VC Updates: IDG to raise $300mn India Fund, SeedFund to raise $30mn Fund

IDG Ventures (read our complete coverage of IDG) is planning to raise India specific fund of $300 mn (expects to complete raising the money by 2009). IDG has invested in 8 Indian firms so far: 3D Solid Compression, Kreeda, Aujas Networks (part of EIR programme), Manthan Systems, ConnectM, Ozone Media, iViz and Perfint.[source]

SeedFund. backed by Google and Reliance ADAG is

looking to raise its second fund with a corpus of $30 million [source]

Erasmic too is planning the next round of fund raising ($30mn).

Other VC firms entering India

VC Investment in India

Q1 reports, 2008:

  • Total Deals : 21 (while there were 28 deals announced in Q1 2007, a sharp decline of 25%).
  • Max. Deal Size: $18.75mn (ClearTrip)
  • Close to 50% (10 out of 21) deals were in the range of $5-10 million.
  • $87 million via 14 deals [More]

With so much of action happening in India, I don’t think startups can ever crib about lack of VC interest. The general complaint from VC firms is the lack of quality startups.

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