About Us

iLabs Group is an India Centric, Sector Opportunistic Investment Platform.

Founded in 2000, we were one of the pioneers of the investment ecosystem in India.Over the years, we have grown our scope in terms of both investment and industry. Originally started as an angel investor, we have expanded into seed-stage, early-stage and growth-stage investments, as well as re-structures and buy-outs. Initially focused on technology and technology enabled ventures, we have extended into consumer products and services; health and wellness; education and skills-development; media and entertainment; corporate and industrial parks; engineering and manufacturing. Our unique investment strategy has permitted us to be a part of the success of more than 50 companies. Today, we are one of the front-runners of the Indian’ investment landscape.

Moreover, given the increased capital base and evolving market conditions, we have transformed from an incubator and accelerator into a fund-of-funds model. As a FOF model, we play the role of either an anchor-investor or a co-investor in a variety of seed capital, venture capital, private equity and special situation investment funds. These funds combined have USD 1 billion of assets-under-management.



Investment Platforms

  • Seed Capital Platform

    iLabs Group through Hyderabad Angels, Endiya Partners and iLabs Seed Capital Fund is a seed-stage co-investor and limited-partner of several promising startups such as E-Paatsala, Thrillophilia, InnerChef, Celes Care etc.

    Hyderabad Angels

    Hyderabad Angels was established in 2012. The fund invests, amounts generally under USD 1 million, in seed-stage technology enabled product and service companies from across India and United States of America. The fund is worth USD 50 million and has a portfolio of 25 companies. Moreover, the Hyderabad Angels’ team includes business leaders and industry experts, who are known to work with entrepreneurs to create tangible, as well as, intangible value for startups.

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    Endiya Partners

    Endiya Partners was established in 2013. The fund invests, amounts generally under USD 1 million, in seed-stage technology enabled product and service companies from across India and the world. The fund is worth USD 30 million and has a portfolio of 8 companies. Moreover, the Endiya Partners’ team includes entrepreneurs, who are known to work with Indian startups to build global brands and to work with global startups to help them access the Indian market.

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    iLabs Seed Capital Fund

    iLabs Seed Capital Fund was established in 2017. The fund invests, amounts generally under USD 1 million, in seed-stage consumer product and service companies particularly – packaged food and beverage; personal care products; lifestyle products; apparel, footwear and accessories companies from across India. The fund has access to USD 15 million of capital.

    Moreover, iLabs Seed Capital Fund's team provides value-additions such as idea and market validation; management team build and mentorship; business model development; brand and corporate strategy; customer and partner acquisition; risk and reward management; as well as follow-on networking and funding. Additionally, it also engages a network of experts to provide strategic counsel to startups.

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  • Venture Capital Platform

    iLabs Group through the iLabs Venture Capital Fund was an early-stage anchor-investor and general-partner of leading companies such as TV9.

    ILABS VENTURE CAPITAL FUND

    The iLabs Venture Capital Fund was established in 2000. It was the first fund raised by iLabs Group. The Fund invested in early-stage technology and technolodgy enabled ventures, media and entertainment, education and skills-development companies from across india and the world. Over time, while iLabs Venture Capital Fund was dissolved, with its investments exited, its operations laid the foundation for our investment portfolio, domain knowledge, corporate experience and network of contacts.

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  • Private Equity Platform

    iLabs Group through Peepul Capital LLC was a growth-stage investor and partner of several promising companies such as UniverCell, UNIBIC, MedPlus etc.

    People Capital LLC

    Peepul Capital LLC was established in 2000. It includes 3 funds. iLabs Group is an anchor-investor and general-partner in fund I and fund II, but only a co-investor and limited-partner in fund III.  The funds invest in growth-stage technology, consumer products and services, health and wellness, companies from across India. The funds combined are worth USD over 100 million and had a portfolio of over 30 companies.

