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  • Exclusive: Tiger in talks to back months-old Mensa brands at $400 million valuation Aug 02, 2021 08:00 AM IST

    Exclusive: Tiger in talks to back months-old Mensa brands at $400 million valuation

    Former Myntra CEO Ananth Narayanan's newest venture Mensa Brands is in talks to raise money from Tiger Global, valuing the few-months-old upstart at over $400 million. Tiger partner Scott Shleifer is an angel investor in Mensa although Tiger itself has backed GOAT Brand Labs, a direct competitor to Mensa.

  • MoEngage raises $32.5 million from Multiples PE Jul 31, 2021 11:49 AM IST

    MoEngage raises $32.5 million from Multiples PE

    Customer engagement firm MoEngage has raised $32.5 million led by private equity firm Multiples, continuing dealmaking in the software startup space

  • Startups don’t need just money, they need help and mentoring, India’s newest VC fund Together says Jul 30, 2021 05:12 PM IST

    Startups don’t need just money, they need help and mentoring, India’s newest VC fund Together says

    India's newest VC fund, Together, wants to try something different. In a Twitter Spaces session, its founders -- Freshworks CEO Girish Mathrubootham, Eka Software's Manav Garg and former Matrix Partners investor Shubham Gupta -- talk about their vision.

  • DBS, Temasek launch $500 million debt financing platform for growth stage technology-enabled firms Jul 30, 2021 01:07 PM IST

    DBS, Temasek launch $500 million debt financing platform for growth stage technology-enabled firms

    Tan Su Shan, Group Head of Institutional Banking at DBS said the development provides an opportunity for the bank to “play an integral role in nurturing and financing the growth of Asia’s future unicorns”.

  • OYO raising strategic investment from Microsoft at $9 billion valuation Jul 30, 2021 07:54 AM IST

    OYO raising strategic investment from Microsoft at $9 billion valuation

    OYO already has Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing, Southeast Asian ride-hailing firm Grab and US-based hospitality firm Airbnb as strategic investors.

  • SMEs, startups should start raising funds through capital market, say experts Jul 29, 2021 08:06 PM IST

    SMEs, startups should start raising funds through capital market, say experts

    Listed SMEs and startups will become globally competitive and offer a significant contribution to India's economic development and job creation, say experts.

  • Unacademy announces Teacher Stock Options for its educators Jul 29, 2021 06:49 PM IST

    Unacademy announces Teacher Stock Options for its educators

    “Unacademy Educators will be eligible for fully vested Stock Grants on completion of 3, 4 and 5 years with Unacademy,” co-founder and CEO Gaurav Munjal tweeted.

  • Crypto startup Vauld raises money from Peter Thiel fund, others Jul 29, 2021 06:36 PM IST

    Crypto startup Vauld raises money from Peter Thiel fund, others

    Crypto startup Vauld raised funds from a Peter Thiel co-founded firm, with the vision of becoming a bank for the crypto industry.

  • BharatPe to raise $350 million for $2 billion valuation, on path for ‘unicorn’ status: Report Jul 29, 2021 10:12 AM IST

    BharatPe to raise $350 million for $2 billion valuation, on path for ‘unicorn’ status: Report

    The development comes ahead of BharatPe’s plans with Centrum Group to take over the Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative Bank

  • JSW Cement raises up to Rs 1,500 crore from PE firms Apollo Global Management, Synergy Metals Investments Jul 28, 2021 02:27 PM IST

    JSW Cement raises up to Rs 1,500 crore from PE firms Apollo Global Management, Synergy Metals Investments

    This investment will help JSW Cement accelerate its capacity expansion from current 14 MTPA to 25 MTPA as it explores an initial public offer in the next two years

  • Unicorn Gupshup raises $240 million from Fidelity, others Jul 28, 2021 02:17 PM IST

    Unicorn Gupshup raises $240 million from Fidelity, others

    Gupshup, which became a unicorn this year, has raised $240 million to grow and give its early employees and investors some liquidity

  • Freshworks, Eka Software founders launch Together, a $85 million VC fund for SaaS startups  Jul 28, 2021 12:11 PM IST

    Freshworks, Eka Software founders launch Together, a $85 million VC fund for SaaS startups 

    Freshworks founder Girish Mathrubootham, Eka Software founder Manav Garg and Shubham Gupta, a former investor with Matrix Partners have come together to start a VC fund to invest in SaaS startups exclusively

  • ShareChat raises $145 million from Temasek, Mirae, others at near $3 billion valuation Jul 27, 2021 11:07 AM IST

    ShareChat raises $145 million from Temasek, Mirae, others at near $3 billion valuation

    Social network ShareChat has been valued at close to $3 billion in its latest funding round

