Seed-stage investors in Indian startups

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Here is a list of investors who make seed-stage venture equity investments in Indian startups serving the masses

Learn more: Unitus Ventures investing strategy >

Generally seed investors are investing in investment rounds of less than $500,000 and almost always less than $1,000,000. The amounts they invest ranges typically from $25,000 to $500,000. Also, see list of post-seed stage India venture investors >

Seed Funds investing in startups serving the masses in India

Aavishkaar* – has done some seed stage investments; rural-focused enterprises
Accion Venture Lab – financial inclusion
Acumen Fund* – agriculture, health, energy, water and housing
Anavo Global – angel investments in service-based businesses for people with the least disposable resources
Ankur Capital – seed investments for impact
Beyond Capital Fund
Chilasa – focused on Tamil Nadu
CIIE at IIM-Ahmedabad – healthcare, education and technology for development
Ennovent – food, energy, health, water and education
Grassroots Business Fund* – invests $250,000+ and also offer debt
Invested Development – focused on mobile and renewable energy
LGT Venture Philanthropy* – also provides grant and debt
Unitus Ventures – active seed investor in education, healthcare, livelihoods, mobile tech and more
Upaya Social Ventures – focused on social enterprises uplifting ultra poor
Unltd India – incubator plus seed investor
Village Capital – through partnerships

Seed-stage/angel networks investing in startups serving the masses in India

I3N – Intellecap Impact Investing Network
Toniic* – global impact investing angel network

India venture seed investors – not exclusively focused on startups serving the masses

These are seed investors which sometimes invest in business serving low-income populations but generally they focus on businesses serving higher income populations.

India seed funds

Blume Ventures
Kae Capital

OJA Ventures – technology focused
The Hatch
The Morpheus

India angel networks

Angel Investors Consortium
Chennai Angels
Indian Angel Network*
Mumbai Angels*

*Also make larger post-seed stage India venture investments

If we’ve missed anyone, please let us know.

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