INTRODUCING VENTURE DEBT FOR EMERGING INDIA.

Venture debt is a form of specialty debt financing provided to companies that are not serviced by traditional lenders like Banks. The financing is usually structured as a combination of a loan along with limited equity investment rights (warrants). While established businesses have many options for debt financing, new economy business have only had access to equity financing to fund their growth. We are here to change that.

We Fund.

We fund new economy businesses that are venture capital backed and show a potential of high-growth.

New Economy
Businesses.

Companies in the Technology, Consumer or Healthcare domain, that typically do not possess any hard assets or collateral that can be used to get a traditional term or working capital loan.

VC
Backed.

Companies that have raised funding from a reputed Venture Capital fund as we co-invest with them to support your financing needs.

High
Growth.

Companies should ideally be growing rapidly, with some revenue generation on a monthly basis. Depending on the stage of business, they should have path to profitability in 24-36 months.


Typical Debt Arrangement.


5-20 Crores.

1-3 Years Term.

Small Equity Stake Option


Portfolio Companies.




We Solve.

We work with founders to help solve the typical concerns of excessive dilution, inadequate runway, and aggressive milestones that affect valuations when raising capital.


Minimize Dilution.

Venture debt will help minimize dilution. So, founders get to keep a higher share, when compared to taking VC-only route. We know that higher ownership early on has significant advantages, especially when companies are likely to raise multiple rounds of funding.

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Minimize Dilution.

Venture debt will help minimize dilution. So, founders get to keep a higher share, when compared to taking VC-only route. We know that higher ownership early on has significant advantages, especially when companies are likely to raise multiple rounds of funding.

Reduce Dilution Illustration


Extend Runway.

Venture debt will help companies construct a longer runway or cash flow than when using purely venture equity. This gives companies time for the Pivot that may be needed in a rapidly growing business.

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Increase Valuation.

A longer runway will allow companies more time to meet milestones and achieve a higher valuation. Often, hitting additional milestones has a significant upward impact on valuations.

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We Deliver.

We roll-up our sleeves to work with founders to get things done. Simple. We’ve been investing in Internet, Technology and Consumer businesses in India for the last decade and have a wealth of operating experience to support potential investee companies.

Meet The Team.

Rahul Khanna

Rahul Khanna

Managing Partner

19 years of venture capital investing and operating experience in tech, media and telecom.

  • Until recently, M.D. – Canaan Partners a $3 Billion global venture capital fund. Previously, Founding Director of Clearstone Venture Partners, India.
  • Served on the Boards/invested in successful companies like BillDesk, Games2Win, Equitas, Naaptol, LoyltyRewardz and AdNear. Personal investor in companies like MediAssist, CarTrade.com, Zopper and Wooplr.
  • Startup experience in Silicon Valley and Hutchison Telecom (Vodafone) across emerging markets.
  • MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
  • MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
Nilesh kothari

Nilesh Kothari

Managing Partner

23 years of corporate finance, underwriting and treasury experience in tech, consulting and financial services.

  • Until recently, M.D. – Ventures and Acquisitions, Accenture plc., a $30 Billion global technology and consulting company.
  • Previously CFO of Accenture Credit Services, HeroBPO and Systems America.
  • Deep operational experience in building several large businesses and creating successful exits like Zenta.
  • Experience of Structured Finance and Ratings at ICRA (A Moody’s Associate) and Debt Funds Management at JM Mutual Fund.
  • Master of Management Studies (MMS) from BITS, Pilani; AICWA.
  • Master of Management Studies (MMS) from BITS, Pilani; AICWA. Master of Management Studies (MMS) from BITS, Pilani; AICWA

Our Advisors.

Sumir Chadha

Venture capital pioneer and leading private equity investor in India.

Westbridge Capital Partners
Goldman Sachs
Mckinsey and Co.

Sam Bhaumik

Leading technology banker and venture debt expert in Silicon Valley.

Square 1 Bank
Hercules Technology Growth Capital
Silicon Valley Bank

Rajeev Ahuja

Banking industry veteran with debt, capital markets and investment banking experience.

RBL Bank
Citibank
Deutsche Bank

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Let’s Talk.

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