As the process of starting and building businesses changes, the investment landscape too is evolving to suit the changing demands of entrepreneurs. Industry watchers have noticed clear tendencies among VC firms to go the way of depth rather than breadth, investing with dedicated focus on specific sectors rather than scattering cash around and hoping to hit the jackpot.
pi Ventures, for instance, funds and supports entrepreneurs working on next-gen tech such as AI, machine learning and blockchain. Alacrity India’s investment strategy is to focus solely on B2B SaaS enterprises. Omnivore VC is focused on solutions for the Indian agriculture space, and HealthQuad wants to support next-generation healthcare businesses. There is also a new crop of firms, including Iron Pillar, Ideaspring Capital and Endiya Partners, driven by their partners’ own expertise and passion to invest exclusively in IPdriven, deep tech ventures.