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    Fundamentum Partnership launches Fund 2, raising $227 million; and 10 years of Unitus Ventures

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    Fundamentum Partnership launches Fund 2, raising $227 million; and 10 years of Unitus Ventures

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    Nandan Nilekani-backed Fundamentum Partnership has raised $227 million for its second fund which would be invested in early growth-stage Indian startups. India's leading jobtech investor, Unitus Ventures, a VC firm celebrates 10 years and has close to $50 million of assets under management across two funds.

    Nandan Nilekani-backed Fundamentum Partnership has raised $227 million for its second fund which would be invested in early growth-stage Indian startups. Fundamentum plans to fund enterprises that have attained product-market fit and have developed momentum in their scale-up journey. Fundamentum also plans to lead or co-lead a $25-40 million round, investing in 4-5 start-ups each year. Ashish Kumar, co-founder and general partner at Fundamentum Partnership, spoke to Startup Street to elaborate on the road ahead.
    India’s leading jobtech investor Unitus Ventures, a VC firm, celebrates 10 years and has close to $50 million of assets under management across two funds. Srikrishna Ramamoorthy, Senior Partner at Unitus Ventures, spoke to Startup Street about Unitus’ 10-year journey and the growth of Indian startups.
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