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Investor DIrectory       Compiled by Villgro Innovations Foundation3rd Floor, IIT Madras Research Park Building, Kanagam R...
PrefaceThis ‘Investor Directory’ caters to the need of those entrepreneurs who are looking forward to raisemoney for their...
List of AbbreviationsACS      Apex Committee of SBIRIAFC      Assam Financial CorporationAIG      American International G...
HBCFDC    Haryana Backward Classes Finance and DevelopmentHGT       Home Grown TechnologyICT       Information and Communi...
PATSER   Programme Aimed at Technological Self RelianceR&D      Research and DevelopmentRBI      Reserve Bank of IndiaRBTC...
Table of ContentsBRIEF OF VENTURE FUNDS & ANGEL NETWORKS.....................................................................
40.VENTUREAST................................................................................................................
75.HIMACHAL PRADESH STATE DEPARTMENT.........................................................................................
sectIon - Iventure FunDs anD angel       networks           1
Brief of Venture Funds & Angel NetworksVenture funds in layman terms are a “pooled investment that uses the money from thi...
List of Venture Funds1.Aavishkaar India Micro Venture Capital FundBackgroundName: Aavishkaar India Micro Venture Capital f...
Funding cap: USD 50,000- 5,00,000Area/Sector Focus: Geographic Focus: Technology for Development, Handicrafts,Renewable En...
Hyderabad - 500034,INDIAPhone: + 91 (40) 6677-2734Fax: + 91 (40) 6677-2731 Brief Summary: Acumen Fund invests patient capi...
Total number of investees: 123.Ambit PragmaBackgroundName: Ambit Pragma FundHeadquarter:        MumbaiEstablished: NAWebsi...
•   Based in India and are not listed on the stock markets   •   Clocking revenues upwards of 20 Crores (approximately USD...
161/162, A Wing, Mittal Court,Nariman Point, Mumbai - 400 021Contact: SK MitraEmail: sk@avigocorp.comTel: +91 22 65265454B...
Total number of investees: More than 155.Beacon India Private Equity FundBackgroundName: Beacon Private Equity FundHeadqua...
Funding Use Restrictions: NAApplication DetailsApplication process: Submit proposal to- gayatri.patel@bcpadvisors.comEligi...
Brief Summary: Since 2004, Bessemer has invested in more than 24 companies andestablished a 14-person Mumbai-based team. C...
Name: Bharat Nirman FundHeadquarter: BangaloreEstablished: 1989Website: www.canbankventure.comContact details: Canbank Ven...
•   Technology and business- Businesses with established technological or market       positioning edge with sustainable c...
Brief Summary: Canbank Venture Capital Fund Ltd (CVCFL) is a wholly owned Subsidiaryof Canara Bank. Canbank Venture Capita...
Investee 2: MERCHEM LTD.Investee 3: M-TECH INNOVATIONS LTDTotal number of investees: NA9.Elevar Equity Advisors Pvt LtdBac...
Funding Use Restrictions: NAApplication DetailsApplication process: Submit a business plan online or mail them at-business...
Contact details: Online Brief Summary: Their mission is to promote entrepreneurs who advance innovations forsustainability...
Enterprise Size     Small and medium size enterprises                    Short to medium-term operating history (not seed ...
F: 91 22 2652 6079Email: contact@epiphanyventures.inBrief Summary: Epiphany ventures works with high profile overseas inve...
Name: Footprint venturesHeadquarter: USEstablished: NAWebsite: www.footprintventures.comContact details:Email:      info@f...
Other details: Focuses on early stage venture opportunitiesInvestmentsInvestee 1: CanveraInvestee 2: TicketvalaInvestee 3:...
Type of Funding: EquityFunding Cap: INR -50- 150 millionArea/Sector Focus: Technology, Biopharma, Agri- Biotech, Contract ...
Website: www.idfcpe.comContact details: IDFC Private Equity,201 Naman Chambers, C-32, G- block, Bandra Kurla Complex,Bandr...
Investee 1: NAInvestee 2: NAInvestee 3: NATotal number of investees: 2715.IFCI Venture Capital Funds LtdBackgroundName: In...
Area/Sector Focus: The investment under IEDF would be made to avail opportunities forinvestment in key & emerging sectors ...
Other details: NAInvestmentsInvestee 1: Jeevan Rekha Medical care Services Ltd.Investee 2: Shri Pushkar petro products Ltd...
Funding Use Restrictions: NAApplication DetailsApplication process: Submit ProposalsEligibility requirements: NEF will onl...
Contact details: Mr. Mark SilgardoIL&FS Investment Managers LimitedThe IL&FS Financial Centre, 1st Floor,Plot No. C - 22, ...
Other details: NAInvestmentsInvestee 1:Ramsky infrastructure limitedInvestee 2: Godrej Beverage and Food LimitedInvestee 3...
Area/Sector Focus: Has focus on the following sectors:• Telecom Tower O&M and Value Added Services (‘VAS’)• Energy Saving ...
19.India Value FundBackgroundName: India Value FundHeadquarter:         IndiaEstablished: 1999Website: www.ivfa.comContact...
Funding cap: NAArea/Sector Focus: Although sector agnostic, IVFA has built reasonable understanding ofsectors like Media &...
20.IndoUS Venture PartnersBackgroundName: IndoUS Venture PartnersHeadquarter: US office-SantaClara, CAIndia office- Bangal...
Eligibility requirements: Invest in firms that have a strong technology or processleverageDeadlines: NADocuments needed: B...
Fax: (202) 974-4338E-mail: Vprakash@ifc.orgBrief Summary: IFC fosters sustainable economic growth in developing countries ...
Documents needed: Investment ProposalOther details: NAInvestmentsInvestee 1: Jain IrrigationInvestee 2: Auro Mira Bio Syst...
Area/Sector Focus: Life-Sciences (Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology), Retailing, Media &Entertainment, Light Manufacturing, ...
23.Morpheus venture partnersBackgroundName: Business acceleration ProgrammeHeadquarter: NAEstablished: NAWebsite: www.them...
InvestmentsInvestee 1: AdScootInvestee 2: NaaboInvestee 3:Red QuantaTotal number of investees: NA24.Nadathur Holdings and ...
Funding cap: NAArea/Sector Focus: Health care and Life sciences (biotech), IT and Engineering servicesGeographic Focus: Gl...
Established: NAWebsite: www.nexusvp.com Contact details: Nexus India Capital Advisors Pvt LtdG-2, Sarjan Plaza100, Dr. Ann...
Other details: NAInvestmentsInvestee 1: Suminter India OrganicsInvestee 2: SudemacTotal number of investees: 2126.Nine Riv...
Application DetailsApplication process: Submit B PlanEligibility requirements: The company looks into investing in busines...
Contact details: D-41, 3rd FloorDefence ColonyNew Delhi 110024+91 11 66339898satish.kumar@raboequity.in Brief Summary: The...
InvestmentsInvestee 1: Sri Biotech Laboratories India LtdInvestee 2: Global green Co LtdInvestee 3: Gee pee Agri Pvt LtdTo...
Investing ProfileType of Funding: The Fund invests in the form of equity, Optionally ConvertibleDebentures (OCD)/ Optional...
29.SEAFBackgroundName: India growth FundHeadquarter:         Washington DCEstablished: NAWebsite: www.seaf.comContact deta...
Eligibility requirements: NADeadlines: NADocuments needed: Business planOther details: NAInvestmentsInvestee 1: NAInvestee...
Investing ProfileType of funding: EquityFunding cap: 5 croresArea/Sector Focus: Internet, media, telecom, retail, mobileGe...
Contact details: SICOM LIMITEDNirmal, Nariman Point, Mumbai - 400 021.Tel. : (+91 22) 6657 2700 / (+91 22) 2202 3018Fax : ...
Investee 2: NAInvestee 3: NATotal number of investees: NA32.SIDBI Venture Capital LtdBackgroundName: SME Growth FundHeadqu...
Area/Sector Focus: Wide range of growth sectors, such as life sciences, retailing, lightengineering, food processing, info...
Investee 2: Naturol Bioenergy ltdInvestee 3: Associated Powercon Equipments ( India) Pvt LtdTotal number of investees: 193...
Application process: Refrence through partners or bankers or contact Vishal atvishal@songadvisors.com with a B Plan.Eligib...
providing financial capital, Subhkam proactively supports the investee companies realizetheir potential through strong and...
Headquarter: UKEstablished: 1984Website: www.summitpartners.comContact details: No India Office yetE mail- financing@summi...
Total number of investees: NA36.The Indus EntrepreneursBackgroundName: Chennai FundHeadquarter: ChennaiEstablished: 1992We...
Eligibility requirements: The CHENNAI FUND is accessible to all early stageentrepreneurs who satisfy the following criteri...
Fax: 91-44-42954888Brief Summary: TVS Shriram Growth Fund (TSGF) is an India focused growth privateequity fund. The vision...
Investee 3: TVS Logistics Services LtdTotal number of investees: NA38. UnLtd IndiaBackgroundName: Seed Funding ProgramHead...
Eligibility requirements: The applicant must be:1. Over the age of 162. Resident in India and based in MumbaiThe applicant...
Name: UTI VenturesHeadquarter: BangaloreEstablished: NAWebsite: www.utiventures.comContact details: Concorde Block16th Flo...
Other details: NAInvestmentsInvestee 1: Vallabhdas Kanjhi ( Food processing)Investee 2: Naturol BioenergyTotal number of i...
