Helion Venture Partners

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Helion Ventures Partners is an Indian focused venture capital firm based in Mauritius.[1]

Created in 2006,[2] Helion was founded by Rahul Chandra, Ashish Gupta, Kanwaljit Singh[2] and Sanjeev Aggarwal.[3] The firm focuses on technology startups in the early to middle stages.[3] According to The Economic Times, in 2012 Helion was India's "largest domestic venture capital firm".[4]

The company has created four funds: a $140 million fund in 2006,[5] a $210 million fund in 2008,[5] a $255 million fund in 2012,[1] and a $300 million fund in 2015.[6] Although Helion is focused primarily on technology companies, it has also funded companies in the environmental technology, education, financial services, and health care sectors.[5]

By January 2015, Helion had cashed out of three companies it had invested in.[5] In 2010, MakeMyTrip had an initial public offering.[5] In 2013, Naspers bought Redbus.in, and Moody's Investors Service bought Amba Research.[5]

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  1. ^ a b Nair, Radhika P (2012-03-22). "Helion Venture Partners closes $255 million fund". The Economic Times. Archived from the original on 2015-11-21. Retrieved 2015-11-21. 
  2. ^ a b Gupta, Bhawna (2015-04-17). "Helion on road to raise $300M in tech-focused VC fund; to back up to 25 Indian startups". VCCircle. Archived from the original on 2015-11-21. Retrieved 2015-11-21. 
  3. ^ a b Russell, Jon (2015-04-16). "Helion Venture Partners Raises New $300M Fund For Startups In India". TechCrunch. Archived from the original on 2015-11-21. Retrieved 2015-11-21. 
  4. ^ Gooptu, Biswarup (2012-08-31). "Helion Venture Partners in talks to sell stake in Amba Research". The Economic Times. Archived from the original on 2015-11-21. Retrieved 2015-11-21. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f Narasimhan, T E (2015-01-15). "Helion Venture Partners to float fourth fund". Business Standard. Archived from the original on 2015-11-21. Retrieved 2015-11-21. 
  6. ^ KJ, Shashidhar (2015-04-23). "Helion Venture Partners raises $300 mn to invest in early, mid startups in India". MediaNama. Archived from the original on 2015-11-21. Retrieved 2015-11-21. 

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