Till November, SIDBI has committed `3,123.20 crore to 47 Sebi registered AIFs.
Chennai: Fund of Funds for Start-ups set up the government has provided around Rs 700 crore to Sebi registered Alternative Investment Funds, which in turn invests in start-ups.
Department for promotion of industry and internal trade (DPIIT) had established Fund of Funds for Start-ups in June 2016 with a corpus of `10,000 crore to boost the startup ecosystem. These Fund of Funds (FoF) managed by SIDBI provide capital to Sebi-registered Alternate Investment Funds (AIFs), which in turn invest money in growing Indian startups through equity and equity-linked instruments.
Till November, SIDBI has committed `3,123.20 crore to 47 Sebi registered AIFs. These AIFs have raised a corpus fund of `25,728 crore, of which `696 crore have been drawn from the FoFs for Startups. These AIFs have invested `2,669.83 crore into 279 startups.