Seed investment and innovation platform Venture Catalysts has expanded into Delhi/NCR after partnering with Edge Tech Ventures, a Delhi-based start-up innovation platform.
With this partnership Venture Catalysts will be extending its proprietary start-up enablement platform to upcoming ventures in the region, and give the start-up landscape in the Delhi/NCR region a big boost.
VCats’ had recently forayed into Surat region.
Speaking on the Delhi launch, Dr. Apoorv Ranjan Sharma, Co-founder, Venture Catalysts, said, “
Delhi/NCR region has emerged as the second largest hub for start-ups in India. And the decision to expand operations into Delhi is a part of VCats’ long-term strategy to establish a comprehensive start-up support infrastructure across the country.
“While we will be looking forward to more such expansions in the near future, we will also like to invite other start-up enablers toparticipate in this revolution and establish India’s position as the start-up capital of the world. We are also aiming to mobilise investors and catalysts locally in order to facilitate greater opportunities for mentoring, funds and networking for start-ups,” said Sharma.
VCats’ Delhi will be assisted by Sameer Rastogi, Gagan Ghai, Amarjeet Pahwa and Yogesh Bansal.
Sameer Rastogi is the Managing Partner of India Juris and has experience in assisting and advising start-ups, angel investors, PE Funds, VC Funds, foreign investors, Accelerators, Incubators, E-Cells, and academic institutions on various corporate, legal and regulatory aspects of Investment transactions, technology transfer and Intellectual Property.
Gagan Ghai, Partner, Crest Capital Advisors has got deep experience in business valuation &enhancement, strategic rethinking, and coaching companies for growth from startups to mid-corporate.
Amarjeet Pahwa, Partner, Crest Capital Advisors, has got deep expertise in risk management, business process improvement, and automation (ERP) for growing companies including startups and have rich experience from working with companies like ITC, NESTLE, Union Carbide etc.
Yogesh Bansal, a veteran in internet industry and a serial entrepreneur who has founded couple of successful start-ups.He is also an Angel Investor and tech evangelist.
Sameer Rastogi, Chief Advisor, Venture Catalysts Delhi, added, “The idea is not just about providing financial backing to the start-up space but also to nurture promising ventures and equip them with the tools required to expand on not just a national, but also on a global level.”
Having enabled over nine investments worth more than $1.5 million in six months of its operations, VCats is now looking to take forward its impressive performance by expanding into more geographies and create a country-wide nexus of start-ups, investors, enablers and growth facilitators. The platform will also be aiming to mobilise local HNIs and investors onto a national platform and seeks to enable financial and business-related assistance into at least 30 start-ups within the first year of its operations.