In the early 2000s, Sanjeev Bikhchandani, the founder of Info Edge Ltd. was looking for new avenues of growth at Info Edge. As a new age, profitable venture, betting on the future of the Indian economy seemed like the obvious next step. With a tech DNA and first-hand entrepreneurial experience, Info Edge set out to invest in tech-based startups across sectors. Successful early investments in renowned Indian companies like Zomato and PolicyBazaar spurred the team to double down on startup investing and set up InfoEdge Ventures in 2019, supported by Temasek.
Over the past 4 years, we have partnered with over 60 early-stage, tech-enabled start-ups fueling the digital revolution and transforming consumers’ and businesses’ experiences through world-class solutions.
The InfoEdge Advantage
25+ years of experience in the Indian regulatory ecosystem
Patient capital with long fund cycles and support up to pre-IPO stage
Investors with an entrepreneurial mindset
Connects with senior leaders across the Indian tech ecosystem
Access to InfoEdge Ltd.’s internal departments
Empathetic support in founders’ 0 to 1 journey
Top-notch corporate governance
Which areas does InfoEdge Ventures invest in?We have been fortunate to partner with passionate entrepreneurs across sectors spanning ConsumerTech, FinTech, DeepTech, Ecommerce, and AgriTech, among others. We are sector agnostic and continue to look for opportunities in areas with potential for digital disruption. We invest in tech-enabled ventures and strive to be a long-term partner for entrepreneurs.
Which stage does InfoEdge generally invest in?We invest in the early to growth stages of a company and prefer to be the first institutional investor. We tend to participate in follow-on investments as well, in portfolio companies that continue to execute successfully.
What is the typical investment cheque size?We are very flexible about our ticket size. It can range anywhere between USD 300k and USD 5 Mn, depending on the founder’s requirement and the stage of the company. In the past, we have also made investments outside this bracket.
Which parameters does InfoEdge Ventures consider while investing?At InfoEdge Ventures, we consider a variety of parameters when evaluating potential investments, including the potential business model and market opportunity, the strength of the management team, and the ability to generate returns for investors. We also take into account the competitive landscape, the potential for growth, and the scalability of the business. Above all, we look for entrepreneurs who are passionate about solving a problem and want to build an enduring business.