India’s Top Banks

ACCEL
Founded in 1983, Accel Partners has global presence in Palo Alto, London, New York, China and India. It is known for typical multi-stage investments in internet technology companies. Accel entrepreneurs are original, exceptional, and bold. They embrace the grind needed to bring extraordinary products and companies to life. It has made investments in industries like Internet and consumer services, infrastructure, cloud -enabled services, mobile and software. Accel has made recent investments in Capricoast.com, Coverfox, Flipkart and BabyOye. Leadership team includes Subrata Mitra who is an entrepreneur turned VC. Prashanth Prakash is a key member of Accel’s India team, he focuses on consumer Internet services, online marketplaces and SaaS. Mahendran Balachandran as partner at Accel, is responsible for investments in Mitra Biotech, Portea, Probe equity, Power2SME, Theramyt, Vinculum and USPL.

APAX
Apax Partners LLP is an investment firm specializing in direct and fund of funds investments in middle market. The funds invest in four sectors: Tech & Telco, Services, Healthcare, and Consumer. Within direct investments, it specializes in private equity and venture capital investments. It has a multi-stage equity investment strategy, investing in late ventures, growth capital, leveraged acquisitions, management buyouts, buy-ins, and recapitalizations. Apax Partners LLP was founded in 1972 and is based in London, United Kingdom with additional offices across the United States, Europe, South America, and Asia.

ASCENT CAPITAL
Ascent Capital Advisors is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in growth capital, middle market buyout, and special situation investments. The firm is largely sector agnostic however focuses on logistics, textile, education, consumer, technology, financial services, energy, infrastructure, healthcare, food, agri-businesses, movies and entertainment, retail, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, business process outsourcing, and power. It seeks to invest exclusively in India. The firm typically invests between $1 million and $30 million. It prefers to acquire controlling stakes in portfolio companies however does not generally seek operating control. The firm prefers to exit though public listing or other exits and typically holds its investment for four to six years. Ascent Capital Advisors was formed in 2009 and is based in Bangalore, India.

axon partners group
Axon Partners Group Investment, SGEIC, S.A. is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in seed, startups, early stage, preIPO, expansion, growth capital, mature, mid venture, late venture, and middle market investment. It primarily invests in emerging Hispanic markets based in Spain, Southern Europe, South Asia, Latin America, India, Mexico, and Eastern coast of United States. It seeks to invest in companies with a potential to grow business revenues by at least three to five times in less than three years or reach an IPO. It also specializes in providing advisory services to an international client base in the broad technology sector, including telecom operators, equipment providers, media and internet companies, utilities, energy companies, biotech, regulators and policy makers, international organizations and financial institutions. Axon Partners Group was founded in 2006 and is based in Madrid, Spain with additional offices in Europe, Asia, North America and South America.

7i adVisors llp
7i Capital is a investment banking firm, focused on creating wealth for clients through expert strategic and financial advice on mergers and acquisitions, as well as equity fund raising. Its strengths lie in both domestic and cross-border M&A. Leveraging its strong international network and deep sector expertise, 7i Advisors hand hold companies, stakeholders and financial investors towards finding the right strategic match, mainly in the mid-market space. 7i Advisors offers its clients the highest level of service quality by providing them with expert and impactful advice. It focuses on sectors like health care, life science, engineering, chemicals, e-commerce, automotive, transportation and logistics and consumer goods.

acquisory consulting llp
Acquisory Consulting LLP is a Limited Liability Partnership firm founded in 2010, that focuses on offering consulting and advisory services in the areas of asset management, M&A advisory, operations & risk consulting, financial accounting as well as audit and process re-engineering. Founded by Sumchit Anand, also its managing director, the company at present manages investments of around €300 million as part of the asset management business for companies from Europe, Singapore and India across sectors like real estate, infrastructure, hospitality, healthcare, manufacturing, power and e-commerce among others. Currently it has offices in Delhi, Mumbai and Jaipur with resource strength of 75+ team members comprising CAs, CPAs, MBAs, CIAs, CISAs, Engineers and IT professionals.

ambit pVt ltd
Ambit strives to be India’s premier investment bank focussing on providing innovative tailor-made solutions with a holistic view of client needs. Its portfolio of services includes mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, structured finance, public market fundraising, private equity, equities brokerage (institutional, private client), principal investment and private wealth management. Ambit Capital is ranked as India’s most independent broker, best strategist, best strategy team, best small caps team by Asia money Brokers Poll 2016. Ambit Investment Advisors received the award for ‘Innovation in Indian Equity Investing 2016’ and Ambit Alpha Fund for ‘The Best Onshore India Equity Fund’ by Wealth & Finance International.

aVendus capital priVate limited
AVENDUS is a leading financial services firm offering solutions in the areas of investment banking, financial advisory, capital markets, alternative asset management and wealth management. Its clients include institutional investors, corporates and high net worth families. These services are provided through varied delivery channels and specialized subsidiaries. Avendus leverages insights, relationships and a culture that emphasizes a strong orientation towards excellence, to offer services to its clients. The group relies on its extensive experience, in-depth domain understanding and knowledge of the regulatory environment, to offer customized solutions that enable clients to meet their strategic aspirations.

axis capital ltd
Axis Capital Limited provides financial services in India. It offers services in the areas of equity capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, institutional equities, structured finance, investment solutions, initial public offerings, qualified institutional placements, blocks, private equity, and financial advice. Axis Capital Limited was formerly known as Axis Securities and Sales Limited and changed its name to Axis Capital Limited in October 2012. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Mumbai, India. Axis Capital Limited operates as a subsidiary of AXIS Bank Limited.

