Last Quarter at Enzia Ventures | January-March 2022
Last Quarter at Enzia Ventures | January-March 2022
Enzia Ventures
Apr 28, 2022

Last quarter at Enzia

From raising funds to releasing new versions of their products, our portfolio companies have begun 2022 on a strong footing. As they advance in their operations and mission, they are looking to expand their teams too. You can check out their progress and the opportunities they offer in the ‘Portfolio Spotlight’ section.  Parallelly, we continue to  expand our portfolio. We will be announcing two new investments soon. We continue to evaluate a robust pipeline especially in the environment-tech space.

At Enzia, the last quarter was one of engagement and outreach, which highlighted Enzia’s sector focus and thought leadership. Our partners also participated in online and offline events where they shared Enzia’s outcomes-based approach to women’s health, innovations in healthtech and edtech trends, both domestic and global. Find out more about these events in the ‘Media & Events’ section. Our thought leadership journey continues this quarter as well, building on our work in the alternative protein sector and outcomes framework.

At the heart of Enzia’s mission is to deliver strong customer outcomes. For an overview of the what and why of our outcomes-based approach at Enzia, this article is a good start: there’s more coming up, so do keep watching this space.

We are also expanding our team. We are in the process of onboarding two investment professionals and now looking for a stellar candidate for the Finance role. We are actively looking for candidates with 4-6 years of work experience and those with good analytical, project management and collaboration skills. Please help us to spread the word and encourage people to apply by sending an email to:

Portfolio Spotlight

Proactive For Her

Proactive For Her is a digital health clinic; a one stop shop that addresses all healthcare needs of women from puberty to menopause. It is also one of the investments in Enzia's Angel Syndicate. In February 2022, Proactive For Her raised USD 5.5 mn in Series A funding, led by Vertex Ventures SE Asia, and our co-investors from the earlier round, Nexus Venture Partners. The company has already been reaching out to 5000+ women through content and teleconsultations and also caters to the LGBTQIA+ community.

Learn more about their fundraise here -Business Standard: Proactive For Her raises $5.5mn in series A round led by Vertex Ventures

Inc42: Women Healthtech Startup Proactive For Her Bags $5.5 Mn To Launch Flagship Clinic

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CuriousJr is a mobile-based  platform that teaches coding to school-going children in vernacular languages. In February 2022, the company launched a brand new app with a well-defined curriculum for learning mobile-based coding, developed entirely in-house. This is India’s first mobile-based Coding curriculum for students of class 6th to12th. The curriculum currently covers Block Coding, JavaScript, and Computer fundamentals, and the team is working on including Python and HTML/CSS in it as well. The new app will help the company track the progress of its students in a more systematic and comprehensive manner, and make coding lessons both enjoyable and productive for them.  

The app, both previous and updated, is gaining strong traction, and by the end of March 2022, had registered 1 mn+ downloads. CuriousJr’s endeavour to provide coding lessons in vernacular languages is attracting regional attention; leading Hindi daily Amar Ujala covered the company’s “why” behind learning coding, as penned by one of its founders. You can check it out here: कोडिंग शुरुआत हो बचपन से.

But that’s not all. With its presence expanding across India, CuriousJr is expanding its team as well. The company is hiring for the positions of Product Analyst, Coding Curriculum Expert, Community Manager and UX/UI designer. If you, or anyone you know, would be a good fit for their exciting and impact-driven work culture, please write to the team along with CVs at

leapclub logo is a community-led platform empowering professional women to network, upskill and grow their careers. In the last quarter, the platform registered 4800+ paid members, and saw the proportion of power users shoot up by 40% from the previous quarter. The company will also be launching its app in a brand new avatar soon, so stay tuned for more updates on this one.’s team is growing as well, and they are hiring for some exciting roles across various verticals. Check out the roles and apply for them here.

Enzia Insights

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A Booming Alternative Protein Market Can Help Achieve Both Nutrition and Sustainability

Building on our detailed thesis in environment-tech, Karuna Jain writes on the alternative/smart protein segment and why it makes both environmental and economic sense for India. Click to read the full article.

Media & Events

International Women's Day

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Celebrating Women as Change Makers – by Desai-Sethi School of Entrepreneurship, IIT-B

This International Women’s Day, Namita Dalmia revisited her alma mater to speak on women’s increasing influence and value addition to the Indian VC and startup ecosystem. Watch Namita’s session here.


HealthScape 2022 – by Healthcare at ISB

Jayshree Kanther Patodi joined a stellar panel at her alma mater, ISB Hyderabad, to speak on emerging models in the healthcare sector, and the role of technology in enabling last mile delivery. You can watch the entire webinar here.

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Ultimate Self-care Tips by Women Who Do It All – by Elda Health

Jayshree Kanther Patodi participated in this crucial webinar hosted by femtech startup Elda Health to share a candid, behind-the-scenes perspective on prioritising one’s health and wellbeing while juggling the demands of modern life.


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Edtech Insights: Teacher Tech Summit – by Owl Ventures & T4 Education

Namita Dalmia was invited to join entrepreneurs, leaders and experts in education from across the globe to share her experiences and views on creating value in the education sector.

2021 in Retrospect: India Impact Investing at a Glance – by Impact Investors Council (IIC)

Namita Dalmia participated in this annual event hosted by the IIC to give an overview of impact investing in Indian edtech, and share her perspectives on its hits, misses and upcoming opportunities in 2022. To view the full discussion, click here.

Bangladesh Edtech Ecosystem Growth to 2030 - by EdTech Asia

Namita Dalmia joined a panel discussion hosted by EdTech Asia on the uniqueness of the Bangladesh EdTech ecosystem and its potential for accelerated growth in comparison to other countries in the region. She provided insights from trends and opportunities in Indian edtech and highlighted important takeaways for Bangladesh.

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