Nexus Ventures, Speciale Invest, Blume Ventures and Innoven Capital win APEX'21 Venture Capital Awards
Nexus Venture Partners, Speciale Invest, Blume Ventures and Innoven Capital were voted the top Venture Capital investors in India during 2020. The Venture Intelligence “Awards for Private Equity Excellence” (APEX) is dedicated to celebrating the best that the Indian Private Equity & Venture Capital industry has to offer.
The APEX Awardees are selected based on both Self Nomination by the participating PE-VC firms as well as "crowd sourced" nominations and voting from the Limited Partner, PE-VC and advisory communities. (The main criteria are Exit Track Record, New Fund Raises & Follow-on Funding Rounds for Portfolio Companies).
Suvir Sujan, Co-Founder/Managing Director, Nexus Venture Partners said “While we are honored to receive this award, it is the vision and execution of the exceptional entrepreneurs we back that deserve the lion's share of the credit.”
“Over the past decade, we have witnessed the evolution of the Indian technology entrepreneur and Venture Capital. The entrepreneur today is not only innovating for India but also for the world. Over the next decade, we are going to witness large venture funded global technology companies created from India.” he added.
“We are humbled and thankful to Venture Intelligence and the venture ecosystem for the Seed VC Investor of the year 2020 award. We know that we have miles to go in transforming our 4 year journey to becoming a long standing deep-tech venture capital institution, and accept this award as an encouragement in pursuing our journey forward,” shared Vishesh Rajaram, Managing Partner, Speciale Invest.
Ashish Fafadia, Partner, Blume Ventures said “It was a first of its kind ‘Secondary Fund’ for India that we were raising. And that too virtually over tens of video calls. It was humbling to see the interest and trust on the Blume brand with the domestic investor community over the last decade of our journey. It has been a privilege to work with some of the best corporate houses / families / HNIs as LPs and we continue to be vested to grow this community and believe there are strong synergies for all involved.”
“Also, we would like to share this award with our partners Avendus who were integral in helping us pioneer this construct in India. On behalf of Karthik, Sanjay and rest of the Blume team, thank you Venture Intelligence, the jury for the award and everyone for voting for us in this category,” Ashish added.
Ashish Sharma, MD & CEO, InnoVen Capital said “It’s a matter of great pride to be recognized as the best Venture debt player two years in a row. The start-up eco-system will play a pivotal role as India moves closer to a $5 Trillion economy over time. We look forward to continue backing great founders and innovative business models that have the potential to make a meaningful impact.”
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