kumar P., Rajesh Raju

Investment Structure:The firm invests $1Mn to $5Mn in technology savvy companies and technology-enabled services for India and the global markets.

Industries: ECommerce, Internet, Curated Web, cleantech.

Startups Funded: Mettl, UrbanLadder, Snapdeal, Zivame

Contact: Email, 080 67159600

Lightbox Management Ltd India based Lightbox Management Ltd with an investment horizon of seven to eight years is a new $100 Mn tech fund focussed on early stage consumer technology businesses.

People You Should Know: Sandeep Murthy, Siddharth Talwar

Investment Structure: Invests between $3 Mn and $5 Mn in the consumer technology space with a focus on education technology.

Industries: Data & Analytics, Brand & Design, Product & Marketing, Culture & Company Building.

Startups Funded: Embibe, CleartripGreenDust

Contact: Email

Lightspeed Venture Partners Founded in 2000, Lightspeed Venture Partners investment company engages in consumer, enterprise, technology, and cleantech markets.

People You Should Know: Bejul Somaia, Dev Khare, Anshoo Sharma, Maninder Gulati.

Investment Structure: $1 to $25 Mn

Industries: Enterprise Software, Software, Mobile

Startups Funded: Eyeview, SimplyTapp, Luxe Valet, Vee, Blockchain, FiveStars, Gainsight.

Contact: +91 (11) 4980 0800, Email

Lok Capital Group Gurgaon based Lok Capital initiative launched at the end of 2000 with support of a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation specializes in bottom-of-pyramid customer segment investments.

People You Should Know: Rajiv B.Lall

Investment Structure: Invests between $1 Mn and $7 Mn

Industries: Education

Startups Funded: Hippocampus Learning Centres, Qed | Everest Edusys And Solutions


Matrix Partners India Mumbai Based Matrix Partners was founded in 1977, and is committed to build long-term relationships. With capital over INR 3000 Cr., they invest across sectors in India.

People You Should Know: Avnish Bajaj

Investment Structure: Invests INR 1 Cr. to 75 Cr.

Industries: Internet, Consumer internet, eCommerce, Travel, Internet, Consumer Internet, eCommerce, Travel, etc.

Startups Funded: NewsHunt, Quikr India, LimeTray, Hearing Plus, Ola (ANI Technologies Pvt. Ltd.), WeAreHolidays.

Contact: +91-22-67680000, Email

Mayfield Fund One of the oldest Venture Capital Firms focusing on early-stage to growth-stage investments in information technology companies, in particular on enterprise software, Internet consumer & media services, and communications.
People You Should Know:  Vikram Godse, Navin Chaddha and James Beck.
Investment Structure: In India, it invests between $500,000 to $10 Mn
Industries: Consumer Services, Infrastructure Ancillaries, Healthcare Services, Manufacturing Opportunities

Startups Funded: Gigya, Lantern, IndiaProperty

Contact:+(91)-9867577504, Email

New Enterprise Associates 
It’s one of the most largest and most active Venture Capital Firms which helps entrepreneurs to build transformational businesses across multiple stages, sectors and geographies.

People You Should Know: Krishna Kittu Kolluri, Tarun Sharma

Investment Structure: The firm seeks to invest between $0.05 Mn and $20 Mn in  Early Stage Venture, Later Stage Venture, Private Equity, Debt Financing.

Industries: Energy, Infrastructure Services, Consumer Services, Agriculture Sector, Systems, Software, Technology

Startups Funded: IndiaHomesForterInksedgeBlueshift Labs

Contact: +91-22-4223 5600

NewPath Ventures, LLC New Path Ventures, LLC is a venture capital firm which specializes in seed stage, startups, and early stage investments. They prefer to invest in technology based startups in India and US.

People You Should Know: Vinod K. Dham, Tushar Anil Dave, Mahesh Karanth.

Investment Structure: It does Early Stage Venture and Later Stage Venture Investments.

Industries: Semiconductors, Curated Web

Startups Funded: Telsima, inSilica, Montalvo Systems

Contact: Website

Nirvana Venture Advisors 
Nirvana Venture Advisors invests in early-­stage and market leading companies in the fast growing Indian internet and mobile segments.

People You Should Know: Amit Patni

Investment Structure: N/A

Industries: Internet and Mobile Fund, Large Markets,ecommerce, online travel, online advertising and marketing.

Startups Funded: KartRocket, Transerv, Reviews42

Contact: 91-22-6742-3800, Email

Norwest Venture Partners NVP is an India-centric multi-stage investment firm that has partnered with entrepreneurs to build great businesses for more than 50 years.

People You Should Know: N/A

Investment Structure: It invests $1Mn to $30 Mn in early stage and $15 Mn-$100 Mn in growth equity companies depending on the growth of the company.

