What is Venture Capital?


Venture capital is the term for money invested in young, fast growing companies. Many of today's leading companies were backed by venture capital: Biocon, Google, Oracle, Apple.

Clearly, there are benefits to venture funding, but it's not a good fit for everyone. It's critical for an entrepreneur to understand the venture dynamics, as Balaji Srinivas at Aureos Capital warned, "It is very important for the entrepreneur to know why the VCs are doing what they are doing."

The National Venture Capital Association defines venture capital as: "Money provided by professionals who invest alongside management in young, rapidly growing companies that have the potential to develop into significant economic contributors."

INDIAN FUNDS: LIST OF VCs IN INDIA

Name

Type of companies they fund

Deal stage they fund

Contact Details

Portfolio companies

Aavishkar India Micro Capital Fund Rural and Semi Urban development companies Initial commercial expansion 8A, Saahil,14 Altamount Road, Mumbai - 400026. Tel - 022- 56998955
www.aavishkaar.org
Servals Automation
Shri Kamadhenu Electronics Private Limited
Vortex Engineering Private Limited Tide Technocrats
Alliance Venture Capital Advisors Ltd. 607, Raheja Chambers, Free Press Journal Road, Nariman Point MUMBAI - 400 021. Phone : (022) 2834016, 2850775 Fax : (022) 2045702
BOA Consultancy services IT
Retail
Bio Tech and pharma
Media
High end BPO
Start up B 8, Shopping Arcade, Hotel Surya Crowne Plaza, New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110065 Tel : +91 11 4162 8566, Fax : +91 11 4162 9708 www.boaindia.com
padmaja@boaindia.com
Knowcross
Sanshadow Consultants
MobileNxt
Madhouse Media
ElectronicTender
CDC Advisors Private Limited 11, Golf Links, NEW DELHI - 110 003. Phone : (011) 4691691 / 92 / 95 / 96 Fax : (0091)(11) 4691693
Chrys Capital Fund Biotech
Computer Hardware
Computer Software
IT Enabled Outsourcing Services
Start Up Early Stage Growth Development/ Expansion ChrysCapital Investment Advisors, India Suite 101, The Oberoi, Dr. Zakir Hussain Marg, New Delhi 110 003, India
Tel: +91 11 4129 1000 Fax: +91 11 4129 1010
www.chryscapital.com
Bazee
JobsAhead
NIIT
Spectramind
Bajaj Auto Finance
Cipher Capital Advisors Ltd A-122, Gokul Arcade, Sahar Road, Vile Parle (E), Mumbai - 400 057, India. +91-22-6777 4777 +91-22-6777 4777
www.cipher.in
Career Launcher
Nuance
Equinox Corporation
SRF Limited
2i Capital (India) Pvt. Ltd. IT
Engineering
Technology services
Early Stag, Gwowth, Development/ Expansion 613 Oxford Towers, 139 Airport Road, Bangalore 560 008, India, Tel: +91.80.4115.1990, Fax: +91.80.4115.1994
www.2icapital.com
Dawn Consulting Technology-software services, embedded Manufacturing, Bio-Tech & Healthcare, Hospitality, Housing & Realty Early Stag, Later Stage GA Alsa Glenridge, 32, Langford Road, Bangalore 560 025 India, Phone : +91 (80) 4114 2626, Fax: +91 (80) 4114 2437
www.consultdawn.com
info@dawnconsulting.com
Change Pond
Mind Tree
Quest
Woodlands
Sandisk
Global Technology Ventures IT Consulting & Software Services
Internet Infrastructure & Services
R& D & Products
All Stages Global Technology Ventures Ltd.
#2 Raheja Chambers, 12 Museum Road, Bangalore - 560001, Karnataka, India Tel : 91 80 2558 5711, Fax: 91 80 2559 8990
www.gtvltd.com
info@gtvltd.com
Ittiam
Globaledge
Magnasoft
MindTree
Liqwik Krstal
Netmagic
Hansuttam Finance Limited Infrastructure
Real Estate
Oil and Gas
Healthcare, Hospitality
H-57, Connaught Circus New Delhi-110001, India. Ph. +91-11- 2332 0876,2332 5028 Fax. +91-11-2335 3944

