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Norwest Venture Partners is a global, multi-stage investment firm that manages approximately $6 billion in capital and has funded more than 600 companies since inception. Norwest India is an advisor to Norwest’s Mauritius subsidiary.
We are focused on early to mid-stage venture capital investments in India across a wide range of sectors such as consumer, internet, telecommunications, financial services and education. We also make growth equity investments in India-centric businesses in sectors such as technology, financial services, infrastructure, consumer, industrials, manufacturing, media, telecommunications, retail and healthcare.
For early and mid-stage companies in India, we tend to invest between $2 million and $15 million in companies with strong growth potential, proven business models and some revenue traction.
We collaborate closely with our management teams to think critically about key strategic issues, business building initiatives and how to collectively drive increased shareholder value. We help our portfolio companies in a variety of areas including: business development, sales, recruiting and marketing.
We typically invest between $15 million and $35 million and up to $75 million in each transaction. We invest in fast growing companies with strong market positions, proven management teams and significant revenue and net income traction. We invest in both listed as well as unlisted companies.
Norwest Venture Partners has opened many doors for Persistent Systems and has brokered strategic relationships with some of the largest global companies. Since Norwest’s early investment, Promod Haque has been an active board member, mentor and trusted advisor. In addition to Promod’s strategic guidance, we’ve also benefited from the entire Norwest partnership. Promod and the team have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to our long-term objectives, and have worked as a valued partner to our company for the last five years.
Anand Deshpande, Founder & CEO - Persistent Systems
iProf’s dream was to deliver mobile learning . Norwest made us realize this dream by sharing its global experience, acting as sounding board for our ideas and providing resources– A true friend , philosopher and guide role .
Sanjay Purohit, Founder & CEO - iProf India
Bringing in Norwest is probably one of the best things that could have happened to our company. Norwest has in-depth expertise in the enterprise, cloud and SaaS ecosystems, which is extremely valuable. Mohan Kumar has connected us with key strategic accounts and partner networks that are otherwise difficult to penetrate. Since Norwest’s investment, we have grown 20X in two years, hired key talent and built a great foundation to scale. Mohan has become more than an investor. He is now a trusted adviser and mentor. As a partnership, Norwest is very active with the portfolio and I love it, because being a founding CEO is lonely otherwise!
Arvind Kumar, Founding Member & CEO - Attune Technologies
Norwest is an extremely active and supportive partner, and the team has been invaluable in helping us set strategic priorities. In particular, Norwest guided Sadbhav over the last five years, served as a strategic sounding board, and was instrumental in preparing us for an IPO.
Nitin Patel, Executive Director - Sadbhav
Apart from being patient with our execution (big win already), Sumer Juneja has been of incredible help with multiple parts of the business, including connections to restaurants, investors, and hiring for key talent. He’s looked at the food-tech space very closely and understands it like very few people do, and his input has definitely helped us chart out our strategies for the future with great clarity.
Sriharsha Majety, Co-Founder - Swiggy
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NVP Venture Capital India Private Limited Corporate Social Responsibility Philosophy
We believe in social responsibility of business and that ‘people’ should be the real source of inspiration. We equally commit ourselves to energize our surrounding communities through our Corporate Social Responsibility (‘CSR’) initiatives.
NVP CSR strategy focuses on aligning corporate goals with development goals thereby enabling inclusive growth. Through the CSR initiatives, our Company strives to provide equitable opportunities for sustainable growth. With this idea of shared growth, our company has focused the CSR initiative in the field of promoting education and health of the disadvantaged and marginalized section of society in terms of disability.
NVP is working for the disabled segments of our society and aims at extending generous help towards their upliftment.
Areas covering NVP’s CSR Initiatives
NVP’s CSR activities primarily focuses on identifying gaps in the existing system of the delivery to society and intervening meaningfully with them, so as to create a long-term, sustainable impact; rather than creating parallel systems.
The Board of Directors, Management and the CSR Committee Members of the Company are committed to assisting differently abled sections of society and to help building a sustainable way of living for them.
Focus Area – Differently abled people;
NVP has provided for an improved living environment for blind children. This environment provides their hygiene, medical facilities and nutrition.
Improving quality of education – We are focused on improving the quality of education provided to blind children. We are working in partnership with reputable agencies providing Braille based study material for blind children to improve access, content and delivery of education.
Skills-based volunteering – Apart from enhancing their knowledge, the blind children are also taught skills in vocations like rolling incense sticks for sale in local markets.
The focus was in this segment was on construction for providing rooms and improving the living standards of the children. An entire floor has been constructed to provide the children additional space to live comfortably.
Facilities such as toilets, books, clothing, health insurance were provided.
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