Astarc Ventures: Founder's keepers | Forbes India

Astarc Ventures: Founders keepers | Forbes India

  • In the December quarter last year, Home Capital, a startup that disburses interest-free loans to home buyers to fund a part of the down payment, was down with a bad cold.
  • Despite the slowdown, Astarc invested the promised sum at the promised valuation, on time.
  • " The Virgin deal gave us the ability to figure out how such investments work.
  • We were a small firm from India that was only two and a half years old and you look at SpaceX, Tesla or Hyperloop One as something very futuristic in the US," says Rijul Jain, investor at the fund.
  • Virgin Hyperloop One is one such example where we have a very small stake but those kind of networks really helped us build ideas around what to look for in companies," says Hari Krishnan, investment manager at Astarc Ventures.

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