bank oF america merrill lynch
DSP Merrill Lynch, a subsidiary of Bank of America Corporation, is a full-service investment banking and brokerage firm with over 140 years of rich experience in the Indian financial markets. It is a leading trader and underwriter of securities across a broad range of asset classes, governments, institutions and individuals. The company has a leading position in helping clients raise capital, mergers and acquisitions, securities research. DSP Merrill Lynch Capital Limited is a leading NBFC registered with the Reserve Bank of India.

bda adVisors inc
Established in 1996, BDA Partners is a leader in cross-border investment banking advising on M&A, capital raising, and restructuring. BDA has been consistently owned and managed by the same team since 1996. It has a track record of providing independent advice to blue-chip corporate and financial sponsor clients from North America, Europe and Asia. BDA was named Investment Banking Firm of the Year at the ACG Champion’s Awards in 2014. It is headquartered in New York with offices in London, Dubai, Mumbai, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul and, Tokyo. BDA formed a partnership with William Blair & Company in 2011. It advises clients on acquisitions, divestments, JVs and other forms of strategic alliances.

blume Ventures
With headquarters in Mumbai, Blume Ventures provides seed funding in the range of $50K – $250K to early-stage techfocused/tech-enabled ventures. Blume Ventures is a venture capital fund specializing in early-stage seed, start-ups, pre-series A, and series B investments. The fund prefers to invest in technology ventures. It invests between $0.05 million and $0.3 million in seed stage and doubles its investment size where it co-invests. The fund also makes follow-on investments to its portfolio companies, ranging between $0.5 million and $1.5 million. It seeks to co-invest with angel and seed funds.

blackstone
The Blackstone Group L.P. is one of the world’s leading investment firms. It provides asset management services including investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds. The Blackstone Group offers its products and services to clients around the world. The solutions that Blackstone provides reflect insights generated by its diverse, global business platform, which encompasses private equity and real estate funds, hedge fund solutions, and credit funds. The firm was founded in 1985 by Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Peter G. Peterson, who retired as Senior Chairman in 2008.

battery Ventures
Battery Ventures is a venture capital firm founded in 1983 with offices in Boston, Silicon Valley, Israel. They invest in technology driven companies and invest in all stages of a company’s life, are flexible in the amount we invest, and are creative when it comes to syndicating, finding alternate sources of money, and designing financing to best match your business. Battery’s global venture-capital practice spans technology sectors and investment stages ranging from seed to growth. Its private equity practice focuses on helping technology companies in the U.S., Europe and Israel grow organically and through acquisitions. Its team has focused expertise in areas including recruiting and human resources; marketing; scaling IT infrastructure and development; PR and communications and business development.

barclays bank plc
Barclays Bank PLC, together with its subsidiaries, provides financial services in the United Kingdom, rest of Europe, the US, Africa, the Middle East, and the Asia Pacific. It offers retail banking, credit cards, wholesale banking, investment banking, wealth management, and investment management services. The company was formerly known as Barclays Bank International Limited and changed its name to Barclays Bank PLC in January 1985. The company was founded in 1925 and is headquartered in London. In India, Barclays plc is one of the largest UK employers and employs over 23,000 people spread across its banking, technology and shared services operations. Barclays Bank plc, which has had a branch presence in India since 1990, has achieved market leading positions in its chosen lines of business that include Corporate Banking and Investment Banking.

bmr adVisorstranslink corporate Finance
BMR Advisors is a professional services firm offering a range of tax, risk and M&A advisory services for domestic and global business of all sizes. The firm enhances value for clients by focussing on solutions that are innovative yet practical, and that can be implemented. Founded on October 1, 2004, the firm has won the confidence of several Fortune 500 companies and is the partner of choice for advisory services. The respect that the firm commands is evident in the fact that it is consistently rated among the top tax and M&A brands in India. A team of over 600 professionals has extensive functional and industry expertise across service areas and is well-equipped to deliver world class services to clients.

BAIN CAPITAL
Bain Capital, LP is an investment holding company operating through its subsidiaries, Sankaty Advisors, LP; Brookside Capital Management, LLC; Bain Capital Ventures; Bain Capital Public Equity; Bain Capital Private Equity; and Absolute Return Capital, LLC. The firm was founded in 1984 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts with additional offices across the United States, Asia, and Europe. The teams at Bain strive to create value through private equity, public equity, fixed income and credit and venture capital investments across multiple sectors, industries, and geographies.

bessemer Venture partner
Bessemer Venture Partners is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in seed stage, early stage, start-up companies, early venture, hyper-growth startups, late venture, emerging growth, and growth capital. The firm also incubates companies. It seeks to invest in enterprise, consumer and healthcare technology companies. The firm invests globally with a focus on Asia-Pacific including India; United States including North America; Latin America including Brazil; Israel; and Europe including Russia. It typically makes investments in the range of $.1 million and $75 million. The firm seeks to acquire a seat on the Board of Directors of the portfolio companies. Bessemer Venture Partners was founded in 1911 and is based in Menlo Park, California with additional offices across the United States and Asia.

basil partners
Basil Partners is a venture capital and private equity firm specializing in investment in emerging growth companies and in acquisitions of small and medium enterprises. The firm typically does not invest in start-ups or early seed-stage companies, does not make passive investments or buy assets without having a management team in place that can be backed. It focuses on sectors like information technology, information technology enabled services and technology. The firm seeks to invest in North America, Europe, and Asian countries with a focus on India. It makes equity investments in the range between $1 million and $ 5 million. Basil Partners is based in Port Louis, Mauritius with additional offices in San Jose, California; Mumbai, Singapore and New Jersey.

