Hyderabad Angels New ₹100Cr VC Fund to Back 20 Startups

Feb 13: Hyderabad Angels Fund (HAF) inaugural venture capital fund, classified as a Category 1 Alternative Investment Fund (AIF), has set a target to invest up to Rs 5 crore each in 20 startups. The fund will have an initial investment pool of Rs 100 crore along with an optional additional greenshoe of Rs 50 crore.

The fund will be customized for tech and AI-driven startups focussed on scalability. Category 1 AIFs invest in startups, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), social sectors and economically desirable sectors. The sector-agnostic fund aims to invest up to Rs 5 crore each in 20 startups poised for technological and AI-driven scalability at the pre-Series A/Series A stage, with a commitment to subsequent investments to support their future growth.

The Hyderabad Angels Fund comprises entrepreneurs and business leaders from pharmaceutical, health sciences technology, education, sustainability, and other sectors. Its managing partners serve as primary investors.

“We are building HAF as a dynamic, collaboration-driven platform where founders not only secure financial backing but also tap into the collective wisdom of accomplished Limited Partners who themselves are successful entrepreneurs,” Sri Myneni and Kishore Ganji, Managing Partners of HAF, said in a joint statement.

Cyient Chief Called for the importance of active engagement platform: Hyderabad Angels Fund

BVR Mohan Reddy, founder and executive Chairman of Cyient emphasised on the importance of an active engagement platform between LPs/investors and entrepreneurs.

“Fostering an active engagement platform between Limited Partners (LPs)/ investors and entrepreneurs is pivotal for creating successful businesses. HAF is constructed with this strategic approach. With direct guidance from many seasoned investors from a diverse array of industries, HAF Collaborative Limited Partners (CLPs) platform will become a dynamic force empowering and cultivating successful ventures,” he said

Hyderabad Angels Fund, the funding and founder-investor collaboration platform led by Hyderabad Angels, aims to empower founders to achieve their visions. It leverages the decade-long investment expertise of Hyderabad Angels, which has fueled the growth of numerous innovative businesses across various sectors, it said in a statement.

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