Bringing a lot more than just capital.
Indian Angel Network is a network of Angel investors keen to invest in early stage businesses which have potential to create disproportionate value. The members of the Network are leaders in the Entrepreneurial Eco-System as they have had strong operational experience as CEOs or a background of creating new and successful ventures. They share a passion to create scale and value for start-up ventures.
Started in April 2006, the Indian Angel Network in addition to money, provides constant access to high quality mentoring, vast networks and inputs on strategy as well as execution. The Network members, because of their background are better able to assess the potential and risks at the early stage.
Popular companies like druva, WebEngage, jigsee, fareye and IndiaCollegeSearch are currently being funded by IAN. For more information, visit: indianangelnetwork.com
IDG Ventures India is a leading India-focused technology venture capital fund. The fund is part of IDG Ventures, a global network of technology venture funds with more than US$4 billion under management, over 200 investee companies and 10 offices across Asia and North America.
The fund's lead investor and sponsor is the International Data Group (IDG), the world's largest IT media company. By combining the IDG platform - an unparalleled combination of global technology publishing, market research (IDC), and conferences/exhibition resources - with years of hands-on experience in company building, IDG Ventures India helps its investee companies understand their markets better and penetrate them faster than their competition.
Notable investments by IDG in India include flipkart, yatra.com, manthan systems and unbxd amongst others. For more information, visit: idgvcindia.com
Inventus is managed by entrepreneurs and industry-operating veterans with the singular goal of making new entrepreneurs successful. The company has financed and guided over 120 founding teams to dozens of successful IPOs or acquisitions, creating over $30 billion in aggregate wealth for founders and shareholders. Recent successes include redBus (acquired by Naspers, 2013), ViVu (acquired by Polycom, 2011), Sierra Atlantic (acquired by Hitachi Consulting, 2010).
Inventus prefers backing founders who apply technology to disrupt big industries and apply services business models. They have particular experience and interest in software-as-a-service, consumer internet and media, mobile and technology enabled services defining new sectors of the global digital economy.
For more information, visit: inventuscap.com
Unilever Ventures is the venture capital and private equity arm of Unilever. They invest in young and promising companies to accelerate the growth by providing access to Unilever’s global ecosystem, assets and expertise. It provides an access to the company with an unrivalled global reach. Founded in 2002 it has more than 60 direct investments and hundreds more via equity partners with operations in Europe, North America and Asia.