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 [...]
Indian Angel Network (IAN) is announcing its participation in a funding round in Seattle-based mobile app search and discovery engine Mobilewalla. IAN members including Rajan Anandan, Venkat Raju and Sharad Sharma led the round. Raju will join the Mobilewalla board following the investment. The amount invested by IAN and the size of the round has [...]
Varun Agarwal is co-founder of Bangalore-based Alma Mater Store, an online store for official school and college merchandize. The company raised an undisclosed amount in angel funding from Indian Angel Network last October. Alma Mater was founded in 2009. He shares 10 tips for a first time entrepreneur. 1. Don’t be an entrepreneur just for [...]
The online lingerie store initially went live last October under the brand mylace.in but rebranded to Pretty Secrets in July this year. It will use the funds to scale its back end, build its supply chain, increase its products catalogue and market the brand.
The investment was led by Avendus Capital co-founder Kaushal Aggarwal. Saurabh Srivastava is among the other IAN investors on board.
In a step towards broadening its investment strategy, Indian Angel Network (IAN) will now look at slightly smaller deal ticket sizes to cater to startups in the mobile and Internet segments. It will invest a little over $150,000 in two dozen such startups, said a press release. The angel network has so far restricted itself [...]
Indian Angel Network has invested $1 million in Bangalore-based embedded software tool developer Vayavya Labs. The company will use the funds to expand its suite of tools for electronic systems level design and strengthen sales and marketing, said a press release. Former Yahoo India R&D head Sharad Sharma and Vivek Raghavan, who currently heads Magma [...]
The country’s first multi-city bootcamp, organized by Indian Angel Network (IAN) and Springboard Ventures, concluded on Sunday after an 8-week run across different cities. Over 13,000 people participated in the camps, which offered entrepreneurs an opportunity to engage with angel investors from the IAN network. The initiative also included a contest to pick startups most [...]
Indian Angel Network has announced an investment (amount undisclosed) in Toronto-based Jigsee, a provider of adaptive video streaming technology for wireless devices in developing countries. The company, founded by Ray Newal and Areef Reza, has successfully tested its technology in India and Bangladesh. The technology delivers continuous video streams in low-bandwidth environments (with data rates [...]
The Indian Angel Network will host a workshop at the end of this month on human resource challenges for startups in Delhi. Details: Theme: HR Challenges for Startups Speaker: Sameer Sikka, Xntuate Solutions Registration Fee: Rs 250 per delegate Date: Friday, January 28, 2011 Time & Venue: 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm at NITEE, New [...]
Pune-based InnovizeTech Software, a software product company, has received an undisclosed quantum of investment from Indian Angel Network (IAN). The company has a patent-pending product called Sapience which delivers solutions to measure and analyse enterprise effort and time productivity. It sits on each person’s computer and un-intrusively measures work activity, while ignoring usage for private [...]