Who are the best angel investors in India for your startups? Here is a list of the top 10 best angel investors in India. These best angel investors have invested heavily in the Indian tech startups in the last couple of years.
Here’s a rundown of the top 10 best angel investors in India for Indian tech startups:
Accel Partners has invested in exceptional entrepreneurs and category-defining technology startups since 1983. Accel Partners is a venture and growth equity firm with offices located in Silicon Valley, New York, London, China, and India. The company manages more than $8.8 billion of funds and investments.
The company has made investments in some of the big names in Indian ecommerce names such as Flipkart, Myntra, BlueStone, BabyOye, CommonFloor, Freshdesk and BookMyShow.
Tiger Global Management
Between 2007 and 2009, the company made around half a dozen investments in India, including in the National Stock Exchange, Future Group and Educomp Solutions Ltd. Tiger Global Management has funded some of the well known tech startups in India like Flipkart, MakeMyTrip and JustDial. Tiger was one of the early investors for the Indian tech startups.
Tiger Management Corp., also known as “The Tiger Fund,” was a hedge fund founded by Julian Robertson. Tiger Management, founded in 1980 with $8 million in capital had increased to $7.2 billion in value (fund’s assets).
It closed its operation in mid-2009, but it returned back in mid-2011.
Nexus Venture Partners
Nexus Venture Partners is a leading Venture Capital firm from India and US, provides venture capital fund to invest in opportunities across sectors in India. It has invested in companies such as Snapdeal.com, ShopClues.com, NetMagic, OLX, Crafstvilla, Astrid, Aryaka and Altruist, to name a few.
Nexus Venture Partners was named as the India’s Best Venture Capital firm in 2009 and 2012 by Venture Intelligence APEX. It was also voted as the India’s Top Venture Fund by Red Herring.
Often described as one of the best super angel investors, 500 Startups is an early-stage seed fund and incubator program investing primarily in consumer and SMB internet start-ups.
500 Startups was founded by McClure in 2010. 500 Startups had invested in over 500 companies, including Tushky, Safe Shepherd, Markerly, idreambooks, Fileboard, myGengo, Artsicle, Cucumbertown, Visual.ly, E la Carte, Canva, Udemy, 24/7 Techies, ZipMatch, and RidePal.
500 Startups made more than 20 investments in FY2013-14, in companies such as PriceBaba and CultureAlley. The company has currently three startups from India in its accelerator program.
Blume Ventures is a leading early-stage seed & pre-series A venture fund based out of Mumbai, India. Blume provides seed funding in the range of $50K – $300K to early-stage tech-focused and tech-enabled ventures. The company provids follow-on investments to our stellar portfolio companies, ranging from $500K – $1.5 million.
The company has invested into cool startups like TaxiForSure, cab aggregator and many others.
Kalaari Capital has invested in companies such as SnapDeal.com, Zivame, Urban Ladder, Power2SME, Oven Fresh, BlueStone.com and many others.
Kalaari is a $160 million venture capital fund with a strong advisory team in Bangalore investing in early-stage, technology-oriented companies in India. Kalaari Capital seek companies that are capturing new markets, providing innovative solutions, and creating new wealth for India and beyond.
IDG Ventures has invested in companies such as Myntra.com, FirstCry, SourceBits, Yatra.com, Zivame, Ozone Media Solution, etc.
IDG Ventures is a global network of venture capital funds with approximately $3.6 billion under management and a portfolio of over 220 companies built over the last 15 years. The IDG Ventures network is comprised of five independent partnerships managing funds in North America and Asia.
IDG started funding in Vietnam, India, and Korea during early 2000s. Currently there are five countries with IDG funds – China, Vietnam, India, Korea and the United States (San Francisco).
Helion Venture Partners
Helion Venture Partners invests in early to mid-stage companies in India in sectors such as Outsourcing, Internet, Mobile, Technology Products, Retail, Education and Financial Services.
Helion Venture has invested in companies such as MakeMy Trip, YepMe, 9.9 Media, India Homes, RedBus.com, Housing.com, TaxiForSure and many others.
Kae Capital is a sector agnostic fund and invests in companies which bring about innovative solutions for the existing gaps in the markets, backed by a great team. The company invest in sectors such as Mobile, e-Commerce, Education, Healthcare, Consumer Internet and so on. Kae Capital was founded by Sasha Mirchandani, Managing Partner of Kae Capital and Co-founder Mumbai Angels.
Kae Capital has invested in companies such as GreenDust, Myntra, ZipDail, EduKart, Culture Alley, HealthKart and many others.
Intel Capital was founded in 1991 and since then the company has invested more than US$11 billion in over 1,340 companies in 55 countries.
In 2013 alone, Intel Capital made 63 new investments and 83 follow-on investments. It invested around $333M in 146 investments globally. Out of which, 49% were out of North-America and 21% were in Asia Pacific.
Intel Capital has invested in companies such as HealthKart, India Mart, Fashion&You, Hungama.com, July Systems, SnapDeal, Yatra.com, MCX, Saavaari.com and many others.
Intel Capital is one of the few venture capitals who invests in wearables and emerging tech-solutions.