Indian early-stage investor Rehan Yar Khan launches $49.5m venture firm


Rehan Yar KhanIndian early stage investor Rehan Yar Khan has launched his first venture capital firm with INR3bn ($49.5m) to back tech entrepreneurs in the country.

Orios Venture Partners will make seed, Series A and Series B investments according to Khan, who said deal size would range from INR5m to INR200m in growth sectors such as internet and B2B software.

Since 2008 Rehan has invested in 19 companies, 15 of which have seen successes and remarkable growth according to a statement, including Druva, OlaCabs, Jigsee (VuClip), Unbxd and PrettySecrets.

Khan, who will be a managing partner at the firm, said, “Orios Venture Partners extends my work since 2008 of backing these entrepreneurs not just with capital but more importantly with strategic and operational guidance to build rapidly growing business and emerge as market leaders in their domain.

“Today the Indian Internet is witnessing phenomenal growth which will see over half a billion people online by 2020 and over a hundred million people shopping online providing a ready opportunity for dynamic entrepreneurs to cater to these growing needs.”

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