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We Founder Circle emerges as the 2nd largest Angel Investor Network of India

New Delhi, January 3: We Founder Circle (WFC), a founders-led early-stage start-up investment platform, have closed their first year with 33 start-up investments to emerge as the second-largest early-stage investor of the year. The platform has become one of the fastest-growing angel network communities and has already facilitated funds worth $20 million across 33 start-ups.

Rank Network Investment Rounds
1 Indian Angel Network 35
2 We Founder Circle 33
3 Mumbai Angels 32
4 Faad Network 15
5 The Chennai Angels 7
6 Keiretsu Forum 7
7 Agility Ventures 7
8 Dexter Angels 5
9 AngelBay 5
10 Hyderabad Angels 4

Established in August 2020, WFC is a global community of over 2000 founders and strategic angels from over 16 countries. It provides seed funding, strategic business partnerships, and international networking opportunities to entrepreneurs in the early stages. Thus, ensuring a 360-degree support system of investment, business & community.

“Gaurav VK Singhvi, and I, together, have invested in 105 start-ups in the last five years. I understand that, as an investor, you need to go beyond just providing the capital support and need to mentor a budding start-up on the business front as well. Following this, we started WFC to help new start-ups connect with strategic angels and founders of renowned start-ups like Beardo, Zypp Electric, Dineout etc.,” explains Neeraj Tyagi, Co-founder and CEO, We Founder Circle.

Born in the Pandemic, with its sector-agnostic approach, WFC has backed start-ups from over ten sectors, including Fintech, Healthtech, Agrotech, EV, D2C etc.

With the changing trends, even the family offices invest in unique start-ups.

“With WFC, we want to open avenues for start-up investments from Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities and encourage the burgeoning start-up community. Coming from Surat, I understand the local business community & SMEs’ interest to join the mainstream business investment. They bring both capital & years of experience as value addition to start-ups,” affirms Gaurav VK Singhvi, Co-founder, WFC.

We Founder Circle Portfolio

Investment Done by We Founder Circle 

WFC Key Investments
EV  Oben EV, Zypp Electric, Kazam
Agritech Hesa, Humus, Anveshan
Fintech YPayCard, Kredily, MicroFinance
Healthcare Glamyo Health, Avni, HealthySure, Lissun
Edtech Vidyakul, Geekster
Consumer Tech Flatheads, Nestroots, Belora Paris, StyleWorks, Zoivane, Glii
Esports/Gaming EsportsXO, Quizy
Global Start-ups Commaful, Xook, Arcab
Content  Cusmat, KnockSense
Retail Tech Settl, Karnival, Kreate

“While we attracted more than 2000 angels from 16 countries, we also launched several global chapters across USA, UAE, UK, Australia and Singapore. Though our primary focus is India, we will begin investing in global businesses too,” said Ms. Bhawna Bhatnagar, Co-founder & Head of Global Partnerships, WFC

Rank Incubator/Accelerator Investment Rounds
1 Venture Catalysts 68
2 We Founder Circle 33
3 Surge 23
4 JITO Incubation & Innovation Foundation 17
5 LogX 11
6 Entrepreneur First 10
7 India Accelerator 10
8 CIIE 9
9 Huddle 8
10 Techstars 6

In Q1 of the Year 2022, WFC shall launch its much-awaited tech platform for angels and start-up communities to interact, co-create, and invest seamlessly. “Our tech-driven community platform will empower both start-ups & investors from across the globe to engage & democratize the ecosystem transactions,” said Mr Deo Saurabh, Tech Head & Co-founder, WFC.

Thus WFC is all set to unlock the true potential of tier 2/3/4 investors & founders.