bnp paribas india solutions pVt ltd
Established in 2005, BNP Paribas India Solutions is a wholly owned subsidiary of BNP Paribas Group, which is one of the leading banking groups in the world. With two delivery centers located in Mumbai and Chennai, BNP Paribas India Solutions is a 24×7 global delivery center. It services the three business lines of BNP Paribas (Corporate and Investment Banking, Investment Solutions, and Retail Banking) across the globe. Today, BNP Paribas India Solutions has more than 2,300 professionals providing best-in-class solutions in three main business verticals namely – information technology, operations and finance.

catamaran inVestmens pVt ltd
Catamaran Investment Pvt Ltd. a family office specializing in startups, early stage, growth capital, mezzaine stage, and late stage investments. The firm seeks to invest globally with a focus in India. Catamaran Investment Pvt Ltd. was founded in 2009 and is based in Bangalore, India with additional offices in London, United Kingdom.

bsr & co (kpmg in india)
KPMG is a professional service company and one of the big four auditors, along with Deloitte, EY and PWC seated in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, KPMG which employs 189,000 people and has three lines of services: audit, tax, and advisory. Its tax and advisory services are further divided into various service groups. The name “KPMG” stands for “Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler.” It was chosen when KMG (Klynveld Main G o e r d e l e r ) merged with Peat Marwick. KPMG was established in India in September 1993, and has rapidly built a significant competitive presence in the country. The firm operates from its offices in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Noida, Pune and Vadodara, and offers its clients a full range of services, including financial and business advisory, tax and regulatory, and risk advisory services.

citibank international
Initially, the City Bank of New York was founded in 1812 by Samuel Osgood, who was the first president of the City Bank. It was used as a treasury and financial service for the owner’s business. Later, in 1863, Citi joined US banking system and at 1868, became one of the largest banks in the country.After the inception of the Federal Act, Citibank was allowed to become the first bank to start operating overseas; with offices in London, Shanghai and Calcutta. The company was named Citibank in 1976. It had managed to create its very own holding company and came to be a whole subsidiary of Citicorp. Citibank maintains its headquarters at New York City and Michael Corbat is the current Chief Executive Officer of the bank.

canaan partners
Canaan Partners is a private equity, venture capital firm specializing in buyout investments in all stages of development, seed financings, startups, growth and early stage investments, typically Series A and B financings. It typically invests in technology and healthcare sectors. It seeks to invest globally with a focus on Asia including Israel, and the United States. The firm typically invests between $0.05 million to $80 million in its portfolio company. It prefers to exit its investments within seven to 10 years. Canaan Partners was founded in 1987 and is based in Menlo Park, California with additional offices in San Francisco, California; Westport, Connecticut; Herzliya Pituach, Israel; and New York City, New York.

clearstone Venture partners
Clearstone Venture Partners is a venture capital firm specializing in incubation, startup, seed, and early stage investments. It also prefers to make later round investments in highly successful companies already backed by other venture capital firms with whom it has prior relationships. The firm seeks to invest in technology markets, including software, consumer, enterprise infrastructure, enterprise computing, storage, communications, wireless and optical communications, data center, enterprise software, security, micro-processors, imaging and trans-formative infrastructure, semiconductors, advanced optics, consumer and business internet sector.

candle partners
Candle Partners is an investment bank which provides deal advisory, equity raising advisory, valuation and business model, strategic advisory and consulting services. It focuses on various sectors including pharma and chemicals, industrial products, retail and consumer products, media and IT services, and infrastructure services sectors. The firm advises on midsized deals and clients ranging between $5 million to $25 million ticket size. Candle Partners was founded in 2010 by investment banking veteran Navroz Mahudawala and is based in Mumbai, India.

deutsche bank ag
Deutsche Bank AG is a global investment bank which is engaged in providing commercial and investment banking, retail banking, transaction banking and asset and wealth management products and services to corporations, governments, institutional investors, small and medium-sized businesses, and private individuals. It operates through four business divisions: global markets (GM); corporate & investment banking (CIB); deutsche asset management; private, wealth & commercial clients (PW&CC). The CIB division includes the bank’s commercial banking, corporate finance and transaction banking. Deutsche Asset Management is an investment management organization which offers individuals and institutions traditional and alternative investments across all asset classes. The PW&CC division combines its private and commercial banking, and wealth management. It provides wealth management in various regions, such as the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Germany and Europe.

credit suisse securities (india) pVt ltd
Credit Suisse Securities (India) Private Limited provides securities brokerage services. It offers equity sales and trading services. The company is based in Mumbai, India. Credit Suisse Securities (India) Private Limited operates as a subsidiary of Credit Suisse AG. CS Securities India is registered with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) as a Research Analyst (in progress), Stock Broker, Portfolio Manager and Merchant Banker which also allows it to undertake underwriting activity and with Association of Mutual Funds in India as a mutual fund advisor. Accordingly, Credit Suisse India is engaged in securities trading, research analysis, merchant banking, underwriting, portfolio management services, mutual fund distribution and other financial products distribution.

eight roads
Eight Roads Ventures India is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in early stage and growth capital investments in mid-sized companies. The firm focuses on technology, media, consumer, consumer and enterprise technology, manufacturing, biotech, healthcare, nutraceuticals, animal health, telecom, healthcare and biosciences, healthcare delivery, life sciences, education and skills, infrastructure, energy, logistics, financial and business services and retail sectors. It focuses on investments in India. The firm seeks to invest between $10 million and $50 million. It takes minority stake in its portfolio companies. Eight Roads Ventures India was founded in 2007 and is based in Mumbai, India. The firm operates as a subsidiary of FIL Limited.

edelweiss Financial serVices ltd
Edelweiss Financial Services Limited is a holding company which is engaged in providing investment banking and advisory services, and holding activities/investments. The company’s segments include agency business, capital based business and life insurance. Its agency business segment is engaged in providing broking, advisory, product distribution and other fee-based services. Its capital based business segment includes income from treasury, investment income and financing. Its Life Insurance segment represents results of Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance Company Limited, a subsidiary of the company. It classifies its business into three groups: credit, non-credit and insurance. Its credit business includes structured collateralized credit, distressed assets credit, real estate finance, mortgages, and small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) and agri financing. Its non-credit business consists of wealth management, asset management and capital markets.