    Moreover, iLabs Group owned a subsidiary advisory company known as Peepul Capital Advisors, which was setup to provide investment advice to institutional fund – Peepul Capital LLC.  Over time, while Peepul Capital Advisors was dissolved, its investment team members remained with iLabs Group.

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  • Special Situation Platform

    iLabs Group, by itself, is an anchor-investor and general-partner in a number of promising companies. 

    iLabs Group, independently, is an anchor-investor and general-partner of several promising companies. In fact, the group acts as a special situation investment platform, which takes on one-of-a-kind investments including corporate and industrial parks investments such as IHTC, IGTC and Sri City; engineering and manufacturing investments such as Skanda and Signma.

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WHY ILABS GROUP?

Seasoned Investment Team

Our investment and advisory team includes entrepreneurs, investment bankers, business leaders, industry experts, brand curators and consumer visionaries, who bring together education and experience from across all major corporate functions. Moreover, our team is committed to delivering step-by-step support to our portfolio companies.

Extensive Network Of Contacts

iLabs Group’s network has been built in India. This helps our team best understand the dynamics of the Indian corporate and personal culture. Our network is our key advantage, it helps us find and leverage potential investment opportunities. It also helps us facilitate information and deal flow. In fact, our exceptional human capital, wide-spread network and strong relationships make us the investment platform of choice!

At iLabs Group, we combine the forte of our local investment team with our global network. In addition to capital, we partner with companies, mentor entrepreneurs and grant companies access to our professional and personal network, which thereby helps organisations achieve robust growth and scale.

Comprehensive Domain Knowledge and Expertice

Our sector focus in narrow enough to be razor-sharp! In fact, we have only picked domains, from which we originate and comprehend in-depth. Those who work with our team, realize soon enough that we are not just investors, but also domain experts.

Variable Investment Platform

iLabs Group takes on a flexible approach towards investments with value creation being our cornerstone to investment. Owing to our investment platforms, we are open to evaluate and invest in any opportunity that presents potential for transformation, regardless of geography, industry, market-cycle or investment-stage. In fact, we are also open to participate in multiple rounds of investments to match the requirements of a company.

Dynamic Value Addition

iLabs Group strives to achieve excellence in nurturing and building great companies and successful brands. The group also aims to maximise corporate and stakeholder value and deliver high returns.

Our team’s skills-set allows us to provide value-additions such as the following:

Moreover, we engage experts from our network to provide strategic counsel to startups. In doing so, we build a strong presence in India, with a truly tailored approach to investments.  

Innovative Solutions to Complex Problems

iLabs Group witnessed success in investment and asset management due to its ability to navigate organisational challenges through tailored operational and branding strategies. Moreover, our team’s domain knowledge and expertise in building portfolio companies has given us a penchant to generate and execute innovative solutions to complex problems.   

At iLabs Group we believe in value-investing. We stay steadfast on investing in fundamentals with a realistic view to actual company value, ability to improve company operations, micro/macro-economic conditions and industry multiples. Moreover, our team is committed to offering advice on structures and exit strategies to our portfolio companies.

iLabs Group is an India Centric, Sector Opportunistic Investment Platform.

Founded in 2000, we were one of the pioneers of the investment ecosystem in India.Over the years, we have grown our scope in terms of both investment and industry. Originally started as an angel investor, we have expanded into seed-stage, early-stage and growth-stage investments, as well as re-structures and buy-outs. Initially focused on technology and technology enabled ventures, we have extended into consumer products and services; health and wellness; education and skills-development; media and entertainment; corporate and industrial parks; engineering and manufacturing. Our unique investment strategy has permitted us to be a part of the success of more than 50 companies. Today, we are one of the front-runners of the Indian’ investment landscape.

Moreover, given the increased capital base and evolving market conditions, we have transformed from an incubator and accelerator into a fund-of-funds model. As a FOF model, we play the role of either an anchor-investor or a co-investor in a variety of seed capital, venture capital, private equity and special situation investment funds. These funds combined have USD 1 billion of assets-under-management.