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  • Exclusive | Mindtickle eyes unicorn tag, $1.1 billion valuation in SoftBank-led round Jun 16, 2021 04:17 PM IST

    Exclusive | Mindtickle eyes unicorn tag, $1.1 billion valuation in SoftBank-led round

    SoftBank, the Japanese investment giant is continuing its dealmaking spree. Its latest is a $100 million top up in software firm Mindtickle, valuing it at a billion dollars. The deal will Mindtickle India's latest unicorn- the newest member in a record-breaking year for unicorns.

  • Exclusive | Tiger in talks to back Spinny, valuation zooms to $800 million  Jun 15, 2021 08:02 AM IST

    Exclusive | Tiger in talks to back Spinny, valuation zooms to $800 million 

    Tiger Global is in talks to lead a $100 million round in online car retailer Spinny, more than doubling its valuation to $800 million in just two months.

  • SoftBank invests in SaaS firm Whatfix, valuation jumps 4 times to $600m Jun 08, 2021 07:33 PM IST

    SoftBank invests in SaaS firm Whatfix, valuation jumps 4 times to $600m

    Japanese investment giant SoftBank has deployed over a billion dollars in India in just a few months, its latest investment being in software firm Whatfix

  • Mumbai’s ultra-rich rush to register luxury houses as deadline for Maharashtra’s stamp duty cut nears Mar 27, 2021 10:13 AM IST

    Mumbai’s ultra-rich rush to register luxury houses as deadline for Maharashtra’s stamp duty cut nears

    In India’s commercial capital, most opulent projects in the price range of Rs 30 crore to Rs 50 crore are located in redeveloped, standalone buildings in the city’s tony South neighbourhoods such as Napean Sea Road, Malabar Hill, Walkeshwar and Breach Candy.

  • Exclusive: Five Star Finance seeks $1.2 billion valuation, Morgan Stanley may exit Mar 16, 2021 10:07 AM IST

    Exclusive: Five Star Finance seeks $1.2 billion valuation, Morgan Stanley may exit

    Morgan Stanley may sell part of its stake for close to $100 million to Sequoia Capital’s Global Growth Fund. Till 2004, Five Star had a loan book of less than Rs 1 crore, which grew to Rs 100 crore by 2012. The lender’s real growth has come since 2012, and it has grown 20 times since.

  • An ecosystem without its own wealth is a colony: Blume Ventures’ Fafadia Mar 12, 2021 10:35 AM IST

    An ecosystem without its own wealth is a colony: Blume Ventures’ Fafadia

    In an exclusive interview with Moneycontrol, Ashish Fafadia, Managing Partner at Blume Ventures, holds forth on the mechanics of the VC’s latest fund, why it was challenging, why India should not become a colony for foreign funds, and whether Blume can repeat its success.

  • Meet India’s newest and most unique unicorn Mar 03, 2021 10:57 AM IST

    Meet India’s newest and most unique unicorn

    Infra.Market ties up with contract manufacturers, gets them to utilize idle capacity and manufacture products under its own brand, which it then sells to large infrastructure companies and retail outlets. It is this distinctive template that has led it to be valued at a billion dollars, barely 20 months after its first funding round

  • Startup funding this week | KreditBee gets $75 million; ed-tech, direct-to-consumer brands continue to attract investors Feb 20, 2021 11:30 AM IST

    Startup funding this week | KreditBee gets $75 million; ed-tech, direct-to-consumer brands continue to attract investors

    The Indian startups space remained abuzz with deal activities this week, with KreditBee raising $75 million.

  • The coming Indian internet IPO rush—what’s at stake, decoded Feb 19, 2021 10:28 AM IST

    The coming Indian internet IPO rush—what’s at stake, decoded

    The first couple of IPOs could set the stage for a number of things. Where valuations settle could determine whether other privately held unicorns can continue commanding rich valuations or whether there will be a correction. Most importantly, the initial IPOs could shape the narrative and decide the legitimacy of the startup ecosystem at large for years to come.

  • Zetwerk raises $120 million from Lightspeed, Greenoaks at $600 million valuation Feb 03, 2021 12:37 PM IST

    Zetwerk raises $120 million from Lightspeed, Greenoaks at $600 million valuation

    Zetwerk procures manufacturing services such as fabrication, machining, casting and forging from small and medium companies and connects them to mid-to-large OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) and engineering, procurement and construction firms in India and South-East Asia.

  • Does India have a startup valuation bubble? Jan 20, 2021 12:41 PM IST

    Does India have a startup valuation bubble?

    Many companies across sectors are being overvalued, valued on shaky metrics, and venture capitalists are more bullish than ever. But, is there a reason to it- method behind the madness, or does India have a startup valuation bubble?

