June 26, 2021

UVC: Prachi Sinha from Axilor Ventures on healthcare tech startups in India, how Axilor is unique and common fundraising mistakes

UVC: Prachi Sinha from Axilor Ventures on healthcare tech startups in India, how Axilor is unique and common fundraising mistakes

Understanding VC is a deep dive on how Venture Capitalists work. In this episode, I talk to Prachi Sinha, VC at Axilor Ventures on challenges healthcare startups face, major emerging themes in healthcare, how incentives of all stakeholders in healthcare are misaligned, how a business model that is aligned to the patient can be created in healthcare, and challenges & potential of using medical data for better healthcare. She also shares how Axilor Ventures is different to other early stage funds in India and how they support their portfolio companies. Prachi also touched on common mistakes startups make during and immediately after fundraising.


Prachi Sinha heads Healthcare Investments at Axilor Ventures, where she focuses on sourcing innovation and works closely with portfolio companies. Prachi is most passionate about working with entrepreneurs on business model viability, go to market strategies, corporate partnerships, and clean regulatory pathways. She believes the gap in India's healthcare capabilities and resources can be bridged only through innovation. To that end, she has specific interests in new commerce models and science-backed ideas.

Prachi has a decade of public policy and consulting experience in organizations including Janaagraha and  McKinsey. She is an MBA from the Indian School of Business (ISB) and an Economics graduate from Fergusson College, Pune.

Key Takeaways

  • How Axilor Ventures is different to other early-stage funds in India
  • Challenges healthcare startups face in India
  • How Prachi and the team at Axilor Ventures support their portfolio companies
  • Common mistakes startups make during fundraising and immediately after the fundraise
  • Challenges and potential of using medical data for better healthcare
  • Major emerging themes in healthcare in India
  • How incentives of all stakeholders in healthcare are misaligned and how a business model that is aligned to the patient can be created in healthcare
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Prachi Sinha

Head of Healthcare Investments, Axilor Ventures

Prachi Sinha heads Healthcare Investments at Axilor Ventures, where she focuses on sourcing innovation and works closely with portfolio companies. Prachi is most passionate about working with entrepreneurs on business model viability, go to market strategies, corporate partnerships, and clean regulatory pathways. She believes the gap in India's healthcare capabilities and resources can be bridged only through innovation. To that end, she has specific interests in new commerce models and science-backed ideas.

Prachi has a decade of public policy and consulting experience in organizations including Janaagraha and McKinsey. She is an MBA from the Indian School of Business (ISB) and an Economics graduate from Fergusson College, Pune.