Sequoia Capital India

Sequoia Capital India helps founders across India and Southeast Asia in building their companies.

Sequoia Capital India is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in startup, seed, early, mid, late, series-A, expansion stage, public and growth stage companies. The firm prefers to invest in maturing startups in the information technology sector with a focus on the emerging India-US cross-border companies in the big data analytics, enterprise software, and semiconductors sectors. It seeks to invest in the consumer services, energy, financial services, infrastructure, healthcare services, internet, mobile applications, and outsourcing, wireless and technology sectors. Within consumer services, it invests in agriculture, distribution, education, hospitality, media, retail, packaged goods, and enabling technology. Within energy, it focuses on alternative energy, conventional energy, energy efficiency, energy storage, and energy services markets. Within financial services, it focuses on banking, brokerage, payments, and enabling and financial technology. Within healthcare, it focuses on diagnostic services, healthcare Information Technology, pharmaceuticals, genetics services, lab services, patient services, product development services, and enabling technology. Within internet, it focuses on advertising, communications, cloud computing, e-commerce, gaming, media, search, social networking and enabling technology. Within mobile, it focuses on advertising, applications, communications, devices, gaming, monetization, and enabling technology. Within outsourcing it focuses on business process outsourcing, hosting services, managed services, professional services and software development services. Within technology, it focuses on engineer carrier infrastructure, data, enterprise infrastructure, open source, saas, security, semiconductors, services, and storage. The firm will also invest in companies outside India that can leverage or can potentially leverage India's technology resources. It seeks to invest between $0.1 million and $100 million in its portfolio companies. The firm invests between $100,000 and $1 million in seed stage, between $1 million and $10 million in early stage, and between $10 million and $100 million in growth stage companies. It prefers to act as the lead investor in most transactions. In selected situations the firm partners with other leading venture firms and acts as a co-lead investor. It prefers to take a seat on the board of directors of its portfolio companies. Sequoia Capital India was formed in 2000 and is based in Bengaluru, India with additional offices in Mumbai and New Delhi, India; Singapore, Menlo Park, California, Herzliya, Israel, Hong Kong, and Beijing, Shanghai, China. Sequoia Capital India operates as a subsidiary of Sequoia Capital.

Founders:  KP Balaraj, Raj Dugar, Sandeep Singhal, SK Jain, Sumir Chadha

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