Sequoia Capital India

Sequoia Capital India

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Headquarters Location

India, Bengaluru


Sequoia Capital India is the renowned VC, which was created in 2000. This investor is located in Asia, India. The primary office of this VC is located in Bengaluru.

The country of its establishment and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - India. However, start-ups from 8 other countries can be found in the fund's portfolio. Go-Jek, Tokopedia, Oyo Rooms are among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund. Also, a start-up has to be aged 4-5 years to expect investment from this fund. The fund has no an exact preference in the amount of founders of companies in its portfolio. If the applying start-up has 5+ founders, it is very unlikely that funding will be awarded. Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are SaaS, Internet. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 77 more areas of investment.

The fund was established by KP Balaraj, Raj Dugar, Sandeep Singhal, SK Jain, Sumir Chadha. Besides the listed founders, we have found 3 key employees of this fund in our database.

The fund's activity peaked in 2019. Besides, in 2019 the fund was active. In comparison with other funds, Sequoia Capital India makes 18 percentage points less than the average number of lead investments. At the time of investment by Sequoia Capital India, a typical start-up valuation would be 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. In terms of the fund's performance, this VC has 43 percentage points more exits when compared to other organizations. Typical investments for this fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The highest number of exits from this fund were in 2018. The fund usually participates in 13-24 investment rounds per year.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 other investors. Besides Sequoia Capital India, start-ups are typically funded by BEENEXT, Wavemaker Partners, Omidyar Network and 135 more VCs. Other VCs who often invest in the same rounds are Norwest Venture Partners, Y Combinator, Greenoaks Capital, the total number of co-investors is 134. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually joined by Tiger Global Management, Maverick Ventures, SAIF Partners, as well as 122 other investors.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


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

93.4% 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]

31.7% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]


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

3.6 years

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

0.6 out of 1

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


Number of Decacorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $10B]


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


Funds Investing in Previous

BEENEXT, Wavemaker Partners, Omidyar Network

Funds Investing in Following

Tiger Global Management, Maverick Ventures, SAIF Partners

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