This Quarter at Enzia Ventures | July-September 2021
This Quarter at Enzia Ventures | July-September 2021
Enzia Ventures
Oct 15, 2021

This quarter at Enzia

Our momentum from the first quarter continues! In this quarter, leveraging our thesis-based approach, we lined up investments in three companies, and announced our investments in two of them: CuriousJr and Both help us further our mission of increasing and democratising access to opportunities to learn, work and prosper. More about them and our investment thesis is in the ‘Our Portfolio’ section. Our third investment is in a promising healthtech startup and we will announce it soon!

This quarter has also been one of engagement with our ecosystem. We collaborated as guest speakers with organizations such as the Impact Investors’ Council (IIC), the Indian School of Business (ISB), Shell India and Harappa Education to further the discourse on climate tech, edtech and digital transformation in healthcare.

Meanwhile, we have been raising our fund and bringing on board some of the brightest and visionary people as investors to support us on our journey.

And yes, our brand new website is up and running too! Do check out and let us know your feedback.

Portfolio Spotlight

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CuriousJr is a mobile-first, vernacular-based online coding platform for kids. It teaches coding through an innovative block-based method that makes learning both simple and engaging. The platform also provides students with space for practice, evaluation and showcasing their creations, and makes learning coding a fun and rewarding experience. The founders are graduates of IIT-BHU, self-taught coders and also run a global, professional community of coders. Enzia Ventures co-led CuriousJr’s seed round of USD 1mn with Waterbridge Ventures.

Click here to read why we decided to invest in CuriousJr

Our investment was widely covered by the media. A glimpse:

YourStory - [Funding alert] Coding startup CuriousJr raises seed round of $1M from WaterBridge Ventures, Enzia Ventures

Entrepreneur - CuriousJrRaises $1 Mn Seed Funding FromWaterBridge Ventures, EnziaVenturesAnd Angel Investors

leapclub logo is a professional networking platform for women to develop connections, upskill and get coaching, and find their next career steps. Research says that networking platforms with focus and quality are more effective than those that are simply large. Moreover, there is also a need for spaces supporting women’s networking in terms of style, needs and goals. brings focus and quality to address this need. With 3000+ members and growing, aims to boost women’s presence at leadership positions. The founders are ex-Zomato executives, with key roles in creating Zomato Gold.Enzia Ventures led’s pre-Series A funding round of USD 810,000 with existing investors.

Click here to read why we decided to invest in

Our investment was widely covered by the media. A glimpse:

VCCircle - Women-focused platform bags funding from Enzia, Kunal Shah, others

The Hindu BusinessLine - Enzia Ventures, Kunal Shah invest in

Livemint - raises $810,000 in pre-series A round led by Enzia Ventures, Kunal Shah

Media & Events

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Podcast - Women Who Build

Season 2 of the “Women Who Build” podcast kicked off with the stories of our partners - from college to building one of India's few all-female-led, sector-focused VC funds, their vision, and what drives them to get up every morning and contribute to building a healthier and happier world. Click here to listen to the episode.


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Webinar by Healthcare @ Indian School of Business
Jayshree Kanther Patodi joined a stellar panel of business experts, doctors and healthcare leaders in an insightful discussion on “Digital Transformation of Healthcare Organisations” hosted by Healthcare at ISB. Catch the entire discussion here.


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Bridge Webinar Series by Harappa Education

Namita Dalmia participated in an insightful – and fun! – webinar “Dizzying Edtech Heights: Impact, Profit, Scale? in the Bridge Series by Harappa Education. View the entire webinar here.


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Fireside Chat by Impact Investors' Council
The Impact Investors’ Council invited Jayshree Kanther Patodi to moderate a fireside chat between leading climate-tech entrepreneurs - coincidentally an all-women panel! Get all the insights here.

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Shell E4 Investor Convergence Week

Karuna Jain and Namita Dalmia participated in the Shell E4 Investor Convergence Week to deliberate on challenges and opportunities in green mobility, digital tech and logistics from a start-up and VC perspective. Click here to check out Karuna’s takeaways from the discussion.

Enzia Insights


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Specialty focused tech businesses to see strong traction

In this opinion piece published in ETHealthworld, Jayshree Kanther Patodi and Karuna Jain highlight promising factors that can get specialty-focused healthtech startups strong traction. Click here to read the entire article.

GTM strategies for healthtech

Healthtech Start-ups, Ace Your Go-To-Market Strategy with these 7 Steps

Our guest author, Dr Vandana Jain is Director & Co-founder at Advanced Eye Institute Pvt Ltd, India, and Healthcare Advisor to Enzia Ventures. In this article, she shares seven steps to help healthtech start-ups get their GTM right. Check out what these steps are.


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Four reasons why India’s Edtech is just the beginning
Namita Dalmia believes that despite large edtech players capturing large swathes of the market, there is room for more innovation and growth in India's edtech space. Click here to find out why.


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Environment in 2030: The Role of Clean Energy & Electric Vehicles

Is it possible to achieve clean air, pollution-free transportation and a rapidly growing economy in less than 10 years? Our guest author Shruti Mahajan Deorah, Sr. Energy Policy Specialist at UC Berkeley, USA and Environment Advisor at Enzia Ventures, writes on how India is moving closer to this scenario. Click here to read her take on India’s progress in this area.

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