January 21, 2017 2:44 PM ET

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Company Overview of Sequoia Capital India

Company Overview

Sequoia Capital India is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in startup, seed, early, mid, late, series-A, expansion, public and growth stage companies. The firm prefers to invest in maturing startups in the information technology sector with a focus on the emerging India-US cross border companies in the big data analytics, enterprise software, and semiconductors sectors. It seeks to invest in the consumer services, energy, financial services, infrastructure, healthcare services, internet, mobile applications, outsourcing, wireless and technology sectors. Within consumer services it invests in agriculture, distribution, education, hospitality, media, retail, packaged goods, an...

6th Floor

East Wing, Block B

77 Town Centre

Off HAL Airport Road, Yemlur

Bangalore,  560037


Founded in 2000


91 80 4124 5880


91 80 4124 5884

Key Executives for Sequoia Capital India

Chief Executive Officer and and Investment Advisor
Managing Director, Investment Advisor, and Partner
Age: 46
Managing Director, Investment Advisor, and Partner
Managing Director, Investment Advisor, and Partner
Age: 39
Investment Advisor, Managing Director and Partner
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Sequoia Capital India Key Developments

Prataap Snacks Looking To Raise Funds

Prataap Snacks Private Limited is looking to raise INR 1 billion in the next one year. Prataap Snacks is yet to finalize the modalities for the fresh round of funding. "We could look at roping in more investors. The Board will take the final call," said Amit Kumat, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Prataap Snacks. "We are going to invest about INR 1-2 billion in the next 3-4 years on expansion of manufacturing capacity, increasing the depth of our distribution as well as growing distribution in regions such as the Southern region," he said.

Naspers To Acquire Citrus

Naspers Limited (JSE:NPN) is in the final stages of acquiring Citrus Payment Solutions Pvt. Ltd., valuing the payments platform at INR 10 billion to INR 12 billion. The all-cash deal is expected to close by the end of this month or in September, two people with knowledge of the matter said. Under the proposal, Citrus Pay will be absorbed by PayU. The deal will see the exit of Citrus Pay's existing backers, a list that includes Sequoia Capital India, Ascent Capital Advisors, BEENOS Asia Pte. Ltd. and econtext Asia Limited, the people said. Investec Limited (BSM:INVESTEC) is acting as an adviser to Citrus Pay.

Prataap Mulls IPO

Prataap Snacks Private Limited intends to pursue initial public offering (IPO). Prataap plans to raise INR 5 billion-INR 5.5 billion in IPO. Sequoia Capital is likely to dilute its stake in the company.

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Private Placement
December 5, 2016
Le Travenues Technology Pvt. Ltd.

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