New Leadership at Venture Catalysts++ Unveils VC Grid’s Strategic Expansion

Sidhi Dalmia
Preeti Bali / 7:15 am / May 14, 2024

Venture Catalysts++, a prominent investment entity headquartered in Mumbai, has welcomed Sidhi Dalmia as its newest founding partner and co-leader for the recently launched syndicate fund, VC Grid.


Dalmia brings a wealth of experience garnered from esteemed institutions such as Goldman Sachs, The Chesapeake Group, Bennett, Coleman & Co, Sumedha Fiscal Services, and Srei Group. Her professional journey has taken her across key financial hubs including Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Kolkata, and New York.


Her expertise spans diverse areas, encompassing cross-border M&A transactions, venture capital investments, and offering strategic counsel to startups operating in sectors such as technology, retail, FMCG, logistics, distressed assets, and infrastructure.


The Role of Sidhi Dalmia at VC Grid


As a founding partner and co-leader, Sidhi Dalmia will assume a pivotal role in defining the strategic trajectory of VC Grid. Her instrumental contribution in the establishment of VC Grid over recent months has been crucial in solidifying its value proposition within the investment landscape.


Dalmia’s extensive background will steer the syndicate fund towards seizing high-alpha opportunities across the Seed to Series A stages, with investment brackets ranging from $500,000 to $1.5 million.


Understanding VC Grid


VC Grid stands as an exclusive consortium comprising family offices, Corporate VCs, and U-HNIs. The syndicate fund is dedicated to harnessing the collective knowledge and resources of its members to offer more than mere capital to the startups it backs. Its objective is to furnish unparalleled market access and business prospects, thereby nurturing growth and innovation within India’s startup ecosystem.


Leadership Insights from Venture Catalysts++


Dr. Apoorva Ranjan Sharna, Founder and Managing Director of Venture Catalysts++, expressed his elation at Dalmia’s inclusion in the team. He remarked, “We are delighted to welcome Sidhi aboard to spearhead the launch of VC Grid and fortify our leadership cadre. With her substantial expertise in venture capital, early-stage investments, and fostering sustainable businesses, coupled with her financial acumen and leadership prowess, we eagerly anticipate collaborating with her as we endeavor to enhance value for family offices/legacy businesses and entrepreneurs.”


Future Endeavors for VC Grid


Recent reports have indicated Venture Catalysts’ intention to conclude funding for VC Grid later this year, aiming for a total corpus of approximately Rs 900 crore (around $110 million). The syndicate is actively seeking to broaden its network of limited partners, having already enlisted 32 family offices, with plans to escalate this figure to 100 by year-end.


This expansion forms part of a comprehensive strategy to consolidate VC Grid’s standing as a premier player in the venture capital arena, extending significant support and resources to burgeoning startups throughout India.


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