Imagine a world where music, movies, and art are seamlessly created by AI - where AI generates music that is a mashup of Ed Sheeran and Mozart, or any of your favorite artists, instantaneously upon a mouseclick. Tools to create all forms of content, in real-time, would be available to creators who would just provide basic inputs on genre, moods, themes, and styles. A digital artist would be able to animate their work and add a fitting soundtrack to it, without any human oversight. This world isn’t very far away. Our research at pi Ventures shows that very soon, AI will be able to generate content synthetically across various use cases, taking care of the artists’ operational workload - yes, we believe that ‘Synthetic Content Creation’ will go from casual usage today to professional adoption over the next 3 to 5 years. Similarly, we have delved into 15 upcoming themes and how they will shape the world, and what disruptive technology shifts are expected to take place in the next 5 years as part of our DeepTech Shifts 2026 report. The report is based on our research and insights after discussions with over 4,000 entrepreneurs across the world and covers various technologies that we believe will reach an inflection point by 2026. We are extremely excited to present this to you and hope that you enjoy reading it. Please click the button below to read the report:
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Our core team brings decades of operating experience in building disruptive technology companies, business strategy, and global investments. While we bring diverse perspectives, we are bound by a shared passion for backing bold entrepreneurs in DeepTech. We believe in conviction-led investing and supporting our founders throughout their journey.
Decentralized security provider, Silence Laboratories has raised $1.7M in seed funding led by pi Ventures along with participation from web3 centric funds such as imToken ventures and prominent angels.
Fund II will look at companies focused on disruptive AI and other forms of Deep Tech across sectors including but not limited to Blockchain, Spacetech, Biotech, Material Science, etc. Through a corpus that is 3x as large as Fund I, we will aim to go deeper in portfolio winners in subsequent rounds.
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In Colour Capital
In Colour Capital (ICC) is an independent principal investment group, focused on identifying and unlocking deep value. Employing a singular blend of detail-oriented analysis and innovative, big-picture thinking, ICC invests in companies who have unrealized potential. By working together with these companies as partners, ICC helps unlock value and build stronger communities.
Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI), set up on April 2, 1990 under small industries development bank of India act, is the Principal Financial Institution for the Promotion, Financing and Development of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) sector and for Co-ordination of the functions of the institutions engaged in similar activities.
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).CANBANK Venture Capital Funds Ltd. (CVCFL) is the Fund Manager for EDF.
Hero Enterprise Investment Office
Hero Enterprise Investment Office represents Mr. Sunil Kant Munjal and his family members. Mr. Sunil Kant Munjal is a second generation member of the Munjal Family and is a founder promoter of the Hero Group, India’s premier automotive manufacturing group that has evolved from being the world’s largest bicycle-maker to the largest two-wheeler maker.