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  • Opinion | Startup billions—valuation is in the eye of the beholder Apr 09, 2021 11:30 AM IST

    Opinion | Startup billions—valuation is in the eye of the beholder

    Startups are again flush with funds so much so that a unicorn is born every day. Sceptics also abound. What really is happening? And should startups be viewed from the same vantage as old-economy businesses? Read on

  • Alteria Capital hits Rs 1,325 crore first close for second debt fund Apr 09, 2021 08:19 AM IST

    Alteria Capital hits Rs 1,325 crore first close for second debt fund

    Alteria Capital has raised Rs 1,325 crore for its second venture debt fund, the latest sign of the startup funding frenzy that grips India

  • VC firm India Quotient’s first investment in ShareChat grew 540 times. They say that’s just the start Apr 08, 2021 03:22 PM IST

    VC firm India Quotient’s first investment in ShareChat grew 540 times. They say that’s just the start

    India Quotient's investment in social media firm ShareChat was ridiculed and questioned by many for years. While some questions still linger, the investment is an unmitigated success, and investors expect the unicorn to have a monthly revenue of $40-50 million in 2-1/2 years. Here's how and what happened.

  • OfBusiness raises $110 million led by Falcon Edge, valued at close to $800 million Apr 08, 2021 07:53 AM IST

    OfBusiness raises $110 million led by Falcon Edge, valued at close to $800 million

    Lending firm OfBusiness has raised $110 million valuing it at close $800 million, nearly triple its valuation from less than two years ago. The deal is also important given that small business lenders were among the worst hit during the pandemic and yet, some have recovered to become even stronger

  • PharmEasy parent API Holdings raises $350 million at $1.5 billion valuation, enters unicorn club  Apr 07, 2021 09:55 AM IST

    PharmEasy parent API Holdings raises $350 million at $1.5 billion valuation, enters unicorn club 

    API Holdings is the third startup to join the billion-dollar club this week after Meesho and CRED. 

  • 'Our and Byju’s values were very similar,' says Aakash Chaudhry on billion-dollar acquisition Apr 05, 2021 06:54 PM IST

    'Our and Byju’s values were very similar,' says Aakash Chaudhry on billion-dollar acquisition

    Aakash Chaudhry, managing director of the test prep firm, talks about why they sold to Byju's for a billion dollars, the future of education, and why offline classes are still important.

  • Last week in startup funding: Big rounds all around Apr 02, 2021 04:52 PM IST

    Last week in startup funding: Big rounds all around

    In just one week, Indian startups have raised a billion dollars. We look at some the largest deals of the week and who invested.

  • Last week in startup funding: Large rounds in gaming, secondary deals gain momentum  Mar 26, 2021 04:25 PM IST

    Last week in startup funding: Large rounds in gaming, secondary deals gain momentum 

    A big week for startup funding with over $700 million raised this week alone across sectors. More so, secondary transactions picked up momentum too.

  • Five Star Finance raises $234 million from Sequoia, KKR, valued at $1.4 billion Mar 26, 2021 03:28 PM IST

    Five Star Finance raises $234 million from Sequoia, KKR, valued at $1.4 billion

    The non-banking lender becomes India's fourth unicorn in 2021after Digit Insurance, SaaS firm Innovaccer and business to business marketplace Infra.market.

  • Dream11 parent valued at $5 billion in $400 million secondary funding round Mar 24, 2021 05:57 PM IST

    Dream11 parent valued at $5 billion in $400 million secondary funding round

    Dream Sports' valuation doubled to $5 billion in less than six months

  • Exclusive: Moglix valuation to triple to $1 billion, Falcon Edge to invest Mar 23, 2021 07:57 AM IST

    Exclusive: Moglix valuation to triple to $1 billion, Falcon Edge to invest

    Industrial goods marketplace will be India's fifth unicorn- billion dollar private companies- in the third month of 2021. Its valuation is set to triple from less than two years ago. Its investors includr Ratan Tata, VC firms Accel, Sequoia Capital and Tiger Global

  • NeoDove raises $1.5 million from India Quotient, to expand business: Report Mar 21, 2021 09:34 AM IST

    NeoDove raises $1.5 million from India Quotient, to expand business: Report

    The funds will be used to expand domestic customer base, international growth expansion and to accelerate product development

  • Last week in startup funding: Policybazaar’s pre-IPO round, space tech funding and more Mar 19, 2021 03:21 PM IST

    Last week in startup funding: Policybazaar’s pre-IPO round, space tech funding and more

    Here's a snapshot of startup funding for the week ended March 19, 2021.

