GVFL Launches ‘Accelerate For Excellence’ Platform To Foster Early-Stage Investment Ecosystem
GVFL, which is known as the trailblazer of venture capital in India, has introduced the ‘Accelerate for Excellence‘ (a4X) platform to enhance the early-stage investment ecosystem by connecting all the stakeholders involved in the early-stage startup ecosystem.
By utilizing their 30-year-long experience of supporting startups through investment and guidance, GVFL intends to create a favourable environment and offer support to Seed to Series A startups and inexperienced investors in this asset class through a4X.
a4X | Accelerate for Excellence
a4X has been designed to assist Seed to Series A startups in raising funds ranging from Rs 50 lakh to Rs 5 crore. Through a4X, startups will have access to a diverse range of investors, online funding round closures, and support from the a4X community.
Similarly, investors such as family offices, angel investors, High Net-worth Individuals, and venture capitalists will benefit from pre-evaluated deals, due diligence reports, opportunities to co-invest with experienced venture capital investors, and a simplified investment process.
Speaking on the development, Kamal Bansal, Managing Director, GVFL, said,
“We want to make a4X much more than an investment platform. We aspire to make it a vibrant early-stage investment ecosystem builder that will bring all stakeholders together and add value to startups’ journeys. It will provide the best practices and the deal flow of promising startups and work in a way that is beneficial for both startups and investors. The platform will accelerate the growth of startups by connecting them with the right investors, mentors, and community members.”
The a4X community, which includes mentors, HR recruiters, scale-up experts, and other key players, will also benefit significantly from the platform. They will have the opportunity to engage with promising startups, network with vital ecosystem enablers, gain access to additional lead funding, and enhance their brand visibility.
Additionally, the a4X community will offer significant advantages to the a4X portfolio companies. It will extend their runway post-investment, reduce execution risk, facilitate rapid scaling up, and provide access to a pool of experts and advisors.
Mihir Joshi, President of GVFL, stated that over the past thirty years, GVFL has been highly successful in identifying the appropriate startups and ideas, as well as nurturing them to reach their full potential. With the introduction of a4X, GVFL intends to assume a more significant role as both an investor and a facilitator of innovative solutions for economic development.
The engagement model has been developed to provide value while reducing risks. According to Joshi, institutional and individual investors, as well as ecosystem members, have already shown a positive response to the platform’s launch.
GVFL Limited (formerly Gujarat Venture Finance Limited) is an independent, autonomous Board managed venture finance company based in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The firm has raised eight venture capital funds which have supported over 80 companies and have divested from over 75% of portfolio companies with good returns to Investors.
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