B Capital Group has shored up $820 million in its second fund, which it says comes amidst a brand new digital period the place entrepreneurs shall be in search of methods to drive connectivity. It is going to be tapping the funds to spend money on growth-stage startups, pumping as much as $60 million in corporations pipped for growth.
The enterprise capital agency at the moment has a portfolio spanning almost 30 corporations in Asia, the place it has invested in corporations equivalent to Ninja Van and Carro, in addition to Europe and the US. The most recent fund injection pushes the whole belongings beneath its administration to $1.44 billion.
It additionally comes at a time the place, pushed by the COVID-19 pandemic, markets worldwide are heading in the direction of a brand new digital age and realising the necessity to do issues otherwise, the VC agency mentioned in a press release Tuesday.
B Capital’s co-founder and managing associate Raj Ganguly mentioned: “Though know-how is already embedded in almost each sector and facet of every day life, the final three months present us there’s nonetheless in depth unmet want in terms of digitisation. We consider the subsequent ten years will see a serious shift in innovation, as entrepreneurs look at industries and practices from new angles and discover methods to speed up connectivity between methods, corporations, and folks.”
Ganguly arrange B Capital in 2014 alongside Fb co-founder Eduardo Saverin, who is predicated in Singapore, steering the VC agency in the direction of investments in enterprise know-how, together with cybersecurity and synthetic intelligence, in addition to fintech, healthcare, logistics, and transportation. In addition to Carro and Ninja Van, Capital B additionally has pumped funds into crowdsourced cybersecurity testing platform, Synack, and Bangalore-based Khatabook, which helps native companies digitalise their bookkeeping and funds.
B Capital mentioned it usually invested $10 million to $60 million in startups at their Sequence B, C, and D levels and poised for growth. “At a pivotal second when corporations of all sizes are navigating financial uncertainty, skinny margins, and novel challenges, B Capital seems to spend money on corporations which have a aggressive edge as a consequence of superior know-how, sturdy buyer value-proposition, and the flexibility to scale quickly into new sectors and areas,” it mentioned.
B Capital has places of work in Singapore, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York.