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Saama Capital

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Ash Lilani Suresh Shanmugham


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Total investments 89
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 44
Rounds per year 8.09
Lead investments 13
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
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
  • Software

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,, 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

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Intello Labs

Artificial Intelligence
Big Data
Image Recognition
Information Technology
Machine Learning
$2M08 Dec 2022 Gurugram, Haryana, India


$10M09 Nov 2022 Bangalore, Karnataka, India


Trading Platform
$12M20 Oct 2022 Haryana, Haryana, India


Artificial Intelligence
$2M10 Oct 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

MyMuse India

$1M30 Aug 2022 Mumbai, Maharashtra, India


$3M23 Aug 2022 Haryana, Haryana, India

$1M14 Jul 2022 Delaware, Ohio, United States


Consumer Goods
$6M12 Jul 2022 Bengaluru, Karnataka, India


$2M12 May 2022 Thane, Maharashtra, India
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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