equirus capital pVt ltd
Equirus Securities Private Limited provides services in the areas of equity research, institutional equities, and stock broking. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in Mumbai. Equirus Securities Private Limited operates as a subsidiary of Equirus Capital Pvt. Ltd. Equirus has built impeccable credential and market standing across domains and has created a niche for itself in its ability to structure and deliver transactions in-line with client’s requirement. Equirus commenced institutional equities and research in January 2010, with membership of BSE and NSE and teams located at Mumbai and Ahmedabad. With a view to broad base its service offerings, Equirus launched Portfolio Management Services in October 2016.

ey societe d’aVocats
Ernst & Young Société d’Avocats provides legal advisory services, focusing on issues related to corporate restructuring, due diligence, employment risk management, value management, and corporate governance. The firm’s areas of expertise also include corporate tax, Value Added Tax (VAT), customs and excise, international mobility, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, as well as employment and labor law, distribution and competition law, intellectual property, litigation, private wealth, banking and insurance law, and real estate. Ernst & Young was founded in 2003 and is based in Paris, France with additional offices in Lille, Strasbourg, Nantes, Rennes, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Montpellier, Marseille, Grenoble, and Lyon.

eVerstone
The Everstone Group is a leading private equity and real estate investment firm founded in 2006 by Atul Kapur and Sameer Sain. It is focused on supporting the growth aspirations of entrepreneurs, corporations and asset owners across India and Southeast Asia. With a large institutional platform and a team of over 200 experienced professionals based in Singapore, India, Mauritius and London, the firm manages over $3 billion of assets spanning sovereign wealth and pension funds, endowments, foundations and other global institutions. Everstone is one of the top real estate developers in the country today. And with a strong culture of accountability, shared responsibility and transparency, Everstone takes the lead when investing in the businesses of tomorrow.

Forum synergies
Forum Synergies (India) PE Fund Managers Private Limited is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in investments in growth and expansion stages. It prefers to invest in healthcare; automotive, auto components, electronic hardware, electrical equipment, chemical engineering, medical devices, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, information and communication technology, engineering including related manufacturing and services; and clean technology. It focuses on investments in India. It targets investing between $2 million and $10 million in firms with revenues between $3 million and $50 million. Forum Synergies (India) PE Fund Managers Private Limited was founded in 2007.

FinVista adVisors india pVt ltd
Finvista Advisors (I) Private Ltd. is a boutique investment banking firm that offers financial advisory services. The firm provides merger and acquisition, joint venture, and transaction advisory services. Additionally, it offers valuation, sector analysis, and industry research services. Finvista Advisors caters to information technology, business process outsourcing, engineering, management consulting, infrastructure, telecom, manufacturing, and financial services sectors. Finvista Advisors (I) Private Ltd. is based in Hyderabad, India.

Fulcrum Venture india
Fulcrum is a private equity investor founded in 2000 with a focused on the SME business opportunities. Trust is its biggest investment in a business. Fulcrum Venture India recognizes that management is the captain of the ship, encourage maximum freedom and anchor its fortunes to business results that are win-win. As a private equity investor, Fulcrum has maintained a key focus on early growth investment opportunities in the Indian Healthcare & Pharmaceutical sectors.

general atlantic llc
General Atlantic LLC is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in investments in mezzanine, expansions, growth capital, pre-IPO stage, buyouts, industry consolidations, build-ups, acquisition, recapitalization and PIPE. It seeks to invest in financial services with focus on financial services companies and technology solutions providers to the financial services sector; media and consumer with focus on content and technology driven media and marketing services companies and consumer businesses capitalizing on emerging digital markets. It typically invests between $50 million and $500 million as either a minority or majority investors, preferably between 20 percent and 40 percent, in private and public companies and between $1 billion and $2 billion per year in growth opportunities globally. The firm typically invests for a period of five to seven years and seeks to hold a board seat in its portfolio companies. General Atlantic LLC was founded in 1980 and is based in New York, New York with additional offices across North America, Europe, Asia, and South America.

google capital
CapitalG, (formerly Google Capital), is a late-stage growth venture capital fund financed by Alphabet Inc., and based in San Francisco, CA. Founded in 2013, it focuses on larger, growth stage technology companies, and invests for profit for Google. In addition to capital investment, CapitalG’s approach includes giving portfolio companies access to Google’s people, knowledge, and culture to support the companies’ growth and offer them guidance. This includes connecting them with a roster of advisors, such as David Drummond (Alphabet’s SVP and Chairman of CapitalG) and Sundar Pichai (Google’s CEO). Since 2013, CapitalG has invested in 25 companies, in areas such as big data, financial technology, security, and e-learning. In 2015, Google Inc. announced plans for a corporate restructuring wherein CapitalG would become the subsidiary of a new umbrella company, Alphabet Inc., alongside Google itself. In November 2016, Google Capital was rebranded as CapitalG.

goldman sachs india securities priVate limited
Goldman Sachs (India) Securities Private Limited is a boutique investment banking firm that offers financial advisory services. It provides initial public offerings, strategy development, mergers and acquisition, stock brokerage, and underwriting services. Goldman Sachs (India) Securities Private Limited was formerly known as Alstar Corporate Advisory Services. The firm was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Mumbai. Goldman Sachs (India) Securities Private Limited operates as a subsidiary of Goldman Sachs (Asia) Finance and Goldman Sachs (Mauritius) LLC.

