Zero To One, a network of angel and early-stage investors, has secured The Securities and Exchange Board of India ( SEBI) to establish a Rs 300 crore Category-1 Alternative Investment Fund (AIF).
The sector-neutral fund will support early-stage, pre-seed, and Series A technology companies while concentrating on startups in the edtech, healthtech, agritech, medtech, and cleantech fields. Director Praveen Kaushik and Rahul Massey introduced Zero To One in May 2022. (Director). As the chief analyst and investment officer, Anurag Agrawal joined the angel fund network.
“Zero to One was founded with the intention of not just funding businesses but also of building an environment that can help and encourage entrepreneurs to reach new heights, “Zero To One’s founder and director, Praveen Kaushik, stated.
Zero To One to focus on edtech, healthtech, agritech, medtech, and cleantech
“We are confident that the AIF will not only provide funding for new businesses, but will also help them grow thanks to the ecosystem we have built’s mentorship and support systems. 500+ angels, high net worth individuals (HNIs), and venture capitalists from India, Singapore, Dubai, the US, and the UK make up the Zero To One group of early-stage investors.
The network protects the interests of investors who wager on early-stage businesses by using an in-house, thorough screening method to analyse “acceptable” startups, providing them with an investor syndicate to share risks, and diversifying their investment portfolios to maximise returns. When the global private equity funding market is experiencing a decline, early-stage funding has been a “torching light.” Early-stage firms got funding totaling more than $2 billion during the first quarter of FY22.
New-age investors are redefining investment situations and busting the stereotype that Indians are risk-averse investors. These are the same investors who think technology will transform society and who are optimistic about business leaders who can drive disruption through technology-driven innovation. We are prepared to assist early-stage firms in growing, Praveen added.