Close Many team members at Unicorn Nest are Ukrainians affected by Russian aggression. We do our best to solve any issues and answer your questions in the shortest possible time frames but some delays are possible.

Iron Pillar

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Anand Prasanna Ashish Shah Mohanjit Jolly Sameer Nath

Overview

Unlock datapoints

Portfolio analytics

Team

Investments

News & Media

Add fund to favorites
info
Save this fund for later to form your own custom list of funds
This summary is composed by our algorithm based on the analysis of the deals. If you think that some of this information is not accurate, please let us know about it and provide any supporting evidences if possible. Such cases will be analyzed by our ML-algorithm and implemented in our database, which will improve this summary.
Total investments 29
Average round size
info
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$35M
Portfolio companies 15
Rounds per year 4.14
Lead investments 8
Follow on index
info
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.48
Exits 2
Key employees 3
Stages of investment
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • E-Commerce
  • Software
  • Food and Beverage
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Artificial Intelligence
Summary

In 2015 was created Iron Pillar, which is appeared as VC. The main department of described VC is located in the Mumbai. The company was established in Asia in India.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the Iron Pillar, startups are often financed by Blume Ventures, Kalaari Capital, IIFL. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are IIFL, Omidyar Network, Kalaari Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by IIFL, Wenlyn Global Group, Trifecta Capital Advisors.

This organization was formed by Anand Prasanna, Ashish Shah, Mohanjit Jolly. The overall number of key employees were 3.

The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 3 of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Snapdeal, Vyome Biosciences, Bluestone.com. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - India. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Automotive, Real Time.

The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The average startup value when the investment from Iron Pillar is more than 1 billion dollars. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The top activity for fund was in 2018. The real fund results show that this VC is 42 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies.

Read more

Related Funds

Funds investing in previous rounds
These funds often invest in the rounds preceeding the rounds of Iron Pillar:
Typical Co-investors
Iron Pillar is more likely to invest in rounds together with the following funds:
Funds investing in following rounds
These funds have a tendency to invest in the following rounds after Iron Pillar:
There are no funds here. If we find new data, we will add it here.

Funds with similar focus

Funds from India
Funds with similar focus located in India:
Funds with the same geo focus
Funds with similar geography of portfolio companies:
Funds doing lead investments
Funds with similar focus acting as lead investors:

Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Servify

Consumer Applications
Consumer Electronics
Consumer Software
Enterprise Software
$65M23 Aug 2022 Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Curefoods

Food and Beverage
Restaurants
Snack Food
$50M01 Jun 2022 Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Jiffy.ai

Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
Software
$53M09 Mar 2022 Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Sibros

Artificial Intelligence
Automotive
Autonomous Vehicles
Embedded Systems
Software
$70M25 Jan 2022 San Jose, California, United States

Curefoods

Food and Beverage
Restaurants
Snack Food
$50M12 Jan 2022 Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

CoreStack

Cloud Computing
Cloud Infrastructure
Cloud Management
Cloud Security
Private Cloud
SaaS
Software
$30M24 Nov 2021 Bellevue, Washington, United States

Curefoods

Food and Beverage
Restaurants
Snack Food
$13M25 Aug 2021 Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Curefoods

Food and Beverage
Restaurants
Snack Food
$12M24 Aug 2021 Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Skill Lync

E-Learning
EdTech
Education
Higher Education
$17M03 Aug 2021 Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
News
Uniphore Secures $140M in Series D Funding

– Uniphore from Palo Alto develops a Conversational Service Automation (CSA) platform.
– Series D $140m funding round brings the total funds invested in the company to $210m.
– The round was led by Sorenson Capital Partners with participation from Serena Capital, Sanabil Investments, Cisco Investments, March Capital Partners, National Grid Partners, Chiratae Ventures, Iron Pillar Fund, and Sistema Capital.
– The new investment will be used to extend the company’s technology and market leadership in AI, Automation and Machine learning across the enterprise.

Review

  • No reviews are submitted yet.
Do you want more?
We provide dozens of additional datapoints about this fund.
Sign up and get access to full fund profile and advanced analysis.
Full team
Industries heatmap
Stages heatmap
Georgaphy breakdown
Coinvestors
Portfolio analysis
Performance indexes
Latest highlights
Unlock all data
Do you represent Iron Pillar?
Get access to manage this page
Get in touch
Found incorrect info? Let us know!

Wait!
You can raise money with us faster

Get matched with relevant funds

Find decision makers data

Connect with investors by email

Remind me later
...and save more than 200 hours*
*-Our recommendation and outreach system saves up to 200 hours of founder time on fundraising for seed and series A+ startups
We use LinkedIn only to verify your account. We don't import or message your contacts, nor post on your behalf.
By creating an account, you agree to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
Crunchbase icon

Content report

The following text will be sent to our editors: