The fund plans to invest in 20-25 companies
across healthcare, education, financial services, logistics, consumer internet and enterprise technology sectors.
The fund will be managed by Stellaris Advisors LLP (Stellaris), which was established by Alok Goyal, Ritesh Banglani, and Rahul Chowdhri. Stellaris is a limited liability partnership domiciled in India. Beacon Trusteeship Limited, domiciled in India, is the trustee. It is focused on non-manufacturing early stage technology startups in India.
Investment from a lifecycle investor such as the IFC will position the fund to have better access to co-investment and follow-on capital for its investee companies, which are particularly valuable for early-stage businesses seeking to scale, said IFC.
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