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
Turing lets you build teams with the world’s most deeply vetted developers, matched by AI. Traditional recruiting is over. We’ve entered the era of the talent cloud. Companies can now hire the best people in the world, regardless of where they liveJonathan Siddharth, Co-founder, Turing
We never set out to become salon entrepreneurs. Initially we got into the business to help a friend. Because we were from outside the beauty world, ‘out-of-the-box thinking’ came easily and we could introduce innovation and discipline from other domains, which became key to our successful growth strategy.Vikram Bhatt, Co-founder, Enrich Salons
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, IBO
I come from a humble, middle-class family. My parents had government jobs. And education is what changed our lives. But people from small towns don’t always have access to educational opportunity. We started Sunstone to give back to the kinds of communities that raised us.Ashish Munjal, Co-founder, Sunstone
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
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
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
Once you experience the life-changing impact of solving real people’s problems through innovation and entrepreneurship, it’s impossible to go back to a corporate role.Prashant A. Bhonsle, Founder, Kuhoo
We support Indian entrepreneurs with purpose-driven capital
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From big data to smartphones, new and legacy providers are leveraging technology to improve healthcare provision, diagnostics and outcomes.
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.
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.
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.
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.