What Silicon Valley investors are investing significantly into Indian startups? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.

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The following are the Venture Capital firms out of Silicon Valley that have heavily invested in India in the past. The size and number of their India-dedicated fund will help you understand their penetration.

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

  • India Dedicated Fund: Yes, fifth India-focused fund worth $920 million closed last year.
  • Investment Structure: Sequoia 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.
  • Marky Startups Funded: JustDial, Knowlarity, Practo, Zomato, Bankbazaar

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.

  • India Dedicated Fund: Yes, $450 million in the bag for its fifth India fund
  • 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.
  • Marky Startups Funded: Flipkart, BabyOye, Freshdesk, Book My Show, Myntra, CommonFloor.

IDG Ventures: IDG has a global network of technology venture funds with more than $4 billion, IDG Ventures India invests in startups, early stage, growth stage and expansion stage companies.

  • India Dedicated Fund: Yes, third India focused fund of $200 million (not yet confirmed)
  • 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
  • Marky Startups Funded: Yatra, Myntra, FirstCry, Zivame, Lenskart, Nestaway

Bessemer Venture Partners: BVP started in 1911 operates on a global scale with offices located in Israel, India and both coasts in the US.

  • India Dedicated Fund: Not exactly, but $350 million earmarked for investing in India
  • Investment Structure: They invest in the range of $75,000 to $66 Mn.
  • Industries: Consumer Internet, Financial Services, Mobile, Cleantech Cloud Computing
  • Marky Startups Funded: Snapdeal, Ola, Urbanclap, Swiggy

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

  • India Dedicated Fund: Yes, $135 million in its maiden India-dedicated fund.
  • Investment Structure: $1 to $25 Mn
  • Industries: Enterprise Software, Software, Mobile
  • Marky Startups Funded: Byju's, FreshMenu, Oyo, Craftsvilla

New Enterprise Associates: NEA focuses investment stages ranging from seed stage through growth stage. NEA invests across a broad array of industry sectors. With over $18 billion in assets under management, NEA was the world's largest venture capital firm in 2007

  • India Dedicated Fund: No
  • 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
  • Marky Startups Funded: Naaptol

Norwest Venture Partners: NVP is a global venture capital and growth equity investment firm that manages more than $6 billion in capital.

  • India Dedicated Fund: No
  • 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.
  • Marky Startups Funded: Quikr, Swiggy, Pepperfry, Yatra

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Published on: Jun 19, 2017