Smile Group

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Harish Bahl Manish Vij


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Total investments 51
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 45
Rounds per year 2.22
Lead investments 15
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 13
Key employees Soon
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Internet
  • Advertising
  • Apps
  • E-Commerce
  • Mobile

In 1999 was created Smile Group, which is appeared as Corporate Investor. The main office of represented Corporate Investor is situated in the Gurgaon. The venture was found in Asia in India.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 participants. Despite the Smile Group, startups are often financed by Sequoia Capital, TA Ventures, Sequoia Capital India. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are TPG Growth, Rohit Bansal, Kunal Bahl. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by DSG Consumer Partners, DN Capital, Venture Highway.

The fund was created by Harish Bahl, Manish Vij.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Fashion & You, Rapido Bike Taxi, HackerEarth. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Transportation, Gaming. The fund has specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 4 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - India. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund.

Deals in the range of 50 - 100 millions dollars are the general things for fund. When the investment is from Smile Group the average startup value is more than 1 billion dollars. The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year. The high activity for fund was in 2019. Considering the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 1 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. Comparing to the other companies, this Smile Group performs on 23 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2017.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


$7M12 Apr 2022 Gurugram, Haryana, India


Delivery Service
E-Commerce Platforms
Food Delivery
Food Processing
Snack Food
$700M24 Jan 2022 Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Animoca Brands

Casual Games
Developer Platform
$500M18 Jan 2022 Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, China


Employee Benefits
Financial Services
Personal Finance
$6M29 Nov 2021 Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia

Animoca Brands

Casual Games
Developer Platform
$65M20 Oct 2021 Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, China


09 Feb 2021 Haryana


Information Technology
Supply Chain Management
$1M02 Jun 2020 Gurugram, Haryana, India

Remedo Healthcare

Health Care
30 Apr 2020 Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India


Digital Entertainment
$8M08 Apr 2020 India, Haryana


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