Accel Set to Invest in 25 Indian Startups, Eyes India-focused Fund

Accel VC firm to invest in 25 Indian tech startups, plans dedicated fund for India, showing strong commitment to the ecosystem.

By Sunil Sonkar 2 Min Read
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Accel Set to Invest in 25 Indian Startups, Eyes India-focused Fund

Venture capital firm Accel has announced significant investments plan for the Indian startups. It is eyeing to strengthen innovation and entrepreneurship with a groundbreaking support for around 25 promising new companies in the tech industry this year. It is also in plans to launch a specialized fund exclusively for India in the coming years. These steps indicate a strong commitment to the burgeoning startup ecosystem in the country.

Accel partner Prashanth Prakash stated that the firm has maintained an active investment pace and last year investmented in seventeen startups. The figure was 51 in 2022. The upcoming investments are learned to be spread across various sectors and the primary focus would be in agritech, B2B, manufacturing, artificial intelligence (AI), software as a service (SaaS) and climate technology. Its significant investments are currently in a couple of Indian unicorns including Flipkart, Freshworks, Swiggy and Spinny.

Foreign investor sentiment towards India has been notably positive due to favorable policy changes unlike China. However, recent corporate governance issues such as those in Paytm and Byju’s have highlighted the importance of thorough due diligence processes for investors.

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Accel is optimistic about long-term prospects of the Indian market even though the startup landscape has witnessed downturn in recent years. The decline has been basically due to global macroeconomic challenges and heightened investor vigilance. However, the confidence of Accel is viewed as stability and integrity of investments in the ever-evolving startup landscape.

As Accel continues to strengthen its presence in India, its investment strategy is a gesture of promising journey for the Indian startup ecosystem. It also reflects a shared commitment to nurturing entrepreneurship and driving sustainable growth.

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