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Inventus Capital Partners

Inventus Capital Partners

Inventus is a US-India venture capital firm managed by successful entrepreneurs and industry specific veterans offering venture capital in India and the US.

Inventus Capital was founded by successful entrepreneurs & early-stage VCs with a Founder-first approach. Initially, the firm's cross-border funds backed entrepreneurs in both Silicon Valley & India. However, Inventus is simplifying and expanding with a pure play early-stage Silicon Valley fund and a pure play early-stage India fund. Last fall, our first Inventus Co-Invest Fund was oversubscribed in support of our breakout Silicon Valley companies.

So far, Inventus has backed 40 Founding teams, about half in Silicon Valley, resulting in defining companies like Poshmark, Credit Sesame and Sierra Atlantic in Silicon Valley; redBus, Policy Bazaar and Power2SME in India; with dozens more on similar tracks towards category leadership.

History

Inventus Capital Partners has been early stage investors through cycles since the 1990s. The company was founded on Nov 30, 2007, by John Dougery, Kanwal Rekhi, and Samir Kumar. Inventus has its headquarters at San Francisco Bay Area, Silicon Valley, West coast.

Investments

Inventus Capital Partners has made 73 investments (20 are lead investments). On Jan 22, 2019, they invested 1B rupees in Truebil. The firm has had 11 exits. Their most notable exits include IntelliVision, redBus.in and Aasaanjobs. Inventus Capital Partners has raised a total of $207.8M across three funds. Their India-dedicated fund which raised a total of $50M was announced on May 23, 2018.



Timeline

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Asha Jadeja Motwani

Investor



Ayush Mansingh

Employee



John Dougery

Managing Director



Kanwal Rekhi

Managing Director



Manu Rheki

Managing Director



Nidhi Gupta

Associate



Parag Dhol

Advisor



Rutvik Doshi

Advisor



Samir Kumar

Advisor



Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Inventus Capital Partners | Early-Stage Venture Capital in Silicon Valley & India



Web



Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Tech VC Talkback: March 2015



Tech VC Talkback: Part II



Who is an entrepreneur? by Kanwal Rekhi, managing director at Inventus Capital Partners



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