helion Venture partners
Helion Venture Partners, LLC is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in startups, early, mid, and late stage. The firm also selectively invests in seed stages. It invests in high growth technology and technology powered businesses with a focus on enterprise software, online services, mobility, software-as-a-service (SaaS) hosted on cloud, financial technology, premise-based software, mobile, Internet, internet services, technology products, and outsourcing sectors. It prefers to invest in companies based in India. It invests between $2 million and $10 million in each company with less than $10 million in revenues. The firm also participates in future rounds of financing in syndication with other venture partners and seeks a board seat in its portfolio companies. Helion Venture Partners, LLC was founded in 2006 and is based in Port Louis, Mauritius with additional offices in Bangalore, India and Gurgaon, India.

grant thornton india pVt ltd
Grant Thornton LLP is the American member firm of Grant Thornton International, the sixth largest accounting network in the world by combined fee income. “Grant Thornton in India” means Grant Thornton India LLP, a member firm within Grant Thornton International Ltd, and those legal entities which are its related parties as defined by the Companies Act, 2013 read in conjunction with the applicable Accounting Standards issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Grant Thornton in India is a member firm within Grant Thornton International network. With over 2500 people and its 13 offices, the firm is one of the largest fully integrated assurance, Tax and Advisory firms in India.

iVycap Ventures
IvyCap Ventures specializes in investments in growth stage, startups, and early stage micro and small and medium enterprises. It seeks to invest across all sectors with a focus on education, healthcare, energy, technology with a focus on mobile technology, food and agriculture based businesses, cyber security, rural space, innovation, cleantech and forensics. The fund focuses exclusively on financing ideas and ventures of graduates from IITs, IIMs, and other premier institutes. It seeks to invest between $3 million and $7 million in each portfolio company.

icici securities ltd
ICICI Securities Limited provides institutional and retail broking, merchant banking, and advisory services to corporates, financial institutions, high net-worth individuals, and retail investors in India. It offers equity capital market products, such as initial public offerings (IPO), further public offerings, rights offerings, convertible offerings, qualified institutional placements, non-convertible debentures, buyback, delisting, and open offers and international offerings for unlisted and listed entities.
The company also provides advisory services for acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, recapitalizations, spin-offs, mergers, and exchange offers; and private equity advisory services on various products, including mezzanine and private equity financing, secondary sale transactions, preIPO deals, and preferential allotments by listed companies. The company was incorporated in 1995 and is based in Navi Mumbai, India. ICICI Securities Limited is a subsidiary of ICICI Bank Limited.

il & Fs Financial serVices ltd
IL&FS Financial Service Limited (IFIN) is one of India’s leading non- banking finance company providing a wide range of financial and advisory solutions under one umbrella. IFIN is a 100% subsidiary of Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services Limited (IL&FS). IFIN specializes in infrastructure financing transactions, with a combination of investment banking skill sets comprising of debt syndication, corporate advisory and lending capabilities. IFIN has also established its international presence through its wholly owned subsidiaries IL&FS Global Financial Services Pvt Ltd. at Singapore, IL&FS Global Financial Services (UK) Ltd at London and IL&FS Global Financial Services (ME) Limited at Dubai and IL&FS Global Financial Services HK Ltd – Hong Kong.

idg Ventures india
IDG Ventures India is a venture capital firm specializing in startup, early stage, Series A, Series B, maturing companies, later stage, growth stage and expansion stage companies. It primarily invests in companies based in India but also companies outside India that want to leverage India as an offshore resource base and/ or want to drive significant sales revenue from the Indian market. The firm typically invests between $0.5 million and $10 million. IDG Ventures India was founded in 2006 and is based in Bangalore, India with an additional office in New Delhi, India. It operates as a subsidiary of IDG Ventures.

india quotient
India Quotient is a venture capital firm and accelerator specializing in early stage, pre-Series A, pre-revenue startups, and growth capital investments. It also runs an accelerator programme, IQ Snipers. The firm focuses on investments in B2C companies in the following sectors: internet and mobile; fashion; lifestyle; consumer finance; transportation, technologyoriented businesses in the healthcare, food, and education segments; financial services; food and travel; and consumer discretionary. It prefers to take a stake between 10% and 25% on usual venture capital terms and the accelerator programme seeks to invest Rs 200, 000 (USD0.003 million) through a convertible note for a maximum 2% stake in case no funding is raised in six months and 1% stake in case the next round is at a valuation of Rs 200 million (USD3 million). India Quotient is based in Mumbai, India.

JeFFeries india pVt ltd
Jefferies India Private Limited is based in Mumbai, India. Jefferies India Private Limited operates as a subsidiary of Jefferies Group LLC. Jefferies provides insight, expertise and execution to investors, companies and government entities. Jefferies offer deep sector expertise across a full range of products and services in investment banking, equities, fixed income and wealth management in the Americas, Europe and the Middle East and Asia. For corporate clients, Jefferies are a top M&A and restructuring advisor and underwriter of debt and equity new issues. Serving institutional investors and high-net-worth individuals, Jefferies is a leading provider of trade execution and liquidity in equity, convertible and high yield securities and a market maker of fixed income products. Jefferies also offers toptier wealth management, prime services and securities finance. The firm has an award-winning research practice, covering equity, high yield and convertible securities.

Jm Financial institutional securities ltd
JM Financial Institutional Securities Limited is based in Mumbai, India and it operates as a subsidiary of JM Financial Limited. JM Financial is one of India’s prominent financial services groups, specialising in providing a spectrum of businesses to corporations, financial institutions, high net-worth individuals and retail investors. JM Financial is known for its diverse businesses such as investment banking, equity, debt, commodity sales and trading, wealth management, portfolio management services, asset management, alternative asset management, financing and lending and distressed asset management. JM Financials have partnered with several top Indian and International corporate houses and gained their trust and confidence.

