Tamil Nadu Emerging Sector Seed Fund

A Category I (Venture Capital) Alternate Investment Fund

Tamil Nadu Emerging Sector Seed Fund (TNESSF) is a Government of Tamil Nadu initiative that has been established with the objective to invest in start-ups and undertakings in the sunrise/ emerging sectors. Our purpose is to identify and invest in “bankable” start-ups & emerging sector companies to add alpha to the business in the form of financial and non-financial support.

Eligibility Criteria to apply for funding from TNESSF

Investment Guidelines

  • Focus – Innovative and High Growth Enterprises
  • Industry – Sector agnostic with focus on sunrise sectors
  • Typical Size – INR 3 to 10 Cr in equity or convertibles
  • Geography – Companies registered in the State of Tamil Nadu

Evaluation Criteria

  • Track record of the promoters and company
  • Growth prospects of the company
  • Capital efficient business models

Application Process

  • Interested applicants may send their pitch deck or filled in application form to tnessf@tnifmc.com. The application form is downloadable by CLICKING HERE.
  • TNIFMC would revert to applicants for any further information, if necessary.