Sprout is an early and seed stage venture fund looking to back next generation entrepreneurs


Sprout Venture Partners Fund is a SEBI registered Category-I Alternative Investment fund. It has been created to institutionalise India’s active angel investing market and is backed by prominent first and second generation entrepreneurs.

Sprout seeks to invest and work with founders having powerful vision, attentive execution, and resolute ambition to solve problems addressing large markets by building scaleable businesses.


We invest at the seed and early stage and are committed to supporting our portfolio companies throughout their early life cycle. Our initial and follow-on investments into a company shall range from INR 50 lacs to INR 5 crores.

We prefer to be the first institutional investor in the company and like to engage with entrepreneurs early on to enable businesses gain strong traction and help them reach the next level of growth.

Our strategy is to invest in Indian companies with these broad themes.

Companies addressing a demand gap in consumption of products or services aiming to capture the growth potential driven by India’s consumption opportunity.

Companies addressing a need gap through path breaking use of technology with emphasis on Innovation, Product development, IP/Brand creation and disruptive technologies.


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Sunil Jain
Sunil Jain
Sahil Gupta
Sahil Gupta


Motilal Oswal
Motilal Oswal
Chenraj Roychand
Chenraj Roychand
Dinesh Talera
Dinesh Talera

Motilal Oswal

Mr. Oswal is the Chairman and Managing Director of Motilal Oswal Group, a diversified financial services company in India. He is one of the most respected finance professionals in the sector with 2 decades of extensive experience in the financial services sector. Mr. Oswal has served on the governing Board of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) as a Director. He has also been member of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) committee for F&O and a member of the Managing Committee of Indian Merchants Chamber (IMC).

Dr. Chenraj Jain

Dr. Jain is the founder of the Jain Group of Institutions (The JGI Group) which operates the Jain University. Headquartered in Bangalore, The JGI Group represents a cluster of 85 educational establishments. The Group has grown to serve over 40,000 students and 4500 staff members engaged at the P-12, undergraduate and postgraduate levels across 64 campuses and various Centres of Excellence. He established the Chenraj Roychand Center for Entrepreneurship to create an ecosystem to produce successful social entrepreneurs. The centre has so far incubated 50 companies where the companies are trained to identify an idea, understand hi-tech markets and emerging technologies.

Dilip Surana

Mr. Surana is the Chaiman and Managind Director of Micro Labs. He has 20 years of rich experience in the pharmaceuticals industry. Headquartered in Bangalore, the firm makes generic drugs for the domestic and internation market, exporting to 30 countries with state-of-the-art facilities and R&D centres designed to international standards. Micro’s brand portfolio includes some of the topmost brands in various specialties and therapeutic segments such as Cardiology, Diabetology, Anti-infectives, Pain management, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, Veterinary, Neurology, etc

Dinesh Talera

Dinesh is the Director of Mysore Saree Udyog, a three decade old the rich Indian traditional ethnic fashion business. Backed by a strong design team and a unique concept, MSU is associated with the best weavers and artisans for products from across the country. Dinesh is also the founder of Melange, a premium service apartment brand in Bangalore. Dinesh is an active angel investor and has made investments in several startups




Sprout Venture Partners
Unit 409, Prestige Centre Point,
Cunningham Road,
Bangalore - 560052
Tel: +91 80 46898000

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