Saama Capital

Founded 2012
Founders Ash Lilani Suresh Shanmugham

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Total investments 66
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$9M
Portfolio companies 33
Rounds per year 7.33
Lead investments 12
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.52
Exits 3
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Food and Beverage
  • E-Commerce
  • Food Processing
  • Financial Services
  • FinTech
Summary

Saama Capital appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2012. The venture was found in Asia in India. The main department of described VC is located in the Bangalore.

The current fund was established by Ash Lilani, Suresh Shanmugham. We also calculated 4 valuable employees in our database.

Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Internet, Information Technology. The fund has specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 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 portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Snapdeal, Bluestone.com, iYogi.

Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 6 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2018. Opposing the other organizations, this Saama Capital works on 26 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. When the investment is from Saama Capital the average startup value is 10-50 millions dollars. The top activity for fund was in 2018. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the Saama Capital, startups are often financed by DSG Consumer Partners, Accel, Nexus Venture Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Accel, Sequoia Capital India, Nexus Venture Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by DSG Consumer Partners, Accel, InnoVen Capital.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

SleepyCat

E-Commerce
1
$3M16 Aug 2021 India, Mumbai

Zeni

Accounting
Artificial Intelligence
Finance
Financial Services
FinTech
1
$34M04 Aug 2021 United States, Palo Alto

Supertails

Consumer
Pet
1
$2M30 Jun 2021 India, Bangalore

SuperBottoms

1
$1M07 Apr 2021 India, Thane

Accounting
Artificial Intelligence
Finance
Financial Services
FinTech
1
$11M09 Mar 2021 United States, Palo Alto

Fisdom

Advice
Apps
Finance
Financial Services
FinTech
1
$7M03 Dec 2020 India, Bengaluru

DaMENSCH

E-Commerce
Men's
Textiles
n/a
$6M19 Nov 2020 India, Bengaluru

Sunstone Eduversity

Education
1
$3M30 Sep 2020 India, Gurugram

The​ ​Moms​ ​Co

Baby
Consumer Goods
E-Commerce
Health Care
1
$3M15 Sep 2020 India, Gurugram
News
Zeni Raises $34M in Series B Funding

– Zeni is a Palo Alto, CA-based AI-powered finance concierge startup.
– The company raised $34m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Elevation Capital with participation from new investors Think Investments and Neeraj Arora and existing investors Saama Capital, Amit Singhal, Sierra Ventures, Twin Ventures, Dragon Capital and Liquid 2 Ventures.
– The company will use the funds to bring its intelligent bookkeeping and accounting platform and services to more customers by investing in its team in the U.S. and India across product, technology, marketing, sales, and finance operations.

Jifflenow Closes $11.9M Funding

– Jifflenow, a MAP that helps marketing and sales teams automate the scheduling of business meetings at live and virtual events, has raised $11.9m in a new funding round.
– The funding round was led by software growth equity firm Trousdale Capital with participation from Jifflenow’s existing major investors Accel, Saama Capital, Sequoia Capital.

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