Jp morgan
JP Morgan’s presence in India dates back in 1922 when a heritage firm took an ownership interest in a merchant bank in Calcutta. At present, JP Morgan provides its clients in India a comprehensive range of corporate and investment banking and asset management services. JP. Morgan is a global leader in financial services, offering solutions to the world’s most important corporations, governments and institutions in more than 100 countries. The firm and its foundation give approximately $200 million annually to non profit organizations around the world. JP Morgan also lead volunteer service activities for employees in local communities by utilizing its resources, including those that stem from access to capital, economies of scale, global reach and expertise.

Jungle Ventures
Jungle Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing in incubation, seed, startups, early-stage, growth stage and startup investments. The firm seeks to invest in information and communications technology (ICT), technology, e-commerce, analytics, payments, consumer internet, marketplaces, financial technology, mobile, SaaS, travel, lifestyle, content/digital media, software, digital marketing, applications, cloud computing, big data and all other emerging areas and companies based in Southeast Asia, South Asia, Singapore, China, Indonesia, India, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Thailand, United States, and Philippines. The firm will even consider businesses from further afield that could grow into Asia.

kae capital
Kae Capital Management (P) Ltd. is a venture capital firm specializing in seed, start up, pre-series A, and early stage investments. The firm is sector agnostic and is open to invest any business, particularly with a focus on technology investments including mobile, e-commerce, education, healthcare, consumer internet and so on. The firm also invests in nontech start-ups such as fast-moving consumer goods companies and manufacturing start-ups. It prefers to invest in the US and companies based out of India. It seeks to make investments between $0.05 million and $2.5 million. It typically invests between $0.2 million and $1 million in the first round. The firm targets an average ticket size of up to $0.25 million and can invest up to $3 million in the entire life cycle of it’s association with any company. The firm also seeks to do follow on investments in the Series A and B rounds. Kae Capital was founded in August 2011 and is based in Mumbai, India.

kotak mahindra capital co ltd
Kotak Mahindra Capital Company Limited provides investment banking, trading, and clearing services in India and internationally. The company operates in two segments, advisory and transactional services, and trading and principal investments. It offers equity capital markets services, including initial public offerings (IPO), qualified institutional placements, follow-on offerings, rights issues, and GDRs/FCCBs/ADRs; and mergers and acquisitions advisory services, such as acquisitions, divestments, cross border transactions, restructuring advisory, buybacks, open offers/delisting, defense strategy advisory, and open bidding services. The company was founded in 1991 and is based in Mumbai, India. Kotak Mahindra Capital Company Limited is a subsidiary of Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited.

kohlberg kraVis roberts (kkr)
KKR & CO. L.P. (KKR), incorporated on June 25, 2007, is a global investment firm that manages investments across multiple asset classes, including private equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate, credit and hedge funds.
The company’s business offers a range of investment management services to its fund investors and provides capital markets services to its firm, its portfolio companies and third parties. The company conducts its business with offices across the world, providing it with a global platform for sourcing transactions, raising capital and carrying out capital markets activities.It operates through four segments: Private Markets, Public Markets, Capital Markets and Principal Activities.

khetal adVisors pVt ltd
Khetal Advisors was founded in 2007 with a belief that clients seek high-quality advice from bankers who have a deep understanding of the segments that their companies operate in. Khetal Advisors Pvt Ltd is a leading advisory firm that offers holistic financial and business solutions to small and medium enterprises looking at growth funds (in the form of IPOs, Private Equity etc.) and/ or through assistance in mergers/acquisitions of complimentary firms based within India as well as abroad. The founders have founded several IT businesses in the past; raised funds through Venture Capital firms and have successfully exited these businesses.

kalaari capital
Kalaari Capital is a venture capital firm specializing in early stage, mid-stage, late venture, and seed/ startup investments. It seeks to make Series A and Series B investments. It typically provides initial capital to be utilized for customer acquisition, market validation, product development and hiring. The firm seeks to invest in technology savvy companies and technology-enabled services for India and the global markets. It invests in new and growing businesses in India and United States. It seeks to invest between $1 million and $5 million in companies. The firm seeks to acquire a stake of between 20% and 40%.

kpmg corporate Finance llc
KPMG Corporate Finance LLC provides financial advisory services to the middle market enterprises. The firm offers mergers and acquisitions advisory services including buy side, sell side, equity and debt financings, and management buyouts. Additionally, the firm provides sales and divestitures, joint ventures, equity and debt private placements, valuations, fairness opinions, and strategic and ESOP advisory services. It also offers debt capacity evaluation, capital structure enhancement, litigation services and testimony, financial modelling and projections services. The firm caters to healthcare, infrastructure, technology, media, entertainment, and financial service sectors. KPMG Corporate Finance LLC is based in Chicago, Illinois. KPMG Corporate Finance LLC operates as a subsidiary of KPMG LLP.

lightspeed Venture partners
Lightspeed Venture Partners is a venture capital firm specializing in seed, early stage, later stage, expansion stage, startup, growth companies, and incubation. The firm also specializes in debt financing for startup and growth companies. The firm primarily invests in the following sectors: enterprise, consumer, consumer IT, big data, bitcoin, enterprise technology, cleantech, mobile, internet, financial technology, information technology, enterprise infrastructure software, healthcare, cloud solutions, e-commerce, storage, media, networking, energy, software, software as a service, information technology, marketplaces. Lightspeed Venture Partners was founded in 1971 is based in Menlo Park, California with additional offices in Beijing, China; Shanghai, China; Bengaluru, India; New Delhi, India; and Herzelia Pituach, Israel.