www.hansuttam.com
hfl@hansuttam.com
Helion Venture Partners Outsourcing
Internet Mobile
Technology Products
Seed Stage, Later Stage Helion Ventures Pvt Ltd
First Floor, Pine Valley Embassy Golflinks Business Park Koramangala Intermediate Ring Road, Bangalore 560 071 Tel: +91 80 4018 3333 Fax: +91 80 4018 3456
www.helionvc.com
United Lex
Makemytrip.com
Gridstone Research
Jigrahak
HIVETEL Information Technology Start ups, Early Stage Hyderabad Information Technology Venture Enterprises Limited "Parisrama Bhavanam", 1st Floor, Fateh Maidan Road, Hyderabad - 500 004. Ph : +91-40-23237995 Fax : +91-40-23235516
www.hitvel.co.in
ICF Ventures IT
Computer Hardware
Computer Software
Biotech
Consumer
Media
Start Up, Early Stage, Development/ Expansion No.205,"Krishnaji",3rd main, Defence Colony,Indiranagar, Bangalore - 560 038, Tel : 91-80-5126 9191, Fax : 91-80-5126 9393
www.icfventures.com
admin@icfventures.com
Explocity
Gangagen
Sasken
Linc Software
Matexnet
IFB Venture Capital Finance Limited 8/1 Middleton Row, Kolkata - 700 071 Phone : (033) 293072 / 298586 / 293435 2448999 ; (033) 4729511 Fax : (033) 2448998
IFCI Venture Capital Funds Ltd. IT
Computer Hardware
Computer Software
IT Enabled Services
Telecommunications
Biotech
Life Sciences
Retail
Auto Ancillary
Engineering
Seed, Start Up, Early Stage/Growth, Development/ Expansion, Mezzanine, MBO,
iLabs Venture Capital Fund Technology driven Products & Services
Telecom
Media & Entertainment
Consumer & Financial Services
Proven early-stage, Expansion-stage, Restructuring/buy-out, opportunities iLabs Capital Pvt Ltd, Unit No.18, iLabs Centre, Madhapur, Software Units Layout, Hyderabad 500 081, Tel # + 91 40 3048 4440, Fax # +91 40 3048 4445
www.ilabsgroup.com
Sify
DQ Entertainment
Intelligroup
Cibernet
Megasoft
Associated Broadcasting
IL&FS Venture Corporation Ltd. IT
IT Enabled Services
Telecommunications
Biotech
Life Sciences
Retail
Auto Ancillary
Engineering
Seed, Start Up, Early Stage/Growth, Development/ Expansion, Mezzanine, MBO Plot C22, G Block, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai 400 051, Tel: + 9122 2653 3333 / 3232, Fax: + 9122 2653 3038
www.ilfsinvestmanagers.com
info@ilfsindia.com
IndiaCo Ventures Limited IndiaCo Innovation Center 214 Navi Peth, L.B.S. Road Pune 411 030 Maharashtra, India Tel: +91.20.6602.1357 / +91.20.6602.7155 Fax: +91.20.2433.4978
www.indiaco.com
info@indiaco.com
Indian Direct Equity Advisors Pvt. Ltd Technology
Communication
Entertainment
Early stage
Expansion stage
1007, Raheja Centre, Nariman Point, Mumbai - 400 021, +91-22-204 1140, +91-22-232 5150
www.ideaequity.com
info@ideaequity.com
Alok Textile Industries Limited
BrainGEM L.L.C
Delta Innovative Enterprises Limited
United Studios Limited/UTV
Sun Earth Ceramics Limited
INDIA IDFC Infrastructure Fund Oil and Gas Industry
Electricity
ITC Centre, 3 Floor 760, Anna Salai Chennai 600,002 Phone: 91 44 28559440/48
www.idfc.com
info@idfc.com
India Value Fund Healthcare
Retailing
Media & Entertainment
Precision Engineering
