I had fun moderating the panel on early stage financing at India Internet Day. VCCircle has an interesting article. The key issues are as under: 1. Too few deals are progressing from accelerators to angel, and from angel to Series A. Only five per cent of deals going from accelerators to Series A might not [...]
DFJ recently wound up its local India team and has not many any new investments this year. The firm has invested $70 mn in 16 companies so far. DFJ India chief Mohanjit Jolly talks us through what’s going on with the Silicon Valley firm’s India operations.
Clean energy startup Husk Power Systems is in talks with existing and new investors to raise about $5 million as part of its Series A round of funding. The Patna-based company plans to set up 2,000 plants by 2014.
Sateesh Andra, venture partner with early stage venture capital investor Draper Fisher Jurvetson, shares a roadmap for startups to attract and retain quality talent.
Groupon clones are all the favour of the season in India at present. Sateesh Andra, venture partner at early stage investor Draper Fisher Jurvetson, decodes what kind of business models may survive.
Sateesh Andra, venture partner at early stage investor Draper Fisher Jurvetson, on India’s ecommerce boom and what it will take startups to stay on for the long haul.
I’m picking this up about a month late, but it is worth writing about anyway. The second edition of the DFJ and Cisco Global Business Plan Competition concluded on June 29. This year’s winner is Ambiq Micro, a ubiquitous computing startup incubated at the University of Michigan, US. The company is developing next generation, energy [...]
Disclosed venture capital investments in 2009, by my count, stood at just under $150 million. The total number of deals announced was 59, out of which 28 did not disclose the investment amount. This is as per numbers collated from deals reported by various media and announced in press releases. Not all these deals are [...]
Early stage or growth, raising capital has been tough for almost all companies since last October. Declining venture capital and private equity investment numbers over the last several months are evidence — see the latest Grant Thornton report here. For startups, especially, raising venture capital is a challenge even in fair weather. Each stage, from [...]
Forbes reports that ace Silicon Valley venture capitalist Vinod Khosla is raising two new funds worth an aggregate $1 billion. One is a $250 million seed fund and the other, $750 million, is for later stage investments — read the report here. The report doesn’t say much about what exactly the two funds will invest [...]