Start-ups lifecycle along with SIDBI’s interventions


With a strong purpose to support, develop and nurture ideas of modern entrepreneurs that are instrumental in transforming the Indian economy, SIDBI has been playing an important role in developing the Venture Capital (VC) eco-system in the country. Through its holistic offerings comprising of credit and support ecosystem with tailor-made initiatives, SIDBI operates thoughtfully designed initiatives that meet the requirements of a modern entrepreneur at every stage of his journey, from idea generation to venture formation to scaling up a business. SIDBI’s initiatives have been instrumental in creating a vibrant entrepreneurial support ecosystem where a strong capital flow is made available along with relevant handholding to ventures. To provide financial resources for Start-ups / MSMEs, SIDBI has been contributing to corpus of various Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) / Venture Capital Funds (VCFs) for over two decades, which in turn invest at both early & growth stages in Start-ups / MSMEs. SIDBI has committed cumulatively more than INR 3600 crores to over 110 funds under its Fund of Funds operations.

SIDBI does not invest directly in Start-ups, but participates in the capital of Alternative Investment Funds (AIF) registered with Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). SIDBI, thus, contributes to the corpus of Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) for investing in equity and equity-linked instruments of various Start-ups at early stage, seed stage and growth stage.

SIDBI has been managing the following Funds for Start-ups:

Fund of Funds for Start-ups

  • Under Start-up India Action Plan of Government of India
  • Corpus – Rs.10,000 crore (to be built over 14th & 15th Finance Commission cycles.

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  • Launched in October 2016
  • Corpus – Rs.60 crore (proposed to be enhanced to Rs.310 crore)

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India Aspiration Fund

  • Launched on August-2015
  • Corpus of Rs. 2000 crore

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Investment Process

Contact list of VCFs