Oct 27, 2021 01:47 PM IST
Sequoia Capital, the world’s oldest venture capital firm, is disrupting its own business model so it can stay relevant in an era of intense competition. Moneycontrol explains the attempt
- Oct 19, 2021 08:06 AM IST
For many investors, it’s a relief to return to normalcy – they have missed even the mundane and troubling aspects of business travel – delayed flights, traffic on the roads, and fatigue.
- Oct 14, 2021 04:38 PM IST
On a quarterly basis, investments in the July-September period surged 3.4 times to $25.3 billion, with a sharp rebound in buyout investments and start-up investments accounting for 39 per cent of investments, the report by consultancy EY and industry lobby IVCA said.
- Oct 12, 2021 08:26 AM IST
With a unique strategy, a larger-than-expected fund and a big portfolio in a booming sector, Sixth Sense Ventures sits at the centre of India's startup boom currently, with both opportunities and challenges aplenty.
- Jul 23, 2021 07:46 AM IST
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.
- Jun 30, 2021 12:23 PM IST
At VC firms, all the attention is on the partners- they get awards, are subjects of profiles and scrutiny. But analysts, the junior-most investors at a VC firm do crucial work, often the same as partners. Little is known about them, their career prospects, challenges of working during the pandemic, and dealing with an unexpected boom. Moneycontrol explores
- Jun 22, 2021 08:07 AM IST
Sequoia India earned $200m in cash by selling its stake in Vini Cosmetics-maker of Fogg deodorants to PE giant KKR. The deal marks one of Sequoia's largest exits. We look at the storied Silicon Valley investor's route to investing, early days of Vini, the firm's gains and carry structure.
- Jun 16, 2021 08:01 AM IST
VC firm Stellaris is closing its second venture fund at $220 million, higher than originally planned, and signaling the startup funding boom underway in India. Stellaris' key investments include software firm Whatfix and consumer brand Mamaearth, where its stakes are worth over $150 million.
- Jun 04, 2021 08:45 AM IST
Artha Venture Fund has closed its debut venture capital fund at Rs 220 crore, indicating rising interest in funding early stage startups. Artha is run by well-known angel investor Anirudh Damani
- May 07, 2021 06:58 PM IST
Many early-stage ventures and even small businesses are opting for revenue-based financing (RBF) instead of approaching venture funds or angel investors. Below is a primer on how it works
- May 07, 2021 08:22 AM IST
Matrix Partners India is one of the country's largest venture capital firms, but its gains from startups have paled compared to peers. Now Matrix is looking to fix that by selling a stake in Ola, even as its other lucrative bets lead to a record $400 million new fund.
- May 03, 2021 07:50 AM IST
Sandeep Singhal, one of India's first startup and venture capital investors, is leaving Nexus Venture Partners, the firm he co-founded and led from 2006 onwards. His exit comes even as Nexus is closing a record $500 million fund which will take its assets under management to $1.7 billion.
- Apr 08, 2021 03:22 PM IST
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.
- Mar 18, 2021 08:45 PM IST
In a panel titled, Managing Turbulence: Scanning the Venture Capital industry in India, VCs spoke about what the past year has been like and how things have changed from the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic to today
- Mar 12, 2021 10:35 AM IST
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.
- Mar 10, 2021 02:24 PM IST
Company plans to slowly widen its scope beyond venture debt and is looking at selective equity investments
- Feb 05, 2021 01:49 PM IST
Blume Ventures, the Mumbai-based startup investor, is preparing to raise a secondaries fund to replace existing investors with new ones and pump money in up to 12 businesses.
- Feb 01, 2021 04:55 PM IST
Though Nirmala Sitharaman announced some reforms for startups, a lot of key issues, including on foreign listing and cryptocurrency, were not addressed.
- Jan 20, 2021 09:48 PM IST
With the $100 million fund, the firm plans to back 150 Indian startups over the course of next 4 years.
- Jan 05, 2021 03:15 PM IST
Investors in Endiya’s current fund include the International Finance Corporation and the Nippon India Digital Innovation fund- an India-Japan initiative. Nippon is one of Japan’s largest life insurance players.
- Dec 07, 2020 09:15 AM IST
Alteria, whose backers include Binny Bansal and the Azim Premji Foundation, is now looking to go beyond venture debt, a first in India, and has hired two partners from rival firm InnoVen Capital.
- Dec 02, 2020 12:14 PM IST
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.
- Nov 03, 2020 02:16 PM IST
The footballer already has $100 million in assets under management in the company
- Oct 15, 2020 03:09 PM IST
While there has undoubtedly been some impact, deals - small and large - have not stopped.
- Oct 05, 2020 06:26 PM IST
PwC’s report shows that in 2013 the early stage venture funding for climate tech companies was about $418 million, while in the year 2019 the total venture funding increased to $16 billion. This research represents a first-of-its-kind analysis of the state of global climate tech investing.