|Fund name||Asset class – Category||License|
|BLinC – 1||Venture Capital||AIF Category 2|
Mumbai, Maharashtra based BLinC Invest is an India-based venture capital firm committed to funding EdTech and FinTech start-ups focused on building a better tomorrow by harnessing the power of technology.
They believe it is not enough to be only the springboard, being a hands-on partner is just as critical, an ally that can help founder-teams navigate last-mile execution on the back of their invaluable experience. And they are committed to do the very same. Along with revenue and profitability, they fuel the holistic growth of people and products, and the ability of businesses to adapt and innovate. Their venture capital fund is committed to funding EdTech and Fintech startups focused on building a better tomorrow by harnessing the power of technology to build and strengthen products and services catering to the global Education and Finance sectors.
Their Philosophy: Co-founder Approach – Being entrepreneurs themselves, they work through trust and collaboration with the founding teams; Value Builders – They provide strong support platforms and an influential global network to help build significant value in the business; India Focus with Global Outlook – They invest in businesses that harness opportunities to provide products and solutions to the Indian market, which can be leveraged to scale globally; Sector Focus – They only focus on high impact and exponential growth sectors coupled with their own expertise, namely Education and Financial Services; Technology as a Key Enabler – They believe in Tech and believe that businesses must leverage the power of technology to overcome challenges through innovation.
Amit Ratanpal (Founder & Managing director) – Amit is a Harvard Business School alumnus with over 20 years of experience across Private Equity, Capital Markets, Asset Management and Investment Banking. He has advised and managed sizeable investments and exits along with building strong businesses across education and financial services sectors.
Rk Rangan (Chairman) – Rangan is a seasoned business leader with over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry across Investment Banking, Asset Management, Insurance and Consumer Banking. He is a specialist at strategic development and transformation of businesses and has held President/MD and CEO positions with large global corporates.
Reshma Krishnan (Principal) – Reshma has over 20 years of experience in transaction advisory and entrepreneurship. Her expertise lies in buy-side and sell-side cross-border M&A and private equity syndication across multiple sectors. She holds an MBA from ISB Hyderabad and is an alumna of Oxford Brookes University, UK.
Vrajesh Panchal (Associate) – Vrajesh has over 3 years of experience across venture capital, operations and project management. He is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from KJSCE, Mumbai and has also pursued Financial Analysis Prodegree from Imarticus Learning.
BLinC Invest announced the launch of a ₹100-crore SEBI registered Category-II Alternative Investment Fund (AIF). BLinc II will invest in edtech and fintech companies that have stable management teams, reasonable traction with market validation, huge market opportunity in India and potential to scale globally
Prepared by – Kunal Bhatkar, September 2021