  • Exclusive | Want to de-link from China, be a global brand: boAt Lifestyle CEO Sameer Mehta Jan 11, 2021 12:22 PM IST

    Exclusive | Want to de-link from China, be a global brand: boAt Lifestyle CEO Sameer Mehta

    In an interview with Moneycontrol, Sameer Mehta, CEO of boAt Lifestyle- the headphones and audio brand talks about the importance of local manufacturing, what makes boAt different, and provides insight into one of India's hottest new consumer brands

  • Choose your customers, don’t let them choose you, says Zenoti CEO Sudheer Koneru Dec 21, 2020 10:49 AM IST

    Choose your customers, don’t let them choose you, says Zenoti CEO Sudheer Koneru

    India's newest unicorn software startup Zenoti has built a billion-dollar business catering to spas and salons. CEO Sudheer Koneru tells us why he only works with big businesses, how the coronavirus pandemic has proved him right, his IPO plans and more.

  • Exclusive | Warburg Pincus in talks to acquire stake in boAt Dec 08, 2020 10:07 AM IST

    Exclusive | Warburg Pincus in talks to acquire stake in boAt

    boAt has sourced parts from China, which it is trying to change by setting up local manfacturing. The China equation, however, is complicated, given 99% of the industry depends on that country and quality at scale is hard to find elsewhere.

  • Third Derivative invests in 50 startups, including 3 from India, to battle climate change Dec 03, 2020 01:38 PM IST

    Third Derivative invests in 50 startups, including 3 from India, to battle climate change

    Some of the problems D3’s entrepreneurs will look to address are rising surface temperature due to a growing demand for cooling in developing countries.

  • Exclusive | How we use AI will determine our success, says Cars24 CEO Vikram Chopra Dec 02, 2020 12:14 PM IST

    Exclusive | How we use AI will determine our success, says Cars24 CEO Vikram Chopra

    Vikram Chopra, CEO of India's newest unicorn Cars24, talks about bouncing back from the pandemic, unit economics, why add-on services are vital to the business and more.

  • Kunal Shah's Cred valued $800 million with DST partners funding Dec 01, 2020 12:34 AM IST

    Kunal Shah's Cred valued $800 million with DST partners funding

    Cred, formed in 2018, has raised $80 million at a valuation of $800 million.

  • Former municipal commissioner of Mumbai city buys property in Nariman Point for Rs 5.3 crore Nov 24, 2020 01:12 PM IST

    Former municipal commissioner of Mumbai city buys property in Nariman Point for Rs 5.3 crore

    The last few months have seen a slew of high-end properties getting registered in the city following stamp duty cuts announced by the state government. The number of real estate transactions in Mumbai touched 8,000 in October compared to 5,811 in 2019.

  • Exclusive: PE fund Kedaara eyes record $1 billion third fund Nov 11, 2020 08:40 AM IST

    Exclusive: PE fund Kedaara eyes record $1 billion third fund

    If it does raise a billion dollars for the third fund, it will be the largest so far by a homegrown PE brand. Multiples PE, founded by Renuka Ramnath, is currently raising a $900 million fund, while ChrysCapital raised an $850 million fund- its eighth, in early 2019.

  • Healthcare startups globally raise record $21.8 billion in Q32020 Oct 27, 2020 12:27 PM IST

    Healthcare startups globally raise record $21.8 billion in Q32020

    Summarising healthcare startup investing trends from the third quarter of 2020

  • Exclusive: Kunal Shah’s Cred in talks to raise funds; aiming a valuation of nearly $800 million Oct 09, 2020 09:40 AM IST

    Exclusive: Kunal Shah’s Cred in talks to raise funds; aiming a valuation of nearly $800 million

    Cred was last valued at $450 million in August 2019 when it raised $120 million in Series A round.

  • How VCs are going beyond dealmaking to stay competitive Oct 01, 2020 05:15 PM IST

    How VCs are going beyond dealmaking to stay competitive

    Sequoia Capital, Accel Partners and Lightspeed India Partners, among India’s most influential VCs, are conducting training and mentorship sessions, selecting companies for specialised support, and launching podcasts and lectures on various areas that a new entrepreneur will need help with

  • Investment startup smallcase raises $14 million from DSP, Sequoia and others Sep 28, 2020 02:07 PM IST

    Investment startup smallcase raises $14 million from DSP, Sequoia and others

    Founded in 2015 by Vasanth Kamath, Rohan Gupta and Anugrah Shrivastava, "smallcases" are model portfolios of stocks and exchange-traded funds created and managed by registered individuals and entities and are accessible to retail investors.

  • COVID-19: Are Mumbaikers ready to play house again? The affluent seem to be back in the game Sep 22, 2020 02:37 PM IST

    COVID-19: Are Mumbaikers ready to play house again? The affluent seem to be back in the game

    A property sold for Rs 16.51 crore in Samudra Mahal. Six apartments sold for around Rs 120 crore to a well-known business family. Mumbai's housing market seems to be picking up steam again.

  • These are the startups that may go for IPO in 2021-22 Sep 21, 2020 02:41 PM IST

    These are the startups that may go for IPO in 2021-22

    Whether the US stock markets will give these startups the valuation they want, is uncertain. Further, while IPOs are considered a sign of maturity and almost regarded as a badge of honour for startups, from the company’s point of view, staying private is a much better option, as it has to cater to fewer shareholders, regulation and disclosure norms are less exhaustive and regular share price fluctuation is not a concern.

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