Venture Catalysts has inked a strategic partnership with Sapient Wealth in a bid to nurture its vision to create, build, and nurture 1,000 startup investments by 2025.
This alliance is the first corporate venture partnership agreement signed by Venture Catalysts. As a part of the alliance, Sapient Wealth will now providing opportunities in this asset class of start-up investments to its clients through Venture Catalysts.
Paresh Kariya, Director – Sapient Wealth, said, “As an emerging asset class, start-up investing is finding increased acceptance and allocation in the investment portfolios of HNIs and family offices. This asset class is increasingly being recognized for higher returns by fostering innovative businesses with unique and disruptive ideas. We have been investing in startups since about 10 years, and have experienced multiple exits between 3.5x and 19x. With the integrated & vibrant start-up ecosystem of Venture Catalysts, and their strong deal flow, we are confident that our select investors shall invest, create and benefit with a portfolio in this asset class.”
K K Ram said, “We, at Sapient Wealth, are truly excited with Venture Catalysts’ curated start-ups that enable systematic execution of diversified high-return investment strategies. As we engage with Venture Catalysts, we are continuingly being impressed with the deal flow of exciting start-ups and the vibrant team of Venture Catalysts that is enabling the same. Such vibrant ecosystem is highly desirable by investors, and is essential for building a sizable portfolio of startup investments. We believe that Venture Catalysts would be the right enabler for our clients, and look forward to selective investments, collaborative growth, and remunerative exits for our startup investors.”
Dr. Apoorv Ranjan Sharma, Co-founder & President – Venture Catalysts, added, “At Venture Catalysts, our goal is to create the maximum entrepreneurial value by providing end-to-end support to both start-ups and investors. Our association with Sapient Wealth, one of the leading players in its domain in India, as a corporate venture partner is in line with this vision. The partnership will enable us to provide our investees with greater exposure to established corporate organisations as investors and mentors, thus accelerating their growth. Corporate investors, on the other hand, get access to handpicked, high-potential start-up deals from across the country. Through this partnership, we are confident that we can establish start-up investments as a viable and lucrative asset class for established corporate entities and maximum the entrepreneurial value created across the board.”