  • Rental space platform Livve raises $1.5 million in seed funding from angel investors Mar 18, 2021 07:26 PM IST

    Rental space platform Livve raises $1.5 million in seed funding from angel investors

    For property owners, Livve provides assured rentals and for tenants, it provides low deposits and a standardized living experience. Furniture is uniform across all properties

  • YAP raises $10 million in Series B funding round, to expand business markets: Report Mar 16, 2021 10:05 AM IST

    YAP raises $10 million in Series B funding round, to expand business markets: Report

    Co-Founder Madhusudanan R said the company plans to expand to Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and Vietnam.

  • Cred set to become fastest Indian startup to get unicorn status, eyes $2 billion valuation with Falcon Edge funding $200 million: Report Mar 16, 2021 09:30 AM IST

    Cred set to become fastest Indian startup to get unicorn status, eyes $2 billion valuation with Falcon Edge funding $200 million: Report

    The funding round will be led by Falcon Edge's Alpha Wave Incubation Fund, with participation from Cred’s existing investors Tiger Global, Sequoia Capital, Ribbit Capital and DST Global

  • India has 100 unicorns, a Credit Suisse report with unique methodology claims Mar 15, 2021 04:12 PM IST

    India has 100 unicorns, a Credit Suisse report with unique methodology claims

    The growing number of unicorns, and the increasing pace of reaching that valuation can be attributed to a buoyant funding environment over the years.

  • Capital Fresh gets $3 million seed funding from Matrix Partners, Ankur Capital and others: Report Mar 10, 2021 11:06 AM IST

    Capital Fresh gets $3 million seed funding from Matrix Partners, Ankur Capital and others: Report

    Capital Fresh said it will use the funds to “deepen its sourcing and distribution networks” and invest in people and technology.

  • Riskcovry raises $5 million in Series A funding Mar 09, 2021 10:15 AM IST

    Riskcovry raises $5 million in Series A funding

    Insurance technology startup Riskcovry will use the funds to invest in its data science team and products, build new insurance products and quadruple its partner network in the next 18 months

  • Vodafone Idea's fundraising plan hits roadblock: Report Mar 05, 2021 10:24 AM IST

    Vodafone Idea's fundraising plan hits roadblock: Report

    After the failure of talks between the potential lender consortium and Vi, the company is already exploring other potential funding partners.

  • Sanjiv Bajaj leads angel investment in Clairco, startup raises Rs 4.2 crore in funding Mar 02, 2021 03:03 PM IST

    Sanjiv Bajaj leads angel investment in Clairco, startup raises Rs 4.2 crore in funding

    This fundraise will help them launch in the Middle East and expand globally in the near future, according to a statement by the company.

  • Startup funding this week | Zomato raises $250 million; Innovaccer becomes a unicorn Feb 27, 2021 02:32 PM IST

    Startup funding this week | Zomato raises $250 million; Innovaccer becomes a unicorn

    Semi-cooked foods, personal loans and ed-tech were among other sectors that saw funding activity

  • ShareChat vying to raise $200 million from China's Tencent via European entity: Report Feb 25, 2021 02:16 PM IST

    ShareChat vying to raise $200 million from China's Tencent via European entity: Report

    Sharechat had earlier raised $100 million from Twitter and others in August 2019 and another $40 million from existing investors in September 2020.

  • SWAMIH Fund to deliver over 6,000 housing units by end of FY22; 1,310 to be completed by April 2021 Feb 22, 2021 04:01 PM IST

    SWAMIH Fund to deliver over 6,000 housing units by end of FY22; 1,310 to be completed by April 2021

    The trust has so far given approvals to 164 projects involving an investment of more than Rs 15,000 crore, which will help complete around 1,00,000 homes

  • Despite pandemic, startups choose growth over profit Feb 19, 2021 01:29 PM IST

    Despite pandemic, startups choose growth over profit

    Temasek-owned InnoVen Capital's annual report says that about 77 percent of startups consider growth a focus area over profitability. While surprising, there is more to it.

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