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Accel Partners and Erasmic Venture Fund Team Up, Launch Accel India Venture Fund

Accel Partners, a leading venture capital firm operating in Silicon Valley, Europe, Israel and China, today announced the formation of Accel India Venture Fund. The latest element in Accel’s global strategy, Accel India Venture will focus on early-stage venture investing, delivering active, hands-on strategic and operational guidance in partnership with India’s most promising entrepreneurs. Accel India Venture Fund will be managed by four experienced partners who currently are the Partners of Erasmic Venture Fund (EVF). EVF is one of the leading seed and early-stage investment groups in India, with a portfolio including Mu Sigma, Inbiopro, HolidayIQ, Kaati Zone, Myntra, Sconce, Virident and many other exciting new ventures. Subrata Mitra, Prashanth Prakash, Mahendran Balachandran and Gagan Kumar bring deep entrepreneurial and operational expertise as well as a strong track record of helping entrepreneurs to develop successful new businesses in India. All four individuals will be joining Accel as the Partners of Accel India Venture Fund.Accel India Venture Fund will seek to work with India’s best entrepreneurs from the very earliest stages of the new venture creation process. […]

PE fund picks 40% in Amrapali SPV

Private equity fund SUN-Apollo Ventures has invested Rs 300 crore for 35-40% equity in an SPV of Noida-based realty firm Amrapali group. SUN-Apollo is a joint venture between Delhi-based Khemka family’s SUN group and US-based private equity fund Apollo Real Estate Advisors. Apollo’s development and investment portfolio is spread across US, UK, Russia and other European countries, besides India. SUN Group, which has interests in oil & gas, mining, real estate, infrastructure, food & beverage and technology, has been active in India, Russia and other emerging markets. “The SPV will develop a 200-acre township in Jaipur and a 15-acre high-end housing project in Noida. Both projects are likely to be completed in two-and-a-half years,” Amrapali group chairman Anil Sharma said. The Jaipur township will have housing, retail, commercial and IT space. Amrapali group, which has developed six urban residential colonies in the national capital region, is at present executing real estate projects worth Rs 8,000 crore in several cities. […]