  • Want to IPO in 12-18 months, going public is a big aspiration: Byju Raveendran Jul 26, 2021 08:05 PM IST

    Want to IPO in 12-18 months, going public is a big aspiration: Byju Raveendran

    Online learning firm Byju's, India's most valuable startup, has acquired companies for $2 billion in the last six months alone. Foundeer Byju Raveendran and Mohan Lakhamraju, CEO of Great Learning talk about its latest acquisition, China's edtech crackdown and future plans

  • Thrasio-style GOAT Brand Labs raises $36 million from Tiger Global, Flipkart Ventures, Mayfield Jul 26, 2021 12:58 PM IST

    Thrasio-style GOAT Brand Labs raises $36 million from Tiger Global, Flipkart Ventures, Mayfield

    GOAT Brand Labs, co-founded by Flipkart's former fashion head, has raised $36 million to build a house of brands, along the lines of US-based breakout firm Thrasio

  • Why Byju's is betting big on the upskilling space Jul 26, 2021 12:45 PM IST

    Why Byju's is betting big on the upskilling space

    Byju's, India's most valuable internet startup continues its acquisition spree, buying Great Learning for $600 million.

  • Mamaearth raises $50 million led by Sofina, valued at $730 million Jul 26, 2021 07:15 AM IST

    Mamaearth raises $50 million led by Sofina, valued at $730 million

    Mamearth, one of India's hottest new-age consumer brands, was valued at $730 million in its latest funding round, more than double from less than a year ago.

  • Zomato IPO: Early investor Sequoia talks about the food delivery giant’s origins and X-factor Jul 23, 2021 12:56 PM IST

    Zomato IPO: Early investor Sequoia talks about the food delivery giant’s origins and X-factor

    Zomato was the first modern Indian tech startup to go public and was valued at over $10 billion on listing day, compared with $3.5 billion less than a year ago. Long-time board member Mohit Bhatnagar, managing director at Sequoia Capital India, talks about the opportunity he saw in 2013, how things changed and what makes Zomato unique.

  • Zoom meets at night, 46 weekend calls: FOMO drives VCs to faster deals Jul 23, 2021 07:46 AM IST

    Zoom meets at night, 46 weekend calls: FOMO drives VCs to faster deals

    Venture capital firms are closing deals faster as founders are flooded with competing funding offers. The breakneck speed makes deal-making riskier. How are VCs interpreting the boom? How do risk and the possibility of massive returns stack up against each other? Moneycontrol explores.

  • Byju’s acquires US-based reading startup Epic for $500m Jul 21, 2021 04:37 PM IST

    Byju’s acquires US-based reading startup Epic for $500m

    Epic is built on a collection of over 40,000 popular, high-quality books from 250 of the world’s best publishers.

  • Tiger Global's aggression and the 5 stages of startup grief Jul 20, 2021 08:02 AM IST

    Tiger Global's aggression and the 5 stages of startup grief

    Tiger Global's deal-making spree has shocked and surprised top VC firms and entrepreneurs alike. But the initial shock has given way to cold hard logic. Tiger's $1.4 billion in Indian startups this year is a record but how will its strategy of aggressive valuations for unproven companies pan out? The answer may not be what you expect.

  • Lenskart raises $220 million; valuation at $2.5 billion: Report Jul 19, 2021 10:21 AM IST

    Lenskart raises $220 million; valuation at $2.5 billion: Report

    Lenskart plans to use the capital and $95 million raised from KKR in May to make investments in its supply chain, new technologies and expand in Southeast Asia and the Middle East

  • SEBI justifies intervention in PNB Housing-Carlyle deal, citing need for independent valuation Jul 16, 2021 05:37 PM IST

    SEBI justifies intervention in PNB Housing-Carlyle deal, citing need for independent valuation

    The regulator told the Securities Appellate Tribunal that it had to step in before the EGM to protect the interests of minority shareholders

  • Square Yards raises Rs 185 crore from Hong Kong-based ADM Capital Jul 16, 2021 01:09 PM IST

    Square Yards raises Rs 185 crore from Hong Kong-based ADM Capital

    The company will use the capital to continue to expand and invest in various verticals across the value chain, the company said in a statement.

  • SEBI tells appellate tribunal it can intervene in Rs 4,000-crore Carlyle-PNB Housing Finance deal Jul 13, 2021 07:04 PM IST

    SEBI tells appellate tribunal it can intervene in Rs 4,000-crore Carlyle-PNB Housing Finance deal

    Regulator tells appellate tribunal that Companies Act empowers it to intervene in the deal, and the ICDR norms are meant to protect the interests of minority shareholders as well. If the article of association mentions independent valuation, why have they not undertaken independent valuation, SEBI asks.

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