Accel India portfolio breaches $100B+ market value
On Tuesday, venture capital firm Accel announced its seventh fund for India. At $650 million, Accel's latest fund is its single-largest one yet for early-stage tech ventures in India and Southeast Asia.
Apart from this, Accel has a $1.7-billion Growth Fund, and a $2.3-billion Leaders Fund, a vehicle that has backed late-stage companies from India like , , and .
Interestingly, the market value of Accel's portfolio of companies from India crossed the $100-billion mark when it launched its seventh fund in February 2022. This is a 2.5 times growth over the market value of its companies when it closed its last fund in 2019.
In this interview with YourStory, Accel's Shekhar Kirani, Anand Daniel, and Barath Shankar Subramanian throw light on how it built the seventh fund amidst the pandemic, the bright spots in India's digital economy — and what has remained constant in Accel's India journey. Read more.
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- According to a report by Oxford Economics, YouTube's growing creator ecosystem contributed Rs 6,800 crore to the Indian GDP and supported 6,83,9001 full-time equivalent jobs in India in 2020. The number of YouTube channels in India with over 100,000 subscribers is now at 40,000.
- Integrated manufacturing solutions company Sanmina and Reliance Strategic Business Ventures Limited (RSBVL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), have entered into an agreement to create a joint venture through investment in Sanmina’s existing Indian entity.
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