Early-stage & tech-first startups
Inventus to Athera
At our inception as Inventus India in 2008, the backdrop was nascent - Internet penetration was <5% and the early adopters were just beginning to consume offerings from consumer Internet/enterprise software startups. 90%+ of the funds deployed in India VC were from the US / overseas.
Cut to today, the ecosystem is well past the inflexion point with the number of Unicorns having crossed 100. Indian entrepreneurs, family offices and some institutions are keen to partake in the widespread growth in private markets. All in all, an ideal environment to evolve into an India-centric VC firm.