lazard ltd
Lazard Ltd (Lazard), incorporated on October 25, 2004, is a financial advisory and asset management company. The Company operates in two business segments: Financial Advisory and Asset Management. The Financial Advisory business segment offers corporate, partnership, institutional, government, sovereign and individual clients a range of financial advisory services regarding mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and other strategic matters, restructurings, capital structure, capital raising and various other financial matters. The Company’s Asset Management business segment offers a range of investment solutions and investment management services in equity and fixed income strategies, alternative investments and private equity funds to corporations, public funds, sovereign entities, endowments and foundations, labor funds, financial intermediaries and private clients. The Company operates from approximately 40 cities in key business and financial centers over 25 countries throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and Central and South America.

lightbox management ltd
Lightbox Management Ltd is a venture capital firm specializing in early-stage, mid-stage and expansion stage investments. It seeks to invest in the consumer technology space with a focus on education technology. It invests between $3 million and $5 million and has an investment horizon of seven to eight years. Lightbox Management Ltd is based in Mumbai.

mape adVisory group pVt ltd
MAPE Advisory Group Pvt Ltd. is a merger & acquisition-consulting firm. The firm is headquartered in Chennai, India. MAPE was set up in 2001 to provide top notch corporate finance services for mid market public and private companies. MAPE was founded by a team of senior bulge bracket investment bankers with excellent individual track records of closing high profile transactions. Its track record of meaningful transactions for a reputed client base including names such as TATA, Godrej Industries, Mahindra, Dr. Reddy’s Labs, Wipro, Larsen and Toubro, Indian Oil tanking, CRISIL is a testament to the success of its focused strategy.

morgan stanley
Morgan Stanley, incorporated on October 1, 1981, is a financial holding company. It is a global financial services firm that through its subsidiaries and affiliates, advises, originates, trades, manages and distributes capital for governments, institutions and individuals. The company’s segments include institutional securities, wealth management and investment management. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, it provides a range of products and services to a group of clients and customers, including corporations, governments, financial institutions and individuals. Morgan Stanley has been an active investor in Indian Infrastructure, real estate and private equity projects over the last several years under its merchant banking practice as part of Morgan Stanley Investment Management business (MSIM).

lok capital group
Lok Capital Group is a private equity and venture capital arm of Lok Foundation specializing in growth, seed, startup, early venture, emerging growth, mezzanine, bottom-of-pyramid customer segment investments. The firm seeks to facilitate affordable financial services to low income households. It invests in microfinance companies, small business finance, commercial vehicles finance, energy which includes solar and bio-mass, renewable energy such as solar space and more as a B2C (business-to-consumer) type of product, agriculture sectors with a focus on businesses that create value for small and marginal farmers, farm, etc It prefers to invest in companies which have not received the small finance bank (SFB) license. It focuses on investments in India, Minneapolis Area, and Saint Louis Area. It seeks to invest between $1 million and $7 million. Lok Capital Group was founded in 2002 is based in Delhi with additional offices in Mauritius; Chennai and Mumbai.

matrix partners india
Matrix Partners India is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in seed stage, early stage, Series-A, early growth stage, growth capital, and selectively makes later-stage investments. The firm invests in financial technology, software, logistics, software as a service (SAAS), business-to-business (B2B), healthcare technology, technology, internet, consumer internet, e-commerce, travel, vertical classifieds, mobile, education, mobile internet, local language ecosystem, and SME tech, education tech, video, SMB tech, local services, real estate and retail services sectors. Matrix Partners India was founded in January 2006 and is based in Mumbai with an additional office in Bengaluru and Port Louis, Mauritius. The firm operates as a subsidiary of Matrix Partners.

mayField Fund
Mayfield Fund is a venture capital and private equity firm specializing in investments in growth capital. It seeks to invest in incubation, seed, Series A, early stage, later stage, growth stage and mid market investments. The firm does not invest in publicly traded companies and in companies that are not technologybased. It seeks to invest in technology companies with a focus on consumer, big data, cloud/ Saas, storage, enterprise, semiconductors chips, components sectors etc. It typically makes investments between $1 and $15 million with revenues between $10 million and $100 million. It prefers to invest between $0.5 million to $10 million in companies targeting enterprise and consumer businesses across non-tech, tech-enabled, and technology verticals. The firm prefers to make a debt investment value of $1 million. It also seeks to be the first institutional investor in its Chinese investments.

newpath Ventures llc
NewPath Ventures, LLC is a venture capital firm specializing in seed stage, startups and early stage investments. It is the first Indo-US venture capital fund focused on cross-border investments that leverage India’s cost effective talent and high growth emerging market for achieving superior returns. It seeks to invest in technology with a focus on system, silicon, software, and services. The firm targets companies based in India and United States. NewPath Ventures, LLC was co-founded in April 2002 by Vinod K. Dham and Tushar A. Dave and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California with an additional office in Bengaluru, India.

nirVana Venture adVisors
Nirvana Venture Advisors is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in startups, early-stage, later stage, and early growth investments. The firm invests in mobile, internet, network companies and electronic payments markets with a focus on e-commerce, online travel, online advertising and marketing, mobile and digital content and other areas that leverage internet for scale, distribution or low cost customer acquisition. The firm primarily invests in companies based in India. It seeks to invest between $0.5 million and $4 million in its portfolio companies. The firm prefers to be the first institutional investor. Nirvana Venture Advisors was founded in 2011 and is based in Mumbai, India.

norwest Venture partners
Norwest Venture Partners is a venture capital and private equity arm of Wells Fargo Investment Group, Inc. specializing in seed/startup, early, mid, late venture, growth equity, and later stage investments in both listed and unlisted companies. For growth equity investments, the firm seeks to invest in recapitalizations, buyouts, spin-offs, and special situations. The firm prefers to make investments globally with a focus on Asia-Pacific, the United States, Israel, India, and China. It seeks to invest between $10 million and $15 million in its early stage portfolio companies over a period of time and can invest as little as $1 million and as much as $30 million. The firm also acts as a sole venture investor or joins with other venture capital firms, corporate partners and founding investors. The firm prefers to make minority investments for growth equity. Norwest Venture Partners was founded in 1961 and is based in Palo Alto, California with additional offices in Asia; Europe; and North America.

