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8i Ventures launches $10 Mn seed program ‘Origami’

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Venture capital fund 8i Ventures today announced the launch of ‘Origami’, a seed funding program aimed at supporting early stage founders. 

Through this seed program, 8i Ventures targets those businesses in the pre-seed to early revenue stage, prioritizing ‘speed’ as its hallmark feature. As per the fund, the new program will ensure a streamlined process with a response within one week, a term sheet in two weeks, and deal closure in just four weeks, facilitating fundraise for founders without delays or distractions.

Founded in 2019 by Vikram Chachra & Vishwanath V, the company is committed to nurturing the next generation of business leaders. By investing between $250K to $2 million in pre-seed to early revenue phase startups, 8i Ventures seeks to accelerate startup growth across industries. 

8i Ventures is an early backer of companies such as Slice, M2P, Easebuzz, Transbnk, BharatX and Blue Tokai, among others.

Vikram Chachra said the the firm aims to invest in 8-10 startups this year, and if this initiative is well-received, it may double its allocation to $20 million.

During the funding winter (November 2022), 8i Ventures announced the first close of its $50 million second fund by raising $25 million. The firm has alloted $10 million from Fund II, to launch this initiative.

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