Industries: Internet, telecommunications, financial services, and education sector.

Startups Funded: Indusind BankKomli,

Contact: 91 22 6150 1111

Ojas Venture Partners India based Venture Capital Ojas Venture Partners believes that for young startups to become successful, it is imperative for them to have the guidance of experienced professionals with in depth understanding of the marketplace.

People You Should Know: Dr Rajesh Srivathsa

Investment Structure: Typically, make an initial investment of $ 250,000 to $ 1.5 Mn and follow that in subsequent rounds up to a maximum of US $ 3 Mn per company over the life of the company.

Industries:  Mobile Technology and Applications, telecom, wireless technologies, enterprise software, SaaS, Web Applications/Services, Consumer Internet

Startups Funded: Tyfone, Vizury, Mango Techno, RiverSilica, CBazaar.

Contact: +91 80 4061 0300

Seedfund This venture capital fund recognized the need for an early stage investment ecosystem in India and hence, focuses on investing in Indian startups.

People You Should Know: Shailesh Vikram Singh

Investment Structure: The firm seeks to invest between INR 1 Cr. ($0.19 Mn) and INR 25 Cr. ($4.67 Mn) in each portfolio company.

Industries: Internet, Media, Mobile, Telecommunications, Retail, Technology, Consumer

Startup Funded: Chumbak, Browntape, Heckyl, AxisRooms,

Contact:  (+91) 120 319 2958

SIDBI Venture Capital Limited It focuses on life sciences, clean technology, retailing, light engineering, food processing, information technology, infrastructure related services, healthcare, logistics and distribution, water and sanitation, agriculture, and education sectors.

Investment Structure: It invests between INR 5 Cr. to 25 Cr.

Industries: Ecommerce, SemiConductors.

Startups Funded: Printland, CircuitSutra Technologies, Skelta Software

Contact: 91 – 22 – 2652 7124 /25 /27 /28, Email

Unitus Seed Fund Unitus Seed Fund is a seed stage venture fund based in Bangalore and Seattle which invests in developing markets with  primary focus on rural startups focusing on low income groups.

People You Should Know: Dave Richards, Will Poole

Investment Structure: It invests INR 50 Lakh to INR 1 Cr.

Industries: Education and Skilling, Healthcare, Mobile Commerce, Marketplaces and E-Commerce, Agriculture, Retail and Distribution, Water and Energy.

Startups Funded: Blowhorn, Addresshealth, mGaadi, Welcare, GoCoop, Medypal.

Contact: +91.80.4112.0008

Utthishta A firm that seed funds for software, web, mobile, and cloud computing based Indian Startups, and also claims to provide a unique experience for entrepreneurs.

People You Should Know: Mohsin Khan, P.Ramakrishna.

Investment Structure: The firm seeks to invest between $0.02 Mn and $0.03 Mn per startup in return of equity stake between 10% and 15 %.

Industries: Software, Technology, Mobile, Web, Analytics, Cloud Computing

Startups Funded: Vaava

Contact: Website

Ventureast Fund Advisors India Limited It’s an India based investment company which is involved in multi stage investing.They prefer to invest in early stage startups.

People You Should Know: Sarath Naru, Ramesh Alur

Investment Structure:The company prefers to invest in technology and technology-enabled sectors

Industries: Biotechnology, Healthcare Infrastructure, Microfinance, Agribusiness, Biogas, Pharma, Food, Retail, Life Science, Clean Technology, Healthcare, Education, Financial Services

Startups Funded: Little Eye Labs, Eyantra

Contact: +91 44 2432 9864 / +91 44 2432 9863, Mail

Trifecta Capital Partners It is a INR 300 Cr. venture debt fund which is expected to be closed in next three to six months. It is also technically India’s first venture debt fund.

People You Should Know: Rahul Khanna, Nilesh Kothari

Investment Structure: The fund will invest between INR 5-15 Cr. for 16-18% borrowing cost, compounded annually in firms that have already raised a first or second round of funding.

Industries: Technology, Consumer, Internet Space

Orios Venture Partners It’s a INR 300 Cr. and a 7-year, high-risk high-return fund, which is typical in early-stage investing. Software product startups are one of the key themes that Orios will be investing in.

People You Should Know: Rehan Yar Khan

Investment Structure: It invests INR 1-20 Cr. in a startup and intends to stay invested for seven years or more.

Industries: Not restricted to any particular segment, analytics, Big Data, software for mobile phones etc.

Startups Funded: Sapience Analysis, Ziffi

Contact: Email

Unilazer It is a Mumbai based private equity and venture fund specialising in early stage and late stage investments

People You Should Know:  Ronnie Screwvala

Investment Structure: N/A

Industries: Agriculture, Healthcare, Education, Ecommerce

Startups Funded: Maroosh, PIFA FC, Ektstop

Contact: Twitter

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