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Electronics Development Fund (EDF) policy

Objective:

As part of the “Digital India” agenda of the Government, it is envisaged to develop the Electronics System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) sector to achieve “Net Zero Imports” by 2020. Setting up of Electronic Development Fund (EDF) is one of the important strategies which would enable creating a vibrant ecosystem of innovation, research and development (R&D) and with active industry involvement. It is with this objective that an Electronic Development Fund (EDF) is set up as a “Fund of Funds” to participate in professionally managed “Daughter Funds” which in turn will provide risk capital to companies developing new technologies in the area of electronics, nano-electronics and Information Technology (IT). The EDF will also help attract venture funds, angel funds and seed funds towards R&D and innovation in the specified areas. It will help create a battery of Daughter funds and Fund Managers who will be seeking good start-ups (potential winners) and selecting them based on professional considerations.

Target Beneficiaries:

Any Daughter Fund which is registered in India and abides with relevant rules and regulations applicable to such Funds, including SEBI regulations on Venture Funds and is set up to achieve the objectives mentioned above will be eligible for support from the EDF.

Fund Manager:

CANBANK Venture Capital Funds Ltd. (CVCFL) http://www.canbankventure.com/ is the Fund Manager for EDF. The role of the Fund Manager of EDF is to consider requests from applicant Venture Funds, Angel Funds and Seed Funds and make recommendations to the Department of Electronics and IT, Government of India. The CVCFL will also be participating in the individual beneficiary Daughter Funds based on the approval of the Department of Electronics and IT.

Time Lines:

The requests for seeking participation by EDF in any Venture Fund, Angel Fund or Seed Fund must be made on or before 31.03.2017

For further details please visit http://www.edfindia-canbankventure.com/

Contact Details:

CVCFL

Shri K. Baskaran, MD, CVCFL, md@canbankventure.com, Fax: +91-80- 25583909

Shri Rachit Sharma, Assistant Vice President, CVCFL,
rachitsharma@canbankventure.com, Phone: +91-80-25586506/6507

DeitY

Shri Prashant Kumar, Scientist-‘D’ prashant@deity.gov.in

List of Daughter Funds
Sr. No. Name of the Daughter Fund Fund Size (In Rs.) (In Cr.) Fund Period Contribution from EDF (In Rs.) (In Cr.) Contact Person
1 M/s. Karnataka Semi-conductor Venture Capital Fund (KARSEMVEN) 96.15 7 Years 24.00 Mr. A. R Jaya Kumar
CEO
Karnataka Asset Management Company Pvt. Ltd
Email: jkumar@kitven.com

Mr. B. Manish Kumar
Ph: +91- 080 -22386836
Email: manish@kitven.com

2 M/s. Exfinity Technology Fund – Series II 200.00 7Years 40.00 Mr. Shailesh Salvi
VP- Finance & Business
shailesh.salvi@exfinityventures.com

Ms. Shruti Ghatge
shruti.ghatge@exfinityventures.com

3 M/s. FS-EDF-Digital India Fund 750.00 7Years 75.00 Mr. Prashant K Goyal
Chief Operating Officer
Ph: +91- 9972450487
Email: prashant@forumsynergies.com
4 M/s. Endiya Seed Co-creation Fund 150.00 8Years 30.00 Sateesh Andra
Managing Director
Email: info@endiya.com
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Notification • LoI for engagement of M/s CANBANK Venture Capital Funds Ltd. to house EDF
•  Notification of Policy for setting up of Electronics Development Fund_English
•  Notification of Policy for setting up of Electronics Development Fund_Hindi
• eBook of Electronics Development Fund (EDF) Policy

 

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