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Investments

48

Portfolio Exits

8

Funds

3

About SeedFund

With offices in Mumbai and Banglore, SeedFund is a $15 million India-based venture capital firm that makes investments of between $250,000 and $1.25 million in portfolio companies. They primarily invest in internet, media, mobile, telecom, retail or consumer-facing plays. Their aim is to invest in 15-20 companies with their current fund. Amongst the investors in SeedFund are several institutions and individuals including Motorola Ventures, Reliance ADA Group, SVB Financial Group, an affiliate of Silicon Valley Bank, Sierra Ventures, Mayfield Fund, Edelweiss Capital and individuals like Kanwal Rekhi, KB Chandrashekhar, B V Jagadeesh and Sridar Iyengar.

SeedFund Headquarter Location

001, Turf Estate, Shakti Mills Lane Off. Dr. E. Moses Road, Mahalaxmi

400 011,

India

+91 22 24902201

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Legal SaaS Startup IPHawk Raises Funding of $40K at TiE Smasher Award

Jul 29, 2020

Mumbai-based Legal Software-as-a-service startup, IPHawk’s founder Pranab Salian and co-founder Gaurav Shetty presented their solution to several well-known entrepreneurs and angel investors and received the spot-funding of $40k. This investment is in a private capacity by TiE Angels including serial entrepreneur-turned investor Sanjay Mehta, Dewang Narella of Atom Technologies, Anjali Bansal of TPG Private Equity, and Pravin Gandhi of Seedfund. ADVERTISEMENT On the investment, Pranab Salian, Founder, IPHawk said: Every responsible business today with a brand or even a website and domain name needs a plan to safeguard their Intellectual Property, just like they need insurance and anti virus software. IPHawk’s platform provides a first line of defense for businesses around the world to protect their IP assets like brands and trademarks, avoiding needless delays and expensive litigation IPHawk is an Indian startup in the space that aims to be the legal first-responder to small and mid-sized enterprises with an infringed trademark or copyright. The company’s technology uses artificial intelligence to identify infringing usage of Intellectual Property (IP), using numerous metadata signals like the reputation and history of the publisher. On the development, Gaurav Shetty, Co-founder, IPHawk said: The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) plays a key role in fostering Mumbai’s startup ecosystem. We are grateful to TiE members for creating the opportunity for startups to access experienced mentors and capital at one event The company’s personalized assessment gives you a keen eye view of the IP Risks faced by your specific brand name, trademark, character, or keyword. Furthermore, this report is generated by scanning over 1000 common infringement venues for client’s keyword and also benchmarks the client’s IP Risk with other organization in your industry. The custom report generated can be used as a starting point to categorize and prioritize client’s IP risk, as the first step consequently optimizing client’s Intellectual Property Protection across the internet. The USP of the company’s solution is the ability to autonomously respond to infringers and initiate the content removal process or other legally appropriate action. The company is planning to use the funds to improve their product and develop new features based on early customers feedback. The startup will also benefit from having these experienced investors as mentors who can open future doors for the company. Share this:

SeedFund Investments

48 Investments

SeedFund has made 48 investments. Their latest investment was in Chumbak Design as part of their Series C - II on November 11, 2017.

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SeedFund Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

11/28/2017

Series C - II

Chumbak Design

$13.19M

No

8

6/26/2017

Seed VC - II

V Resorts

$4M

No

2

6/16/2016

Series B

Voonik

$17M

No

5

10/9/2015

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

8/5/2015

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

Date

11/28/2017

6/26/2017

6/16/2016

10/9/2015

8/5/2015

Round

Series C - II

Seed VC - II

Series B

Seed VC

Seed VC

Company

Chumbak Design

V Resorts

Voonik

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Amount

$13.19M

$4M

$17M

$99M

$99M

New?

No

No

No

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Co-Investors

Sources

8

2

5

10

10

SeedFund Portfolio Exits

8 Portfolio Exits

SeedFund has 8 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was AxisRooms on August 26, 2020.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

8/26/2020

Merger

$99M

2

2/18/2020

Merger

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10

7/12/2019

Corporate Majority

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$99M

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10

7/3/2018

Acquired

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$99M

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10

5/10/2016

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

8/26/2020

2/18/2020

7/12/2019

7/3/2018

5/10/2016

Exit

Merger

Merger

Corporate Majority

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

2

10

10

10

10

SeedFund Fund History

3 Fund Histories

SeedFund has 3 funds, including Seedfund II.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

1/31/2011

Seedfund II

Early-Stage Venture Capital

Closed

$54M

1

3/1/2007

Seedfund I

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$99M

10

Seedfund III

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10

Closing Date

1/31/2011

3/1/2007

Fund

Seedfund II

Seedfund I

Seedfund III

Fund Type

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Status

Closed

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Amount

$54M

$99M

Sources

1

10

10

SeedFund Team

3 Team Members

SeedFund has 3 team members, including current Managing Partner, Bharati Jacob.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Bharati Jacob

Managing Partner

Current

Mahesh Murthy

Managing Partner

Current

Pravin Ratila Gandhi

General Partner

Current

Name

Bharati Jacob

Mahesh Murthy

Pravin Ratila Gandhi

Work History

Title

Managing Partner

Managing Partner

General Partner

Status

Current

Current

Current

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