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Helion Ventures Partners is a $605 Million India-focused, early to mid-stage venture fund, investing in technology-powered and consumer service businesses. Helion helps companies in making strategic choices and in building an organization that can execute on strategy. Helion also helps in building a high quality Board of Directors / Advisors.
Helion teams with the management of its portfolio companies and provides operational value-add in all functional areas of business. In helping manage rapid growth, Helion participates in future rounds of financing in syndication with other venture partners. Their prior experience in M&A is also available to entrepreneurs in driving inorganic growth.
Elevar Equity, a human centered venture capital firm, invests in transformative and scalable businesses focused on customers in low income communities primarily in India and Latin America. The Elevar team spends a significant amount of time in the field to obtain ground up insights into the priorities, challenges, spending patterns and aspirations of underserved customers. These insights, when combined with market analysis, have translated into specific investment themes in financial services, education, housing and healthcare. The Elevar Method of investing has democratized the provision of essential services for over 20 million low income customers, catalyzed billions of dollars of capital into 25+ companies led by world-class entrepreneurs and generated outstanding returns for investors.
Accion is a global nonprofit dedicated to creating economic opportunity by connecting people to the financial tools they need to improve their lives. A world pioneer in microfinance, Accion has helped build 63 microfinance institutions in 31 countries across four continents that are currently reaching millions of clients. In the area of investing, Accion provides equity and loan guarantees to microfinance institutions and invests beyond microfinance to cultivate an ecosystem that will expand financial inclusion. Accion began investing in 1984 with the launch of the Accion Bridge Fund and in the ensuing decades has launched, sponsored, and/or managed four equity vehicles: Accion Gateway Fund, Accion Investments, Frontier Investments Group and Venture Lab.
Accion's Frontier Investments Group is a growth-stage impact investing fund focused on catalyzing a new approach to financial inclusion. Frontier invests in disruptive business models designed to radically enhance the efficiency, reach and scope of financial services for the unbanked. To accomplish this vision, Frontier leverages Accion's five decades of experience in emerging markets including feet-on-the-ground and institutional relationships, operating management strength in each of its regional hubs, global recognition as a leading impact investor, and technical specialists in the areas of Frontier's focus.
Saama Capital II, is an India focused venture capital fund and is the independent successor fund to SVB India Capital Partners I ("SICP"). SICP has been successfully investing in Indian companies since 2006 following a collaborative partner driven approach with diversification across stage and sector.
Saama Capital invests in exceptional entrepreneurs and ideas to build great companies, and provides support and strength to entrepreneurs to create billion dollar companies in India. For over six years, the Saama team has been closely involved with many successful Indian companies such as Tutorvista, Naaptol, One97 Communications, iYogi, Shriram EPC, Sula Wines, Shaadi.com and Genesis Colors.
Motilal Oswal Private Equity (MOPE)
MOSL, MOPE Advisors & IBEF-IIA (collectively referred to as MOPE)
Motilal Oswal Private Equity (MOPE) is the private equity arm Motilal Oswal Financial Services Ltd. (MOFSL), which was founded in 2006 with the vision of partnering high potential mid-market companies. The strong knowledge based investment culture within the Motilal Oswal Group of identifying companies with sustainable business models and a strong management team with an entrepreneurial mindset has helped Motilal Oswal Private Equity Advisors Private Ltd identify companies which are ready to scale up to the next level of growth. It specializes in growth capital, buyout, mezzanine, and PIPE investments in small and medium enterprises in middle market. The firm prefers to invest in healthcare, consumer driven businesses, including those in the information technology and manufacturing fields. It also invests in real estate with a focus on residential properties and commercial real estate in India.