15, March 2023: Rockstud Capital, a leading alternative asset management firm, announced the launch of Rockstud Capital Investment Fund – II, aCategory I AIF (Angel Fund) that will invest in Startups at the Pre-Series A to Series A stage. The target size of the Fund is INR 300 crs. The Fund has already received the license from SEBI last month.
Rockstud Capital Investment Fund – II (RCIF-II) will follow an investment thesis around a youth-focused consumption theme. The Fund may lead and further follow a co-investment model to provide growth capital to startups to build on their initial product-market fit and be able to scale and raise Series A round. The Fund will predominantly invest in 25 Startups across the spectrum of opportunities focusing on digitalization, sustainability, financial inclusion, consumption, and health & safety with ticket sizes ranging from INR 1 crs to INR 10 crs.
The Fund is designed to follow a deal-by-deal structure instead of a blind pool structure and offers flexibility in ticket size in current and follow-on rounds. It provides an opportunity to co-invest with a seasoned investment manager in a diversified portfolio spread across sectors. The Fund will be managed by a team of experienced professionals with a deep understanding of the alternative investment landscape. The team has a proven track record of success, has worked and collaborated together since its inception, and is committed to delivering superior returns for investors and ensuring continuity in investment patterns and philosophy.
Commenting on the development, Abhishek Agarwal, Founder, and Managing Partner of Rockstud Capital said, “This Fund is a natural extension of our endeavour to offer the best one-stop alternative investments solution. As India moves towards becoming a $5 trillion economy, we feel this is an opportune time to enter the space, especially when companies are finding it difficult to raise capital amidst the funding winter. The Fund will focus on partnering and identifying early-stage growth companies through a well-defined process and deep network to foster partnerships with founders building scalable businesses with a clear focus on profitability. We are committed to providing investors with access to the best alternative investments available.”