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Aman Gupta, Co-Founder Boat: “Karthik has been a trusted sounding board to me personally and to boAt on key strategic matters from our early days. He has been a very effective sparring partner to sharpen our thought process especially in financial matters. Apart from helping provide non dilutive and timely debt capital at key junctures, he has also played the role of a super connector by bringing access and insights from his extended network. A truly founder focused investor”

Vivekananda Hallekere, Co-Founder and CEO Bounce: “Karthik has operated like an extended member of the Bounce team from the earliest days. He is able to zoom out and see the big picture while at the same time he is happy to get into the operator mould by rolling up his sleeves and working in the trenches to help problem solve along with founders. In a world where capital is increasingly commodity, highly recommend working with him for the deep insights and value add he brings to the table”

Rajesh, Co Founder Venwiz: “Karthik is a solid sounding board for the founders, especially when it come to fundraises and associated events. By virtue of his sheer exposure to number of deals as stakeholder with varied-hats and his depth in understanding of the space – Karthik is extremely efficient with his advise. Karthik helps one get a pragmatic outlook while continuing to be on the founder’s corner in working for superior outcomes!”

Akhil Kansal, Co-Founder Anveshan: “Working with Karthik has only helped us climb upward in our entrepreneurial journey. The dedication and passion with which he has supported and mentored us is unmatched. He has been an indispensable part of our team at Anveshan especially when it comes to thinking through various financing options, and we could not have asked for a better investor and partner.

Pramod Ghadge, Co-Founder and CEO Unbox Robotics: “Karthik has been super-helpful to us since our first interaction, going beyond just providing the funding. Once he’s in to help you, he delivers! I enjoy discussing the strategy, fundraise, and business growth with him, and he brings a vast and relevant network any startup would need in its early stages. If someone is building an ambitious and bold startup, I recommend getting Karthik and Force Ventures on board.”

Varun Chawla, Founder Build3 and Co-Founder 91Springboard: “I’ve known Karthik for a number of years, first as a colleague at Goldman Sachs, which blossomed into a friendship, and later even turned into a professional association with Ubiquity Capital. Karthik advised us on our debt funding requirements and avenues available to us, he took the time to explain to different stakeholders in our organization so that we may be aligned, then leveraging his contacts he lined up relevant options for us which were value and need aligned and walked us all the way to the end. He operates as an owner and true professional, what a privilege to work with and know him 

Deepak Agarwal, Founder and CEO Auric: “Karthik is one of the most mature & well connected investment professionals I have worked with. He understands the ecosystem very well and thinks from the perspective of a Founder as well as a VC. You can trust him and Force Ventures, which invested in our most recent round, to do the hardwork on your behalf and to source the best outcome for your business”

Force Founder, Karthik Bhat ranked among top angels for 1Q2023

Force Founder, Karthik Bhat ranked among top angels for 2022

Startup boom, bust…and now the reality check

Industrial services SaaS marketplace Venwiz raises $8.3 million

Spacetech startup SatSure raises $15M in Series A funding round

Simple Viral Games raises Rs 4 crore from WEH Ventures, PointOne Capital, others

SaaS Firm Inkle Raises Fresh Capital

Finance operations automation platform Bluecopa raises $2.3 million

SaaS startup Prolance raises $2 million in funding led by Foundamental, Axilor

Tiger Global leads fresh funding in fintech startup Jar, valuing it at $300 million

PYOR raises $4mn in seed funding led by Castle Island Ventures

Force Ventures, Veda VC Co-Lead Funding Round In Vidyut

Human Edge raises $1.5 million from Bharat Innovation Fund, other investors

Finverv Raises Pre-Seed Funding From Antler India

Anveshan raises $2 million in pre-series A round led by DSG Consumer Partners

Dubbing platform Dubdub.ai raise $1 million from Waveform Ventures, Accel Atoms

Backed by prolific investors, Ripik AI grows to newer geographies

Unbox Robotics raises Series A round from 3one4 Capital, Sixth Sense Ventures, others

 
 
 

StockGro raises $5 million in funding led by Roots Ventures, Velo Partners

Westbridge, others invest Series A money in debt recovery platform Credgenics

[Funding alert] Ayurvedic wellness startup Auric raises $2M in pre-Series-A round led by Venture Catalysts, others

[Funding alert] Unbox Robotics raises $1.2M in pre-Series A round

[Funding alert] Accel Partners leads Rs 27 Cr pre-Series A round in debt resolution startup Credgenics

How StockGro Is Democratising Investments For Millennials By Leveraging Social Networks

Anveshan Farms Raises Rs.1.2 Crores Pre-Seed Funding

Women-focused digital healthcare brand Auntfloh bags funding

SOSV-backed Indian logistics automation firm bags $1.2m from Beenext, others

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