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  • 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.

  • How VCs are going beyond dealmaking to stay competitive Oct 01, 2020 05:15 PM IST

    How VCs are going beyond dealmaking to stay competitive

    Sequoia Capital, Accel Partners and Lightspeed India Partners, among India’s most influential VCs, are conducting training and mentorship sessions, selecting companies for specialised support, and launching podcasts and lectures on various areas that a new entrepreneur will need help with

  • Setting Sail podcast | The question is not if, but when will India become a $10 trillion economy: 3one4 Capital's Pranav Pai Sep 21, 2020 05:13 PM IST

    Setting Sail podcast | The question is not if, but when will India become a $10 trillion economy: 3one4 Capital's Pranav Pai

    Pai talks about how the past few months have been for VCs and his experience with Mitron's sudden growth after India's TikTok ban.

  • LTCG exemption, lower tax for domestic investors to boost startup ecosystem: Govt panel Sep 15, 2020 04:59 PM IST

    LTCG exemption, lower tax for domestic investors to boost startup ecosystem: Govt panel

    The government was also cautious about the large amount of foreign capital, including Chinese money, in Indian startups.

  • Excitement is back in startup world as venture capitalists return Sep 10, 2020 10:44 AM IST

    Excitement is back in startup world as venture capitalists return

    Investors start discussions with many firms after COVID-19 fears made them leave the scene. Dailyhunt, ShareChat, Dream11, and WOW Skin are just a few examples. India exposure of many foreign funds seeing an increase. Edtech sector still the big draw.

  • As VCs stay away, angels come to the rescue of growth-stage startups Jul 24, 2020 09:01 PM IST

    As VCs stay away, angels come to the rescue of growth-stage startups

    With venture capital firms hoarding funds for their portfolio companies because of the Covid pandemic, angel investors are moving in and writing bolder cheques in these late-stage startups

  • India sees PE, VC deals worth $45 billion in 2019, highest inflow in 10 years: Report May 13, 2020 02:22 PM IST

    India sees PE, VC deals worth $45 billion in 2019, highest inflow in 10 years: Report

    India continued to be the second-largest deal market in the Asia-Pacific region in 2019 with over 1,000 private equity and venture capital pacts valued at USD 45 billion

  • Sequoia’s India arm may raise $200 mn to bolster sixth fund Jul 31, 2019 11:00 AM IST

    Sequoia’s India arm may raise $200 mn to bolster sixth fund

    Move said to be driven by interest from limited partners and a fast-growing market

  • Startup Corner | ShopClues' woes point to a bigger malaise unfolding in venture world Jul 23, 2019 09:47 AM IST

    Startup Corner | ShopClues' woes point to a bigger malaise unfolding in venture world

    The famed startup story is showing cracks. Once a leader in unbranded products, ShopClues is an example of how lack of foresight and complacency can affect a business

  • Budget 2019: Startups get a thumbs up through easier tax rules for AIFs Jul 05, 2019 12:58 PM IST

    Budget 2019: Startups get a thumbs up through easier tax rules for AIFs

    The government also proposed to create a favourable tax environment for venture capitalists (VCs) and private equity (PE) firms as part of the broad strategy to ease fund flow to start-ups and small businesses.

  • Setting Sail | Matrix Partners India will continue to be a founders first fund, says Tarun Davda Jul 01, 2019 06:29 PM IST

    Setting Sail | Matrix Partners India will continue to be a founders first fund, says Tarun Davda

    MD at Matrix Partners India, Tarun Davda, reveals how the venture capital firm chooses its entrepreneurs and the new sectors it plans to invest in.

  • PE/VC deals plunge 54% in May to $2.8 b Jun 12, 2019 10:59 PM IST

    PE/VC deals plunge 54% in May to $2.8 b

    The dip comes amid data release of sagging GDP growth fuelled largely by a fall in consumption which has been the one of the favourite for investors as well.

  • Comment | New angel tax norms are in the right direction Feb 20, 2019 03:25 PM IST

    Comment | New angel tax norms are in the right direction

    The latest notification has kept most of the startups out of the angel tax net, but there are riders that could hurt the ecosystem.

  • Comment | Angel tax: Before defining startups, define ‘fair market value’ Feb 06, 2019 02:50 PM IST

    Comment | Angel tax: Before defining startups, define ‘fair market value’

    Angel tax is on the difference of fair market value and face value, but methods of determining fair market value is flawed.

  • Podcast | Digging Deeper: The startup scene in India, and what 2019 has in store Jan 11, 2019 02:02 PM IST

    Podcast | Digging Deeper: The startup scene in India, and what 2019 has in store

    The year 2018 or the startup scene, and what 2019 holds for modern entrepreneurs are the topics of our discussion as we dig deeper into modern Indian Silicon Valleys on this episode of Digging Deeper with Moneycontrol.

  • PE returns rise to 22% from 8% 5 years back: McKinsey report Dec 04, 2018 12:38 PM IST

    PE returns rise to 22% from 8% 5 years back: McKinsey report

    The PE players found best returns in buyout strategies -- a deal in which majority ownership is acquired -- with median returns at 21 percent

  • Lightbox Ventures raises $178 million from third India fund: Report Sep 12, 2018 01:42 PM IST

    Lightbox Ventures raises $178 million from third India fund: Report

    The Lightbox fund-raise, its largest till date, hints at positivity for India’s startup ecosystem which has seen a few big-ticket deals recently.

  • After Flipkart exit, Sachin Bansal plans up to $1 billion VC fund Aug 03, 2018 05:44 PM IST

    After Flipkart exit, Sachin Bansal plans up to $1 billion VC fund

    Bansal could contribute around 40 percent of the fund and could finalise the venture by the end of the year.

  • SEBI doubles Angel fund investment limit in Venture Capitals to Rs 10 cr Jun 06, 2018 03:10 PM IST

    SEBI doubles Angel fund investment limit in Venture Capitals to Rs 10 cr

    Besides, the regulator has raised the maximum period of accepting funds from an Angel investor to five years, from three years. The move will provide angel funds more time to identify opportunities and invest in venture capital firms.

  • InnoVen commits $6.2 million as debt capital to Power2SME  Apr 04, 2018 09:20 AM IST

    InnoVen commits $6.2 million as debt capital to Power2SME 

    Power2SME claims to be providing pricing power to small and business enterprises (SMEs) in India in their raw material procurement.

  • Ontario Government to invest $50 million in VC funds focused on life sciences Mar 05, 2018 07:47 PM IST

    Ontario Government to invest $50 million in VC funds focused on life sciences

    Ontario's new venture capital fund focused on life sciences is designed to respond to the challenges faced in raising capital by innovative, high-potential life sciences companies to scale up and reach global markets

  • SoftBank says Benchmark, Menlo Ventures ready to sell some Uber stock Nov 29, 2017 08:50 AM IST

    SoftBank says Benchmark, Menlo Ventures ready to sell some Uber stock

    Venture capital firms Benchmark, which owns 13 percent of Uber worth $9 billion, and Menlo Ventures, another large shareholder, have indicated that they would sell a portion of the shares, according to a SoftBank spokesperson.

  • PE, VC deals touch record high of $21.8 billion in Jan-Oct: Report Nov 08, 2017 04:01 PM IST

    PE, VC deals touch record high of $21.8 billion in Jan-Oct: Report

    This increase has been primarily driven by a significant number of large deals worth USD 500 million or above, and many transactions involved big bets by global pension funds

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