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August 16, 2006

Action heats up in the Indo-US VC corridor


Mark Sherman of Battery Ventures has a launched a new blog titled ABCDVC.com focusing on India investments. The first couple of posts - here and here - provide a profile of various Silicon Valley VCs as well as local VC funds with SV connections entering the country.
First of all, by ABCD, I mean American Born Commuting (to) Desh. I firmly believe that India will become one of the core venture hubs of the world: Silicon Valley, Route 128, Israel, Bangalore, etc. I first visited India in 1992 for fun and have been visiting India 3 or 4 times per year for the last few years to better understand its markets.

One of the good fortunes of being based in Silicon Valley is that I see many more Indian-based management teams as they visit the Bay Area to visit customers, partners, family, etc. Having been part of the technology boom of the 1990s, I hope to re-live the good parts of this experience as India emerges into an exciting emerging market of venture capital activity.

Arun Natarajan is the Founder of Venture Intelligence, which tracks private equity and venture capital in India and Indian-founded companies worldwide. View sample issues of Venture Intelligence India newsletters and reports.