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We are an early-stage investment firm that partners with exceptional founders globally, to build disruptive technology-driven breakthrough companies. At FounderBank Capital, we believe in the people behind great ideas. We collaborate with inspiring entrepreneurs who are disrupting industries with innovative products and services to build legendary companies. Our philosophy dictates an unwavering belief in the founders’ vision.

We invest in all rounds of early stage investing from Seed to Series B rounds, with a preference for Pre-Series A and Series A rounds. We follow a sector-agnostic and location agnostic approach in our investments and often co-invest with leading institutional ventures and private equity funds. Our primary investment focus is India. However, we also make investments in US, China, and South-East Asia.

Our team is your team. Your success is our success. Our investment brings a lot of strategic value beyond the capital we invest via active portfolio management, mentorship to founders, onboarding of professional advisors, and business development assistance, and help in subsequent fundraise.

FounderBank Capital is anchored by RB Investments, a Singapore based venture capital fund that specializes in late stage venture capital and private equity and has so far invested in 60+ ventures globally including Swiggy, ShareChat, GlowRoad, HomeLane, Sugar Cosmetics, PropTiger, BlueStone, Impact Guru, Fab Hotels, and many more.

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Our Portfolio Companies

ROOTER

Rooter is India’s largest sports fan and esports community platform that connects fans with similar interests provides personalised sports content feed in 10 Indian languages based on interests and allows users to express themselves using Live audio/video features, videos, images, and polls.

Over the years, Rooter has covered sports like Cricket, Football, and Kabaddi. It has connected more than 5 million sports fans through its app and web platform.

Bukukas

Bukukas is an Indonesian fin-tech startup that is helping SMEs in Indonesia in recording financial transactions digitally and accepting payments online with an app. Bukukas aspires to provide financial products to SMEs, who predominantly are still not part of the formal financial system.

ORBO

Orbo is a disruptive visual intelligence company that harnesses Computer vision, Artificial Intelligence, and Deep Learning as its core technologies to develop solutions that enhance or transform visual content. It has been working closely with organisations such as Intel, Cisco, GE & Samsung to develop its core AI technology and to jointly bring research-based vision products.

Matchabar

Matchabar is a US based Early-stage Consumer Venture, which produces Energy Drinks derived from Matcha — an antioxidant-rich green tea popular in Japan. It’s core product is “Ready to drink Canned” Energy drink named Hustle. Matchabar is disrupting the Energy Drinks Market wherein consumer demand for products that contain less sugar and are made with natural ingredients is rising.

Blowhorn

Blowhorn is India’s leading intra-city (sub 2-ton deliveries) logistics provider, operating as a marketplace for last mile logistics. It provides innovative logistics solutions for a wide variety of customers, ranging from large e-commerce companies to small convenience stores and even individuals. Organisations, large and small, are using Blowhorn for both their regular and cutting-edge logistics requirements.

Giva

Giva is India’s leading silver jewelry brand and one of India’s top D2C accessory brands.

The Team

Harsh Bothra

Partner

Harsh has been part of RB Investments, a Singapore based venture capital fund, since inception. He focuses on investments in Consumer and Infrastructure space. The Beer cafe, Yumlane, Coolberg & Swiggy are some of the key companies he has focused on.

He has an graduate degree from Kings college London in political economy. He has worked previously in India, Singapore, Thailand & UK.

Piyush Jain

Investment Committee Member

Piyush Jain has over 15 years of experience as a venture-funded fintech/healthcare entrepreneur (ImpactGuru.com), investment banker (J.P.Morgan), management consultant (Boston Consulting Group, Ernst & Young), and Silicon Valley experience (SoFi.com) in New York, San Francisco, Hong Kong, London, Singapore, and Mumbai. Piyush was selected in the 40 under 40 list by Fortune India in 2019. Piyush is also on the Investment Committee of RB Investments, a Singapore based venture capital fund.

He has an undergraduate degree from Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania, and a graduate degree in public policy from Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He has co-authored a paper at Harvard Business School on innovative ways to finance ventures.

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