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Arkam Ventures (previously Unitary Helion) is an early-stage technology fund partnering with outstanding founders with innovative ideas aimed at Middle India - the 400 million people just below the top of the pyramid. Call them theNext 400M. The biggest start-up outcomes of the next decade will come from innovating for this market. The smartest technology entrepreneurs we know are attracted to the challenges in these mega markets and the opportunity to build industry redefining businesses that enhance affordability, access, and quality of service.
The COVID crisis, while very challenging in the short-term, has accelerated digitization momentum in our core sectors - financial services, healthcare, food/Agri, and mobility. It has forced permanent consumer and behavioral changes that favor technology-centric solutions and create strong tailwinds for disruptive and resilient founders. They are likely to be the winners of tomorrow.
Middle India by Design
Team & Advisors
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.
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.
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.
Jai Kisan is an agri-finance company providing equipment and working capital loans to rural India consumers engaged in the agricultural supply chain. .
Jumbotail is a technology led marketplace platform connecting thousands of ‘Kirana stores and supermarkets, with brands and staple producers.
BestDoc is a SaaS digital patient relationship management platform that enables hospitals to manage inpatient and outpatient customer facing processes.
Our Experience in Numbers
Investments and Boards
Start-up journeys of our own
Patterns Amidst Unpredictability: The Challenges in Picking Technology Winners
The Moonshot Game
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.