Garuda

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  1. A B2B-focused, pre-seed, and seed-stage venture firm that invests in founders embarking on their journeys.

  2. A mythological eagle that appears in Hindu and Buddhist scripture. A protector symbolizing strength, speed and freedom from fear. Also the eagle in the Indonesian coat of arms.

From Founders We've Backed

Rishi was one of the first to believe in us when Canva was just an idea. We really appreciated his support when we needed it in that very tricky first round!”

MELANIE PERKINS

Co-founder and CEO

As a 2nd time founder, I know how important early investors are. We were fortunate to have our choice of investors this time, and I’m glad I chose to work with Garuda. They have introduced us to customers, hires, and are never more than a text away.”

Thejo Kote

Founder and CEO

Garuda has had our back from day one as the first investor to support Noyo. They are incredibly collaborative and meaningfully engaged in the work we're doing. We tell any founders getting started to talk to them.”

Shannon Goggin

Co-founder and CEO

Garuda helped launch WoFlow. They have offered advice and an ear for every strategic decision, and are there for us even at last minute or late notice! They also have a great founder network that has proven quite valuable.”

Will Bewley

Co-founder and COO

The Garuda team have actually built companies from the ground up. They dig into the real issues that help me push my business forward — it's not just advice, they'll work through problems with us.”

Karan Talati

Co-founder and CEO

Our Team

We are experienced operators-turned-investors who have built companies from inception to IPO and beyond. We are here to help you learn our lessons and avoid our mistakes.

Rishi Taparia

Co-founder and General Partner

Arpan Punyani

Co-founder and General Partner

James Richards

Co-founder and Venture Partner

Rishi Taparia

Co-founder and
General Partner

Arpan Punyani

Co-founder and
General Partner

James Richards

Co-founder and
Venture Partner

In The News

Welcome Arpan!

by Rishi Taparia

Introducing our newest General Partner

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SKO, QBR, and top-down GTM

by Arpan Punyani

The beginning-of-year "alphabet soup" for B2B founders and sellers

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First Resonance Raises their Series A

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Evergrow Raises Their Seed

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Investing in the New Industrialists

by James Richards

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