CXO-driven angel investment platform Inflection Point Ventures (IPV) has announced the launch of its CAT II fund Physis Capital. With Physis Capital, the Partners, namely – Vinay Bansal, Mitesh Shah and Ankur Mittal, are set to replicate the success of First Port Capital (Angel Fund) and the IPV angel investment platform.
Physis Capital will have a corpus of US$ 50 million with a green shoe option of another US$ 25 million and aims for its first close at US$ 20 million. Physis Capital will participate/lead investments in startups looking to raise Pre Series A to Series B capital.
Physis Capital aims to build a portfolio of 15 — 20 startups with an average ticket size of USD 2.5 million. Physis Capital will start deploying capital post the first close. Physis Capital is in the final stage of the registration process and is awaiting approval from the Securities and Exchange Board of India.
Vinay Bansal, Partner, Physis Capital says, “Physis Capital is the result of our deep understanding of the startup ecosystem. As an angel platform, we have led some of the most well-known and big seed and Series A rounds. Our aim is now to solidify our leadership position in the growth capital investment segment. This fund is for investing in select Pre-Series A to Series B startups, to enable their success through an integrated ecosystem, consisting of technical, operational, business and strategic mentorship and support along with funding.”
Physis Capital will be actively investing in sectors like vertical commerce, consumer tech, social/content creator, B2B SaaS and Enterprise tech. Physis Capital will also identify multi-baggers from its IPV portfolio and back them from Physis Capital. Up to 50 per cent of the fund size will be deployed in backing proven winners from the IPV portfolio.
Ankur Mittal, Partner, Physis Capital says, “We have built robust practices at IPV. Our due diligence is considered a benchmark in the industry and well respected by even the strongest VC firms. On the startups’ side, we have deep relationships with top e-cells, incubators and other angel networks, which makes us confident of high quality startups inflow. These factors backed by our study of the growth of Indian startups and strong confidence restored in us by our existing investors played a role in taking a step to launch a structured VC fund.”
Mitesh Shah, Partner, Physis Capital says, “IPV is on a great run for the last four years. We have backed Unicorns, Soonicorns and fast growing startups. With a demonstrated track record of generating returns and making angel investment mainstream, our aim is now to bring our expertise and leverage our strengths in building Physis Capital as one of the most successful VC funds from India.”