Elevar Equity is a thesis based investor focused on backing entrepreneurs who deliver essential services to disconnected communities underserved by global networks. Core to Elevar’s investment approach is the belief that all people have intrinsic economic and social value. Elevar invests in companies whose products and services unlock this value by enabling disconnected communities to create opportunities for themselves. Elevar’s entrepreneurs have clear vision, deep customer knowledge and know how to harness market forces to build lasting companies and foster economic development.
Saama Capital II, is an India focused venture capital fund and is the independent successor fund to SVB India Capital Partners, I ("SICP"). SICP has been successfully investing in Indian companies since 2006 following a collaborative partner driven approach with diversification across stage and sector. Saama Capital invests in exceptional entrepreneurs and ideas to build great companies, and provides support and strength to entrepreneurs to create billion dollar companies in India. For over six years, the Saama team has been closely involved with many successful Indian companies. This list includes names such as Tutorvista, Naaptol, One97 Communications, iYogi, Shriram EPC, Sula Wines, Shaadi.com and Genesis Colors.
Omidyar Network is a philanthropic investment firm dedicated to harnessing the power of markets to create opportunity for people to improve their lives. Omidyar Network has made significant investments in for-profit companies and non-profit organizations that foster economic advancement and encourage individual participation across multiple investment areas, including financial inclusion, entrepreneurship, property rights, consumer internet, mobile and government transparency.
Lok Capital aims at impact investing to promote inclusive growth by supporting the development of social enterprises to deliver basic services to serve the lower income segment in a scalable, affordable and commercially viable manner. Lok seeks to partner with visionary entrepreneurs to take these social enterprises to new levels of sustainability, scalability and professionalism. .
WestBridge Capital leverages both its capital and experience to help companies succeed. A typical investment ranges from $10 million to $80 million, often resulting in a substantial minority equity ownership, second only to the founder in many cases.
WestBridge was co-founded by KP Balaraj, Sumir Chadha, SK Jain and Sandeep Singhal. The same team of four also co-founded Sequoia Capital India. In the last fourteen years, the team has led investments in over 60 companies and oversaw a total investment of over $1.2 billion. The six funds that invested on the advice of the team, have raised over $2.6 billion in capital. The team is one of the most recognized in the industry, and has a combined 50+ years of experience in investing in Indian companies. Armed with this wealth of experience, the team is able to assist its portfolio companies – when required - in many areas including strategy, operations, management recruiting and fundraising.