JPIN launches funds worth $150M to supercharge global innovation
JPIN, the world’s most trusted start-up investment bank, has announced the launch of two strategic funds aimed at fuelling innovation across the globe. Through the creation of a US $130M JPIN Global Fund in the UK and US $20M JPIN India Fund in India, the company will look to expand their already illustrious network of global investors, connecting them to some of the world’s most ambitious and growth-hungry, next-generation start-ups and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). This infusion of capital will ensure that start-ups showing tremendous potential across the emerging markets will have the financial means to thrive and scale their businesses to global levels.
With the US $130M Global Fund, JPIN aims to lead investment rounds by allocating its initial committed capital in start-ups from Pre-Series A onwards over a period of 3 years. The remaining capital will be set aside to be deployed in follow-on rounds. The fund will primarily focus on investing in the home market United Kingdom as well as emerging markets – Brazil, Columbia, Mexico, Nigeria, Kenya, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Vietnam – which are in sync with the company’s objective of creating the modern silk route between emerging markets for start-ups and investors.
Gaurav Singh, founder of JPIN, comments:
“Backed by operational intelligence, JPIN has a proven track record of fund-raising and investment activities in the emerging markets across the globe. This is visible in our choice of the businesses we pick to fund and mentor – innovative, ambitious, hardworking. Through the JPIN Global Fund, we aim to back potential unicorns and decacorns of tomorrow with international capital and help them scale globally, thus enabling them to achieve their true potential.”
The JPIN India Fund, in the name of Mastermind JPIN Capital Partners Fund, is a SEBI registered CAT I AIF raised in collaboration with Mastermind, a leading business advisory and investment banker. With a size of US $13M and US $7M green shoe option, it will be an industry agnostic fund primarily focusing on the SMEs of India – home to the third largest start-up ecosystem in the world. The collaboration looks to bring together a solid network of investors to provide expert counsel and financial investment for the sector, which is currently lacking adequate access to finance and credit. JPIN’s partnership with Mastermind will further accelerate India’s SME growth by providing adequate and timely equity funding that will ultimately help SME businesses fuel growth and expansion.
In the past, JPIN has focused and invested in early stages of growth (pre-series A) enabling start-ups to scale with its proprietary network and an end-to-end approach to start-up development. The JPIN India Fund will now enable the start-up investment bank to focus on more matured SME businesses seeking transformational growth capital.
Nayan Gala, founder of JPIN, comments:
“India is home to around 63* million SMEs that are the backbone of the socio-economic development of our country. With a target to contribute 50% to India’s GDP by 2024-25, the sector is all geared to lead the next growth story. Our strategic fund will ensure that these SMEs have access to global capital whilst providing our investors an opportunity to invest in stable businesses that are creating a valuable impact and giving VC expected returns”.
The launch of these funds is a step forward to the founders’ vision of scaling JPIN’s reach and building the superhighway for start-ups, enabling cross-border investments between the UK and India.