We back fearless entrepreneurs building
tech innovation-led companies of consequence
from India.

We are an early stage venture fund with a mission to invest in IP-driven
Indian startups creating Breakthrough  Healthcare, Agriculture,
Renewables,Sustainable solutions for energy generation, storage, efficient consumption, water, environment and Advanced Technology Disrupting the status quo across industries through deep-tech solutions like AI, ML, Robotics, IoT, block-chain and India Stack innovations.

Our Belief

We believe India, that is Bharat, and its transformational entrepreneurs are producing globally competitive and disruptive solutions for some of the toughest challenges. Their ventures can be game-changers not only in the Indian context - but emerge as dominant leaders globally.



Through our early-stage capital, unparalleled networks, strategic insights and operational hand-holding, we can significantly de-risk the process of conversion of these ideas into companies of consequence.

“We co-create. We are not passive investors focused on a quick exit. We seek to back innovative, disruptive, transformative companies at an early stage - and help create consequential market leaders.”

Our Approach

We realize the need for patience, proverbial valley-of-death financing, market development support and access to networks for building deep-innovation driven ventures.



We invest early in the life of a company at seed or Series A stage and remain deeply engaged throughout the lifetime of the company.

"We power big ideas from seed to growth by investing $0.5M - $2.5M in our first check. We partner for the long haul and put our vast networks to work for you."

Our Genesis

We are built upon a decade of early investing and startup support experience at IIMA’s Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE) and our founding team - with seed support from Tata Trusts. While we are part of the CIIE’s innovation continuum, we are an autonomous and a focussed initiative guided by our Board and Investment Team. We are neither controlled by the Government of India nor have any political affiliations.



Even if your venture does not fit our sector or stage mandate, we may be able to facilitate risk-capital, incubation, mentoring and other support through CIIE’s partnerships and relationships. So, don’t hold yourself back and just reach out.

"We are an independent venture fund built upon a decade-long experience of supporting ventures solving big problems."

Our Name

BHARAT in our name draws inspiration from the alternative official name of India. Our name is a tribute to Bharat’s innovators who have done pioneering work that forms the foundation of various disciplines like computing, trigonometry, surgery, astronomy, communications, and physics, among others.



Coincidentally, we also found the name to be an apt acronym for our mission, that of building “Breakthrough Healthcare, Agriculture, Renewables, and Advanced Technology” innovations from India.

"We are proud and confident of India’s ability to produce transformative innovations for the world. We want to be the catalysts for these game-changing innovations. "

We back fearless entrepreneurs building tech innovation-led companies of consequence from India.

We are an early stage venture fund with a mission to invest in IP-driven Indian startups creating Breakthrough  Healthcare, Agriculture, Renewables, and Advanced Technology innovations.

Our Belief

We believe India, that is Bharat, and its transformational entrepreneurs are producing globally competitive and disruptive solutions for some of the toughest challenges. Their ventures can be game-changers not only in the Indian context - but emerge as dominant leaders globally.



Through our early-stage capital, unparalleled networks, strategic insights and operational hand-holding, we can significantly de-risk the process of conversion of these ideas into companies of consequence.

“We co-create. We are not passive investors focused on a quick exit. We seek to back innovative, disruptive, transformative companies at an early stage - and help create consequential market leaders.”

Our Approach

We realize the need for patience, proverbial valley-of-death financing, market development support and access to networks for building deep-innovation driven ventures.



We invest early in the life of a company at seed or Series A stage and remain deeply engaged throughout the lifetime of the company.

"We power big ideas from seed to growth by investing $0.5M - $2.5M in our first check. We partner for the long haul and put our vast networks to work for you."

Our Genesis

We are built upon a decade of early investing and startup support experience at IIMA’s Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE) and our founding team - with seed support from Tata Trusts. While we are part of the CIIE’s innovation continuum, we are an autonomous and a focussed initiative guided by our Board and Investment Team. We are neither controlled by the Government of India nor have any political affiliations.



Even if your venture does not fit our sector or stage mandate, we may be able to facilitate risk-capital, incubation, mentoring and other support through CIIE’s partnerships and relationships. So, don’t hold yourself back and just reach out.

"We are an independent venture fund built upon a decade-long experience of supporting ventures solving big problems."

Our Name

BHARAT in our name draws inspiration from the alternative official name of India. Our name is a tribute to Bharat’s innovators who have done pioneering work that forms the foundation of various disciplines like computing, trigonometry, surgery, astronomy, communications, and physics, among others.



Coincidentally, we also found the name to be an apt acronym for our mission, that of building “Breakthrough Healthcare, Agriculture, Renewables, and Advanced Technology” innovations from India.

"We are proud and confident of India’s ability to produce transformative innovations for the world. We want to be the catalysts for these game-changing innovations."