India's premier venture Debt Business

about us

Started in 2008, InnoVen Capital is India's first and largest venture debt and specialty lending business. InnoVen Capital India, erstwhile SVB India Finance, was rebranded as a result of being acquired by Temasek Holdings in 2015. Over the last six years, we have backed several leading high growth venture capital-backed companies through various stages of their development and across different industry sectors and business models. We seek to encourage entrepreneurs and high-potential ideas with our support through diverse debt capital options.

InnoVen Capital is a subsidiary of Temasek Holdings, an investment company based in Singapore.

our Strengths that work for you


Cities Reached


Years Of Cumulative Venture
Debt Experience


Investor Relationships


Companies Funded


Debt Transactions

venture debt

Entrepreneurship requires risk takers across various capacities. The primary and most important ingredient is the entrepreneur followed by the venture capital investor. Venture debt is the next logical layer of risk capital which provides entrepreneurs an extension of their cashflow runway between equity rounds, enabling them to make their companies more valuable with a relatively inexpensive form of capital (compared to equity). This cash buffer can be used by companies to power growth, build out the platform, make key hires, spend on marketing or finance their working capital needs. Companies have also used venture debt to finance acquisitions and global expansion as well. Overall, this is a form of flexible capital which works in tandem with entrepreneurs and investors to help improve the ability of the company to increase enterprise value.


InnoVen Capital India is the debt provider of choice for over 50 companies who have taken venture debt from us as a way to augment the equity that they have raised from top tier venture capital firms which is over $3 billion. More than a third of all our clients have come back to us for follow on rounds of debt as they have subsequently raised larger equity rounds.

We are proud to be partners in the growth and success of these innovative ventures.

our people

The team has a synergistic blend of skills and relationships which along with several years of venture debt experience makes Innoven Capital India the preferred partner for entrepreneurs and investors.

First on the scene

AVCJ Dec 09, 2015

Lending a helping hand


Early bets, high profits is new investor mantra


Temasek snaps up SVB INDIA

THE TELEGRAPH Apr 14, 2015

Indian start-ups warm up to venture debt Jan 27, 2015

Deal Alert: SVB releases report on Indian angel investments

ventureintelligence.blogspot Nov 26, 2013

Silicon valley bank parent eyes India, China Jun 06, 2011

Strike One For Debt May 20, 2011

Q&A: Ajay Hattangdi, MD, SVB India Finance Jun 23, 2010

SVB Group starts NBFC in India Aug 19, 2008

SVB to focus on venture lending in India Oct 08, 2007

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