Established in mid-2015 , Astarc Ventures is promoted by the Astarc Group. It is an early stage VC fund which aims to partner with startups to help them grow into market leaders. We want to leverage our years of operating business experience across multiple industries and geographies to help startups grow quickly and sustainably.
The fund has 2 themes of investment focus – Strategic Themes which are aligned with core businesses of Astarc Group and Sector Agnostic Themes where we invest in upcoming areas of business and technology. While the fund is setup out of Mumbai (India), we work with entrepreneurs spread across all geographies.
These are forward looking themes where we believe, large businesses can be built in the next decade because of new technology and fundamental shifts in consumer preferences and lifestyles.
These investment themes are based on Astarc Group’s existing business operations and future growth plans. Some of the themes include (but not limited to )
We are flexible in our approach to partnering with startups. While we prefer to come in as early as possible , we could invest anywhere from Seed stage to Pre Series A, Series A , B stages.
We are geography agnostic in our approach. It depends on the target market , our market knowledge and our growth plans. We majorly focus on India, Israel , US and UK.
Ticket Size : We invest anywhere from $50,000 to $1 Million in a single company.
Time Horizon : This is a major source of advantage for us, being promoted by Astarc Group- we are what market calls as patient capital. While we do try and exit our investments in 5-7 years, we are not in any obligation to exit our position pre maturely and partner with the entrepreneurs as long as necessary
The nature of our fund allows us to both lead the investments and co-invest with other funds in syndicate rounds.
LP Investments : We also partner with multiple funds across the globe as LPs to make investments