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  1. 1. Investor DIrectory Compiled by Villgro Innovations Foundation3rd Floor, IIT Madras Research Park Building, Kanagam Road, Taramani, Chennai - 600113. Date: 29 June 2010 1
  2. 2. PrefaceThis ‘Investor Directory’ caters to the need of those entrepreneurs who are looking forward to raisemoney for their ventures in the field of Agriculture and allied sectors. The scope of Agriculture and alliedsectors for this Directory includes: Horticulture and its allied sectors (including fruits and vegetables,flowers, plantation crops, spices, aromatic and medicinal plants); biotechnology, fisheries sector; animalhusbandry and livestock; and sericulture.Here emphasis has been laid on listing those funding options which caters to the needs of start-ups andgrowing businesses in this field. Some schemes or organizations which are sector agnostic have alsobeen included for the benefit of the entrepreneur. The financial requirements for particular aspects ofbusiness like marketing or promotion, working capital etc have only been briefly profiled in theAnnexure of the Directory.Moreover for the convenience of readers this Directory has been divided into three main sections: • Venture Funds and Angel Investors • Bank schemes • Central and State Government schemesA brief of what comprises Venture Funds, Bank and Government Schemes has been presented in thebeginning of each section.Lastly this is a non-exhaustive and purely indicative list, primarily sourced from the internet.Definitely there are other entities offering similar services and we welcome their inclusion inthis list. All such requests may kindly be sent to info@villgro.org. 2
  3. 3. List of AbbreviationsACS Apex Committee of SBIRIAFC Assam Financial CorporationAIG American International GroupANTS Advanced Networks and Telecommunications SystemsAPEDA Agricultural and Processed food products export development authorityAPIDC Andhra Pradesh Industrial Development CorporationAPIDC Andhra Pradesh Industrial Development CorporationAPSFC Andhra Pradesh State Financial CorporationBAP Business Acceleration ProgramBoP Base of the PyramidBPLR Benchmark Prime Lending RateBPO Business Process OutsourcingBRC Business Resilience ConsortiumBYST Bharatiya Yuva Shakti TrustCCPS Compulsorily Convertible Preference SharesCGS Credit Guarantee SchemeCGTMSE Credit Guarantee Fund Trust For Micro and Small EnterprisesCGTSI Credit Guaranteed Fund Scheme for Small IndustriesCIIE Centre for Innovation, Incubation, and EntrepreneurshipCSIR Council of Scientific and Industrial ResearchCVCFL Canbank Venture Capital Fund LtdDBT Department of BiotechnologyDDM District Development ManagerDG Director GeneralDIC District Industries CentreDRI Directorate of Revenue IntelligenceDRS DRS Dilip Road LinesDSIR Department of Scientific and Industrial ResearchDST Department of Science and TechnologyEPABX Electronic Private Automatic Branch ExchangeFBI United States Federal Bureau of InvestigationFDI Foreign Direct InvestmentFI Financial InstitutionsFMCG Fast moving consumer goodsFRR Floating Reference RateGIAN Grassroots Innovation Augmentation NetworkGVFL Gujarat Venture Finance Limited 3
  4. 4. HBCFDC Haryana Backward Classes Finance and DevelopmentHGT Home Grown TechnologyICT Information and Communication TechnologiesIDBI Industrial Development Bank of IndiaIDFC Infrastructure Development Finance CompanyIFC International Finance CorporationIFMR Institute for Financial Management and ResearchIIM Indian Institute of ManagementIIMA Indian Institute of Management AhmedabadIIML Indian Institute of Management LucknowIIT Indian Institute of TechnologyIL & FS Infrastructure Leasing & Financial ServicesING International Netherlands GroupISO International Organization for StandardizationIT Information TechnologyITES Information Technology Enabled ServicesIVFA Indian value fund advisorsJLG Joint Liability GroupsKFC Kerala Financial CorporationKITVEN Karnataka Information Venture Technology FundKPEG Kotak Private Equity GroupKSEB Kerala State Electricity BoardKSFC Karnataka State Financial CorporationKYC Know Your client/CustomerM&A Mergers and AcquisitionsMoU Memorandum of UnderstandingMSME Micro and Small EnterprisesMVIF Micro Venture Innovation FundNABARD National Bank for Agriculture and Rural DevelopmentNBCFDC National Backward Classes Finance and DevelopmentNCT National Capital Territory of DelhiNEDFI North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Ltd.NEF Network Enterprises FundNGO Non Governmental OrganizationNIF National Innovation FundNMITLI New Millennium Indian technology leadership InitiativeNPA Non-Performing AssetsOBC Oriental Bank of CommerceOCCPS Optionally Convertible Cumulative Preferential SharesOCD Optionally Convertible DebenturesPAN Permanent Account Number 4
  5. 5. PATSER Programme Aimed at Technological Self RelianceR&D Research and DevelopmentRBI Reserve Bank of IndiaRBTC ICICI Bank’s Long Term LoanRCS Registrar Co-operative SocietyROC Registrar of CompaniesRVCF Rajasthan Venture Capital FundSaaS Software-as-a-ServiceSBIRI Small business Innovation research InitiativeSEAF Small Enterprise Assistance FundsSEBI Securities and Exchange Board of IndiaSHG Self Help GroupSICOM The State Industrial and Investment Corporation of MaharashtraSIDBI Small Industries Development Bank of IndiaSMA SBIRI Management AgencySME Small and Medium-sized enterprisesSRTO Small Road Transport OperatorsSSI Small Scale IndustriesSSSBE Small Scale Service Business EnterprisesTARA Technology and Action for Rural AdvancementTDDP Technology development and demonstration programTePP Technopreneur Promotion ProgrammeTiE The Indus EntrepreneursTIFAC Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment CouncilTPDU DSIR’s Technology Promotion, Development and Utilization ProgrammeTQM total quality managementTSGF TVS Shriram Growth FundUSAID United States Agency for International DevelopmentUSD United States DollarVAS Value Added ServicesVC Venture Capital 5
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Table of ContentsBRIEF OF VENTURE FUNDS & ANGEL NETWORKS.................................................................................................2LIST OF VENTURE FUNDS....................................................................................................................................3 1.AAVISHKAAR INDIA MICRO VENTURE CAPITAL FUND.................................................................................................................3 2.ACUMEN FUND INDIA....................................................................................................................................................4 3.AMBIT PRAGMA .........................................................................................................................................................6 4.AVIGO CAPITAL...........................................................................................................................................................7 5.BEACON INDIA PRIVATE EQUITY FUND.................................................................................................................................9 6.BESSEMER VENTURE PARTNERS.......................................................................................................................................10 7.CANBANK VENTURE FUND.............................................................................................................................................11 8.CANBANK VENTURE FUND.............................................................................................................................................13 9.ELEVAR EQUITY ADVISORS PVT LTD..................................................................................................................................15 10.ENNOVENT.............................................................................................................................................................16 11.EPIPHANY VENTURES.................................................................................................................................................18 12.FOOTPRINT VENTURES................................................................................................................................................19 13.GUJARAT VENTURE FINANCE LIMITED..............................................................................................................................21 14.IDFC PRIVATE EQUITY..............................................................................................................................................22 15.IFCI VENTURE CAPITAL FUNDS LTD...............................................................................................................................24 16.IFMR VENTURES....................................................................................................................................................26 17.IL & FS INVESTMENT MANAGERS LIMITED.......................................................................................................................27 18.INDIA CO VENTURES LIMITED.......................................................................................................................................29 19.INDIA VALUE FUND...................................................................................................................................................31 20.INDOUS VENTURE PARTNERS.......................................................................................................................................33 21.INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CORPORATION............................................................................................................................34 22.KOTAK PRIVATE EQUITY..............................................................................................................................................36 23.MORPHEUS VENTURE PARTNERS.....................................................................................................................................38 24.NADATHUR HOLDINGS AND INVESTMENT LTD.....................................................................................................................39 25.NEXUSVENTURES.....................................................................................................................................................40 26.NINE RIVER CAPITAL.................................................................................................................................................42 27.RABO EQUITY ADVISORS.............................................................................................................................................43 28.RAJASTHAN VENTURE CAPITAL FUND...............................................................................................................................45 29.SEAF..................................................................................................................................................................47 30.SEED FUND............................................................................................................................................................48 31.SICOM LIMITED....................................................................................................................................................49 32.SIDBI VENTURE CAPITAL LTD......................................................................................................................................51 33.SONG ADVISORS......................................................................................................................................................53 34.SUBHKAM VENTURES.................................................................................................................................................54 35.SUMMIT PARTNERS...................................................................................................................................................55 36.THE INDUS ENTREPRENEURS.........................................................................................................................................57 37.TVS CAPITAL.........................................................................................................................................................58 38. UNLTD INDIA........................................................................................................................................................60 39.UTI VENTURES.......................................................................................................................................................61 6
