|Fund name||Asset class – category||License|
|Eximius Ventures fund 1||Venture capital||Sebi CAT 1 AIF|
Eximius is a SEBI Registered (Cat 1 AIF) micro venture fund, founded in 2020 on the principle of building an equitable ecosystem in the startup world. Pearl Agarwal, founder, and managing director, strongly believes that while capital is plenty, harmonious investors are rare. As peers, they help entrepreneurs brainstorm strategies, provide unconditional network access, discuss ideas when they need to and help them propel their business forward. Also, they eliminate the hegemony that investors enjoy and replace it with an environment that encourages collaborative relationships. they provide funding for small businesses with founders who are believers in hustle and humility. Above all, they value the grit, passion, and experience of founders rather than their pedigree, background, or industry.
Pearl Agarwal (Founder & Managing Director) – Prior to Eximius, Pearl spent a decade across various investment roles in the US and UK, helping companies raise capital, facilitating multi-billion dollar mergers and acquisitions. Alongside Eximius, Pearl is also the co-founder of DotReview. She has studied at McCombs School of Business (UT Austin)
Sanjiv Saklani (Advisor) – Sanjiv is a senior management professional with experience in setting up, directing, managing, and growing business operations. He is distinguished for ensuring brand value, facilitating revenue and profit enhancement. He has also effectively managed a workforce of over 50,000 prior to Eximius.
They invest the time and effort into fundraising. They follow a typical three-stage process:
Initial screening: They have a meeting and they understand each other’s firm
Offer: They present an offer
Post-investment: Investors gain access to our resources
Once everything is in place, they create a lasting partnership.
Eximius Ventures, a micro venture capital firm, announced the first close of its maiden fund of $10 million, which it aims to invest in early-stage startups with about $300,000 equity cheque per startup.
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