19. Eight Roads Ventures

  • Eight Roads Ventures, founded in 1969, is a global venture capital fund, with offices in China, India, Japan and the UK.
  • Eight Roads is backed by Fidelity, and was formerly known as Fidelity Growth Partners and before that Fidelity Ventures.
  • Eight Roads specialises in the fields of principal investments and real estate.




About Eight Roads Ventures


Eight Roads has invested in companies such as Alibaba, Asia Info, iSoftstone, Wuxi Pharma Tech, Manthan Systems, Laurus Labs, Neo Technology, Wallapop, Treatwell, and Universal Avenue. Eight Roads has invested around $6 billion since 2008, primarily in companies operating across the healthcare, technology and consumer sectors. In India they have backed companies like BankBazaar, Chai Point, PharmEasy, Cipla Health and Shadowfax.

In April 2019, Eight Roads’ new fin-tech strategic investments team under Alokik Advani led a $4.5 Million Series A round of funding in Bangalore based digital investment advisory startup Kuvera.in. In July 2019, Eight Roads participated as a lead investor in a $12 million (about Rs 83 crore) Series B investment round in Singapore-headquartered intelligent wealth management platform StashAway.

Eight Roads Ventures Portfolio


Since its foundation in 1969, Eight Roads Ventures has made a total of 399 investments. Their most recent investment was on June 8, 2021, when Whatfix, a digital platform that helps businesses simplify their training and support efforts with accessible contextual information, raised $90M in a Series D funding round.

Eight Roads Ventures has made 20 diversity investments. Their most recent diversity investment was on February 16, 2021, when Zomentum, who develop products and services that enable MSPs to deliver better IT value, raised $13M in a Series A funding round.

Eight Roads Ventures has had 79 exits. Eight Roads Ventures’s most notable exits include Alibaba Group, Iora Health, and WuXi AppTec.


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