  7. 7. 40.VENTUREAST...........................................................................................................................................................63 41.YES BANK.............................................................................................................................................................64 42.ANGEL NETWORKS....................................................................................................................................................66 a)Mumbai Angel Network...................................................................................................................................66 b)Indian Angel Network.......................................................................................................................................68LIST OF INCUBATORS........................................................................................................................................71 43.CENTRE FOR INNOVATION, INCUBATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP...............................................................................................71 44.TECHNOPRENEUR PROMOTION PROGRAMME......................................................................................................................72 45.TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS INCUBATORS...............................................................................................................................74 46.VILLGRO INNOVATIONS FOUNDATION...............................................................................................................................95BRIEF OF BANK SCHEMES..................................................................................................................................99LIST OF BANK SCHEMES...................................................................................................................................100 47.ANDHRA BANK.......................................................................................................................................................100 48.BANK OF INDIA......................................................................................................................................................101 49.BANK OF MAHARASHTRA..........................................................................................................................................102 50.CANARA BANK......................................................................................................................................................103 51.HARYANA STATE COOPERATIVE BANK LTD.......................................................................................................................105 52.ICICI BANK.........................................................................................................................................................106 53.INDIAN BANK........................................................................................................................................................108 54.INDIAN OVERSEAS BANK...........................................................................................................................................109 55.ING VYSYA BANK..................................................................................................................................................110 56.NABARD..........................................................................................................................................................111 57.PUNJAB NATIONAL BANK..........................................................................................................................................113 58.SMALL INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT BANK OF INDIA..............................................................................................................114 59.SOUTH INDIA BANK................................................................................................................................................116 60.STATE BANK OF INDIA..............................................................................................................................................117 61.SYNDICATE BANK...................................................................................................................................................120 62.VIJAYA BANK........................................................................................................................................................122BRIEF OF GOVERNMENT SCHEMES..................................................................................................................126LIST OF GOVERNMENT SCHEMES.....................................................................................................................127 63.AGRICULTURAL AND PROCESSED FOOD PRODUCTS EXPORT DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (APEDA)..........................................................127 64.ANDHRA PRADESH INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.................................................................................................128 65.ANDHRA PRADESH STATE GOVERNMENT.........................................................................................................................130 66.ANDHRA STATE FINANCIAL CORPORATION.......................................................................................................................131 67.ASSAM FINANCIAL CORPORATION.................................................................................................................................133 68.BIHAR STATE CREDIT AND INVESTMENT CORPORATION LTD...................................................................................................134 69.COUNCIL OF SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH............................................................................................................135 70.CREDIT GUARANTEE FUND TRUST FOR MICRO AND SMALL ENTERPRISES (CGTMSE)...................................................................137 71.DELHI FINANCIAL CORPORATION..................................................................................................................................138 72.DEPARTMENT OF BIO TECHNOLOGY..............................................................................................................................141 73.DEPARTMENT OF SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH.......................................................................................................143 74.HARYANA FINANCIAL CORPORATION..............................................................................................................................144 7
  8. 8. 75.HIMACHAL PRADESH STATE DEPARTMENT........................................................................................................................145 76.KARNATAKA STATE FINANCIAL CORPORATION....................................................................................................................147 77.KERALA FINANCIAL CORPORATION................................................................................................................................148 78.NATIONAL INNOVATION FOUNDATION............................................................................................................................149 79.NORTH EASTERN DEVELOPMENT FINANCE CORPORATION LTD................................................................................................151 80.ORISSA STATE FINANCIAL CORPORATION.........................................................................................................................153 81.PUNJAB FINANCIAL CORPORATION................................................................................................................................154 82.SMALL FARMERS AGRI BUSINESS CONSORTIUM.................................................................................................................156 83.TAMIL NADU INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENT CORPORATION LIMITED...............................................................................................157 84.TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT BOARD.............................................................................................................................159ANNEXURE – ACTIVITY BASED FINANCE...........................................................................................................162NOTE FOR READERS........................................................................................................................................163 8
  9. 9. sectIon - Iventure FunDs anD angel networks 1
  10. 10. Brief of Venture Funds & Angel NetworksVenture funds in layman terms are a “pooled investment that uses the money from third-partyinvestors, such as investment banks or wealthy investors, to invest in business projects”. They areusually sought for businesses that carry greater risk. Moreover it is also a useful source when businessesare unwilling/ incapacitated to pay the interest on bank or market loans or the same is not available forthem.In this Directory, Venture Funds headquartered in India and abroad with focus on agriculture and alliedsectors have been included. Also those with profiles of investment in agri-businesses in the past or inrecent years though with no specific focus on this sector have been included for benefit of theentrepreneur.Angel networks are institutions dedicated to bringing together wealthy individual investors withdifferent investment preference under one umbrella for the ease and convenience of theentrepreneurs.The following section lists only angel networks active in India. 2
  11. 11. List of Venture Funds1.Aavishkaar India Micro Venture Capital FundBackgroundName: Aavishkaar India Micro Venture Capital fundHeadquarter: MumbaiEstablished: May 2002Website: www.aavishkaar.inContact details: Mumbai, 516, 5th Floor, Palm Spring, Besides D-Mart,,Link Road, Malad(W), Mumbai – 400 064,Telephone: +91 22 42005757Fax: +91 22 42005777ChennaiCentury Plaza, 2C, 560-562, Anna SalaiTeynampet, Chennai 600 018, IndiaTelephone: +91 44 4354 6937General enquiries: info@aavishkaar.orgFund Seekers: funds@aavishkaar.orgBrief Summary: Aavishkaar India Micro Venture Capital Fund intends for investment intoMicro and Small Enterprises (MSMEs) that have rural and social focus. This fund has beenoperational since May 2002, and is registered as a Private Trust under the Indian Trust Actof 1882, and with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). Scalability and thepotential to make strong positive social impact on rural or semi-urban India are essentialconditions for making investments.Investing ProfileFund Manager: Aavishkaar Venture Management ServicesType of funding: Common equity, CCPS (Compulsorily Convertible Preference Shares),Mezzanine funding, bridge loans, working capital loans etc. 3
  12. 12. Funding cap: USD 50,000- 5,00,000Area/Sector Focus: Geographic Focus: Technology for Development, Handicrafts,Renewable Energy, Agriculture, Rural Innovations, Health and Education.Funding Use Restrictions: NAApplication DetailsApplication process: Submit Business plan to- funds@aavishkaar.orgEligibility requirements: The investment criteria is- scalability and the potential to makestrong positive social impact on rural or semi-urban IndiaDeadlines: NADocuments needed: Business planOther details: NAInvestmentsInvestee 1: Vortex EngineeringInvestee 2: Naveen Gram Agrotechnologies Pvt LtdInvestee 3: Zameen OrganicTotal number of investees: 172.Acumen Fund IndiaBackgroundName: Acumen FundHeadquarter: HyderabadEstablished: April 2001 (Acumen Fund)Website: www.acumenfund.orgContact details: Acumen Fund Advisory Services India Private LimitedUnit G4, Le Benaka, 6-3-248/FBanjara Hills Road No. 1 4
