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Driving change. Transforming India.

Sumeet Mehta
Munuswamy Anandan
Rishi Das
Venkateshwar Kumar
Lokendra Singh Ranawat
Siddharth Vij
Kashyap Deorah
Sushant Goel
Raju Vanapala
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Talent is equally distributed but opportunity is not. I decided to change this sense of unfairness into a sense of purpose by asking: How do I bring equity of opportunity so that a child born in a small town or a low-income family has access to the same high quality education that a rich child from metro does? I believe that if we can transform schools where a child spends six hours everyday, we can transform India.

Sumeet Mehta, Co-founder, LEAD School

A house is more than just a shelter. Stable, affordable housing is critical for breaking the cycle of poverty. We make it possible for all citizens to construct their dream home, no matter what their income level.

Munuswamy Anandan, Founder, Aptus Housing Finance

I believe in taking the long view of business. Build it one piece at a time, innovate incrementally and take calculated risks. Be frugal, keep a low profile and get the unit math right before scaling.

Rishi Das, Co-founder, IndiQube

When you accept your reality, your mindset shifts from focusing on problems, to developing solutions. Simply by accepting what is before us we can generate optimism and meet the future with less anxiety.

Venkateshwar Kumar, Co-founder

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

Something I learned from my father is that it's not important to be always right, but it is important to always keep moving. That’s now our core obsession in Bijnis, to always keep moving towards building an even better platform for factories.

Siddharth Vij, Co-founder, Bijnis

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

With growing disposable income in our country, people are eager to mingle and have beautiful everyday experiences. This was the motivation behind Third Wave; to bring great local coffee and food together with architectural spaces that inspire, to create uplift in one space and in a way that India had never seen before.

Sushant Goel, Co-founder, Third Wave Coffee

Being in the consumer internet business is challenging. We continuously re-educate ourselves about micro and macro industry changes, as well as the evolution of consumer behavior. You can never stop listening and observing in order to deliver a usable and relevant product.

Raju Vanapala, Founder, Way2News
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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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


    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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    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.


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.

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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.

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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.