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  • For this Bengaluru startup, COVID-19 is the time to do interior design Sep 08, 2020 11:24 AM IST

    For this Bengaluru startup, COVID-19 is the time to do interior design

    The Sequoia Capital-backed HomeLane says it has crossed 80 percent new orders from the pre-COVID levels, and has received 350 new orders. Company’s proprietary software SpaceCraft enables a virtual experience as good as a showroom visit.

  • Exclusive: Sequoia India loses senior executive Jul 27, 2020 08:22 AM IST

    Exclusive: Sequoia India loses senior executive

    The executive has not decided her next career move yet but will possibly continue early stage biotech investing elsewhere

  • This week 21 years ago, Google raised $25 million from Sequoia Capital, Kleiner Perkins Jun 16, 2020 10:04 AM IST

    This week 21 years ago, Google raised $25 million from Sequoia Capital, Kleiner Perkins

    Google was also among the investments which made Moritz a venture investing superstar and Sequoia the world's leading VC.

  • Exclusive | Top VC funds come together to support companies Mar 27, 2020 07:42 PM IST

    Exclusive | Top VC funds come together to support companies

    VC funds including Sequoia Capital, Accel, Lightspeed Venture Partners and Matrix Partners India are currently finalising the plan

  • Snacking plays: Robust sales growth a highlight, prefer Prataap Snacks Dec 27, 2019 11:40 AM IST

    Snacking plays: Robust sales growth a highlight, prefer Prataap Snacks

  • Startup corner | Oyo new Softbank darling after WeWork setback. Should it be cautious? Sep 26, 2019 02:46 PM IST

    Startup corner | Oyo new Softbank darling after WeWork setback. Should it be cautious?

    Softbank-invested WeWork’s IPO hit a bump due to valuations that seemed too high. A share buy-back by founder helped Oyo’s valuation jump three-fold within a year.

  • India's new startup phase led by quality founders, scale & diversity: Sequoia Capital's Rajan Anandan Sep 16, 2019 02:18 PM IST

    India's new startup phase led by quality founders, scale & diversity: Sequoia Capital's Rajan Anandan

    India and the US are the only two countries which can build massive local and global companies

  • OYO founder Ritesh Agarwal in talks to buy back shares worth $1.5 billion: Report Jul 08, 2019 05:56 PM IST

    OYO founder Ritesh Agarwal in talks to buy back shares worth $1.5 billion: Report

    To fund the buyback, Agarwal is reportedly in talks with banks and financial institutions in India, Japan and Europe.

  • Grofers raises $60 million; valuation jumps to $425 million: Report Mar 01, 2019 12:09 PM IST

    Grofers raises $60 million; valuation jumps to $425 million: Report

    The latest funding would help Grofers continue its expansion into the fast-moving consumer goods segment.

  • TPG Capital eyes stake in big data firm Mu Sigma Aug 06, 2018 02:22 PM IST

    TPG Capital eyes stake in big data firm Mu Sigma

    TPG and Mu Sigma are holding talks directly without the involvement of investment banks

  • Capillary Technologies raises $20 mn from Warburg Pincus and Sequoia Capital Feb 21, 2018 07:26 PM IST

    Capillary Technologies raises $20 mn from Warburg Pincus and Sequoia Capital

    The company plans to invest in its newly-launched consumer goods vertical.

  • Sequoia Capital plans $8 billion global fund, eyes China investors: Sources Jan 31, 2018 10:45 AM IST

    Sequoia Capital plans $8 billion global fund, eyes China investors: Sources

    More cash in the bag would help the Silicon Valley venture capital giant diversify its focus from early-and growth-stage investments to pre-IPO funding rounds, at a time when startup valuations are spiking partly due to money pouring in from SoftBank Group Corp's $93 billion Vision Fund.

