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.


Sahil Gupta

Sahil has over eight years of experience in Investment Banking and early stage businesses. He spent five years at MAPE Advisory Group advising companies on capital raising and mergers & acquisitions, and subsequently setup online businesses in sports travel and e-commerce. Sahil is an under-graduate in Engineering from RVCE, Bangalore and a MBA from Cass Business School, London.

Sunil Jain

Sunil has over 12 years of experience in Investment Banking. He is the founder and managing partner of Sprout Capital Advisors, one of the leading Investment Banks in India involved in raising capital for early and growth stage companies. He is also an active angel investor. Sunil is a Chartered Accountant and holds a MBA from SP Jain Centre of Management.

Anirudh Jayagopal

Anirudh has over 5 years of experience in Investment Research. He has previously worked on the buy-side in Equity and Mutual Fund research at a wealth management boutique. Anirudh holds a Bachelors in Business Management from Manipal University and is also a CFA Level 2 Candidate.


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 country with three decades of extensive experience in financial services. He has been awarded the “Rashtriya Samman Patra” by the Government of India and “Excellent Business Achiever in Financial Services” by ICAI.

Chenraj Roychand

Dr. Roychand is the founder of Jain Group of Institutions (The JGI Group). Based in Bangalore, the group represents a cluster of 85 educational establishments and 65,000 students at the P-12, undergraduate and postgraduate levels across 64 campuses. The group has also established the Chenraj Roychand Center for Entrepreneurship which has incubated over 50 companies.

Dinesh Talera

Mr. Talera is the Director of Mysore Saree Udyog, a leading three decade old Indian traditional ethnic fashion business backed by a strong design team and a unique concept. He established Melange in 2002, a premium Serviced Residences brand in Bangalore, and one of the first in the service apartment segment in India. Dinesh is also an active angel investor in emerging businesses.




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

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