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Kairus

Kairus

Sector Automotive | Battery Website www.kairusenergies.com Location Pune Stage Pre-Revenue

Dr Safehands

Dr Safehands

Sector Healthtech | Wellness Website www.drsafehands.com Location Delhi Stage Early Revenue

Garuda

Garuda

Garuda

About Us

India’s leading Drone-As-A-Service aggregator, renowned for its innovative and diverse solutions spanning from thermal imaging to Industry 4.0 services.

Celebrated with accolades like the NDRF Award for Bravery and recognition from global figures such as Elon Musk, Garuda Aerospace’s vision is clear: to elevate India’s standing in the global drone industry.

Funding Update: A leading family office has invested. Clocked 47Cr revenue in FY23 and expected closure of FY’24 at 120Cr+, Garuda will utilize the funds to process the orders booked.

The global commercial drone market is expected to surge at a CAGR of ~22% by 2025, with North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific capturing around 80% of this market. Key sectors like Industry 4.0 and agriculture are driving this growth. Garuda Aerospace, with its diverse drone applications, is primed to capitalize on this expansive market potential across various industries..

Opportunity

TEAM

Founder & CEO

Harvard Alumni, Mechanical Engineer & Managed companies valued over $ 100 Million. Awardee of UN Young Leader and Forbes 30Under 30 Awardee.

Chief Investment Growth Officer

Over 18 years of experience in Investments, Strategic acquisitions, JVs and M&A across Asia and Middle East region, Pre IP and IPO background.

Chief Product Officer

Ex-Executive Director of HAL, Board Member/Chairman on JVs with Rolls Royce and Safran and over 37 years of experience.

Chief Product Officer

Ex KPMG, CA, Corporate Governance and Financial Modelling.

Rosh.ai

Rosh.ai

Sector Deep Tech | Automotive Website www.rosh.ai Location Kochi Stage Growth

Hunyhuny

Hunyhuny

Sector Consumer Brand Website www.hunyhuny.com Location Gurugram Stage Growth

Metafin raises Funds

Metafin raises Funds

12 February 2024, Gurugram: Metafin, a clean tech-focused non-banking finance company (NBFC), has successfully secured $5 million in a recent funding round. Prime Venture Partners and Varanium Capital led the investment, Venture Garage was the financial advisor to Metafin in this transaction. 

Founded in 2019 by Sandeep Chopra and Aditya Shah, Metafin is serving the needs of over 5 million MSMEs with 1 – 150KW solar rooftop installation and financing projects, leveraging its extensive network of lending and installer partners to power financial inclusion and energy access till the last remote villages of India. Metafin’s unique project led financing approach has a three fold impact on communities with sustainable solutions that positively impact the environment, energy infrastructure and financial inclusion of semi-urban and rural communities.

Metafin has enabled almost 1,000 installations in UP & Bihar (14+ MWs) of which 90% are off-grid, replacing diesel directly. These installations have helped avoid 147 million Kgs of CO2 to date. This success showcases the effectiveness of Metafin’s scalable, 360-degree approach to cleantech financing, focusing on understanding the end borrower, the solar asset, underwriting and collections.


India has set a 280GW target for solar adoption by 2030, and Metafin plays a pivotal role in achieving this goal by facilitating retail-scale solar projects. By providing tailored financing solutions and ensuring the quality and reliability of each solar project, Metafin contributes to sustainable energy adoption and aligns with India’s mission on decarbonization. The company is actively engaging with banks and other financing partners to collaborate on lending to this segment, with each loan providing ESG impact at multiple levels while delivering attractive returns on secured assets.

Metafin’s growth has been powered by backing of a network of investors and partners including IFC, 9Unicorns, Unitus Capital, Harvard i-Labs, Venture Catalysts, VG Angels and Smart Power India. 

To know more about Metafin: click here

Shark Tank

Shark Tank

Venture Garage makes splash in Shark Tank: Given First Exit & First Guest Shark from its Portfolio Venture Garage makes a significant impact on Shark Tank, achieving a milestone with its first guest shark and Shark Tank’s inaugural exit both from its portfolio. The standout 

Tensor Dynamics

Tensor Dynamics

Sector Climate Tech Website https://skycaster.in/ Location Gurugram Stage Growth

Centriti

Centriti

About Us

An end-to-end e-procurement solution for the HoReCa sector, managing inventory, quality, storage and pricing for the hotels.

Centriti: is an end-to-end e-procurement solution, which allows hoteliers to have tech-powered single basket supplier. For Brands it provides, product integrity, on-time delivery, secondary sale control. And real time inventory control for large hotel chains for owners.
Guestkart: A B2B SaaS e-procurement platform, with features like comprehensive procurement, streamlined supply chain, AI driven Integrated inventory software and efficiency and convenience.

HoReCa industry adds 7% to the Indian GDP, amounting to USD 78 Bn in the FY 22. The industry is expected to show a CAGR of 10% owing to the growth in disposable income, spending desires and rapid urbanisation. The QSR segment alone is expected to show a rapid growth of 23% through 2025Centriti: is an end-to-end e-procurement solution, which allows hoteliers to have tech-powered single basket supplier. For Brands it provides, product integrity, on-time delivery, secondary sale control. And real time inventory control for large hotel chains for owners.


Opportunity

TEAM

Co-Founder & CEO

Masters in Finance and Strategy from ISB Hyderabad. He is experienced in HoReCa Segment and an expert in B2B and enterprise sales. Headed sales at Pagalguy.com, and has also headed sales for internet properties at Educomp. Led India sales at Acropetal Technologies, achieving Rs300 Cr in revenue.

Co-Founder

20+ years of experience in hospitality and ecommerce industries. Skilled in strategies for Revenue, growth, market expansion and customer satisfaction. He has worked in ITC Hotels and JW Marriott for over a decade. Last stint as Big Basket Business Head for HORECA. Background in Hotel Management from Cesar Ritz, Switzerland.

Sequretek

Sequretek

Venture Garage advises Sequretek in $8 Million Series A Funding to Boost Cybersecurity Solutions for SMBs Delhi, 9 November 2023: Mumbai-based global cybersecurity firm, Sequretek, has bagged $8 million in Series A funding, The round was led by Omidyar Network India with participation from Narottam