Baring Private Equity Partners India and Inflection Point Ventures have teamed up to support Sanchiconnect, a fundraising platform to support deep & emerging tech innovations in India.
Building & growing a deep tech startup is a challenge and in India its like an uphill battle.
Despite the availability of the resources and strong growth metrics (53% CAGR over the last 10 years), startups operating in this space are still eyeing access to seed capital and thematic funds and to reach potential customers who are mostly enterprises they need market access and POC-led engagements.
Deep tech startups look for deep academic knowledge & expertise while hiring for their team. And it shouldn’t surprise you if you find that 85% of Founders/CEOs believe that DeepTech talent comes at substantial costs.
All these challenges & hurdles need immediate fix by creating corporate, VC and community-backed incubators for enhancing outreach and driving innovation, academia collaboration, and world-class innovation clusters.
Addressing these fallbacks, Dr Sunil Shekhawat, ex-Head of Products & NASSCOM Deeptech Club backed by Baring Private Equity Fund India and Inflection Point Ventures launches a fundraising, one-stop support platform to drive deep tech innovations from India.
To fast-track funding in deep tech startups, Sanchiconnect has started with a network of more than 50 Angels, VCs and Investment networks like Capital2B (InfoEdge), Pi Ventures, Speciale Invest, Nexus VP, Yournest VC, GrowX, Ankur Capital, Modular Capital and many more as Investment partners to fund startups on the platform.
Sharing his vision Dr Shekhwat, CEO, of Sanchiconnect says” With a vision to democratize Indian innovation globally on four fronts – fund accessibility, enterprise sales, tech hiring and business services, we expect Sanchiconnect to become leading discovery to transaction enablement platform for deep & emerging tech innovations from India for the world.”
The platform has come out of stealth mode in the last week of August and has already confirmed three successful term sheets through the investor partner network. The platform will facilitate investments in early-stage as well as growth-stage startups, with deal sizes ranging from $100,000 to $10 million.
“India has the potential to become a leading hub for deep disruptive technology companies. SanchiConnect is an exciting platform enabling fundraising, recruitment, customer acquisition and strategic partnerships for this ecosystem. We are delighted to partner with SanchiConnect to constructively engage with this ecosystem,” said Rahul Bhasin, Managing Partner, Baring PE India Fund.