Startup Application | Venture Catalysts
Venture Catalysts is Asia’s largest & No. 1 Integrated Incubator. It provides investment of $500K to $2MN per startup with incubation support for 1 year. It was established in year 2016 and in a short span of just two years, it boasts of successful incubatees like Fynd, Beardo, PeeSafe, Innov8, vPhrase, SuprDaily, DSYH etc., which are today category leaders.

It is one of the largest early stage players in India with 4000+ angel investors spread across 22 cities in 4 countries - India, Hong Kong & GCC. Globally, marquee investors such as YCombinator, Great Oaks Venture, Axis Capital, Alpha Capital, Rocketship, FJ Labs (investors of Airbnb, Uber, Facebook) have co-invested with Venture Catalysts.

With its focus on developing startup ecosystem in Tier II, III cities in India, Venture Catalysts has launched its incubation program in cities like Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Raipur, Surat and Nagpur besides metros like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Kolkata. These centres not only offer incubation support to startups but also organise regular investor education sessions for potential angel investors viz. HNIs & industrialists.

Besides raising seed stage and Series A investments for startups, Venture Catalysts is known for its startup building capability, strategic guidance, generating business leads, leveraging its network across the globe through its partners and providing phenomenal returns to its investors. It is evident from the fact that more than 10 incubatee companies of Venture Catalysts have raised Series A investment in the last two years especially when the market had not been very upbeat.

On one hand, India’s most influential HNIs such as Riyaaz Amlani from Impresario Group, Ashwin Kakkar from Mercury Travels, Sourav Ganguly - former captain of Indian cricket team, Sunil Kothari from Om Metal Group, Apurva Parekh from Pidilite Group, Apurva Chamaria from HCL Technologies and many such accomplished individuals have chosen Venture Catalysts as their preferred investment partner. On the other hand, many serial entrepreneurs like John Kuruvilla (ex-cofounder of AirDeccan), Lalit Menghani (ex-associate director at Milestone Private Equity), Rahul Manek (ex-partner at Reliance Private Equity), Munaf Kapadia (receiver of Forbes 30Under30) etc. have chosen Venture Catalysts as their preferred angel investor group at the time of starting their next entrepreneurial journey.

Venture Catalysts is co-founded by Dr. Apoorv R. Sharma, Shri. Anil Jain, CA Anuj Golecha and Shri. Gaurav Jain which bring along a strong combination of mentoring track record, capital and network. Each funded/ incubated startup is curated by an accomplished seven member boards comprising of eminent personalities like Shri. Anand Ladsariya from Everest Flavours, Shri. Abhishek Bhagat from HDFC, Shri. Aniruddh Damani from Artha Ventures, Shri. Ankush Tiwari from Mobilia, Shri. Daud Ali from Italica Furnitures Ltd, Shri Vishal Maheshwari from VuKlip India and Shri. Sameer Shah from Sattva Investments. Since 2016, Venture Catalysts has invested USD 52.5M / INR. 315Cr in 37 companies. 2 of the companies have got acquired - Beardo (acquired by Marico) and Siftr (acquired by APUS). 50% of incubated companies have raised next round of financing.

Today, Venture Catalysts has taken the leadership position in startup investments and incubation and has been rated as India's top Early stage Investor by leading national media.

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