Eximius Ventures, a pre-seed stage fund committed to supporting and nurturing the next generation of innovative startups in India, is pleased to announce the joining of Preeti Sampat as Co-founder and General Partner. With a strong focus on Fintech, SaaS, HealthTech, and Media & Entertainment, Eximius Ventures is poised to reach new heights with Preeti’s addition to the leadership team.
At Eximius Ventures, Preeti Sampat has extensive experience and a distinct skill set. Technology inspired her to study engineering at BITS Pilani and into tech and venture capital. She obtained TMT transaction advisory experience after graduating. Her entrepreneurial zeal and love of technology drove her to join Flipkart’s early team, where she learned about the startup and venture ecosystem.
After earning an MIT Sloan MBA, Preeti became an entrepreneur. She co-founded a US micro-VC fund in 2018. This fund funded US and LATAM pre-seed and early-seed startups. She has invested in HBS, MIT, Wharton, and other alumni startups. Interestingly, half of the portfolio companies had yearly revenue over $5 million. This shows her talent for spotting great firms and growing them globally. Since she founded before joining Eximius, she understands the founder’s path.
“We are extremely excited to welcome Preeti as our co-founder and General Partner. Her diverse background, encompassing experiences as both an entrepreneur and an investor, brings a valuable and unique perspective to our team. 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 further strengthen Eximius, positioning it as a prominent pre-seed stage fund in India,” stated Pearl Agarwal, the Founder and Managing Director of Eximius Ventures.
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 am excited to join Eximius Ventures as co-founder and General Partner. 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. I look forward to working with Pearl and the rest of the team to support exceptional founders who are building the next wave of innovation,” said Preeti Sampat, Co-founder and General Partner of Eximius Ventures.
About Eximius Ventures
Eximius Ventures is a pre-seed fund investing up to $500k in early-stage startups in FinTech, HealthTech, Media/Entertainment, and Frontier Tech. They support Indian startups, provide quick and transparent funding, and reserve funds for follow-on rounds. They offer support in fundraising, hiring, and global networking. Their portfolio includes successful startups like Jar, Eka. care, Stan, and Skydo, which have received investments from well-known firms and achieved industry success.