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Iron Pillar

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


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Total investments 29
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 15
Rounds per year 4.14
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
  • Software
  • Food and Beverage
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Artificial Intelligence

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

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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

Skill Lync

Higher Education
$17M03 Aug 2021 Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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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