Events & News

Meetup: Validate your Startup
: April 16, 2018

Meetup with Shreyansh Singhal.

Shreyansh works on Early Stage Deals in the Investment Team at Ankur Capital. Based out of Bangalore, he has been associated with startup ecosystem for a long time now and continues to do so. He has prior experience in consulting, market research and product development loves discussing venture capital and business.

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Ankur invests in medicinal herbs supplier Carmel Organics
: April 2, 2018

India-focused venture capital firm Ankur Capital has invested an undisclosed amount in medicinal herbs supplier Carmel Organics. Founded in 2012 by Shailendra Dhakad and Rajesh Sagitla, Carmel helps small farmers increase their incomes by growing organic herbs and spices.

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Carmel Organics raises first round of funding led by Ankur Capital
: March 29, 2018

Carmel Organics, a supplier of medicinal herbs, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding led by Ankur Capital. This is the first round of funding raised by Carmel. Founded in 2012 by Shailendra Dhakad and Rajesh Sagitla, Carmel Organics was started with the aim of helping small farmers in India increase their income through production of organic herbs and spices.

The current fund raise will primarily be utilised to scale the startup's business, with a special focus on targeted global markets. Based out of Madhya Pradesh, Carmel Organics has developed an integrated supply chain that delivers traceable, organic, and traditional herbs to the world.

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Karma Healthcare raises Rs. 3 crore from 1Crowd, Ankur Capital & others
: March 20, 2018

Rajasthan based healthcare startup Karma Healthcare has raised Rs. 3 crore in equity funding from early stage investment firm 1Crowd, existing investors Ankur Capital, Ennovent Capital, Beyond Capital, and angel investors.

Founded by ISB Hyderabad alumnus Jagdeep Gambhir, Karma Healthcare claims to have achieved over 50000 consultations and operates 10 e-Doctor clinics in Rajasthan and Haryana, providing clinical treatment, medicines and diagnostic services.

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Karma Healthcare Raises $500K from Early Stage VCs 1Crowd and Ankur Capital
: March 20, 2018

Karma Healthcare, a Rajasthan-based startup in the technology-led healthcare space, has recently raised INR 3 crore (~USD 500,000) in equity funding from early stage investment firm 1Crowd, existing investors Ankur Capital, Ennovent Capital and Beyond Capital, and angel investors.

Founded by ISB Hyderabad alumnus Jagdeep Gambhir, Karma Healthcare aims to provide high quality, affordable, equitable and reliable healthcare to India’s underserved population via a differentiated business model. The company has combined the human touch of a nurse with the scalability of shared doctor services via real-time online video consultations, and delivers healthcare to consumer via its e-Doctor clinics. Karma Healthcare’s overarching vision is to disrupt the healthcare landscape, by establishing a pan India network of healthcare clinics.The company thus seeks to make definitive large scale impact and in-turn take significant steps towards 'healthcare for all'.

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Impact funds feel the healthcare pulse after a lull in investments
: March 8, 2018

Impact-focused venture funds are once again turning to the healthcare sector, which saw a lull in investments last year.

Ankur Capital, Aspada Investments and Unitus Seed Fund are among a clutch of funds that have identified profitable business models in the sector — spanning artificial intelligence (AI)- based solutions, diagnostics, medical technology and healthcare delivery — for investment.

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Is ‘Farming as a Service’ model the path ahead for revival of agriculture in India?
: February 26, 2018

Farm management solutions allow stakeholders to make data-driven decisions to boost productivity and efficiency. FaaS converts fixed upfront costs into variable ongoing costs for farmers, thus making the techniques more affordable for a majority of small farmers.

Many startups have adopted the FaaS solution. Total investor funding for FaaS in India is currently $105-115 million. More than 40 percent of funding rounds are at a “series stage,” indicating investors’ high level of confidence in investing more money in the growth stage.

A few startups in this sector include AgroStar, funded by Accel partnerships; EM3, funded by Aspada; CropIn funded by Ankur Capital.

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Agricx Lab raises $500,000 from Ankur Capital
: February 20, 2018

Agriculture-focussed technology start-up Agricx Lab, that has a solution to assess the quality of agriculture produce using a smartphone camera, has raised $500,000 from early stage venture capital firm Ankur Capital, the investor said Tuesday.

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Ankur Capital and Ennovent invest in ERC Eyecare
: February 2, 2018

Assam based ERC Eyecare has raised $1 million towards Series A funding from impact focussed venture capital firm Ankur Capital and Ennovent India. ERC provides low cost eye care services for the bottom-of-the-pyramid market. The company will use the capital to fund expansion plans across North East India and South East Asia which are under penetrated markets for eyecare.

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Ankur Capital - Office Hours
: January 15, 2018

At Ankur Capital we are helping build India by empowering startups and entrepreneurs. We invest in opportunities created by rising aspirations and digital access for the next billion Indians. We support technologies and product innovations in agriculture, healthcare, education and other areas with the potential to create large-scale impact.

We believe that it is important to bring more than capital. Hence, we have set up an in-house team which partners with portfolio companies to accelerate their growth. These experts help put strategies and processes in place for specific business functions such as HR, sales and marketing, finance and others.

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