  • Sequoia Capital sells its Just Dial stake for Rs 51.56 crore Dec 05, 2017 12:56 PM IST

    Sequoia Capital sells its Just Dial stake for Rs 51.56 crore

    The shares were picked up by HDFC Mutual Fund.

  • Google-backed startup Practo lays off 150 staffers Apr 07, 2017 12:03 PM IST

    Google-backed startup Practo lays off 150 staffers

    The Google-funded startup has offered two-month salary to employees who have been asked to leave

  • India will become one of the largest travel markets in the world: Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky Apr 05, 2017 03:47 PM IST

    India will become one of the largest travel markets in the world: Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky

    Chesky feels that Airbnb has also become a source of financial independence for many women in India

  • Fund-raising by PE and VC firms declines 6% in 2016: Report Mar 07, 2017 01:44 PM IST

    Fund-raising by PE and VC firms declines 6% in 2016: Report

    Fund raising activity in the PE and VC space witnessed a decline of 6 percent in 2016. PEs and VCs raised closed to USD 24.1 billion in 2016 as compared to USD 25.7 billion in 2015.

  • Ola raises $350 million at valuation of $3.5 billion Feb 27, 2017 09:05 AM IST

    Ola raises $350 million at valuation of $3.5 billion

    Ola, India's home grown online cab aggregator, has raised a fresh bout of funding with its existing as well as new investors. The cab aggregator raised funds to the tune of USD 350 million at a lower valuation of USD 3.5 billion, down from the highs of USD 5 billion it enjoyed earlier.

  • MobiKwik to invest Rs 300 cr to expand user base, loyalty prog Feb 24, 2017 09:54 AM IST

    MobiKwik to invest Rs 300 cr to expand user base, loyalty prog

    Digital wallet company MobiKwik will pump in Rs 300 crore this year to be used mainly on loyalty initiatives and expansion of user and merchant base.

  • Startup funding deals decline by 50% in January, 2017 Feb 21, 2017 02:41 PM IST

    Startup funding deals decline by 50% in January, 2017

    2017 has started with a cautious mood in the Indian startup investor community. Volume of deals declined to almost half in January from a year ago, as investors adopt a wait and watch approach post demonetisation of economy.

  • MobiKwik eyes fresh funding in 3 months Feb 08, 2017 09:16 PM IST

    MobiKwik eyes fresh funding in 3 months

    Digital payments firm MobiKwik today said it is looking at raising fresh funding in three months as it revs up expansion to compete head-on with rivals like Paytm.

  • Craftsvilla launches private label; targets overseas market Dec 15, 2016 12:12 PM IST

    Craftsvilla launches private label; targets overseas market

    "One of the biggest issue in a marketplace model is variation in quality," Manoj Gupta, founder of Craftsvilla told Moneycontrol.com in an interaction.

  • The death of hyperlocal delivery startups: What went wrong? Oct 28, 2016 11:38 AM IST

    The death of hyperlocal delivery startups: What went wrong?

    The hyperlocal delivery segment, which was a must have for every institutional investor till almost a year ago has now gone under the radar due to poor unit economics and blurry sight of a near profitability.

  • VC investors cautious globally; India investment recovers in Q3 Oct 18, 2016 12:20 PM IST

    VC investors cautious globally; India investment recovers in Q3

    In India a dearth of mega-rounds pushed funding below USD 600 million in Q2CY16, but Q3CY16 saw the total rise above USD 1 billion once more. However, this is still well below the USD 3.4 billion figure of Q3CY15.

  • Now you can book an OYO room via Niki bot Oct 05, 2016 06:59 PM IST

    Now you can book an OYO room via Niki bot

    Recently, the company also launched a new feature that offers early check-in at hotels across the country.

  • BYJU's raises $50 mn from Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative, others Sep 08, 2016 10:14 PM IST

    BYJU's raises $50 mn from Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative, others

    Online education start-up BYJU's has raised USD 50 million (about USD 332.3 crore) from a clutch of investors, led by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) and Sequoia Capital.

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