BlackSoil has invested in 9 unicorns, and numerous soonincorns
BlackSoil, a full-stack debt capital provider, has crossed a milestone of $300 Mn in venture debt deals, enabling over 100+ unique startups & growth companies across several sectors to build their unique businesses. “BlackSoil invested $40 Mn in over 6 deals in Q1FY23, posting the highest ever year-on-year (YoY) growth of 4x times, despite the broader cyclical volatility, and uncertainty associated with rise and fall in COVID numbers. We invested in 2 unicorns in this quarter itself. Our AUM has grown 55% Y-o-Y. Besides, growth across portfolio companies has resulted in 7 successful complete exits during the quarter, as a testament to our underwriting quality. Our investee companies have raised $7+ Bn via equity since inception including $1.5 Bn in FY22 itself,” the company said in a press release.
Investors’ hunt for safer investment avenues continue, Venture Debt providers like BlackSoil are quickly emerging as the preferred partners for both these groups. In 2022, many late-stage startups are witnessed partnering with debt capital providers. “Given the current subdued market scenario, in the short-term funding on the equity side is likely to diminish significantly across sectors. We continue to remain bullish on Venture Debt as the ideal alternative to equity in the current market scenario. Hence, market positioning, robustness of the underlying business model, cash conservative nature of businesses, positive unit metrics and longer runways are some of the key metrics we are currently evaluating before we are taking a bet, irrespective of the sector they operate in,” said Ankur Bansal, Co- Founder & Director of BlackSoil.
Since 2016, Blacksoil, through its intrinsically developed credit underwriting philosophy has built a track-record of truly sector agnostic – new-age, digital-first companies who are leaders in the sectors in which they operate. BlackSoil has invested in 9 unicorns, and numerous soonincorns. At a time when startups are facing a funding crunch or possible delays in raising equity capital, BlackSoil is enabling some of these startups to circumvent this problem by providing growth capital regardless of their being at an early-stage or late stage.