naspers
Naspers Ventures is a venture capital arm of Naspers Limited specializing in early to mid-stage transactions. It typically invests in technology-focused startups in areas like healthcare, education, and logistics, besides consumer internet and online retail plays. The firm prefers to invest in India. It seeks to invest between $10 million and $50 million and seeks to acquire minority stake. Naspers Ventures is based in San Francisco, California with an additional office in Bangalore, India.

nexus Venture partners
Nexus Venture Partners is a venture capital firm specializing in seed, startups, early stage and early growth stage investments, Series A, Series B, growth capital, and late venture. The firm typically invests between $0.5 million and $10 million in early/early-growth stage companies. The firm also invests up to $0.5 million in their seed program. The firm also participates in follow-on investments at later stages for companies that successfully execute their business plans. The firm can do multiple rounds going upto $20 million. It takes minority stake that varies from 20 per cent to 40 per cent. The firm prefers to take a board seat in its investee companies and do not seek to control or manage the company they invest in. Nexus Venture Partners was founded in 2006 and is based in Mumbai with an additional office in Bengaluru and Menlo Park, California.

new enterprise associates
New Enterprise Associates is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in venture growth equity at all stages with a focus on seed, startup, early stage, later stage, growth capital, and public. The firm opportunistically invests in PIPEs, expansion, and mezzanine financing. Within India, the firm invests in alternative energy, infrastructure services, consumer services, and agriculture sector. It invests across the globe with a focus on Asia, China, India, South-East Asia, Brazil, United States, Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest. The firm seeks to invest between $0.05 million and $20 million. New Enterprise Associates was founded in 1977 and is based in Menlo Park, California with additional offices across United States, India and China.

oJas Venture partners
Ojas Venture Partners is a venture capital firm specializing in early stage and seed stage investments. It also considers investment in pure idea stage/pre-prototype stage. The firm also provides scale stage funding. It prefers to invest in the technology sector with focus on mobile technology, mobile applications, telecom, wireless technologies, enterprise software (software as a service), embedded software, low capex semiconductor, web applications/services, consumer internet, e-commerce, and other businesses that use technology in innovative ways to create high growth business opportunities. The firm invests in companies based in India. It seeks to invest between $250,000 and $1.5 million in its portfolio companies in the first round and then participates in subsequent rounds up to a maximum of $3 million per company over the life of the company. The firm is typically the first institutional investor into the company and seeks to lead the investment round. Ojas Venture Partners is based in Bangalore, India.

o3 capital global adVisory pVt ltd
03 Capital is a mid-market investment bank, providing financial and strategic advice to its clients. 03 Capital is built simply on two core businesses – corporate finance and alternate asset management. It bring a unique combination of insights, expertise and innovations, enabling 03 Capital to address its clients’ most challenging assignments.Its teams are based out of Bangalore and Mumbai, India.

orios Venture partners
Orios Venture Partners is a venture capital firm specializing in early stage, seed, and startups. The firm seeks to invest in technology, consumer internet, software product companies and B2B software products for global markets. It seeks to invest in used-goods sites and fintech catering to middle-class consumers. It prefers to invest in India and makes follow-on investments. The firm considers investments between Rs 50 lakhs ($0.08 million) and 20 crore ($3.28 million) in its portfolio companies. Theyalso invest between Rs 30 million ($0.45 million) and Rs 120 million ($1.80 million) at seed stage and Rs 300 million ($4.51 million) and Rs 450 million ($6.77 million) in early-stage ventures. Orios Venture Partners was founded in 2013 and is based in Mumbai, India with additional offices in Bangalore, India and United States.

pricewaterhouse coopers inVestment banking arm
At PwC, the purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. Its a network of firms in 157 countries with more than 223,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services. In India, PwC has offices in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi NCR, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune. The Corporate Finance and Investment Banking (CFIB) team can help clients unlock and improve shareholder value through its lead advisory services and integrated solutions. These services deal with divestments, acquisitions and capital-raising initiatives. Its CFIB team develops and fosters relationships with clients at both shareholder as well as senior management levels to understand their strategic priorities.

qualcomm Ventures
Qualcomm Ventures is an investment group specializing in investment in seed/startups, early, mid, and late venture stages. It prefers to invest in companies based in Europe. Qualcomm Ventures is the venture capital arm of Qualcomm, Inc. and although we are a corporate VC, we approach each investment opportunity much like a traditional financial VC. Qualcomm Ventures have been actively investing around the world since 2000 and have more than $1B under management. Qualcomm Ventures are proud backers of Cruise Automation, Fitbit, Waze, InvenSense, MagicLeap, Thundersoft, Xiaomi, Zoom and many more.

reliance Venture
Reliance Venture Asset Management Limited is the venture capital arm of Reliance – Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group. The firm incubates new business ideas in emerging and high-growth sectors. The firm focuses on investments in technology focusing on IT, hardware, semiconductor and components , software ,ITES; media and entertainment focusing on internet services, consumer technology, and media; telecommunications focusing on wireless applications and next generation networks; clean technology focusing on renewable energy, smart grid, energy storage, efficiency and management; infrastructure focusing on logistics and defense; consumption driven focusing on retail and distribution, rural markets, healthcare, wellness and education. The firm seeks to invest in promising technology, media and entertainment, telecom, infrastructure (logistics and defense), clean technology and mass consumption driven sectors.