WillowWorks is a seed fund investing in pre-Series A startups. Core attributes we look for: gritty founders of B2B tech companies, monthly MRR double-digit growth, relentless demonstration of business execution.
Not Interested In
At this time we invest in U.S. companies only and tend to stay away from CPG.
Investing in IT (& TMT) • Blockchain (& Cryptos) Bangalore Karnataka I..., India
$5100000 (Seed Round)
• Wint Wealth:
$2000000 (Seed Round)
$4600000 (Seed Round)
Bangalore Karnataka India - Miami, Florida - India - Bangalore India - Luxembourg Luxembourg, India
IT (& TMT) • Blockchain (& Cryptos)
Sanat Rao serves as Venture Partner at IDG Ventures India. Previously, he served as an Advisor at ProductNation. He serves as an Angel Investor. He is also a Fellow at iSPIRT, a Thinktank focused on India's Software Product Industry, where he helps connect top India startups to US companies for investments and M&A. He has over 20 years of experience in the industry across investment and operational roles. Prior to IDG Ventures, Sanat was a Partner, Corporate Development and M&A at ISPIRT, where he was responsible for 12 M&A transactions in the Indo-US corridor. He was an active angel investor with investments in Marketplaces and new age fields such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Sanat has previously held roles on the Investment & Corporate Development teams at Intel Capital where he was involved with several transactions including PCCW, OPlus & Infineon. He managed Intel's $100M Embedded business in emerging markets including India, Latin America and South East Asia. Sanat has also held several senior positions in engineering and marketing at Intel in Santa Clara, CA and Phoenix, AZ. Sanat is an Advisor to the Saha Fund, India's first venture fund for women entrepreneurs, and is an active mentor at Microsoft Ventures India. He has a MS in Computer Engineering from Virginia Tech & is a visiting faculty at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He also serves as Advisor at LetsVenture Online.
Nitin is an entrepreneur. He came to Oregon as a Software Engineer at Mentor Graphics after having worked for three software startups in Silicon Valley and Seattle. Nitin utilized his background to raise $20 million in angel and venture capital for First Insight and in 2010 exited his investors via buy-back of their shares. He is currently President and CEO of First Insight Corporation, a Hillsboro, Oregon based software company which he founded in 1994. First Insight leads the eye-care industry in electronic medical records, practice management and e-commerce products for independent optometrists and ophthalmologists with its flagship product − MaximEyes.
Since 2007 Nitin has been an active angel investor, mentor and is a founding charter member and President of the Board of TiE Oregon. In this role he has grown TiE to a full-fledged angel investment group with a successful mentoring program and launched several education and incubator programs. Nitin is currently serving as TiE Angels Oregon’s Chair and in this role has led the group to over $5 million in investments in 28 startups.
Nitin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Dalhousie University (Halifax, Canada).
Accelerating Funds & Businesses through the Emerging Markets
WHAT I DO:
We accelerate any funds & businesses that are interested in growing within Indonesia and the Southeast Asia region effectively. Passionate in connecting the Accredited Investors with the potential Investees globally. Have been raising capital in excess of US$ 1+ billions over the last 2 years.
WHO AM I
◘ Revolutionizing the way of a Private Investor and an Institutional Investor collaborates with SMEs, Tech Startups and Projects.
◘ Envisioning the world in which no SME, Tech Startup, and Project should be left behind simply because of the lack of access to funding, lack of technical knowledge, mentorship and access to vital connections.
WHO I WORK WITH
◘ Family Offices
◘ Pension Funds
◘ Sovereign Wealth Funds
◘ Fund of Funds
◘ Investment Banks
◘ Insurance Companies
◘ Private Lenders
◘ Private Banks
◘ Private Equity Funds
◘ Venture Capital Funds
I LIKE TO
1. To target an annualized return of >5% over 5-10 years by investing in our Venture Fund.
2. To provide investors with unique access to regional high-growth capital-efficient SMEs and later stage Tech Startups by utilizing our Growth Fund.
3. To leverage comprehensive insight into a number of key projects that the government is currently engaged in or has recently finished with regard to public investment projects that aim at boosting national economic growth by participating in our Project Fund.
WE DO THIS WHILE
◘ To access into the most exciting emerging markets in the world!
Ravindra Krishnappa serves as Board Member at FW Sports and Media India. Ravindra Krishnappa is a Co-Founder of CollateBox and serves as its Chief Executive Officer and Board Member. He also serves as Board Member at Indianmoney.com. He serves as Board Member at Krishnappa, Axon Networks, GreencubeGlobal, Stayzilla, WisdenIndia and ScienceAdda. He served as Director and co-founded Inatech InfoSolutions. He is the founder of VertExperts Consulting LLP, a firm that invests in start-ups and incubates new companies. He is also the trustee for Sikshana, an NGO for Empowering Government Schools in India.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... Seattle, U.S.A.
• M3 Biotechnology:
The W Fund
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • Media • Education • BioTech • FinTech (& Financials services) • Energy • Entertainment (& Sports) • CleanTech • A.I. (& Big Data) • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Cannabis • Blockchain (& Cryptos) • Impact • Material Science • Medical Devices (& Hospital Services) • Healthcare (& Wellness) • Consumer
The W Fund is an early-stage venture capital firm that invests in technology-based companies operating in the life sciences, medical device, software, information technology, engineering, material and clean technology sectors. It invests in companies spinning out from the University of Washington and other research institutions. The firm was founded in 2012 and is based in Seattle, Washington.