Inventus Capital Partners

Inventus Capital Partners

Inventus Capital Partners is a San Francisco-based venture capital company.

Inventus Capital was founded by entrepreneurs & early-stage VCs. Initially, the firm's cross-border funds backed entrepreneurs in both Silicon Valley and India. However, Inventus is simplifying and expanding with a pure play early-stage Silicon Valley fund and a pure play early-stage India fund.

By 2019, Inventus had backed 40 founding teams, about half in Silicon Valley, resulting in companies like Poshmark, Credit Sesame and Sierra Atlantic in Silicon Valley; redBus, Policy Bazaar and Power2SME in India.

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

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Website
Industry
Location

Savaari is an online car rental service provider based in Bangalore, India. It claims to operate in 60 cities across the country with services for retail and corporate customers.

Credit Sesame is a Sunnyvale, California-based finance company.

Salorix is a Santa Clara, California-based advertising company.

ViVu is a company founded by Siva Yellamraju.

StatX is a Santa Clara, California-based company founded by Prasad Raje.

Unbxd Commerce is an India-based e-commerce company.

espresso logic is a San Francisco-based software company.

Unnati Silks is an India, Texas-based e-commerce company.

Funtoot is a tutor company.

Company

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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

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

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Samreen Ahmad
February 22, 2020
@bsindia
Inventus, along with venture fund Kitven, had led a $1.4-million Series A round in the start-up last month

References

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