Watch: Extremely bullish on B2B, SaaS startups from India: Alok Goel, SAIF Partners
Alok Goel, managing director at early-to-growth stage investor SAIF Partners, says there is really no secret sauce to success for a venture capital firm. The Delhi-based firm, which wrote early cheques for some of India’s most well known startups -- Paytm, Swiggy, Sharechat -- swears by the fundamentals of hustling, hardwork and understanding each sector when it comes to making investments.
At SAIF, Goel, who built online recharge platform Freecharge from ground up, specialises in investments in enterprise technology, a practice area that he helped start around four years ago. His investment portfolio includes Goodera, FarEye, ShareChat and Meesho.
In a conversation with TechCircle, Goel spoke about the firm’s investment and deployment strategy for SAIF’s sixth fund, raised with a $350 million corpus in 2017, his optimism around B2B startups as well as the prevailing funding sentiment in the startup ecosystem.