Kalaari Capital is on the hunt for gaming investments

Gaming as an industry is hot again and Vani Kola’s early-stage fund wants to be at the forefront.

Kalaari Capital seems to have a new pursuit—gaming. 

Over the past few months, the Bengaluru-based venture capital fund has ramped up the number of gaming founders it meets and the number of conversations it has with other potential investors (global gaming companies and sector-specific funds), according to three people in the know.

Just this year, the early-stage fund has invested in two gaming startups—gaming studios Bombay Play and Atirath—and negotiated term sheets with at least one more, according to two of the three people quoted above, all of whom asked not to be named. In October last year, Kalaari had …


Harveen Ahluwalia

Harveen is a co-founder at The Morning Context, and leads our Internet coverage, overseeing a team of reporters writing on startups and tech. She has previously worked as a media, consumer and tech reporter at The Ken and Mint. At The Morning Context, she writes on startups, venture capital, consumer and media businesses—from e-commerce to healthtech to streaming.

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