Sequoia Capital India

Sequoia Capital India

A venture capital and private equity firm investing in companies in India and Southeast Asia.

Sequoia Capital India is a venture capital and private equity firm investing in companies in India and Southeast Asia that is headquartered in Bengaluru, India and was founded in 2000 by KP Balaraj, Raj Dugar, Sandeep Singhal, SK Jain, and Sumir Chadha. The firm is a subsidiary of Sequoia Capital.

Investments

Notable investments made by Sequoia Capital India include: Flyrobe, FreeCharge, Nearbuy, GoZefo, UnitedLex, Runnr, Just Dial, Equitas Holdings, Citrus Payment Solutions, Zarget, CleverTrap, Zenyum, Mosaic Wellness, Urban Ladder, Amica Financial, Digfin, and Quolum.

Investment funds

Sequoia Capital India VI

On August 22, 2018 Sequoia Capital India announced raising $695 million in capital for their Sequoia Capital India VI venture capital fund. Sequoia Capital released a public statement when the fund was announced, it read:

As we look to the future, the menu of investment opportunities is unprecedented — from mobile internet to online brands, enterprise SaaS to AI, crypto to deep tech in healthcare, new age consumer brands and beyond. India and Southeast Asia, meanwhile, are at an inflection point, and we are witnessing incredible quality of new investment opportunities.

Timeline

Funded Companies

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Horizon Quantum Computing

Horizon Quantum Computing is a Singapore-based company developing quantum software development tools founded in 2018.

A financial technology company providing payments solutions that allow businesses to accept, process and disburse payments.

CARS24 is an India-based platform for selling used cars.

Groww is a financial services company founded by Lalit Keshre.

Akulaku is an online multi-purpose finance platform intended to provide financial services to underserved communities.

Unacademy is an education technology company offering an online learning platform and mobile learning application.

Capital Float is a Bangalore-based online platform providing working capital financing to small and medium enterprises in India.

99.co is a Singapore-based company founded in 2014 by Darius Cheung, Yan Phun and Conor McLaughlin.

ShopUp is a Sofia-based company founded in 2015 by Ivan Ivanov.

Whatfix is an enterprise software company.

Scaler Academy (formerly InterviewBit) is a Pune, India-based e-learning platform for software professionals.

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Press Trust of India
August 26, 2020
@bsindia
Venture capital fund Sequoia Capital India is the top backer of unicorns, or firms which have attained a valuation of over USD 1 billion, a report said on Wednesday.
Manish Singh
August 11, 2020
TechCrunch
Incomlend, a Singapore-headquartered startup that operates a trading platform to connect exporters and importers with investors, has raised $20 million in a new financing round, it said on Tuesday. Sequoia India, the India and SEA investment arm of the storied U.S. headquartered venture firm, led the Series A round in four-year-old Incomlend. The CMA CGM [...]
Manish Singh
July 6, 2020
TechCrunch
Sequoia Capital India on Monday announced it has secured $1.35 billion from LPs for two new funds as the storied venture firm looks to ramp up its investments in the world's second-largest internet market and Southeast Asia. The two new funds -- a $525 million venture fund and a $825 million growth fund -- will help [...]
Vinay Umarji
June 23, 2020
@bsindia
Alumnis initial commitment Rs 1,00 crore, B-school aims to raise Rs 1,000 crore in 5 years
April 25, 2020
The Economic Times
Bira competes with the likes of global beverages giants Anheuser-Busch InBev, Carlsberg and United Breweries, among others. Additionally, the round has also seen participation from Korean private equity fund Neoplux and multiple family offices, whose names have not been disclosed.
Manish Singh
April 7, 2020
TechCrunch
DeHaat, an online platform that offers full-stack agricultural services to farmers, has raised $12 million as it looks to scale its network across India. The Series A financial round for the eight-year-old Patna and Gurgaon-based startup was led by Sequoia Capital India. Dutch entrepreneurial development bank FMO, and existing investors Omnivore and AgFunder, also participated [...]
Sindhu Kashyaap
September 26, 2019
YourStory.com
With this capital, Hyderabad startup Darwinbox plans to accelerate its growth across Asia and focus on product innovation.

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