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  • Explained: Sequoia Capital’s new disruptive structure. What has prompted it? Oct 27, 2021 01:47 PM IST

    Explained: Sequoia Capital’s new disruptive structure. What has prompted it?

    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

  • Sick of Zoom and vigilant of a third wave, VCs get back to in-person meetings, travel Oct 19, 2021 08:06 AM IST

    Sick of Zoom and vigilant of a third wave, VCs get back to in-person meetings, travel

    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.

  • PE, VC investments halve in September; FY22 expected to see record activity: Report Oct 14, 2021 04:38 PM IST

    PE, VC investments halve in September; FY22 expected to see record activity: Report

    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.

  • Exclusive | Sixth Sense Ventures to close Rs 2,500-crore fund from domestic investors amid epic boom Oct 12, 2021 08:26 AM IST

    Exclusive | Sixth Sense Ventures to close Rs 2,500-crore fund from domestic investors amid epic boom

    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.

  • 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.

  • Meet VC Analysts, the under-the-radar backbones of top VC firms Jun 30, 2021 12:23 PM IST

    Meet VC Analysts, the under-the-radar backbones of top VC firms

    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

  • Exclusive: Sequoia India makes $200 million cash exit from Vini Cosmetics sale to KKR Jun 22, 2021 08:07 AM IST

    Exclusive: Sequoia India makes $200 million cash exit from Vini Cosmetics sale to KKR

    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.

  • Exclusive | VC firm Stellaris plans to close second fund at $220 million Jun 16, 2021 08:01 AM IST

    Exclusive | VC firm Stellaris plans to close second fund at $220 million

    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.

  • Artha Venture Fund closes debut micro VC fund at Rs 220 crore Jun 04, 2021 08:45 AM IST

    Artha Venture Fund closes debut micro VC fund at Rs 220 crore

    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

  • Explained | What is revenue-based financing and why it is becoming popular May 07, 2021 06:58 PM IST

    Explained | What is revenue-based financing and why it is becoming popular

    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

  • Exclusive: Ola investor Matrix eyes $75m cash gain in secondary sale, $400m new fund May 07, 2021 08:22 AM IST

    Exclusive: Ola investor Matrix eyes $75m cash gain in secondary sale, $400m new fund

    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.

  • Exclusive: Co-founder of Nexus Venture Partners - investor in Unacademy, Postman, Delhivery and Druva - steps down May 03, 2021 07:50 AM IST

    Exclusive: Co-founder of Nexus Venture Partners - investor in Unacademy, Postman, Delhivery and Druva - steps down

    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.

  • 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.

  • IVCA Conclave 2021: Investors say pandemic was life changing but brought tech to the forefront Mar 18, 2021 08:45 PM IST

    IVCA Conclave 2021: Investors say pandemic was life changing but brought tech to the forefront

    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

  • 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.

  • Exclusive: Trifecta Capital loses partner, eyes shift in strategy Mar 10, 2021 02:24 PM IST

    Exclusive: Trifecta Capital loses partner, eyes shift in strategy

    Company plans to slowly widen its scope beyond venture debt and is looking at selective equity investments

  • Blume Ventures to raise new fund to offer exits to existing investors in rare startup move Feb 05, 2021 01:49 PM IST

    Blume Ventures to raise new fund to offer exits to existing investors in rare startup move

    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. 

  • Budget 2021 | With a few reforms, Nirmala Sitharaman leaves startup ecosystem asking for more Feb 01, 2021 04:55 PM IST

    Budget 2021 | With a few reforms, Nirmala Sitharaman leaves startup ecosystem asking for more

    Though Nirmala Sitharaman announced some reforms for startups, a lot of key issues, including on foreign listing and cryptocurrency, were not addressed.

  • Global VC Antler weighs $100 million investment in Indian startups Jan 20, 2021 09:48 PM IST

    Global VC Antler weighs $100 million investment in Indian startups

    With the $100 million fund, the firm plans to back 150 Indian startups over the course of next 4 years.

  • Endiya Partners closes Rs 500 crore second fund Jan 05, 2021 03:15 PM IST

    Endiya Partners closes Rs 500 crore second fund

    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.

  • Alteria Capital eyes Rs 1,750 crore new fund, going beyond venture debt Dec 07, 2020 09:15 AM IST

    Alteria Capital eyes Rs 1,750 crore new fund, going beyond venture debt

    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.

  • 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.

  • Footballer Mesut Ozil joins US venture capital as strategic advisor Nov 03, 2020 02:16 PM IST

    Footballer Mesut Ozil joins US venture capital as strategic advisor

    The footballer already has $100 million in assets under management in the company

  • After the ban on Chinese investments, who is actively funding startups this year? Oct 15, 2020 03:09 PM IST

    After the ban on Chinese investments, who is actively funding startups this year?

    While there has undoubtedly been some impact, deals - small and large - have not stopped.

  • Find out the top 10 largest climate tech hubs in the world Oct 05, 2020 06:26 PM IST

    Find out the top 10 largest climate tech hubs in the world

    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.

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