  13. 13. Hyderabad - 500034,INDIAPhone: + 91 (40) 6677-2734Fax: + 91 (40) 6677-2731 Brief Summary: Acumen Fund invests patient capital in a variety of institutions, reflectingthe diversity of business models that can be effective in reaching the “base of the pyramid”(BoP)—or the billions of poor without access to clean water, reliable health services, orformal housing options. Eligible institutions for our financial support range from non-profitorganizations seeking to scale their operations and achieve financial sustainability, to smalland medium for-profit companies in need of capital, to larger companies that are startingspecific business units to serve the BoP.Investing ProfileType of funding: Equity, Debt (subject to RBI approval as FDI)Funding cap: Maximum 2 million USDArea/Sector Focus: Any sector in agriculture and related fieldsGeographic Focus: IndiaFunding Use Restrictions: Capital available for 5-7 yearsApplication DetailsApplication process: Share business plan and if interested Acumen Fund will move intodiligence.Eligibility requirements: Preferably a company with 1-2 year track recordDeadlines: NADocuments needed: Business Plan including financialsOther details: The service or product should be inclusive with the beneficiaries includinglow-income/small-holding farmers in IndiaInvestmentsInvestee 1: Global Easy water products (drip irrigation for small scale farmers)Investee 2: D. Light designInvestee 3: Husk power system 5
  14. 14. Total number of investees: 123.Ambit PragmaBackgroundName: Ambit Pragma FundHeadquarter: MumbaiEstablished: NAWebsite: www.ambitpragma.comContact details: Ambit House, 449, Senapati Bapat Marg,Lower Parel, Mumbai - 400013. IndiaTel: +91 22 3003 8400Fax: +91 22 3003 8410Email: info@ambitpragma.comBrief Summary: Ambit Pragma is a venture fund with focus across five sectors.Investing ProfileType of funding: EquityFunding cap: Rs 25-30 croresArea/Sector Focus: Health, Logistics, Media and Entrtainment, food, and infrastructureservices.Geographic Focus: IndiaFunding Use Restrictions: Dollar denominated and FBI regulations apply.Application DetailsApplication process: Submit a Business PlanEligibility requirements: We look for companies that are: 6
  15. 15. • Based in India and are not listed on the stock markets • Clocking revenues upwards of 20 Crores (approximately USD 5 million) and are profitable • Looking to grow at a fast pace and need equity capital of USD 5-10 million • Led and managed by entrepreneurs who have the passion to build valuable businessesDeadlines: NADocuments needed: Business PlanOther details: NAInvestmentsInvestee 1: SpearInvestee 2: Urban TransportInvestee 3: Health care HospitalTotal number of investees: NA4.Avigo CapitalBackgroundName: Growth capital & SME Buyout FundHeadquarter: DelhiEstablished: NAWebsite: www.avigocorp.comContact details: 503-504, DLF Place (Office Tower),A4 District Centre, Saket,New Delhi - 110017, IndiaContact: Vivek SubramanianEmail: vivek@avigocorp.comTel: +91 11 4368 3300Fax: +91 11 4368 3335 7
  16. 16. 161/162, A Wing, Mittal Court,Nariman Point, Mumbai - 400 021Contact: SK MitraEmail: sk@avigocorp.comTel: +91 22 65265454Brief Summary: Avigo’s philosophy is to be the first institutional investor primarilyproviding growth capital to fast growing SME companies in the Industrial sector in India.Avigo actively assists in the corporatization of its portfolio companies and handholds themthrough their journey from niche SME players to fast-growing actively tracked companies.Investing ProfileType of funding: EquityFunding cap: USD 5- 20 millionArea/Sector Focus: Engineering and Manufacturing, Industrial Services, Infrastructure,Emerging Sectors like Education, Media and HealthcareGeographic Focus: IndiaFunding Use Restrictions: Growth, Acquisition or Buyout FinanceApplication DetailsApplication process: Submit a Business PlanEligibility requirements: Revenues of over USD 15 million with profitable operatinghistoryDeadlines: NADocuments needed: Business PlanOther details: NAInvestmentsInvestee 1: Privi Organics LtdInvestee 2: AeroflexInvestee 3: RINAC India Ltd 8
  17. 17. Total number of investees: More than 155.Beacon India Private Equity FundBackgroundName: Beacon Private Equity FundHeadquarter: MauritiusEstablished: 2006Website: www.beaconindia.inContact details:THE INDIA ADVISORBCP Advisors, Pvt., Ltd.11B Nirmal BuildingNariman PointMumbai, 400-021,IndiaT: +91.22.6618.0000Brief Summary: Beacon India Private Equity Fund was set up by experienced privateequity professionals to identify and invest in Indias next generation of promisingcompanies.Investing ProfileType of funding: EquityFunding cap: $ 5-25 millionArea/Sector Focus: Invest in all growth sectors. This includes infrastructure, consumerservices, business services, financial services, healthcare and manufacturing. Also haveexperience in FMCG, Food & Beverage, Hospitality, Media, Telecoms, Education, Healthcare,Financial Services, Retail, Travel, Offshore Services, Specialty Manufacturing and RealEstate Development.Geographic Focus: India 9
  18. 18. Funding Use Restrictions: NAApplication DetailsApplication process: Submit proposal to- gayatri.patel@bcpadvisors.comEligibility requirements: NADeadlines: NADocuments needed: Proposal / Executive summaryOther details: NAInvestmentsInvestee 1: ImpresarioInvestee 2: A2ZInvestee 3: Everest Kento CylindersTotal number of investees: 86.Bessemer Venture PartnersBackgroundName: Bessemer Venture FundHeadquarter: Larchmont, New YorkEstablished: 2004Website: www.bvp.comContact details: 71 Free Press House7th floorFree Press Journal Road215 Nariman Point, Mumbai 400 021, IndiaTel: +91-22-6616-2000Fax: +91-22-6616-2001E mail: india@bvp.com 10
  19. 19. Brief Summary: Since 2004, Bessemer has invested in more than 24 companies andestablished a 14-person Mumbai-based team. Currently, the India investment practiceconcentrates on three roadmaps: Agriculture, power and infrastructure and consumerservices.Investing ProfileType of funding: EquityFunding cap: It typically makes investments in the range of $4 million and $10 million andoccasionally makes small seed stage investments below $1 millionArea/Sector Focus: Agriculture, power and infrastructure and consumer servicesGeographic Focus: IndiaFunding Use Restrictions: NAApplication DetailsApplication process: Submit business plans to- businessplans@bvp.comEligibility requirements: NADeadlines: NADocuments needed: Business Plan Other details: The firm seeks to acquire a seat on the Board of Directors of the portfoliocompanies.InvestmentsInvestee 1: Orient PowerInvestee 2: Sunil Hi-tech Engineers LtdInvestee 3: NetAmbitTotal number of investees: More than 24 companies7.Canbank Venture FundBackground 11
  20. 20. Name: Bharat Nirman FundHeadquarter: BangaloreEstablished: 1989Website: www.canbankventure.comContact details: Canbank Venture Capital Fund Limited6th Floor, Naveen ComplexNo.14, MG Road, Bangalore-1Phone- 91-080-25586506-507Fax- 91-080-25583909Email: info@canbankventure.comBrief Summary: Canbank Venture Capital Fund Ltd (CVCFL) is a wholly owned Subsidiaryof Canara Bank. Canbank Venture Capital Fund is India’s First and Only Public Sector Banksponsored Venture Capital Fund. The Fund is registered with SEBI.Four Venture Capital Funds with an aggregate corpus of around INR 1200 Million launchedtill date. The portfolio investments are spread across diverse industrial segments.Investing ProfileType of funding: EquityFunding cap: Rs 45-90 millionArea/Sector Focus: The Investment Focus is on Emerging Indian SME Businesses in IT/ITES/ BPO, Telecom, Biotechnology, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Engineering, Auto &Auto Components, Infrastructure led Sectors and Domestic Demand Driven Segments.Geographic Focus: IndiaFunding Use Restrictions: Growth and expansion financingApplication DetailsApplication process: Contact themEligibility requirements: The investment criteria covers the following points: • Activity- Growth and Expansion financing, 12
  21. 21. • Technology and business- Businesses with established technological or market positioning edge with sustainable competitive advantage, operating efficiencies and attractive profit margins. • Management team: Strong Management Team with a demonstrated track record of performance, integrity, commitment and enterprise. • Sector- Investment will be in sectors with sustainable high growth potential. • Our role in the venture: Board RepresentationDeadlines: NADocuments needed: NAOther details: NAInvestmentsInvestee 1: PRATHISTA INDUSTRIES LIMITEDInvestee 2: MERCHEM LTD.Investee 3: M-TECH INNOVATIONS LTDTotal number of investees: NA8.Canbank Venture FundBackgroundName: Bharat Nirman FundHeadquarter: BangaloreEstablished: 1989Website: www.canbankventure.comContact details: Canbank Venture Capital Fund Limited6th Floor, Naveen ComplexNo.14, MG Road, Bangalore-1Phone- 91-080-25586506-507Fax- 91-080-25583909Email: info@canbankventure.com 13
  22. 22. Brief Summary: Canbank Venture Capital Fund Ltd (CVCFL) is a wholly owned Subsidiaryof Canara Bank. Canbank Venture Capital Fund is India’s First and Only Public Sector Banksponsored Venture Capital Fund. The Fund is registered with SEBI.Four Venture Capital Funds with an aggregate corpus of around INR 1200 Million launchedtill date. The portfolio investments are spread across diverse industrial segments.Investing ProfileType of funding: EquityFunding cap: Rs 45-90 millionArea/Sector Focus: The Investment Focus is on Emerging Indian SME Businesses in IT/ITES/ BPO, Telecom, Biotechnology, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Engineering, Auto &Auto Components, Infrastructure led Sectors and Domestic Demand Driven Segments.Geographic Focus: IndiaFunding Use Restrictions: Growth and expansion financingApplication DetailsApplication process: Contact themEligibility requirements: The investment criteria covers the following points: • Activity- Growth and Expansion financing, • Technology and business- Businesses with established technological or market positioning edge with sustainable competitive advantage, operating efficiencies and attractive profit margins. • Management team: Strong Management Team with a demonstrated track record of performance, integrity, commitment and enterprise. • Sector- Investment will be in sectors with sustainable high growth potential. • Our role in the venture: Board RepresentationDeadlines: NADocuments needed: NAOther details: NAInvestmentsInvestee 1: PRATHISTA INDUSTRIES LIMITED 14
  23. 23. Investee 2: MERCHEM LTD.Investee 3: M-TECH INNOVATIONS LTDTotal number of investees: NA9.Elevar Equity Advisors Pvt LtdBackgroundName: Elevar equityHeadquarter: BangaloreEstablished: 2006Website: www.elevarequity.comContact details: Elevar Equity Advisors Private LimitedNo. 9/3, Kaiser-E-Hind1st Floor,Richmond Road,Bangalore - 560 025. INDIATel: 91.80.4142.1717Fax: 91.80.4112.0009General Inquiry: info@elevarequity.comSubmit Business Plan: businessplan@elevarequity.com Brief Summary: Elevar Equity is a leading global growth investor focused on theunderserved four billion at the base of the pyramid in developing countries. Elevar Equityinvests for social and economics return.Investing ProfileType of funding: EquityFunding cap: NAArea/Sector Focus: Microfinance and Entrepreneurs focused on providing affordable,commercial and scalable financial and other services to communities at the base of thepyramidGeographic Focus: India, Latin America, and Southeast Asia 15
  24. 24. Funding Use Restrictions: NAApplication DetailsApplication process: Submit a business plan online or mail them at-businessplan@elevarequity.comEligibility requirements: Elevar Equity invests in entrepreneurs that are focused onproviding affordable, commercial and scalable services to the poor. They place a strongemphasis on the quality of the company’s management team and their ability to leveragethrough innovation, the full potential of microfinance or similar networks. Viewing thesenetworks as distribution and aggregation systems, they support entrepreneurs who focuson building high growth microfinance institutions that are creating opportunity for thepoor; alternate delivery channels for microfinance and other services from mobile phonesto internet kiosks; the delivery of new financial products and services using microfinancedistribution channels; and services that link unconnected individuals and communities toglobal systems (financial, health care, communications, education).Deadlines: NADocuments needed: Business PlanInvestmentsInvestee 1: Moksha Yuga AccessInvestee 2: SKS MicrofinanceInvestee 3: Comat technologiesTotal number of investees: More than 810.EnnoventBackgroundName: Sustainable Enterprise FundHeadquarter: AustriaEstablished: NAWebsite: www.ennovent.com 16
