We lend to growing venture capital backed companies at various stages of development across technology (consumer, software & hardware), Life Sciences, Energy and offline domains. With strong network in the startup ecosystem and decades of debt and equity investing experience, we are uniquely positioned to design innovative financing solutions that perfectly fit a company’s existing capital structure and map to its business objectives. Our Venture debt products provide a valuable tool to the equity investor to fund the growth of its portfolio companies, while maximizing returns on its equity.
Having an existing equity fund, we are in unique position to understand the challenges growing companies face. In addition to financing the businesses, we are committed to work with them closely especially through challenging times and help them reach key milestones. Our portfolio companies can leverage our investing team’s extensive operating, investing and entrepreneurial experience coupled with the industry and domain expertise from our network of mentors and advisors.
We look to invest in and partner with high growth potential technology and technology-backed businesses with following attributes:
We generally partner with a growing company once it has checked the following boxes:
Reputed Equity investors: The company is backed by syndicate of well-known VC/ PE firms.
Follow-on commitments: Existing (or new) sponsor is on-board for follow-on commitments and would invest concurrently with a new outside lead investor.
Vision on exit: The founders and equity investors have vision on exit through IPO/M&A/secondary sale with superior returns.
Our focus is tech and non-tech companies across Consumer, Software, Life Sciences, Energy, Hardware and Offline domains
Venture debt emerged more than 30 years ago (1980s) in the US and more than 20 years ago (1990s) in Europe. Annual market for Venture Debt is estimated to be more than $3bn in the US and greater than $1bn in Europe. Venture debt has helped build some great companies globally by:
Notable examples of companies employing Venture Debt include Facebook, YouTube, Ancestry. com, Kayak, Cooking.com, MySpace, Athena Health in US and LOVEFiLM, Last.fm, SoundCloud, Codemasters in Europe.