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We are a B2B, Early Stage Investor driven by the passion for disruptive technologies..
We support, NextGen Tech Entrepreneurs, who have potential to deliver the outsized growth…

About StartupXseed

StartupXseed Ventures is the Investment Manager of “Aaruha Technology Fund I and II” registered with Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) as Category I - under Alternative Investment Fund (AIF) Regulations 2012.

Founded by Mr. B. V. Naidu (Former Director STPI) along with Mr. Mohandas Pai (through Aarin Capital), Mr. Ramakrishna V, Mr. Ravi Thakur and supported by like-minded team from the Industry, Academia and Professionals, StartupXseed has established itself as a smart capital provider for Deep Tech, B2B, Early Stage Startups.

We are a sector agnostic fund with investments from SaaS to Space (Tech), including the areas of Cyber Security, Semicon, AI/ML, Drones and New Frontier Startups in India with a Global Focus.

As part of our “Co-Founder Program”, above and beyond money, we accompany your journey of building sustainable business, by providing Strategic Support through Market Access, Mentorship, Corporate Governance, Excelerate and Follow-on Investor Connect.

We seek Investment opportunities from Seed to Early Growth stage, where the Start-ups are prepared for growth and are ready for transformation.

Our Portfolio

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    Shield Square

    Bot mitigation solution More
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    AUS

    Specialty Drone for Enterprise services More
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    Aibono

    AI–based precision farming and farm management More
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    Darwin Box

    New age SaaS based HRMS More
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    Siliconch Systems

    Type–C Design and IP creation More
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    Singularity

    Solving verification problem for silicon design firms using AI More
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    Cloud SEK

    AI based unified Risk Management Enterprise solution More
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    Bellatrix Aerospace

    Newage Propulsion systems for satellites More
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    Analyz

    AI based security management product suite More
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    AlphaICs

    Processors for AI applications in edge applications More
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    Steradian Semi

    4D Imaging RADAR and ML based image construction More
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    Smarterbiz

    WFH platform for call centres and BPOs More
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    AUS

    Specialty Drone for Enterprise services More
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    Aibono

    AI–based precision farming and farm management More
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    Darwin Box

    New age SaaS based HRMS More
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    Singularity

    Solving verification problem for silicon design firms using AI More
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    Cloud SEK

    AI based unified Risk Management Enterprise solution More
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    Bellatrix Aerospace

    Newage Propulsion systems for satellites More
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    Analyz

    AI based security management product suite More
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    AlphaICs

    Processors for AI applications in edge applications More
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    Steradian Semi

    4D Imaging RADAR and ML based image construction More
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    Smarterbiz

    WFH platform for call centres and BPOs More
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    Shield Square

    Bot mitigation solution More
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    Darwin Box

    New age SaaS based HRMS More
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    Siliconch Systems

    Type–C Design and IP creation More

Meet Our Team

Great things in business are never done by one person, they are done by team of people

Mr. V. Balakrishnan

General Partner

Mr. V. Balakrishnan, also known as "Bala" is also the Founder & Chairman of Exfinity, a Private Equity Fund focused on investing...

Mr. B. V. Naidu

Managing Partner

Mr. BV Naidu is the Managing Partner of the Fund and brings in 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur, mentor...

Mr. T. V. Mohandas Pai

General Partner

Mr.T.V. Mohandas Pai popularly known as Mohan brings with him decades of operational and leadership experience.

Dr. Krishna Mikkilineni

General Partner

Dr. Krishna Mikkilineni is the former Head of Operations, Automation and Engineering as well as CTO of Honeywell Technologies Inc.

Mr. V. Ramakrishna

General Partner

Mr.Ramakrishna.V popularly known as Ram, has over 40 years of rich experience in setting up and managing Information Technology...

Mr. Ravi Thakur

General Partner

Ravi Thakur is the Co-Founding Partner at StartupXseed Ventures and comes with over 21 years of Leadership ...

Mr. Sid Mookerji

General Partner

Mr. Sid Mookerji has been an entrepreneur most of his career and is currently Entrepreneur-In-Residence (EIR) for the Retail...

Mr. B. V. Naidu

Managing Partner

Mr. BV Naidu is the Managing Partner of the Fund and brings in 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur, mentor...

Mr. Ravi Thakur

Co Founding Partner

Ravi Thakur is the Co-Founding Partner at StartupXseed Ventures and comes with over 21 years of Leadership ...

Mr. Srinivasa Raghavan

CTO

Mr. Srinivasa Raghavan comes more than 2 decades of experience at Honeywell Technologies solutions, the global design...

Mr. Kishore Kumar D

Principal

Kishore is a Principal with StartupXseed Ventures and has been associated with the fund since April 2017...

Ms. Hima Mongam

Venture Partner

Ms. Hima is a serial entrepreneur and leader with more than 20 years of experience. In the past, She has invested into diverse....

Mr. Swarup Ravichandran

Investment Analyst

Swarup is an Investment Analyst with StartupXseed Ventures and has over 6 years of investment experience....

Mr. Janakiraman

Mr.Janakiraman (Jani) has over 35 years of experience in IT Industry and is acknowledged as an authority in Information Technology Business.

Dr. Sridhar Mitta

Dr. Sridhar Mitta, a Mentor and an Advisory Council Member for StartupXseed has nearly four decades of experience in Information Technology R&D and related businesses in India and United States.

Prof. Sadagopan

Professor Sadagopan is a Mentor and an Advisory Council Member for StartupXseed ventures. He is currently the Director (President) of IIIT-Bangalore (a PhD granting University) and as the first Director of IIIT-Bangalore he is involved in the visioning

Mr. Sanjay Nayak

Mr.Sanjay Nayak is a Mentor and an Advisory Council Member for StartupXseed ventures, Sanjay is also the Co-founder & CEO of Tejas Networks, Bangalore and Managing Director of Synopsys India, a global leader in Electronic Design Automation.

Mr.Sanjeev Keskar

Mr.Sanjeev Keskar is a part of the Advisory Council at StartupXseed ventures. He is currently serving as the Managing Director of Arrow Electronics, India.

Mr. Alok Sen

Mr.Alok sen is one of the core members of the investment committee at StartupXseed ventures. He Co-founded Jeeves Consumer Services Pvt Ltd and exited to Flipkart in a acquisition deal.

Mr. David Keynan

Mr. David Keynan comes with more than 3 decades of experience and currently is the Vice Chairman of FIICC. David was formerly Managing Partner at BDO-I2I, the Indian arm of BDO Ziv-Haft from Israel. ...

Get in Touch

Are you a deep technology startup looking to raise funds? Great, send us your pitch deck and we will get back to you soon.

Pitch

Alternately, send your pitch deck to ideas@startupxseed.in


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ideas@startupxseed.in

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