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Venture Capital News
India saw record $45bn VC investment in 2019
Tue, Feb 18, 2020
India recorded $45 billion investment from venture capitalists in 2019 ,the growth sentiment was more towards fintech and Software-as-a-Service companies.
Drip Capital raises $25 million private equity, venture capital fund to accelerate global trade
Wed, Jul 24, 2019
Palo Alto and Drip Capital have raised $25 million in Series B funding led by Accel with participation from existing investors Sequoia India, Wing VC, and Y Combinator.
VC funding in digital health hits $2bn in Q1 2019
Tue, Apr 16, 2019
Venture Capital (VC) funding into digital healthcare reached $2 billion in 149 deals in the first quarter this year, up from $1.4 billion in 142 deals in the fourth quarter of 2018, a report said on Tuesday.
PE, VC investment in India at USD 20.5 billion in 2018: Report
Thu, Mar 28, 2019
Private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) investments in the country stood at USD 20.5 billion across 786 transactions in 2018 on account of tech-enabled start-ups, e-commerce and information technology-enabled services, according to a report by Grant Thornton.
At $2.5 bn, Jan 2019 Records Highest Monthly PE/VC Fund-raise Ever
Fri, Feb 08, 2019
January 2019 recorded $1.8 billion in private equity/venture capital investments, 49% lower compared to January 2018 and 43% lower compared to the previous month, according to EY.
Startup: Four new unicorns push up VC inflows to a record $8 bn in 2018
Tue, Jan 22, 2019
The new unicorns reflect the growing diversity of the startup ecosystem, with each unicorn representing a different industry--Byju's in edtech, Policy Bazaar in fintech, Swiggy in food delivery, and Oyo in hospitality.
Good news for India! Venture Capital deal value grew 5X in the last 10 years
Mon, Dec 10, 2018
The venture capital market in India is continuing to grow significantly as the investment landscape sees a shift in focus from deal volume to a higher quality of deals, according to a report by Bain & Co and IVCA
Nandan Nilekani teams up with Sanjeev Aggarwal for $100mn fund
Mon, Jul 03, 2017
Called the 'The Fundamentum Partnership', the platform will lead investment rounds ranging between USD 10-25 million in companies that are looking at scaling up and have attained a certain product market fit.
SoftBank to let OneWeb-Intelsat merger collapse, sources claim
Thu, Jun 01, 2017
The collapse of the merger represents a rare blow to SoftBank Chief Executive Officer Masayoshi Son, a prolific dealmaker who put together a complex transaction for debt-laden Intelsat that hinged on creditors accepting a discount for their bonds.
First Flipkart and now Zivame: Start-up founders are being relegated thick and fast
Fri, Jan 20, 2017
After Binny Bansal lost operational control of Flipkart, Zivame founder followed in the same direction this week.
Funding to VC-backed start-ups declines by 23% globally in Q4 2016
Thu, Jan 12, 2017
The deal count for start-ups too dropped below 2,000 for the first time since Q4 2013.
Enterprise Security start-ups most sought-after by VCs in 2016
Tue, Jan 10, 2017
A total $3.77 billion was invested in enterprise security start-ups in 2016 by VCs.
Technology VC firm Exfinity Ventures raises Rs 300 crore for its second fund
Fri, Dec 23, 2016
The Exfinity has not raised Rs 425 crore in total funding, which it will focus on investment in emergining areas in technology.
Paytm accounts for nearly 40% funding in fintech start-ups in last 3 years
Fri, Dec 09, 2016
There has been a surge in funding seen in fintech start-ups in Q3 however the funding during the year falls short the levels of 2015.
There is a limit to how much start-ups should spend, says Sequoia's Abhay Pandey
Wed, Oct 26, 2016
Abhay Pandey of Sequoia Capital points out that some start-ups have picked up bad habits like offering deep discounts for acquiring customers to spending lavishly on things that do very little to grow their businesses. This, he says, is what start-ups in India have not got right.
Cannabis start-ups not high enough on VC funding list
Mon, Oct 24, 2016
Though the number of deals involving venture capital (VC) funding has seen an increase in the third quarter of the current year, the funding amount has fallen to its lowest in the past year.
'Unicorn' start-ups are now rarer than rare
Sun, Oct 16, 2016
From a high of 25 new unicorns in Q3 2015 it has now dropped to only 8 companies that VC-backed globally to enter the prestigious club.
Top Venture Capitalists are abandoning the US tech ship
Sat, Aug 27, 2016
Venture Capital (VC) funds around the world have also been adding to the startups' woes.
SoftBank's profit drops; India investments grow
Tue, May 10, 2016
SoftBank said Ola had seen 55% improvement in expected arrival time of vehicles in 2015-16.