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BlackSoil

Founders Ankur Bansal

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Total investments 69
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$9M
Portfolio companies 59
Rounds per year 8.62
Lead investments 11
Follow on index
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.13
Exits 2
Key employees 2

Areas of investment

  • E-Commerce
  • Financial Services
  • Internet
  • FinTech
  • Mobile Apps
Summary

In 2016 was created BlackSoil, which is appeared as VC. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Mumbai. The company was established in Asia in India.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 partakers. Despite the BlackSoil, startups are often financed by Kalaari Capital, Sequoia Capital India, Omidyar Network. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Trifecta Capital Advisors, Sequoia Capital India, Recruit Holdings. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by SeedFund.in, Matrix Partners India, Gaja Capital.

The current fund was established by Ankur Bansal.

The top amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. Comparing to the other companies, this BlackSoil performs on 21 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The real fund results show that this VC is 49 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. The important activity for fund was in 2017.

Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 4 of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Truweight, Rubique, Intelligence Node. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Education, Real Time. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - India.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

BluSmart Mobility

Electric Vehicle
Mobile Apps
Ride Sharing
$26M21 Dec 2023 Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

BluSmart Mobility

Electric Vehicle
Mobile Apps
Ride Sharing
$37M04 May 2023 Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Upstox

Financial Services
FinTech
Trading Platform
$108M22 Sep 2022 Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Lal10

Consumer Goods
E-Commerce
Handmade
Lifestyle
Marketplace
Shopping
$4M19 Jul 2022 Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

BluSmart Mobility

Electric Vehicle
Mobile Apps
Ride Sharing
$15M24 May 2022 Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Jobsgaar

$420K13 Apr 2022 New Delhi, Delhi, India

Crib

$400K10 Jan 2022 -

HomeCapital

Financial Services
FinTech
Payments
Real Estate
$7M30 Sep 2021 Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

WebEngage

Enterprise Software
Marketing Automation
Personalization
SaaS
$4M10 Jan 2020 India, Maharashtra

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Total investments 69
Average round size 9M
Rounds per year 8.62
Peak activity year 2022
Lead investments 11
Follow on index 0.13
Exits 2
Group Appearance index 0.39

Latest deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

BluSmart Mobility

Electric Vehicle
Mobile Apps
Ride Sharing
$26M21 Dec 2023 Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

BluSmart Mobility

Electric Vehicle
Mobile Apps
Ride Sharing
$37M04 May 2023 Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Upstox

Financial Services
FinTech
Trading Platform
$108M22 Sep 2022 Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Lal10

Consumer Goods
E-Commerce
Handmade
Lifestyle
Marketplace
Shopping
$4M19 Jul 2022 Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

BluSmart Mobility

Electric Vehicle
Mobile Apps
Ride Sharing
$15M24 May 2022 Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Jobsgaar

$420K13 Apr 2022 New Delhi, Delhi, India

Crib

$400K10 Jan 2022 -

HomeCapital

Financial Services
FinTech
Payments
Real Estate
$7M30 Sep 2021 Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

WebEngage

Enterprise Software
Marketing Automation
Personalization
SaaS
$4M10 Jan 2020 India, Maharashtra
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