Grand Hyatt Plaza, Santacruz (East), Mumbai - 400 055, India, Tel: +91 22 6695 4888 Fax: +91 22 6695 4777
www.gwcaps.com
Infinity Venture IT
Software Services
Marketing Services
Internet Services
Seed
Start Up
Early Stage/Growth
001, Turf Estate, Shakti Mills Lane, Off Dr. E Moses Road, Mahalakshmi, Mumbai 400 011, Tel:+91-22-24902201-4, Fax:+91-22-24902205
www.infinityventure.com
India games
Brainvisas
Cognosys
Aztec
Indiaparenting
Jumpstartup Fund Advisors Pvt. Ltd. Software
systems
Services
Communication
Start Up
Early Stage/Growth
231-236, 2nd Floor, Raheja Arcade, Koramangala 7th Block, Bangalore 560 095, India, T: 91.80.4130 5647
www.jumpstartup.net
info@jumstartup.net
Chutney Technologies
Apnaloan
Certus
Marigold Capital Management Ltd 201,2nd Fl.,Sainara,North Avenue, Linking Rd.,Santacruz (W), Mumbai-40005, Tel: 022 6058509,6058511, Fax: 022 6058610
marigold@bom3.vsnl.net.in
Marigold Capital Services Limited Kanmoor House 281 / 257 Narsi Natha Street Mumbai - 400009 Mr.Ratan Joneja, CEO Mr.Gurmeet Singh Anand, Vice President T: 022-3715704, 022-3715941, B: 022-3738766
marigold@bom3.vsnl.net.in
Nova Star Bio tech
Software
Manufacturing
Infrastructure
Power
Early stage small cap 4012, Ist Cross, HAL II Stage, Indiranagar, Bangalore 560 038, T:+91 80 4126 9191, F:+91 80 4126 9393
www.novastarfunds.com
Amara Raja Battereis
Amtek Auto
Bio Con
Peninsula Realty Fund Real Estate 106, Peninsula Centre, Dr S. S. Rao Road, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012. Maharashtra. India. Phone: +91 22 6661 8787, Fax: +91 22 6661 8788
www.peninsula.co.in
Crossroads
Ashok
Reliance Technology Ventures Ltd IT
Media and Entertainment
Telecommunications
Reliance Center, Ballard Estate, Mumbai 400001, Tel: +91.22.30327039 / +91.22.30327000, Fax: +91.22.2284719
www.rtvl.co.in
Yipes Holdings
Seed Fund
Yatra
Seed Fund Internet
Media
Mobile
Telecom
Retail
Consumer facing plays
Seed Advisors Pvt. Ltd., 001, Turf Estate, Shakti Mills Lane, Off. Dr. E. Moses Road, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai 400011. India., +91 22 24902201 04, +91 22 24902205
www.seedfund.in
Sicom Capital Management Ltd. Computer Hardware
Computer Software
IT
Early Stage/Growth Dr. Herekar Park Building, Near Kamala Nehru Garden, Bhandarkar Road, Pune 411004, India Tel.: +91 (20) 25675806 and 07, Fax.: +91 (20) 25675808
www.sicomventure.com
contact@sicomventure.com
Neilsoft
PARI Robotics
Persistent ebusiness Solutions
SREI Venture Capital Limited Real Estate 52 Vittal Mallya Road Bangalore 560 001, Tel: +91 080 3058 4300-4320, Fax: +91 080 30584318
www.srei.com
Sterling Technology & Venture Corp. 11 / F Padma Complex, 320 Sali, Madras - 600 035, Phone : (044) 451 507, Fax : (044) 455 408
Tata Investment Corporation Limited Retail
Pharmaceuticals
Ewart House, Homi Mody Street, Fort, Mumbai 400 001, India. Phone: +91 (22) 2228 0374, Fax: +91 (22) 2265 2629
http://tata.com/tata_investment/index.ht m
mjkotwal@tata.com
Advinus Therapeutics
Infiniti Retail
Nelco