  25. 25. Contact details: Online Brief Summary: Their mission is to promote entrepreneurs who advance innovations forsustainability at the base of the economic pyramid. Building on its broad expertise andthrough leveraging its network, it discovers, finances and scale innovations that catalyzefundamental change to sustainable development. Their social venture capital fund, theSustainable Enterprises Fund, invests in innovations in energy, food, water, health andeducation for Indias poor.Investing ProfileType of funding: Equity, loans or structured finance (but not grants)Funding cap: Per enterprise: €100,000 to €1,000,000Area/Sector Focus: Rural and urban poor areas in India (food, energy, Water, educationand health)Geographic Focus: IndiaFunding Use Restrictions: Scale-up, growth or expansion capital (no repayment of pre-finance or deficit reduction). For further clarification visit their investment criteria link-http://www.ennovent.com/fund/investment-criteria.htmlApplication DetailsApplication process: Submit business proposal onlineEligibility requirements: All applications submitted to ennovent will be evaluated inaccordance with the following investment and exclusion criteria. Additional, as well asmore specific, criteria may be laid down by ennovent from time to time. Base of the Economic Pyramid (BoP) - People who earn about USDTarget Market 2.- or lessGeographic Region Rural and urban poor areas in India Innovations for sustainability that are valuable to people at the BoPSector Focus (e.g. food, energy, health, education and water) Innovative products, processes, services and business models thatDefinition of address challenges of sustainability at the BoP in developingInnovation countries. Indian or foreign for-profit enterprises working or planning toEnterprise Type work in India. They invest in funds, NGOs or lending institutions. Triple Bottom Line Returns - social, economic and environmentalImpact of Enterprise impact - at the BoP in India 17
  26. 26. Enterprise Size Small and medium size enterprises Short to medium-term operating history (not seed stage). TheStage of Operation enterprise should have proof of concept and at least partly proof of market. Per enterprise: €100,000 to €1,000,000 in equity, loans orCapital Commitment structured finance (but not grants) Scale-up, growth or expansion capital (no repayment of pre-financeCapital Utilization or deficit reduction)Investment Period Payback or exit in five to seven yearsDeadlines: NADocuments needed: Business PlanOther details: Other additional criteria-http://www.ennovent.com/fileadmin/user_upload/Resources/ennovent_investment_criteria.pdfInvestmentsInvestee 1: NAInvestee 2: NAInvestee 3: NATotal number of investees: Yet to invest11.Epiphany VenturesBackgroundName: Epiphany VenturesHeadquarter: MumbaiEstablished: NAWebsite: www.epiphanyventures.inContact details: Epiphany ventures, C/o Facor 168 CST Rd. Kalina Santacruz E, MumbaiT: 91 22 2652 8635 18
  27. 27. F: 91 22 2652 6079Email: contact@epiphanyventures.inBrief Summary: Epiphany ventures works with high profile overseas investors to identifyopportunities to invest a total of 25 million dollar in path breaking ventures in India andabroad. Considers all sectors for investment where business is scalable.Investing ProfileType of funding: EquityFunding cap: $ 0.5-3.0 millionArea/Sector Focus: Across all sectorsGeographic Focus: GlobalFunding Use Restrictions: NAApplication DetailsApplication process: Contact themEligibility requirements: NADeadlines: NADocuments needed: NAOther details: NAInvestmentsInvestee 1: NAInvestee 2: NAInvestee 3: NATotal number of investees: NA12.Footprint venturesBackground 19
  28. 28. Name: Footprint venturesHeadquarter: USEstablished: NAWebsite: www.footprintventures.comContact details:Email: info@footprintventures.comAddress: Plot No. 16, 2nd Floor, 7th Main, 1st Block Koramangala, Bangalore, India 560 034Phone: (91) 80 41101910 Fax: (91) 80 41101913Brief Summary: Footprint is an early stage venture capital fund, based out of India. Theyare aptly suited for entrepreneurs seeking Series A investment.Investing ProfileType of funding: EquityFunding cap: NAArea/Sector Focus: They have very broad areas of interest. It ranges from softwareproducts or software-as-a-service (SaaS) to telecom, mobile VAS, education, lifestyle,infrastructure, healthcare, biotech, life sciences, clean-tech and other technology enabledservices.Geographic Focus: GlobalFunding Use Restrictions: NAApplication DetailsApplication process: Contact themEligibility requirements: Footprint invests in companies that have proof of technology inplace and are actively engaging with their potential customers or are in early revenue.Deadlines: NADocuments needed: NA 20
  29. 29. Other details: Focuses on early stage venture opportunitiesInvestmentsInvestee 1: CanveraInvestee 2: TicketvalaInvestee 3: Mast KalandharTotal number of investees: NA13.Gujarat Venture Finance LimitedBackgroundName of the scheme: Gujarat Biotechnology venture Fund/ SME technology venture FundWebsite: www.gvfl.comEstablished: NAContact details: GVFL Ltd.1st Floor, Premchand House Annexe,B/h Popular House, Ashram Road,Ahmedabad – 380 009.Phone:+91-79-4021 3900, 2658 9985Fax: +91-79-2658 5226For General Queries: info@gvfl.comFor Business Queries: bplans@gvfl.com Brief Summary: The Fund would identify start-ups, early stage and existing companies inthe areas of biotechnology having potential to become leading players in India or beacquired by multinational companies or in synergy with corporate investors of the Fund/The SME fund would be used for investing in various projects of both small and mediumtechnology companies. The entire fund would be invested in six to eight projects within aperiod of one yearInvesting Profile 21
  30. 30. Type of Funding: EquityFunding Cap: INR -50- 150 millionArea/Sector Focus: Technology, Biopharma, Agri- Biotech, Contract Research andIndustrial Biotechnology.Geographic Focus: IndiaFunding Use Restriction: NAApplication DetailsApplication process: Submit Business Plan at- bplans@gvfl.com. This will be followedby a personal meetingEligibility requirements: GVFL has primarily focused on financing companies in the SMEsegment. If you have the technology and want to implement it commercially, you meet oureligibility criteria.Deadlines: NADocuments needed: Executive summaryOther details: NAInvestmentsInvestee 1: Fair Tech Engineering Service LtdInvestee 2: Sebacic India LtdInvestee 3: Shahjanand Laser Technology LtdTotal number of investee: NA14.IDFC Private EquityBackgroundName: IDFC Private equity FundHeadquarter: MumbaiEstablished: NA 22
  31. 31. Website: www.idfcpe.comContact details: IDFC Private Equity,201 Naman Chambers, C-32, G- block, Bandra Kurla Complex,Bandra East, Mumbai.Ph: 91 22 4222 2000Fax: 91 22 2652 3803Email: fund@idfcpe.comBrief Summary: It is India’s largest private equity firm focused on infrastructure.Investing ProfileType of funding: EquityFunding cap: INR 2000-5000 millionArea/Sector Focus: Focus areas: 1. Rural Infrastructure- food processing, distribution 2. Power, telecommunication, Oil & Gas, Transportation, Social & Urban InfrastructureGeographic Focus: IndiaFunding Use Restrictions: NAApplication DetailsApplication process: Submit presentation to – satish@idfcpe.comEligibility requirements: Looks at 4 key factors while evaluating investmentopportunities: Management teams, Deal terms, Exit strategy and Quality Business.Deadlines: NADocuments needed: Business PlanOther details: NAInvestments 23
  32. 32. Investee 1: NAInvestee 2: NAInvestee 3: NATotal number of investees: 2715.IFCI Venture Capital Funds LtdBackgroundName: India Enterprise Development FundHeadquarter: DelhiEstablished: NAWebsite: www.ifciventure.comContact details: IFCI Venture Capital Funds Ltd. (IFCI Venture)11th Floor, IFCI Tower, 61, Nehru Place,New Delhi - 110 019Ph : +91-011-26453343/46Fax : +91-011-26453348 (Fax)E-mail : iedf@ifciventure.com deals@ifciventure.com resources@ifciventure.comBrief Summary: The fund seeks to invest in knowledge based projects with relatively highentry barriers, critical applications, prospects for high growth and global scalability. Theprojects/ ventures for investment under the fund would be identified in diversified and/ oremerging sectors of the economyInvesting ProfileType of funding: EquityFunding cap: NA 24
  33. 33. Area/Sector Focus: The investment under IEDF would be made to avail opportunities forinvestment in key & emerging sectors of the Indian economy.Geographic Focus: IndiaFunding Use Restrictions: NAApplication DetailsApplication process: The Company has a four step application process- • Initial/ Preliminary discussions with promoters • Submission of business plan by the promoters • Due-diligence/ Investment appraisal • Investment decision/ Further directionEligibility requirements: The criteria for investment are as follows; a. The investment under IEDF would generally be made in companies promoted by professionally qualified and/ or experienced promoters. The promoters/companies should have assimilated the project/process/ technology and can establish commercial viability of venture. b. The investments will generally be made in companies proposing to either deliver critical products/ services or have unique & critical business processes. c. The investee companies should propose to set up projects as per well conceived/developed business plan. d. The Investment will be preferred in late start-up Companies undertaking expansion of business. e. The investments will be made in Indian companies qualifying the objective of the fund. Such Indian companies may also include small and medium enterprises with prospects for accelerated growth and generating high returns on investment. f. The investee companies with features such as Global competence, Corporate Governance, etc. would be preferred for investment under the fund. g. The companies should be in position to provide exit from investment in a period of 4-6 years. h. The investment will generally be linked to a specific business project of the company. i. The investments under IEDF will be made as per limit prescribed under SEBI Regulations.Deadlines: NADocuments needed: Business Plan 25
  34. 34. Other details: NAInvestmentsInvestee 1: Jeevan Rekha Medical care Services Ltd.Investee 2: Shri Pushkar petro products LtdInvestee 3: Sharon SolutionsTotal number of investees: NA16.IFMR VenturesBackgroundName: Network Enterprises Fund (NEF)Headquarter: ChennaiEstablished: NAWebsite: www.ifmrtrust.co.inContact details: 1, Kanagam Village, 10th Floor, IIT research Park, Taramani,Chennai - 600 113Ph : +91 44 6668 7000Fax: +91 44 6668 7010Brief Summary: The NEF intends to make investments in some key missing links in ruralsupply chains.Investing ProfileType of funding: EquityFunding cap: NAArea/Sector Focus: invest in supply chain companies in sectors like rural tourism, dairy,crafts, apparel and furnishings, rural energy, vocational training, rural drinking water,consumer goods (FMCG) and agriculture terminal marketsGeographic Focus: India 26
  35. 35. Funding Use Restrictions: NAApplication DetailsApplication process: Submit ProposalsEligibility requirements: NEF will only invest in companies that are: • Industry utilities or back-ends: Where a single entity has the potential to work with thousands of remote rural enterprises. This would typically be a national transaction platform like an exchange or an internet-based transaction platform. • Management services companies that can aid the replication of thousands of enterprises (enterprise-in-a-box) through the provision of standardised business inputs.Deadlines: NADocuments needed: Business PlanOther details: The NEF expects to get returns in the form of regular dividend and interestpayout by the investee companies. It may also make additional returns in the form ofterminal value. Promoter buyback/ trade sales are the likely exits.InvestmentsInvestee 1: Earthy GoodsInvestee 2: CapstoneInvestee 3: SandhiTotal number of investees: 717.IL & FS Investment Managers LimitedBackgroundName: TARA fundHeadquarter: MumbaiEstablished: 2007Website: www.iimlindia.com 27
  36. 36. Contact details: Mr. Mark SilgardoIL&FS Investment Managers LimitedThe IL&FS Financial Centre, 1st Floor,Plot No. C - 22, G Block,Bandra Kurla Complex,Bandra (East), Mumbai - 400 051IndiaE-mail: mark.silgardo@ilfsindia.comTel : +91 22 2659 3120Fax : +91 22 2653 3056Brief Summary: Tara India Fund III, a US$ 225 mn fund sponsored by IL&FS, is acontinuation of IIMLs strategy of providing capital to middle-market companies to fundtheir growth plans. Tara India Fund III builds on the successful growth capital investmentstrategy of its predecessor funds - the AIG India Sectoral Equity Fund and the LeverageIndia Fund.Investing ProfileType of funding: EquityFunding cap: $ 8 million - $ 20 millionArea/Sector Focus: Infrastructure, Consumer Services, Manufacturing, InformationTechnology and pharmaceutical-healthcare servicesGeographic Focus: IndiaFunding Use Restrictions: NAApplication DetailsApplication process: Submit a business planEligibility requirements: For growth stage companies. It is expected that the majority ofthe Funds capital will be invested in growth opportunities, including expansions,restructurings, buyouts and acquisitions.Deadlines: NADocuments needed: Business plan 28
