Mission: To empower and support early stage inventive startups by providing catalytic financing that helps these startups cross-over critical stages of their company’s advancement, meet important milestones and prepare for an angel investment/venture capital/ institutional investment/ strategic investment round.
Venture Center is a non-profit technology business incubator hosted by CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory in Pune. As part of its larger mission of nucleating and nurturing knowledge-based/ science-led enterprises, Venture Center facilitates and makes available different types of financial support to early stage startups in its network. This includes fellowship, grants and seed investments.
The seed investment activity at Venture Center is led by a team of investment managers and supported by a technical team. The team has considerable track record investing in early stage science-led startups, experience in advising startups on fundraising, investment readiness and investor relations, and continuous engagement with angel and venture capital investors. The team takes pride in being professional, knowledgeable, helpful, efficient and genuinely supportive of startup founders.
The following is the profile of the seed funding activity at Venture Center: