The very first step for a firm looking for venture capital is to submit a business plan, to a venture capital firm or the angel investor. If interested in the proposal, the Venture Capitalist must then perform thorough investigation of the company’s business model, products, management, and operating history, and so on.

 A firm-wide discussion of potential portfolio investments. The due diligence team will present the plus and minuses of investing in that company. An “around the table” vote may be planned as to whether or not to add the company to the portfolio.

A meeting may be held with a current portfolio held by the company. The venture capitalist will   take the explicative notes of the meeting and present their  conclusions among the rest of the firm.

After writing up that report and reviewing other market news, there may be meeting with a group of budding entrepreneurs who are seeking funding for their venture. The venture capital professional understands of what type of potential the emerging company has and risk associated with it.


Here are the foremost VC firms in India, supported by Inc42 Plus report:

  1. Sequoia Capital
    Deals: 245
    Notable Investments: BYJU’S, OYO, Khatabook, Meesho, CRED
    Stage:  Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture and also Seed Capital.
  1. Accel Partners
    Deals: 232
    Notable Investments:  Swiggy, BlackBuck, BookMyShow, And Flipkart.
    Stage: Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture and even Seed Stage
  2. Blume Ventures
    Deals: 124
    Notable Investments: Dunzo, Unacademy, and Instamojo.

     Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

  1. SAIF Partners
    Deals: 100
    Notable Investments: Capital Float, First cry, Swiggy, Aye Finance. 

Stage: Stage Agnostic, Private Equity

  1. Tiger Global Management
    Deals: 97
    Notable Investments: Urban Company, Flipkart, OPEN, Razorpay
    Key Sectors: Internet, Software, Consumer, Financial Technology
    Stage: Growth stage, Late Stage, Private Equity and  Post- IPO
  2.  Kalaari Capital
    Deals: 92
    Notable Investments: Cashkaro,, Myntra, Snap deal
    Stage: Early Stage
  3. Matrix Partners
    Deals: 80
    Notable Investments: Avail Finance, Vogo, Daily Ninja, Stanza Living.

    Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed
  4. Nexus Venture Partners
    Deals: 80
    Notable Investments: White Hat Jr, Rapido, Unacademy, Druva, Pratilipi, Zomato
    Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed
  5. India Angel Network
    Deals: 80
    Notable Investments: WebEngage,  Druva, Box8,

      Stage: Early Stage, Seed

  1. Omidyar Network India 
    Deals: 71
    Notable Investments: Daily hunt, , Healthkart, Doubtnut, Zest Money, WhiteHat Education Technology
    Stage: Early Stage, Seed Stage

Written by,

Supriya S