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Driving change. Transforming India.

Smita Deorah
Kanav Hasija
Meghna Agarwal
Kunal Moktan
Hashim Khan
Victor Senapaty
Lokendra Singh Ranawat
Kashyap Deorah
Varun Khurana
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One day I became curious about the quality of the preschool my maid’s child attended. I walked in and saw thirty kids of various ages, cleaning and loitering around a dilapidated building, while my own two-year-old was learning how to read in a good preschool. This experience shook me and I knew instantly that this was going to be my life's work: bringing equity in education to all kids in India.

Smita Deorah, Co-founder, LEAD School

When people and teams leverage all the ways we can connect and be collaborative, today, industry becomes more efficient. To build a better future, we must take this approach to working together.

Abhinav Shashank, Co-founder, Innovaccer

The advent of hybrid work has created a new opportunity for employees to live, study and work in the same city. With the increasing popularity of the work-near-home scenario, employers who want to cater to a redistributed workforce will have more demand for flexible, scalable workspaces.

Meghna Agarwal, Co-founder, IndiQube

While working in investment banking, my future business partner and I realized that rent-yielding real estate had excellent returns, but most smaller investors couldn’t access the market. We decided to combine our interests in technology and investing, and created a way to disrupt this entrenched industry, democratizing alternative investment.

Kunal Moktan, Co-founder, Property Share

With PropertyShare, we’ve made what has traditionally been a lucrative but difficult to access asset class reachable by ordinary investors.

Hashim Khan, Co-founder, Property Share

We want to ensure that education is affordable to all and hope that educational opportunities change our students’ lives the way it has changed ours.

Bibhu Prasad Das, Co-founder, Propelld

Our nation and its people need minds to build platforms that lift up everyone from grassroot manufacturers to customers, connecting them within a network that supports the nation’s economy and provides for everyone’s needs.

Lokendra Singh Ranawat, Co-founder, Wooden Street

Our users are my biggest source of energy and inspiration. They get me out of bed every morning. There’s no bigger joy than inventing things that users want but haven’t thought of yet.

Kashyap Deorah, Founder, Hypertrack

I spent some time on farms. When I was so close to the problem it was almost impossible not to notice the massive gaps in the market. From the farmers, to the sellers, to the re-sellers to the customers. No one was 100% satisfied. I just knew it was a problem worth solving. A problem worth my time. That’s how Otipy was born —- from farm to fork. It’s fast, it’s fresh, it’s affordable and it’s conscious.

Varun Khurana, Founder, Otipy
Our purpose

We support Indian entrepreneurs with purpose-driven capital

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Our approach goes beyond capital. We aim for the long-term, as we know it can take years to build businesses for longevity. No matter the stage or phase of our investment, the number one commitment we make to all founders is time. It’s a value we’ve held since the beginning, made possible by the unique structure of our fund.

Like us, founders and their companies seek to create sustainable solutions — economic and otherwise — that strengthen India’s leadership in global technology. If we hit our mark, their work will bring value beyond valuation to communities, worldwide.

Focus Areas

Innovation excites us. Whether a new engine, platform, or tool, technology creates efficiencies and widespread benefits. Several areas of focus have drawn our eye and expertise because of their collective capacity for change. These are the fulcrums we think will move the world in the next 20 years.

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    Consumer

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    Modern, customer-focused retail chains and manufactured goods makers are attentively catering to the unique needs of rising middle- and lower-income Indian customers.

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    E-commerce

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    Maintaining an online sales presence is competitively essential these days, but smaller firms can still have difficulty making the leap. The pandemic forced many Indian companies to finally pivot, motivating e-commerce platforms to adapt to the needs of SMEs.

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    Edtech

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    Edtech collapses India’s traditional geographic and income barriers to education, lowering costs and promoting equity. Companies that provide tech-powered classroom and live online learning and upskilling are scaling steadily.

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    Electric vehicles

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    With fuel costs rising and India setting ambitious carbon reduction goals, electric vehicles (EVs) are in high demand. Constant improvements to EV range and power are quickly narrowing the gap with fossil-fuel vehicles and products.

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    Enterprise tech

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    Enterprise solutions are exponentially streamlining workflows, improving communication and providing access to critical decision-making data increasing the speed and effectiveness of processes like talent recruitment, customer service workflow analysis and logistics management.

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    Financial services

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    Financial providers are seeing value and credit-worthiness in overlooked sectors and customers, offering a boost to Indian entrepreneurs, homebuyers and home improvers through microloans and alternative financing products.

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    Fintech

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    Our fintech companies are unbundling gate-kept services and driving down costs expanding financial opportunities to the many Indian small businesses, startups and families who are geographically isolated or find traditional banking and accounting providers difficult to access.

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    Healthtech

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    From big data to smartphones, new and legacy providers are leveraging technology to improve healthcare provision, diagnostics and outcomes.

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    Machine learning

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    India’s long-standing expertise in software engineering and business transformation solutions are giving startups in this space an edge. Scalable, commercial ML applications for marketing, talent sourcing and customer experience in industries ranging from banking to healthcare are in high demand.

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    SaaS

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    Cloud-based, modular, feature-rich software is changing the game for enterprise IT. With Indian SaaS companies performing go-to-market right from home, customer acquisition costs are low and the potential for scaling and value creation is unprecedented.

Portfolio

Since 2000, WestBridge has made over 150 investments in private and public businesses with a significant nexus to India and South Asia. In fact, a few of our investees have been with us for almost as long as we’ve been around.

The companies we partner with have always been on the vanguard of innovation and homegrown capability, creating new categories with both mass appeal and ingenuity. They range from early stage to public. Their products and services reach the hinterlands and around the world. One thing they all have in common is bold ideas with the potential to transform India for decades to come.

Portfolio
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Turing
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Healthians
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Skit.ai
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Wooden Street
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Sunstone
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Aptus Housing Finance
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Star Health
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DealShare
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Third Wave Coffee
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People

WestBridge is an ecosystem built on relationships. We consider people and the relationships between them the most powerful asset. Engineers, product developers, analysts, financiers, legal experts and connection-makers of all kinds — we exchange ideas, constantly collaborate and work hard to turn possibility into reality.

The founders who choose to partner with us bring diverse perspectives to our teams. They’re passionate, hungry and on a mission to positively impact people’s lives at national and global scale. They’re early dominant market leaders, creating new business categories and future-defining industries.

Nilesh Patel
Founder

Nilesh Patel

LeadSquared

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Sandeep Singhal
WBC Team

Sandeep Singhal

Managing Partner

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Karthik Natarajan
Advisor

Karthik Natarajan

Operating Advisor

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Careers

Everyone knows the first ten start-up hires are the most important. Filling key positions during growth phase transitions is no less critical. We tap into our vast network and route top-tier talent to portfolio partners through these — and all — phases of growth. When a team comes together with visions aligned, incredible things happen.