Piper Serica Crosses INR 100 Crore Fundraising Milestone The fund that backs early-stage tech-startups has already made 12 investments, with an additional four investments currently undergoing due diligence processes

By Teena Jose

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Mumbai-based Piper Serica Angel Fund has crossed its target corpus of INR 100 crore and is now exercising the green-shoe option of another INR 25 crore. According to an official statement, the fund that backs early-stage tech-startups has already made 12 investments, with an additional four investments currently undergoing due diligence processes.

"We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our investors and partners for their unwavering trust. Fundraising in the current environment is undoubtedly challenging; however, we have strategically capitalised on the 'funding winter,' harnessing it to our advantage. Leveraging this unique market landscape, we have made exceptional investments thus far and cultivated a robust pipeline of investment opportunities. With our collaborative approach and unwavering dedication, we have become a driving force in the startup ecosystem," said Rajni Agarwal, director, Piper Serica Angel Fund.

Furthermore, the statement added that Piper Serica Angel Fund is in advanced discussions to invest in companies in the space of Cybersecurity, Climate control, Upskilling, overseas student accommodation, Rural Finance, AI-enabled banking solutions and ad fraud detection. Also, the fund actively seeks co-investment opportunities and has created strategic alliances with like-minded investors.

"In a short period of time we have partnered with leading incubators, accelerators and other start-up funds. This has kept our deal flow very strong. We are very excited about the investment opportunities that we are seeing. Our strong deal flow, quick decision making backed by AI/ML supported decision-making tools and ability to add value to portfolio companies will keep our investment pace strong," said Ajay Modi, VP, Piper Serica Angel Fund.

The fund has invested in ALT Mobility, a full-stack EV leasing platform offering mobility as a service (MaaS) for commercial vehicle users; Castler, an escrow platform, Floworks, an AI-enabled sales team assistant, Crediwatch, an information intelligence platform to offer financial organisations big data risk analysis; Zippee, a physical network of micro warehouses (dark stores); Driffle, a marketplace built for gamers; and Oditly, an enterprise-scale SaaS application enabling businesses digitise and automate the lifecycle of quality, safety, and compliance processes, noted the statement.

Teena Jose

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Teena is a post graduate in financial journalism. She has an avid interest in content creation, digital media and fashion.

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