200+ deals, 40 exits: How Venture Catalysts empowers early-stage startups

Venture Catalysts matches up to the likes of Y Combinator, TechStars, SOSV, 500 Startups, Plug&Play, and others, and its portfolio investments have crossed a cumulative valuation of $1.2 billion to date.
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Since 2016, Venture Catalysts (VCats) has conducted 200+ deals, made 40-odd exits, and has a 5,500-strong angel network. It is also the world’s seventh most active early-stage investor and integrated incubator, according to Crunchbase.

VCats matches up to the likes of Y Combinator, TechStars, SOSV, 500 Startups, Plug&Play, and others, and its portfolio investments have crossed a cumulative valuation of $1.2 billion to date. 

The total syndication done by startups in which it has invested in this calendar year is more than Rs 550 crore, out of its target of Rs 1,000 crore. This is up from Rs 700 crore in 2020 and Rs 500 crore in 2019.

"It is a network-backed model with 185+ active companies. Over $200 million has been put into startups through the VCats network," Anuj Golecha, Co-founder of VCats.

This year, startups have, so far, raised almost $20 billion in funding, saw 20 new unicorns, and witnessed two IPOs — Zomato and Nazara. In July alone, the Indian startup ecosystem raised almost $10 billion, and added three new unicorns to its cap.

This increase in capital inflow is largely due to growing investor confidence amidst a rise in more global innovations and solutions being built.


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Before you go, stay inspired with… 

Anuj Golecha, Co-founder of Venture Catalysts

“We always knew that there is capital in Tier II-III cities, but investors don’t get access to the A-grade startups...Our goal was to democratise access to startups to every investor.”

Anuj Golecha, Co-founder, Venture Catalysts


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