Top VC Firms In India In 2011

By Anamika Sahu, SiliconIndia
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Fremont: 2011 have been an interesting year for the Indian VC market. With ecommerce taking off the big pie from the cake, most VC firms had multiple revelation to this space either through fashion, daily deal sites, baby products or generic e-tailing. VCs preferred co-investment or club deals to solo ones.

Most VCs have taken a bet on the early stage startups making investments in Series A or Series B. Below mentioned are few such VC firms who were among the most active VC firms of 2011 making investments and mentoring startups.

Intel Capital

Top VC firms of 2011, Intel CapitalThe world’s largest chip makers corporate venture firm in India had a quite busy year. Intel capital invests in India from the $250 million Intel Capital India Technology Fund set up in December 2005, and has invested about 80 percent of this fund across 40-odd companies so far. Besides closing nearly half a dozen deals, the VC firm is also looking to allocate a new corpus to India.

Among the fresh investments made by Intel Capital in India in 2011 are, Fashionandyou, Dealsandyou, Saankhya Labs, Testing Czars, and several others. The interest sectors of the VC firms include mobility, education and cloud services.


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