PremjiInvest

Founded 2006
Founders Azim Premji

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Total investments 42
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$98M
Portfolio companies 38
Rounds per year 2.80
Lead investments 11
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.26
Exits 5
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Enterprise Software
  • E-Commerce
  • Retail
  • SaaS
Summary

PremjiInvest is the famous VC, which was founded in 2006. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Bangalore. The venture was found in Asia in India.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 partakers. Despite the PremjiInvest, startups are often financed by Salesforce Ventures, Shasta Ventures, Crosslink Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Meritech Capital Partners, Tiger Global Management, Temasek Holdings. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Temasek Holdings, Unilazer Ventures, SoftBank Telecom Corp.

The overall number of key employees were 2.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Snapdeal, Looker, Devoted Health. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 6-10 years to receive the investment from the fund. For fund there is no match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 4 of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are FinTech, Shopping.

The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 50 - 100 millions dollars. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The typical startup value when the investment from PremjiInvest is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. The important activity for fund was in 2015. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. Opposing the other organizations, this PremjiInvest works on 0 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 48 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

smallcase

Financial Services
1
$40M18 Aug 2021 India, Bengaluru

SB Packagings

Manufacturing
Packaging Services
n/a
$25M12 Aug 2021 India, New Delhi

SonderMind

Health Care
Marketplace
mHealth
Software
Therapeutics
Wellness
1
$150M28 Jul 2021 United States, Denver

GlobalBees

E-Commerce
Retail
1
$72M18 Jul 2021 India, Delhi

Sysdig

Cloud Computing
Cloud Security
Cyber Security
Open Source
SaaS
Software
1
$188M28 Apr 2021 United States, San Francisco

Adagio Therapeutics

Biotechnology
Pharmaceutical
Therapeutics
1
$336M19 Apr 2021 United States, " United States"}

Baby
Consumer Goods
E-Commerce
Retail
Shopping
n/a
$13M30 Mar 2021 India, Pune

Icertis

Artificial Intelligence
Cloud Data Services
CRM
Enterprise Software
Information Technology
Procurement
SaaS
Software
1
$80M11 Mar 2021 United States, Bellevue

KreditBee

Financial Services
FinTech
Internet
Lending
1
$71M15 Feb 2021 India, Bengaluru
News
Pyxis One Raises $17M to Democratize Codeless AI in Marketing as a SaaS Offering

– Pyxis One closed $17M in Series B funding.
– With total funding of $24M, the tech startup plans to use this round of capital for investments in product development, and to expand to new markets.
Celesta Capital and Premji Invest co-led the round with participation from previous investors Chiratae Ventures, pi Ventures, and Exfinity Venture Partners.
– Pyxis One enables enterprises to scale accurate data-driven marketing.
– The startup’s codeless AI ecosystem comprises dozens of AI models deployed across different aspects such as targeting, optimization, creative recommendation, and consumer research, enabling a complete ecosystem that can help teams collaborate, and leverage capabilities enabled by the adoption of AI.

Amazon backs Indian wealth management service Smallcase in $40 million funding

Amazon backed Bangalore-based startup Smallcase in a $40m Series C financing round.
– The round was led by Faering Capital and Premji Invest.
– Existing investors Sequoia Capital, Blume Ventures, Beenext, DSP Group, Arkam Ventures, WEH Ventures and HDFC Bank also participated in the new round.
– Smallcase offers a platform to help introduce a new generation of investors to the Indian equity markets.
– The startup offers an in-house team of licensed professionals who offer more than 100 portfolios of stocks and exchange-traded funds, as well as provides its users access to independent investment managers, brokerages and wealth platforms.
– Smallcase has amassed over 3 million users, who are transacting about $2.5 billion each year.

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