She will lead the pre-seed stage fund's investment strategy and decisions, taking a thesis-driven approach to investing in startups that have the potential to scale globally
Eximius Ventures, a pre-seed stage fund, has appointed Preeti Sampat as co-founder and general partner. With a strong focus on fintech, SaaS, health tech, and media and entertainment, Eximius Ventures is poised to reach new heights with Preeti's addition to the leadership team.
Following her graduation from BITS Pilani, Sampat gained experience in transaction advisory within the TMT sectors. Her entrepreneurial spirit and love for technology led her to join Flipkart as part of their early team, where she became closely acquainted with the startup and venture ecosystem.
Later, with an MIT Sloan MBA, Sampat embarked on her entrepreneurial journey by co-founding a micro-VC fund in the US in 2018. This fund invests in the pre-seed and early-seed rounds of startups in the US and LATAM.
She has backed companies founded by graduates from HBS, MIT, Wharton and more. Notably, half of those portfolio companies have achieved a remarkable annual revenue of more than $5 million.
At Eximius, Preeti will lead the fund's investment strategy and decisions, taking a thesis-driven approach to investing in startups that have the potential to scale globally. With her extensive experience and understanding of global ecosystems, she aims to amplify India's impact on the global stage, nurturing startups in key sectors such as AI/Gen AI, SaaS, Health, and Commerce. She will also leverage her global network and insights to support the portfolio companies with follow-on fundraising, strategic hiring, and partnerships.
“I have been impressed by the quality of the portfolio companies that Eximius has backed so far, which include remarkable startups such as Jar, Eka.care, Stan, Skydo and Vegapay. I believe that there is a huge opportunity for early-stage investing in India, especially in frontier tech sectors that can create impactful solutions for India and the world,” Sampat said.
"Preeti also possesses a profound grasp of the global venture and startup ecosystem, which will enable us to broaden our fund's reach across geographical boundaries and extend our investment focus into AI/Gen AI, SaaS, Health, and Commerce. We eagerly anticipate collaborating with her to strengthen Eximius further, positioning it as a prominent pre-seed stage fund in India," stated Pearl Agarwal, the founder and managing director of Eximius Ventures.
Eximius Ventures is a pre-seed fund investing up to $500k in early-stage startups in fintech, health tech, media/entertainment, and frontier tech. Their portfolio includes successful startups like Jar, Eka.care, Stan, and Skydo.