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 [...]
Gurgaon-based legal services outsourcing firm UnitedLex Corp co-founder Ajay Agrawal has sold his entire stake in the company to venture capital firms Helion Venture Partners, Canaan Partners and Sequoia Capital. The three, according to reports, now hold an 18.1 per cent stake in the company following a $17 million investment. While Helion and Canaan were [...]
Mumbai-based local search company JustDial has raised $10 million Series D funding from SAP Ventures and Sequoia Capital Global Equities, said a press release. The company has earlier raised venture capital from SAIF Partners, Sequoia and Tiger Global. It did not specify how it plans to deploy the fresh capital infusion. Founded in 1994 by [...]
Last Friday, Startupcentral put together a group of entrepreneurs from the ecommerce sector to talk about the opportunities and challenges in their respective businesses. The event was part of the Startupcentral Beer Fridays series of round tables that brings together entrepreneurs once a month to share their ideas and experiences through their startup journey. Sequoia [...]
eCommerce is in the middle of a surge in India. IAMAI (Internet and Mobile Association of India) estimates that the ecommerce industry in India will grow 47 per cent to $10.3 billion by the end of 2011. The primary segments of growth will be travel, retail, financial services and classifieds. Not surprisingly, venture capital investors [...]
Watch the concluding part of the series on bootstrapping where startup founders share the lowest point so far in their entrepreneurial journey. Panelists: Rushabh Mehta, ERPNext; Himanshu Mody, Tekno Point Multimedia; Titash Neogi, Bibkosh; Sujay Nair, Enigma Interactive; Aditi Nair, Potentials and Possibilities; Mitesh Ashar, Digital Canvas. Panelists’ profiles here. A special note of thanks [...]
In the second part of the March edition of Startupcentral Beer Fridays: Bootstrapping Stories, panelists share their experiences of creating self-funded businesses. Panelists: Rushabh Mehta, ERPNext; Himanshu Mody, Tekno Point Multimedia; Titash Neogi, Bibkosh; Sujay Nair, Enigma Interactive; Aditi Nair, Potentials and Possibilities; Mitesh Ashar, Digital Canvas. Panelists’ profiles here.
Startupcentral brought together six startup founders on March 11 in Mumbai to share their bootstrapping stories at a round table. Watch the first of the three-part series. Panelist Profiles Titash Neogi, Founder and CEO, Sievelogic Software (Bibkosh) Sievelogic was bootstrapped in April 2010 out of Neogi’s living room and is based in Pune. The company’s [...]
Watch the concluding part of our series on B-School Startups & Competitive Advantages where our panelists share their experiences in raising funds for their businesses. Panelists: Sanjoe Tom Jose, Creat ivt; Abhijit Tannu, Seclore; Kashyap Dalal, Inkfruit; Mitesh Thakker, AdoRoi Marketing; Sahil Parikh, Synage Software. Panelist profiles here. A special note of thanks to our [...]
In the second part of the series on B-School Startups & Competitive Advantages our five panelists shared their go-to-market and customer acquisition strategies. Panelists: Sanjoe Tom Jose, Creat ivt; Abhijit Tannu, Seclore; Kashyap Dalal, Inkfruit; Mitesh Thakker, AdoRoi Marketing; Sahil Parikh, Synage Software. Panelist profiles here.
In February, Startupcentral launched the Startupcentral Beer Fridays series of round tables in association with Sequoia Capital India. Every month we will bring you one round table where 5-6 panelists consisting of entrepreneurs, investors and experts will share ideas and perspectives on entrepreneurship. We kicked off the round table series on February 4 with a [...]