Venture Capitalists (VCs) investing in India

Xconomy.com just reported on the leading New England VCs investing in India. Matrix Partners and Canaan Partners led the way, even if they are a bit behind VC firms that have set up significant India-funds and teams. As they report

A report from Dow Jones VentureSource shows that venture capital investment collected by entrepreneurs in India nearly tripled in 2007, totaling $928 million across 80 separate deals, as compared to just $349 million for 36 deals in 2006. It was “easily the highest total on record for the region,” according to the Dow Jones report, which was released today. Some 48 percent of the funding went to information technology companies…

Within India’s IT sector, Web-based information services companies captured the biggest chunk of venture cash, accounting for 22 deals worth almost $141 million.

Here’s the list of the top 20 investors placing equity-based venture investments in Indian companies in 2007. (All data courtesy of Dow Jones Venture Source.)

Name Type of Fund Number of Deals
Draper Fisher Jurvetson Venture Capital 7
IDG Ventures India Venture Capital 6
Intel Capital Corporate VC 5
Sequoia Capital Venture Capital 4
Erasmic Venture Fund Venture Capital 3
Matrix Partners Venture Capital 3
Velocity Interactive Group Venture Capital 2
Canaan Partners Venture Capital 2
Carlyle Group Private Equity 2
SVB Financial Group Investment Bank 2
Clearstone Venture Partners Venture Capital 2
UTI Venture Funds Venture Capital 2
GVFL Venture Capital 2
Temasek Holdings Other 2
ICICI Venture Funds Management Venture Capital 2
Silicon Valley Bank Other 2
SIDBI Venture Capital Venture Capital 2
Individual Investors Angel Investor 2
New Enterprise Associates Venture Capital 2
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Venture Capital 2
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