IVY Growth Launches Rs 250 Crore VC Fund, ‘Arigato Capital’ Led by Rachit Poddar

21BY72 Startup Summit

Three points you will get to know in this article:

  • IVY Growth Associates launches Arigato Capital, targeting a Rs 250 crore fund.
  • Arigato Capital to focus on diverse sectors and startups beyond seed stage.
  • IVY Growth Associates to host 21BY72 summit with over 20,000 participants.
21BY72 Startup Summit

Surat: IVY Growth Associates, a prominent micro venture capital firm, has announced the launch of Arigato Capital, a SEBI-registered Category I AIF Venture Capital (VC) fund, with a target corpus of Rs 250 crore. This sector-agnostic fund is set to invest in startups across a variety of emerging sectors, including agritech, cleantech, generative AI, fintech, consumer brands, and software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies.

Arigato Capital aims to begin raising capital in June 2024, with plans to close all commitments over the next 15 to 18 months. The Venture Capital (VC) fund targets a first close at Rs 100 crore and will focus on startups beyond the seed stage or in pre-series A stages, offering an average ticket size of $500,000.

The Venture Capital (VC) fund was founded by Prateek Toshniwal, Rachit Poddar, Mehul Shah, and Sharad Todi, with IVY Growth Associates serving as a limited partner. Through Arigato Capital, IVY Growth intends to establish and expand a global corridor to connect angel investors and startups, with a special focus on the Middle East, the US, and Europe.

In addition to launching Arigato Capital, IVY Growth Associates will host the third edition of its startup summit, 21BY72, from June 15 to June 16 in Surat. The summit is expected to attract over 20,000 participants, including more than 200 startup founders, 200 venture capitalists, and over 500 investors.

IVY Growth Associates has a strong track record, having invested in over 100 growth-stage startups. The firm has deployed Rs 20 crore from its fund and utilized more than Rs 80 crore from syndicate funds within its network. IVY’s portfolio includes notable brands such as Rupeek, BluSmart, and Zappfresh.

Peenak Maheshwari

Start typing and press Enter to search

Shopping Cart