  37. 37. Other details: NAInvestmentsInvestee 1:Ramsky infrastructure limitedInvestee 2: Godrej Beverage and Food LimitedInvestee 3: Napo India LtdTotal number of investees: 818.India Co Ventures LimitedBackgroundName: India Co India FundHeadquarter: PuneEstablished: NAWebsite: www.indiaco.comContact details: IndiaCo Center, 4th Floor,Symphony, S.No. 210 A/1,Range Hills Road, Shivaji Nagar,Pune 411 020Maharashtra, IndiaTel +91.20. 2556 0254 +91.20. 2556 0264Fax +91.20. 2556 0243Brief Summary: IndiaCo is a profitable investment management firm listed on the BombayStock Exchange. IndiaCo selects investment opportunities with strictly defined parameters,where IndiaCo can bring about positive change through strategic, financial, technologicaland operational involvement, thus revolutionizing the companys fundamental parameters.Investing ProfileType of funding: EquityFunding cap: 40-60 crores per deal 29
  38. 38. Area/Sector Focus: Has focus on the following sectors:• Telecom Tower O&M and Value Added Services (‘VAS’)• Energy Saving Companies• Healthcare• Domestic consumption driven sectors/companies• Infrastructure Ancillaries• Information Technology (‘IT’) & IT Enabled Services (‘ITES’)Geographic Focus: IndiaFunding Use Restrictions: Growth CapitalApplication DetailsApplication process: Submit business plans to info@indiaco.comEligibility requirements: Their investment strategy includes the following:Leverage India’s knowledge and resource advantage and their access to global marketsHave competitive, defensible business models and intellectual property, leading to highgrowthCompanies that are fast growing and profitable Need growth capital for organic expansion and/or M&A Can get publicly listed in 3-4 yearsInvestment risk is mitigated by sector and stage diversification, and hands-on involvementby India Co in portfolio companiesDeadlines: NADocuments needed: Business PlanOther details: It is shortly going to launch India Growth opportunities fund.InvestmentsInvestee 1: Neo Corp International LtdInvestee 2: Grow VC operations LimitedInvestee 3: NATotal number of investees: 2 30
  39. 39. 19.India Value FundBackgroundName: India Value FundHeadquarter: IndiaEstablished: 1999Website: www.ivfa.comContact details: INDIA VALUE FUNDRocklines HouseGround Floor9/2, Museum RoadBangalore 560 001KarnatakaIndiaT +91 80 4132 1845F +91 80 2559 0800India Value FundSuite F9CGrand Hyatt PlazaSantacruz (East)Mumbai 400 055IndiaT +91 22 6695 4888F +91 22 6695 4777Email: contactus@ivfa.comBrief Summary: IVFA favors ‘Buy and Build or ‘Invest and Build business models.Investing ProfileType of funding: Equity 31
  40. 40. Funding cap: NAArea/Sector Focus: Although sector agnostic, IVFA has built reasonable understanding ofsectors like Media & Entertainment, Healthcare, Logistics, Supply Chain & Retailing,Infrastructure Services, Education and Clean Energy.Geographic Focus: IndiaFunding Use Restrictions: NAApplication DetailsApplication process: Submit business proposal to- contactus@ivfa.com IVFA follows a rigorous and structured process for screening investment proposals. Theentire process from start to disbursement of funds takes 4 - 6 months.IVFA investment process consists of four stages:Initial ScreeningDetailed EvaluationDue DiligenceLegal Agreements & ClosingEligibility requirements: IVFA is interested in companies which have been steered bystrong entrepreneurship to leadership or near leadership positions in their respectiveindustry segments; which now require professional management, systems and financialcapital to achieve a step change in business growth.Deadlines: NADocuments needed: Business PlanOther details: Has invested in BIOCON in the pastInvestmentsInvestee 1: DM healthcareInvestee 2: ACTInvestee 3: InlogisticsTotal number of investees: Around 18 32
  41. 41. 20.IndoUS Venture PartnersBackgroundName: IndoUS Venture PartnersHeadquarter: US office-SantaClara, CAIndia office- BangaloreEstablished: NAWebsite: www.iuvp.comContact details: IndoUS Capital Advisors Pvt. Ltd.Ground Floor, Unit-2, Navigator Bldg.International Tech ParkWhitefield RoadBangalore 560066, IndiaShruti Sadasivan, Marketing Associate, IndoUS Venture PartnersBoard line: 080 66169500 Direct: 080 66169514Brief Summary: IndoUS Venture Partners (IUVP) is a leading venture capital firm whichprovides early and mid-stage funding to new or growing businesses in India.Investing ProfileType of funding: Equity or debtFunding cap: NAArea/Sector Focus: TechnologyGeographic Focus: IndiaFunding Use Restrictions: NAApplication DetailsApplication process: Submit business plan to iuvpinfo@iuvp.com orssadasivan@iuvp.com 33
  42. 42. Eligibility requirements: Invest in firms that have a strong technology or processleverageDeadlines: NADocuments needed: Business Plan presentation/information memorandum/companyteaserOther details: NAInvestmentsInvestee 1: BasizInvestee 2: AtteroInvestee 3: GradatimTotal number of investees: 1721.International Finance CorporationBackgroundName: International Finance CorporationHeadquarter: WashingtonEstablished: 1956Website: www.ifc.orgContact details: 50-M, Shanti PathGate No. 3, Niti MargChanakyapuriNew Delhi 110 021Tel: (91-11) 4111 1000Fax: (91-11) 4111 1001-2Agribusiness contact- Vipul C. PrakashSenior Manager,Africa, Middle East, SouthernEurope, South and East Asia Tel: (202) 473-1015 34
  43. 43. Fax: (202) 974-4338E-mail: Vprakash@ifc.orgBrief Summary: IFC fosters sustainable economic growth in developing countries byfinancing private sector investment, mobilizing capital in the international financialmarkets, and providing advisory services to businesses and governments.Investing ProfileType of funding: Loan, EquityFunding cap: IFC investments typically range from $100,000 to $1 million, for small andmedium projects range, and from $1 million to $100 million for standard-size projects.Area/Sector Focus: Agribusiness, Health & Education, Infrastructure etcGeographic Focus: GlobalFunding Use Restrictions: NAApplication DetailsApplication process: In order for IFC to assess if a project meets its requirements forfunding, submit to them a detailed investment proposal. Please note that there is nostandard application form for IFC financing. In the following link one will find IFCsguidelines on what information to include:http://www.ifc.org/ifcext/proserv.nsf/Content/InvestmentProposalProposals can be submitted to IFCs sector/industry departments.Eligibility requirements: - Be located in a developing country that is a member of IFC;- Be in the private sector;- Be technically sound;- Have good prospects of being profitable;- Benefit the local economy; and- Be environmentally and socially sound, satisfying IFC environmental and social standardsas well as those of the host country.IFC does not lend directly to micro, small, and medium enterprises or individualentrepreneurs, but many of our investment clients are financial intermediaries that on-lend to smaller businesses.Deadlines: NA 35
  44. 44. Documents needed: Investment ProposalOther details: NAInvestmentsInvestee 1: Jain IrrigationInvestee 2: Auro Mira Bio SystemsInvestee 3: Modern dairies LtdTotal number of investees: NA22.Kotak Private EquityBackgroundName: India Growth FundHeadquarter: MumbaiEstablished: 2005Website: www.privateequityfund.kotak.comContact details: Kotak Private Equity Group,5th Floor , INGS Point , Plot no. 8Near University CampusCST Road , KalinaMumbai – 400 098Telephone: +91-22-66260500Brief Summary: Kotak Private Equity Group (KPEG) is a specialist India Private Equityfirm of Kotak Mahindra Group. They are focused on helping emerging corporates and mid-size enterprises evolve into tomorrows industry leaders. KPEG provides these companiesa combination of equity capital, strategic support and other value added services, playing apro-active role with the entrepreneur in building the business.Investing ProfileType of funding: EquityFunding cap: USD 15 million to 40 million 36
  45. 45. Area/Sector Focus: Life-Sciences (Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology), Retailing, Media &Entertainment, Light Manufacturing, Agri-business, Food Processing & Infrastructure LedServices like Healthcare, Logistics & Distribution and Information Technology (SoftwareProducts, Services and IT enabled)Geographic Focus: IndiaFunding Use Restrictions: NAApplication DetailsApplication process: Submit Business PlanEligibility requirements: The Company seeks to invest in organizations with thefollowing: • a management team that demonstrates passion and the hunger/drive to create a world class enterprise; a team that brings in both credibility and capability and has a proven track record • a company with strong intellectual property, technology or a well differentiated market positioning • a well articulated business plan coupled with strong execution skills that would give the company a sustainable competitive advantage • a company that has the clear potential of achieving a leadership position in a well- defined, large and growing market. • a company with clear exit plan for the investors and which has the potential to offer superior returns to the investor.Deadlines: NADocuments needed: Business PlanOther details: NAInvestmentsInvestee 1: Metahelix Life Sciences Pvt LtdInvestee 2: DRS Logistics LimitedInvestee 3: Sabare International LimitedTotal number of investees: NA 37
  46. 46. 23.Morpheus venture partnersBackgroundName: Business acceleration ProgrammeHeadquarter: NAEstablished: NAWebsite: www.themorpheus.comContact details: neo@morpheusventure.com Brief Summary: It is a gang of serial entrepreneurs and around 40 startup founders andgrowing. Via Morpheus they are trying to make a small contribution towards “India’sstartup revolution”. They engage with startups in the most crucial phase of their existence,the first 12-18 months, the phase that is also known as valley of death. Morpheus runs aBusiness Acceleration Program (BAP) for talented, progressive and young startupsdesigned to guide startups through this treacherous phase.Investing ProfileType of funding: EquityFunding cap: Take an equity stake of 7% to 12% in each of the companies which engagewith us as part of the business acceleration program. Also invests Rs 5 lakh in start upsArea/Sector Focus: Start UpsGeographic Focus: IndiaFunding Use Restrictions: NAApplication DetailsApplication process: Morpheus accepts companies to their Business AccelerationProgram twice a yearEligibility requirements: NADeadlines: Announces batches 6 monthlyDocuments needed: Fill in their online application formOther details: NA 38
  47. 47. InvestmentsInvestee 1: AdScootInvestee 2: NaaboInvestee 3:Red QuantaTotal number of investees: NA24.Nadathur Holdings and Investment LtdBackgroundName: Nadathur HoldingsHeadquarter: BangaloreEstablished: NAWebsite: www.nadathur.comContact details:Nadathur Holdings and Investments Pvt. Ltd.,# 278/23, 3rd Floor, 10th Main,T.Mariappa Road, 2nd Block,Jayanagar, Bangalore 560 011.Tel: 91 80 41204336/37/38Fax: 91 80 41204339Email : info@nadathur.comBrief Summary: They have invested in over 25 venture and private equity opportunities,have funded an investment bank, and have made long-term investments in philanthropicand social ventures. The groups activities span diverse sectors, including informationtechnology, hospitality, aerospace, biotechnology, health care, education, real estate, arts,and conservation.Investing ProfileType of funding: Equity 39
  48. 48. Funding cap: NAArea/Sector Focus: Health care and Life sciences (biotech), IT and Engineering servicesGeographic Focus: GlobalFunding Use Restrictions: NAApplication DetailsApplication process: Submit business plans with clearly spelt out- drivers of marketsuccess, pragmatic approach to execution and a structured value creation path tofunding@nadathur.comEligibility requirements: Given the early-stage profile of companies in which they invest,it focuses on the experience and capabilities of the management team as the primarydeterminant of success. In addition to a quality management team, it always look forscientific or business innovation driven businesses that either target the Indian market orleverage Indian resources to target the global markets.Deadlines: NADocuments needed: Business PresentationOther details: NAInvestmentsInvestee 1: Geetha Kannan Spices Pvt LtdInvestee 2: Metahelix ( agri- biotech)Investee 3: Dhaanya Seeds Pvt LtdTotal number of investees: Over 25 companies25.NexusVenturesBackgroundName: Nexus VenturesHeadquarter: India and Sillicon valley 40
