Iron Pillar

Founded 2015
Founders Anand Prasanna Ashish Shah Mohanjit Jolly Sameer Nath


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Total investments 19
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 14
Rounds per year 3.17
Lead investments 8
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 2
Key employees 3
Stages of investment
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • E-Commerce
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Internet
  • Consumer Applications
  • Consumer Software

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, 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.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


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

Skill Lync

Higher Education
$16M03 Aug 2021 India, Chennai


Artificial Intelligence
Cloud Management
Customer Service
Information Technology
Machine Learning
Natural Language Processing
$5M09 Feb 2021 United States, San Jose


Cloud Computing
Cloud Infrastructure
Cloud Management
Cloud Security
Private Cloud
$4M02 Dec 2020 United States, Bellevue


Consumer Applications
Consumer Electronics
Consumer Software
Enterprise Software
$23M23 Sep 2020 India, Mumbai


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

$1M21 Jul 2020 India, Bengaluru


Consumer Applications
Consumer Electronics
Consumer Software
Enterprise Software
$11M09 Jun 2020 India, Mumbai

$8M08 Jan 2020 India, Mumbai
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.


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