10 VC firms that have made maximum investments in 2015-2016


Helion Ventures
Helion Ventures has struck 110 deals in 75 startups since its inception. It partners a $605 Mn Indian-focused, an early to mid-stage venture fund participating in future rounds of financing in syndication with other venture partners. It primarily makes investments in the fields of outsourcing, Internet, mobile, healthcare, education and financial services. Its most prominent ventures include an e-commerce marketplace Shopclues, grocery delivery service Bigbasket, real-estate aggregator, and two leading EdTech firms – Toppr, and Simplilearn.

Blume Ventures
Blume Ventures provides seed funding in the range of $50K – $250K to early-stage tech-focused/tech-enabled ventures.  It launched a $30 million fund in December 2015, and has invested in 105 deals and 83 startups to date. The firm is looking to invest in a dozen startups a year from the new fund for the next three years and make seed investments in the range of half a million dollars. Their portfolios of investments include warehouse automation player GreyOrange, event booking platform Explara, and hyperlocal delivery service Roadrunnr.

Indian Angel Network
Indian Angel Network, a syndicate of over 400 angel investors in the country, has made 92 deals so far across the globe, investing in 88 companies since its inception in 2006.  The firm has seen three exits so far – mobile video streaming company Jigsee was acquired by Vuclip, clinical research company Karmic Life Sciences was acquired by Cliantha Research, and PeelWorks, which raised $2 million (roughly Rs. 13.3 crores) in Series A funding from Inventus, and IDG Ventures.

Kalaari Capital
Kalaari capital is one of the prominent players in this industry. It has raised three venture funds tallying to $650 million. Its notable investments include e-commerce plays like Snapdeal, and Urban Ladder, EdTech startup Simplilearn, and personal assistant app Haptik. Its exits in India include Myntra, which was acquired by Flipkart in May 2014, and mobile video delivery platform Apalya, which was acquired by Arre, a digital media brand founded by Ronnie Screwvala in December 2015.

Ventureeast is one of the oldest active VC firms has made over 70 investments, notable investments include online healthcare services provider Portea Medical, and Little Eye Labs, which was acquired by Facebook in January 2014, and Loylty Rewardz, which was acquired by Billdesk.

IDG Ventures
Presently, IDG Ventures India is a leading technology venture capital fund in IndiaIts most capitalized portfolio includes Funzio, Ctrip, Tencent, Baidu, Netscape, BabyCenter, Sohu, Vancl and VinaGame. In India, IDG Ventures has invested in companies such as Flipkart, Myntra, Yatra, Newgen, Brainbees (, Vserv, Manthan Software and Valyoo ( The fund is part of IDG Ventures, a global network of technology venture funds with over $6 billion under management with over 220 investee companies.

Accel Partners
Accel is a leading early and growth-stage venture capital firm, powering a global community of entrepreneurs. Accel backs entrepreneurs who have what it takes to build a world-class, category-defining business. Founded in 1983, Accel brings more than three decades of experience building and supporting hundreds of companies. Accel’s vision for entrepreneurship and business enables it to identify and invest in the companies that will be responsible for the growth of next-generation industries.
Accel-backed companies include Atlassian, Braintree, Cloudera, DJI, Dropbox, Dropcam, Etsy, Facebook, Flipkart, Lookout Security, MoPub, Qualtrics, Slack, Spotify, Supercell, Vox Media and others.

Sequoia Capital India
Sequoia is a venture capital focused on energy, financial, enterprise, healthcare, internet, and mobile startups. The company was founded by Don Valentine in November 1972. Sequoia is a venture capital focused on energy, financial, enterprise, healthcare, internet, and mobile startups.

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

Inventus Capital Partners
Inventus is a venture capital fund managed by entrepreneurs and industry-operating veterans. 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.

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