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Matrix Partners India rebrands as Z47 Ventures in strategic move


  • US-based venture capital firm Matrix Partners renames its India arm as Z47.
  • Matrix Partners India will become DZ47, with the brand name of Z47, Matrix Partners China will become MPC, and operations in the US will continue as Matrix.

US-based venture capital firm, Matrix Partners, has announced the renaming of its India arm to Z47. Starting July 1, 2024, Matrix Partners India will become DZ47, with a brand name of Z47. This rebranding is part of an organizational update to clarify the local approach each team has taken in operating in their respective geographies since inception. The renaming aims to highlight the independence of each team and their commitment to competing locally. The decision to rename is driven by a shared commitment to clarity in the marketplace and responsiveness to regional market dynamics.

The move is similar to Sequoia Capital’s decision to separate its units in India, Southeast Asia, and China, renaming its India arm as Peak XV. The renaming of Matrix Partners India to Z47 is inspired by India’s journey towards becoming a developed country by 2047, with a focus on the country’s founders and digital ecosystem. There will be no change to the operations of existing funds or the early-stage and founders-focused strategy of Matrix Partners India. The rebranding reflects the firm’s responsiveness to regional market dynamics and its continued focus on competing locally.

Matrix Partners has a strong portfolio of investments in Indian firms such as Ola, Ola Electric, Razorpay, Country Delight, Dealshare, and Jupiter. The firm’s new website and other brand elements will be unveiled in due course. This renaming signifies a strategic shift for the venture capital firm’s operations in India, China, and the US, emphasizing their commitment to clarity, responsiveness, and local competition.

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