One of India’s leading venture capital firms has rebranded itself as Elevation Capital. The purpose behind doing so was to reflect its investment ethos and it will continue to back founders at an early stage. Elevation Capital has also closed its latest and seventh fund at $400 million. This is one of its largest India-specific capital raises. It first raised an India-specific fund of $350 million in 2010, and the firm today manages more than $2 billion in assets.
SAIF Partners is a stage and sector agnostic private equity firm in Asia. SAIF Partners currently manages over $4 billion in capital. The firm has offices in Hong Kong, China, and India.
SAIF Partners, which has been operating in India since 2002, has been the early backer to startups that have now turned unicorns, including Paytm, Swiggy, and Unacademy to name a few. Present in India for about 18 years now, Elevation Capital has backed some of the really early movers in the consumer internet space with companies like Sify, Makemytrip, and Justdial. It also had public exits with companies like Makemytrip and Justdial getting listed.
These investments would be led and managed by Elevation’s five Managing Directors, Deepak Gaur, Mayank Khanduja, Mridul Arora, Ravi Adusumalli , Mukul Arora, and Vivek Mathur.
Mayank Khanduja, Managing Director, Elevation Capital said, “Their commitment to the founders is reflected through a deep conviction and not making competing investments. Elevation Capital believes in partnering with companies for the long haul and being all in with empathy, trust, and unflinching support.”
Ravi Adusumalli, Managing Partner, Elevation Capital, said, “Elevation reflects our investment ethos and re-emphasises our commitment to founders who help redefine our future. For existing partners, it is a commitment of continued collaboration on our path-breaking journeys together. For new partners, it is a promise to do all we can to achieve great heights together, from day one.”