Saama Capital

Saama Capital

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Headquarters Location

India, Bangalore


Saama Capital is the renowned VC, which was created in 2012. The VC's location is in Asia, India. The primary office of this VC is located in Bangalore.

Typical investments for this fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The fund generally invests in 2-6 deals every year. Saama Capital is involved in 26 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments when compared with other funds. When Saama Capital invests, the average start-up valuation is 10-50 millions dollars. This fund was the most active in 2018. In addition, the fund was active in 2019. The highest number of exits from this fund were in 2018. In terms of the fund's performance, this VC has 6 percentage points more exits when compared to other organizations.

The fund has specific requirements for the number of founders in a start-up. Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are Snapdeal,, iYogi. The country of its foundation and the country of the most frequent investments for the fund coincides - India. In addition to this location, the fund participated in 1 other location. Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are Internet, Information Technology. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 8 more areas of investment. Also, a start-up has to be aged 4-5 years to expect investment from this fund.

The fund was established by Ash Lilani, Suresh Shanmugham. We also identified another 4 core personnel in our database.

The fund usually invests in rounds together with 3-4 others. Besides Saama Capital, start-ups are typically funded by DSG Consumer Partners, Accel, Nexus Venture Partners and 18 more VCs. Other VCs who often invest in the same rounds are Accel, Sequoia Capital India, Nexus Venture Partners, the total number of co-investors is 22. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually joined by DSG Consumer Partners, Accel, InnoVen Capital, as well as 22 other investors.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name:; User name format in descending order of probability: first

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

100.0% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]


Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

39.6% of cases

Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

3.2 years

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.2 out of 1

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]


Number of Minotaurs [amount of portfolio companies, which raised more then $1B in total]


Funds Investing in Previous

DSG Consumer Partners, Accel, Nexus Venture Partners

Funds Investing in Following

DSG Consumer Partners, Accel, InnoVen Capital

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