In the year 2006, the storied Silicon Valley enterprise-with past backing technology giants, Indian investment capital firm. West Bridge had already established two funds, raising a total of $340 million (Rs2, 168 cores). It was later renamed Sequoia Capital India.
Since that early wager on the subcontinent, Sequoia Capital India has invested in some 100 companies in the United States, based on data published by analytics Sequoia VT Bharadwaj raised $400 million (Rs2, 550 core), accompanied by another $300 million (Rs1, 913 core) in 2007-becoming the first Silicon Valley venture capital firm with an exposure in excess of $1 billion in India.
VT Bharadwaj – In the same year, it invested $11.5 million in SKS Microfinance, then India’s largest micro-finance company.
Through the years, Sequoia VT Bharadwaj investments have ranged from healthcare to financial services, and beauty and private choose to appliances. But it’s technology that’s often seen as Sequoia Capital India’s sweet spot, with investments in startups including digital wallet MobiKwik, fashion, and self-driven car rental firm Zoom Car.
In India, bankers and entrepreneurs who’ve engaged with Sequoia VT Bharadwaj India the firm has a strong research framework having a practice of catching startups early.
They are a really strong, research-driven organization as well as their conviction about industries is very strong because of this,” said Toshniwal, md of Enquires VT Bharadwaj, a Mumbai-based boutique investment bank. “Also, because of a global presence, they have a strong connect with the emerging industries globally, mainly in the US.