  49. 49. Established: NAWebsite: www.nexusvp.com Contact details: Nexus India Capital Advisors Pvt LtdG-2, Sarjan Plaza100, Dr. Annie Besant RoadWorliMumbai 400018IndiaTel: +91 (22) 662 60000Fax: +91 (22) 662 60001 Brief Summary: NexusVentures typically invest early in the life of the company and inmany cases, they are the first institutional round of capital. Their investment size rangesfrom $100,000 to $10 million. They also like to participate in follow-on investments at laterstages for companies that successfully execute their business plans. They prefer to take aboard seat in the companies they invest in and be active in supporting the entrepreneurwherever assistance is required. However, they do not seek to control the company theyinvest in.Investing ProfileType of funding: EquityFunding cap: $100,000 to 10 millionArea/Sector Focus: No specific focus- Consumer, cleantech, technology, internetGeographic Focus: IndiaFunding Use Restrictions: NAApplication DetailsApplication process: Submit Business plan at- plan@nexusindiacap.comEligibility requirements: We invest in early and early growth stage companies acrosssectors.Deadlines: NADocuments needed: NA 41
  50. 50. Other details: NAInvestmentsInvestee 1: Suminter India OrganicsInvestee 2: SudemacTotal number of investees: 2126.Nine River CapitalBackgroundName: Nine River CapitalHeadquarter: MumbaiEstablished: NAWebsite: www.nineriverscapital.comContact details: 511-512, Meadows, Sahar Plaza,Andheri Kurla Road, Andheri (East),Mumbai - 400 059 India.Email: Tel: +91 22 4063 2800Fax: +91 22 4063 2801Brief Summary: Nine Rivers Capital is a premier India centric Private Equity InvestmentManager/ Investment Advisor focused on providing growth and expansion capital to Small& Medium Enterprises (SMEs).Investing ProfileType of funding: EquityFunding cap: US $ 5-15 millionArea/Sector Focus: Sector AgnosticGeographic Focus: IndiaFunding Use Restrictions: NA 42
  51. 51. Application DetailsApplication process: Submit B PlanEligibility requirements: The company looks into investing in businesses with strong,defensible market franchises and visible revenue & earnings growth to potentiallygenerate high levels of free cash flow and/or attractive returns on the capital reinvested inbusiness.Typically the companies they seek to invest would have achieved initial levels of success;but will be operating under constraints that impede their growth. These constraints mayinclude, for example, lack of adequate capital for expansion and growth, limitations onmanagerial or operating resources, excessive financial leverage or poor capital structuresamongst others.Deadlines: NADocuments needed: Business PlanOther details: NAInvestmentsInvestee 1: Global Agrisystem Pvt LtdInvestee 2: GPT Infra projects LtdInvestee 3: Pranav Construction Systems Pvt LtdTotal number of investees: NA27.Rabo Equity AdvisorsBackgroundName: India Agri business fund LtdHeadquarter: MauritiusEstablished: NAWebsite: www.rabobank.com/equity 43
  52. 52. Contact details: D-41, 3rd FloorDefence ColonyNew Delhi 110024+91 11 66339898satish.kumar@raboequity.in Brief Summary: The Fund is an extended commitment of Rabobank and the three Leadinvestors to Indian food and agribusiness sector and is their first such fund in an emergingmarket. The Fund will focus on the fastest growing sub sectors in the Food & Agribusinessspace. The Fund has been incorporated as a limited liability company in Mauritius. It isregistered as Global Business License Category I with Financial Services Commission,Mauritius. Rabo Equity Management Company Limited will be the Manager to the Fund andRabo Equity Advisors Private Limited will be the Advisor.Investing ProfileType of funding: Foreign Direct Investment ( Equity)Funding cap: US $ 3 million- 10 millionArea/Sector Focus: All sub-sectors of food and agribusiness and agri-infrastructure.Focus of the fund is on Small and Medium enterprises with a turn over of $50-75 million.Geographic Focus: IndiaFunding Use Restrictions: NAApplication DetailsApplication process: Contact investment team with business proposalEligibility requirements: Food & Agribusiness: Seeds, Food grains, Oil seeds & edible oil,Non-alcoholic beverages, Alcoholic beverage (limited to beer), Dairy & dairy products,Poultry, Fruits and vegetables (fresh & processed), Processed foods, Food ingredients,Confectionary, Fishery & seafood, etc. Agri infrastructure: Post harvest infrastructure,Warehousing, Food parks and agri-export zones, Cold storages and cold chain logistics,Terminal markets, etc.Deadlines: NADocuments needed: Business PlanOther details: NA 44
  53. 53. InvestmentsInvestee 1: Sri Biotech Laboratories India LtdInvestee 2: Global green Co LtdInvestee 3: Gee pee Agri Pvt LtdTotal number of investees: NA28.Rajasthan Venture Capital FundBackgroundName of the scheme: Venture AssistanceWebsite: www.rvcf.orgEstablished: NAContact details: Girish GuptaChief Executive OfficerRajasthan Asset Management Company Pvt. Ltd.(Managers to Rajasthan Venture Capital Fund)7th Floor, Ganga Heights,Bapu Nagar,Tonk Road,Jaipur, Pin:-302005Rajasthan (India)Phone:- 0141-4071680, 0141-4071681, 0141-4071682, 0141-4071683Fax:-91-0141-5101226 Brief Summary: RVCF aims at investing in companies in the Information Technology, Bio-Technology , Retail, Auto, Agri-Tech, Health Care, Tourism, Entertainment and othertechnology-driven industries in India with focus on Rajasthan and NCR such as Delhi,Gurgaon and Noida. The Funds investment in companies is through the route of equity,quasi-equity and debt instruments. The Fund seeks to achieve its return through dividendsand capital gains at the time of disinvestment through an Initial Public Offering anegotiated sale of its holding to Strategic Investors, Buy-back, etc. 45
  54. 54. Investing ProfileType of Funding: The Fund invests in the form of equity, Optionally ConvertibleDebentures (OCD)/ Optionally Convertible Cumulative Preferential Shares (OCCPS), etc. Inexceptional cases conditional loans may also be considered. The exact instrument variesfrom case to case depending on the risk perception, the requirements of the investeecompany and the applicable SEBI regulations.Funding Cap: Individual investment normally in the range of Rs. 10 million to Rs. 200million. Normally investment in equity is restricted to 40% of the total paid up capital ofthe company .Larger investment may also be considered jointly with national funds.Area/Sector Focus: RVCF is mandated to fund technology driven projects in general andIT, Bio-Technology, Retail, Auto, Agri-Tech, Health Care, Tourism and EntertainmentSectors in particular.Geographic Focus: IndiaFunding use restriction: NAApplication DetailsApplication process: Submit a business plan by email or postEligibility requirements: The Funds primary objectives are to make available venturecapital to new companies, which have shown performance. The Fund also invests in start-ups, turn-around and buy-out situations on case to case basis.Deadlines: NADocuments needed: Executive summary detailing the following-http://www.rvcf.org/FAQ.aspx#q1Other details: NAInvestmentsInvestee 1: Hitashi Herbotech Pvt LtdInvestee 2: Sebacic Acid LtdInvestee 3: The home Store India LtdTotal Number of Investee: NA 46
  55. 55. 29.SEAFBackgroundName: India growth FundHeadquarter: Washington DCEstablished: NAWebsite: www.seaf.comContact details: SEAF India Investment Advisors Pvt. Ltd.,No. 30-31, Shubhadha Building B WingPockhanwala Road Worli,Mumbai 400 021, IndiaTel: (91) 22 249 40399Cell: (91) 98102 74483Email: hmathur@seafweb.orgManaging Director: Hemendra Mathur Brief Summary: SEAF is currently operating in India through the India Growth Fund inpartnership with Kotak Mahindra Bank. The Fund invests in Indian companies with high-growth potential and sustainable competitive advantages. SEAF India Investment Advisoris the investment advisor to Kotak, particularly in connecting Indian companies to marketsin the United States, Europe, Latin America and East Asia. With SIDBI and USAID as anchorinvestors, the India Growth Fund is currently capitalized at approximately USD 160 million.Investing ProfileType of funding: EquityFunding cap: 5-20 croresArea/Sector Focus: Food and AgribusinessGeographic Focus: IndiaFunding Use Restrictions: Growth capital for expansionApplication DetailsApplication process: No standard format. Submit Business Plan to hmathur@seafweb.org 47
  56. 56. Eligibility requirements: NADeadlines: NADocuments needed: Business planOther details: NAInvestmentsInvestee 1: NAInvestee 2: NAInvestee 3:NATotal number of investees: None30.Seed FundBackgroundName: Seed fundHeadquarter: MumbaiEstablished: NAWebsite: www.seedfund.inContact details: Seed Advisors Pvt. Ltd.001, Turf Estate, Shakti Mills Lane, Off. Dr. E. Moses Road, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai - 400 011.India.T. +91 22 24902201 – 04F.+91 22 24902205E.info@seedfund.inBrief Summary: It aims to back true innovations in India. Has a fund size of $ 15 million. Itwill invest in 15-20 company over next 5 years. 48
  57. 57. Investing ProfileType of funding: EquityFunding cap: 5 croresArea/Sector Focus: Internet, media, telecom, retail, mobileGeographic Focus: Mumbai and BangaloreFunding Use Restrictions: As per business plan approvedApplication DetailsApplication process: Potential Investors have to send their business plans at-bplans@seedfund.inEligibility requirements: Indian CompanyDeadlines: NADocuments needed: Business PlanOther details: NAInvestmentsInvestee 1: VaatsalyaInvestee 2: U HurooTotal number of investees: 1231.SICOM LimitedBackgroundName: Long term loanHeadquarter: MumbaiEstablished: June 1996Website: www.sicomindia.com 49
  58. 58. Contact details: SICOM LIMITEDNirmal, Nariman Point, Mumbai - 400 021.Tel. : (+91 22) 6657 2700 / (+91 22) 2202 3018Fax : (+91 22) 2282 5781 / (+91 22) 2288 2895.Brief Summary: SICOM has dedicated itself to providing entrepreneurs with a range offund-based and non fund-based products and services. For more than 3 decades SICOMhas been responsible for catalyzing the development of infrastructure and industry in theState of Maharashtra. After 1994 SICOM has been offering its services for projects locatedanywhere in India.Investing ProfileType of funding: LoanFunding cap: Rs 2- 150 coresArea/Sector Focus: Agro based and food manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals, Tourism,Education etcGeographic Focus: IndiaFunding Use Restrictions: Growth CapitalApplication DetailsApplication process: Submit the Preliminary proposal and application form available fordownload from website or contact their branch offices.Eligibility requirements: Term Loan is available for projects in the industrial, Services &infrastructure sectors and diversification, modernization and expansion of existingprojects. Financials of 3 years are required.Deadlines: NADocuments needed: Normally documents for creation of mortgage / hypothecation on thefixed assets, are required apart from personal guarantees and in some cases collateralsecurity.Other details: Rate of interest is floating for long term loan.InvestmentsInvestee 1: NA 50
  59. 59. Investee 2: NAInvestee 3: NATotal number of investees: NA32.SIDBI Venture Capital LtdBackgroundName: SME Growth FundHeadquarter: MumbaiEstablished: NAWebsite: www.sidbiventure.co.inContact details: SIDBI Venture Capital LimitedGround Floor,SME Development Centre,C-11, G Block,Bandra Kurla Complex,Bandra (East)Mumbai - 400 051Phone : 91 - 22 - 2652 7124 /25 /27 /28Fax : 91 - 22 - 2652 7126E-mail: info@sidbiventure.co.in Brief Summary: In order to meet the venture capital needs of SME units and enable themto achieve rapid growth by taking advantage of opportunities in the emerging sectors,SIDBI Venture Capital Ltd. has set up SME GROWTH FUND. The fund has a targeted corpusof Rs.500 crore with a life of 8 years.Investing ProfileType of funding: EquityFunding cap: Case based 51
