How a clutch of new investors are helping end the funding winter of Indian startups

Located just outside the verdant 370-acre Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, the Society for Innovation and Development (SID) has over the past three decades tried to act as a bridge between companies of all sizes and the academic heft of its parent. A key missing link for the startups it has sought to seed has been a paucity of funds, especially for fledgling ventures focused on deep science and technology.