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Ascent Capital

Investor type Private Equity Firm
Founders Raja Kumar


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Total investments 38
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 28
Rounds per year 1.73
Lead investments 11
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 6
Key employees 5
Stages of investment
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • E-Commerce
  • Education
  • Retail
  • Internet
  • Grocery

The main department of described VC is located in the Bangalore. The venture was found in Asia in India.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 partakers. Despite the Ascent Capital, startups are often financed by Zodius Capital, Trifecta Capital Advisors, Sequoia Capital India. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Helion Venture Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, Zodius Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Trifecta Capital Advisors, Bessemer Venture Partners, Alibaba Group.

The current fund was established by Raja Kumar. Besides them, we counted 5 critical employees of this fund in our database.

The top amount of exits for fund were in 2016. The real fund results show that this VC is 32 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. When the investment is from Ascent Capital the average startup value is 100-500 millions dollars. Comparing to the other companies, this Ascent Capital performs on 15 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The high activity for fund was in 2015. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 deals per year.

For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - India. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Software, Education. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight BigBasket, CARE Ratings, The Ratnakar Bank. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 11-15 years to receive the investment from the fund. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Credit Cards
Financial Services
$20M04 Apr 2022 Mumbai, Maharashtra, India


Industrial Automation
Internet of Things
$19M23 Nov 2021 Pune, Maharashtra, India


Mobile Apps
$150M09 Nov 2021 Mumbai, Maharashtra, India


Mobile Apps
$68M26 Jul 2021 Mumbai, Maharashtra, India


$15M08 Jul 2021 Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India


Mobile Apps
$23M18 Mar 2021 Mumbai, Maharashtra, India


E-Commerce Platforms
Food and Beverage
Food Delivery
Online Portals
$121M07 Aug 2020 India, Karnataka


Cloud Computing
Cyber Security
30 Jun 2020 Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Health Care
$110M23 Mar 2020 Bengaluru, Karnataka, India


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