  60. 60. Area/Sector Focus: Wide range of growth sectors, such as life sciences, retailing, lightengineering, food processing, information technology, infrastructure related services,healthcare, logistics and distribution, etc.Geographic Focus: IndiaFunding Use Restrictions: NAApplication DetailsApplication process: One can send an email to info@sidbiventure.co.in forwarding a copyof the executive summary of your business plan including the profile of management team.The company can simultaneously forward a hard copy of business plan along withsupporting documents to enable us to make a preliminary assessment of the proposal.Eligibility requirements: SME GROWTH FUND is looking for investment in projectsoffering potential for attractive growth and earnings. Key criteria for project selection are –— Strong and committed core team: The Fund will look for businesses managed by ateam with a demonstrated performance track record, commitment and energy.— Growth potential: The Fund will like to invest in promising businesses havingpotential for sustainable high growth.— Long-term competitive advantage: The Fund will prefer to invest in innovativebusiness operations with a sustainable competitive advantage.— Viable business plan: The venture should have a viable business plan which offersabove average profitability leading to attractive return on investment.— A Clear exit plan: The Fund, being of limited life, will seek to invest in ventures offeringa strategy for clear exit within a reasonable time period. The exit could be by way of IPO,offer for sale, merger and acquisition or sale to a strategic or a financial investor.Deadlines: NADocuments needed: Executive summary of business planOther details: On an average it should be possible to complete the full cycle of processingof the proposal including due diligence, sanction, documentation etc. between 6 – 8 weeksInvestmentsInvestee 1: Centaur Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd 52
  61. 61. Investee 2: Naturol Bioenergy ltdInvestee 3: Associated Powercon Equipments ( India) Pvt LtdTotal number of investees: 1933.Song AdvisorsBackgroundName: SongHeadquarter: HyderabadEstablished: NAWebsite: www.songadvisors.comContact details: SONG Investment Advisors India Pvt. Ltd.ISB Campus, GachibowliHyderabad 500032IndiaVishal Vasishth: vishal@songadvisors.comKartik Srivatsa: kartik@songadvisors.com Brief Summary: SONG plans to target the SME (Small- and-Medium-Sized Enterprises)space in India as an initial market, with potential expansion into other developingcountriesInvesting ProfileType of funding: EquityFunding cap: 50 lakhs – 20 croresArea/Sector Focus: Agriculture and food, education and training, healthcare, financialservicesGeographic Focus: IndiaFunding Use Restrictions: Financial and Socio- economic DevelopmentApplication Details 53
  62. 62. Application process: Refrence through partners or bankers or contact Vishal atvishal@songadvisors.com with a B Plan.Eligibility requirements: Offers early stage and expansion capital. Ideally the revenue ofthe target companies is between Rs. 2.5 crores to 25 crores, serving a large, growingmarket. They are open to projects that are not profitable but would become profitable withan infusion of SONG capital.Deadlines: NADocuments needed: B PlanOther details: NAInvestmentsInvestee 1: NAInvestee 2: NAInvestee 3: NATotal number of investees: Has made two investments; yet to announce34.Subhkam VenturesBackgroundName: Subhkam VenturesHeadquarter: MumbaiEstablished: 1999Website: www.subhkam.comContact details: 1202, Maker Chambers - V, Nariman Point, Mumbai – 400021Tel No : 91 - 22 - 22875863 / 64 / 65 / 66. Fax No : 91 - 22 – 22876540For submitting proposal- proposal@subhkam.com, For contact information-info@subhkam.comBrief Summary: Subhkam focuses on investments in midsized companies, providinggrowth capital, and in exceptional circumstances, provides initial stage funding. Apart from 54
  63. 63. providing financial capital, Subhkam proactively supports the investee companies realizetheir potential through strong and able partnerships.Investing ProfileType of funding: EquityFunding cap: Rs 10- 20 croresArea/Sector Focus: Invests across a number of sectors including agri and allied sector aswell.Geographic Focus: IndiaFunding Use Restrictions: Growth capitalApplication DetailsApplication process: Submit Business PlanEligibility requirements: The Company must cater to Indian markets and must have asustainable business.Deadlines: NADocuments needed: Business Plan and presentationOther details: NAInvestmentsInvestee 1: Bharat Biotech International LtdInvestee 2: Nagarjuna Agritech LtdInvestee 3: Flowers Valley Pvt LtdTotal number of investees: 2735.Summit PartnersBackgroundName: Summit Partners 55
  64. 64. Headquarter: UKEstablished: 1984Website: www.summitpartners.comContact details: No India Office yetE mail- financing@summitpartners.comBrief Summary: Summit looks for profitable, rapidly growing companies across a varietyof growth industry sectors. Summit is interested in partnering with Indian entrepreneurswho have navigated their businesses to a leadership position by identifying a marketopportunity and implementing an innovative business model or technology to create asustainable business advantage.Investing ProfileType of funding: EquityFunding cap: Rs 50-500 croresArea/Sector Focus: Growth sectorsGeographic Focus: GlobalFunding Use Restrictions: Growth capitalApplication DetailsApplication process: Submit a business plan onlineEligibility requirements: NADeadlines: NADocuments needed: Business PlanOther details: NAInvestmentsInvestee 1: Krishidhan Seeds LimitedInvestee 2: NAInvestee 3: NA 56
  65. 65. Total number of investees: NA36.The Indus EntrepreneursBackgroundName: Chennai FundHeadquarter: ChennaiEstablished: 1992Website: www.chennaifund.comContact details: Raghu Rajagopal,Programme Co-ordinator, Chennai FundOld No. 75, New No. 24, 1st Floor, Spur Tank Road,Chetpet, Chennai - 600 031, India.E-mail id : raghu.rajagopal@energeate.comBrief Summary: The Chennai Fund is a fund facilitated by the Charter members of TiEChennai to help and encourage Chennai based entrepreneurs in early stage funding andmentoring.Investing ProfileType of funding: NAFunding cap: Case basedArea/Sector Focus: Early stage entrepreneursGeographic Focus: ChennaiFunding Use Restrictions: NAApplication DetailsApplication process: Submit a business plan to bizplan@chennai.tie.org orbizplan@energeate.com 57
  66. 66. Eligibility requirements: The CHENNAI FUND is accessible to all early stageentrepreneurs who satisfy the following criteria: • The venture must be based in Chennai to facilitate easy mentoring • Annual revenues must be less than 2 crores • Entrepreneur should be a member of the Chennai Chapter of TiEThe main criteria is the innovativeness and scalability of the business.Deadlines: NADocuments needed: Business PlanOther details: NAInvestmentsInvestee 1: MANGODVMInvestee 2: NAInvestee 3: NATotal number of investees: NA37.TVS CapitalBackgroundName: TVS Shriram Growth Fund (TSGF)Headquarter: IndiaEstablished: July 2008Website: www.tvscapital.inContact details: TVS Capital Funds Limited,249 A, Ammbujamal Street, OffTTk Road, Alwarpet,Chennai- 600018Ph: 91-44-42954800 58
  67. 67. Fax: 91-44-42954888Brief Summary: TVS Shriram Growth Fund (TSGF) is an India focused growth privateequity fund. The vision of the Fund is to develop and nurture India’s mid-cap businesses(typical sales of Rs. 50 crores to Rs. 250 crores) into world class companies. TSGF willmake investments primarily in unlisted companies that are at the intersection of highgrowth sectors driven by India’s macro-trends and a developmental theme, such asorganizing the unorganized/inefficient sectors, entrepreneur and enterprise developmentand providing high quality products to consumers. TSGF is sponsored by TVS InvestmentsLimited, a member company of TVS Group, and Shriram Capital Limited, a membercompany of Shriram Group.Investing ProfileType of funding: EquityFunding cap: Case basedArea/Sector Focus: FMCG & Collateral agriculture opportunities, restaurants, specialtyretails, microfinance etcGeographic Focus: IndiaFunding Use Restrictions: Growth FundApplication DetailsApplication process: Submit Business plan onlineEligibility requirements: It will invest in disruptive growth opportunities that are at theintersection of "high growth sectors" driven by India’s macro trends and a "developmentaltheme."Deadlines: NADocuments needed: Business PlanOther details: NAInvestmentsInvestee 1: Landmark LimitedInvestee 2: Duster Hospitality services 59
  68. 68. Investee 3: TVS Logistics Services LtdTotal number of investees: NA38. UnLtd IndiaBackgroundName: Seed Funding ProgramHeadquarter: MumbaiEstablished: NAWebsite: www.unltdindia.orgContact details: UnLtd India, 4th Floor, Candelar Building, 26 St. John Baptist Road, NearMount Mary Steps, Bandra (W), Mumbai 400 050, India. Tel: +91 22 3216 3287. Email:info@unltdindia.orgBrief Summary: UnLtd India is a launch pad for social entrepreneurs in India. We workwith start-up social entrepreneurs to help them grow as leaders and create high-impact,sustainable organisations ready for scaling and further investment.Investing profileType of funding: Grants and debt (interest free loan)Funding cap: As per the present status - For Level 1 investees upto Rs. 80000/- and ForLevel 2 investees upto Rs. 2,00,000/-Area/Sector Focus: No specific focusGeographic Focus: MumbaiFunding Use Restrictions: Only for the program development and not for personaldevelopmentApplication DetailsApplication process: Twice in year in February / March and August /September – Thedates are announced on Website and intimation emails are sent to all contacts available. 60
  69. 69. Eligibility requirements: The applicant must be:1. Over the age of 162. Resident in India and based in MumbaiThe applicants must have an idea or initiative that is:1. Beneficial for a deprived community or the public at large2. Entrepreneurial in nature, i.e. resourceful, practical and/or innovativeIf the applicants apply on behalf of a registered organisation then:1. He/she must be a co-founder of the organisation2. The organisation must not be more than 4 years old as a registered entity3. The organisation must have a current budget of less than Rs. 10 LakhsImportant points to note: 1. Applicants could be working part time on their idea/project.2. Applicants need not have registered organisations.3. Applicants can apply as individuals or teams (up to three members) can apply.Deadlines: One month from the date of circulation.Documents needed: NAOther details: As the first step in selection process, applicant needs to fill up the ‘Eligibilityquestionnaire’. The form is designed to asses applicants eligibility for our support. If theapplicant is eligible, an UnLtd India team member meets the applicant to find out moreabout him/her and his/her idea/organisation. On the basis of this preliminary interview,the applicant is selected for the panel interview constituted of external experts fromvarious fields of social sector, education, corporate etc. Incubation support is providedonly on the basis of panels project scrutinization and recommendations.InvestmentsInvestee 1: GrassroutesInvestee 2: OscarInvestee 3: MasoomTotal number of investees: Supported 28 ventures till 31st March 2010.39.UTI VenturesBackground 61
  70. 70. Name: UTI VenturesHeadquarter: BangaloreEstablished: NAWebsite: www.utiventures.comContact details: Concorde Block16th Floor, UB City#24 Vittal Mallya RoadBangalore 560 001Tel: +91 80 3055 1200Fax: +91 80 3055 1234email us at: info@utiventures.comBrief Summary: UTI Ventures is a leading Indian private equity firm. Focused on growthcapital, they propel the ambitions of passionate Indian entrepreneurs, while unlockingsuperior returns for their investors.Investing ProfileType of funding: EquityFunding cap: NAArea/Sector Focus: They prefer to invest in: Sectors that address domestic demanddriven by a fast growing consumer market • Services sectors that benefit from Indiasinfrastructure boom • Sectors that leverage Indias outsourcing strengths in services andmanufacturingGeographic Focus: IndiaFunding Use Restrictions: Growth CapitalApplication DetailsApplication process: Contact themEligibility requirements: NADeadlines: NADocuments needed:NA 62
  71. 71. Other details: NAInvestmentsInvestee 1: Vallabhdas Kanjhi ( Food processing)Investee 2: Naturol BioenergyTotal number of investees: 1940.VentureastBackgroundName: APIDC Venture Capital Fund, Biotechnology Fund, BYST Growth FundHeadquarter: HyderabadEstablished: December 1960Website: www.ventureast.netContact details: HYDERABAD8-2-546, Plot No.140, Sheesh Mahal, Road No. 7,Banjara Hills,Hyderabad-500 034,Andhra Pradesh, India.Phone: +91-40-2335 1044 / 45 / 46, 6551 0491Fax:+91-40-2335 1047CHENNAI5B, Ramachandra Avenue, Seethammal Colony, First Main Road,Alwarpet,Chennai 600 018,India.Phone: +91 44 2432 9864 / +91 44 2432 9863Fax: +91 44 2432 9865Email: info@ventureast.netBrief Summary: They are a “venture style” fund manager with over $300 million undermanagement. They have enabled over 50 businesses in ICT – technology, Healthcare & LifeSciences, Cleantech, besides other emerging sectors.Investing Profile 63

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