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Arkam Ventures

Arkam Ventures is an early-stage technology fund partnering with outstanding founders targeting Middle India. Arkam invests in two broad areas - Digital category creators and Digital enablers. Digital category creators reimagine essential products in mega markets, with unique business models that allow rapid access to millions of new customers. Portfolio examples include Krazybee, Jar, SmartStaff, and SmallCase. Digital enablers build new technology infrastructure, often via SaaS platforms, to help others achieve the same goal of impacting millions of users. Our portfolio companies like Signzy and SpotDraft are representative of such enablers.

Middle India by Design

Portfolio

Digital lending app expanding credit access for Middle India

Krazybee is a mobile lending platform offering small ticket loans to the next 400M consumers. The company has over 25M downloads and has serviced over 2M consumers.

Madhusudhan Ekambaram CEO, Co-founder

Agri-Fin platform for Rural India

Jai Kisan is an agri-finance company providing equipment and working capital loans to rural India consumers engaged in the agricultural supply chain.

Arjun Aluwahilia CEO, Co-founder

Technology-enabled supply chain for Kirana stores

Jumbotail is a technology led marketplace platform connecting thousands of Kirana stores and supermarkets, with brands and staple producers.

Karthik Venkateswaran CEO, Co-founder

Affordable capital markets products for smaller investors

Smallcase provides easy-to-use, low-cost, transparent investment products that allow Middle India investors to access capital markets for the first time. With Smallcase, these investors can participate with small ticket investments at low entry costs.

Vasanth Kamath CEO, Co-founder

Small business financial inclusion via digital onboarding

Signzy is an AI digital risk and compliance SAAS platform for financial institutions to automate customer onboarding processes for small business and consumers with an 80% reduction in cost.

Ankit Ratan CEO, Co-founder

Reimagining healthcare for Middle India

BestDoc is a SaaS digital patient relationship management platform that enables hospitals to manage inpatient and outpatient customer facing processes.

Afsal Salu CEO, Co-founder

Small ticket savings for Middle India

Jar is a savings app that provides the most friction free path to building financial wellness.

Nishchay AG & Misbah Ashraf Co-founders

Digital platform for a 100M manufacturing workers

Smartstaff is a digital platform changing the way blue collar workers interact with businesses.

Arpit Dave CEO, Co-founder

Investors

Binny Bansal

Co-Founder, Flipkart

Rajesh Magow

Co-Founder, MakeMyTrip

Mekin Maheshwari

Ex-CPO, Flipkart

Our Experience in Numbers

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Companies seen

Investments and Boards

IPOs

Exits

Start-up journeys of our own

Insights

Building category defining media companies with Deepit, Co-founder, Inshorts

Slingshot by Arkam Ventures

by Rahul Chandra

The Moonshot Game

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Adventures of an Indian Venture Capitalist

India's start-up revolution began in 1998, when the first venture capitalists (VCs) arrived from the US and backed early businesses in IT services for global corporates. The second wave came in 2006 when home-grown VCs raised large amounts of capital and funded products and services companies for Indian consumers.

India Fintech with Amrish Rau, CEO, Pine Labs

Future View by Arkam Ventures

Media Coverage