Tag: venturecapital

Growth or caution? The pre-fundraising dilemma for startups — Vinod Murali

Growth or caution? The pre-fundraising dilemma for startups — Vinod Murali

It feels like there is an extremely high level of optimism in India surrounding these elections. There is a very clear undercurrent of expectation for a stable, decisive government which makes me wonder about the scenario of having a hung parliament with no clear direction (Shudder!). While this is one of the possible outcomes, I […]

US VCs double fundraising in Q12014 to $8.9 bn

US VCs double fundraising in Q12014 to $8.9 bn

The National Venture Capital Association is reporting a big rebound in venture capital fundraising in the US market, recording the strongest quarter since Q4 2007. Venture capital funds raised $8.9 billion in Q1 2014, up more than 102 per cent from fundraising levels in Q1 2013. Fundraising jumped 81 per cent quarter-on-quarter — the fourth […]

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Global Q1 2014 VC investments up at $15.4 bn; deal volumes decline — PitchBook

Global Q1 2014 VC investments up at $15.4 bn; deal volumes decline — PitchBook

Private equity and venture capital research firm PitchBook has just released its report on industry activity in the Q1 2014. The report finds that globally, the number of venture capital deals declined to 1,348, compared to 1,856 in Q1 2013 and 1,967 in Q1 2012. However, the total value of investments has grown. Venture capitalists […]

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Letsintern in talks with VCs for Series A round

Letsintern in talks with VCs for Series A round

The company hopes to raise the funds by early next year. It received a Rs 5 lakh grant from the Department of Science and Technology in November 2010 and raised an undisclosed amount from two Pune-based IIT alumni last January.

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Nexus Leads $4 Million Series A Round in GENWI

Nexus Leads $4 Million Series A Round in GENWI

Nexus Venture Partners is on a roll. The Mumbai-based venture capital firm has just closed its fourth deal within a fortnight with a $4 million Series A investment in cloud publishing platform developer GENWI. Nexus led this round of funding with existing investors Inventus Capital Partners and Quest Venture Partners pitching in with follow-on funds. […]

MyDala Raises $3.6 Million Series B From Info Edge

MyDala Raises $3.6 Million Series B From Info Edge

Delhi-based group buying site MyDala has reportedly raised $3.6 million in Series B funding from Naukri.com promoter Info Edge India. This is Info Edge’s second round of investment in the firm within just six months. MyDala earlier raised a little over $2 million from angel investors Ajay Relan, Jayanta Basu and a couple of undisclosed […]

Canaan Invests $4.4 Million in Loylty Rewardz

Canaan Invests $4.4 Million in Loylty Rewardz

Canaan Partners has invested $4.4 million in Mumbai-based Loylty Rewardz Management as part of a Series B round of funding, said a press release. The company helps brands achieve customer retention by studying behavioural patterns and installing appropriate rewards and recognition mechanisms. In 2009 it had raised a reported Rs 6 crore ($1.2 million at […]

Intel Capital Leads Series C Round in WhatsonIndia

Intel Capital Leads Series C Round in WhatsonIndia

Sequoia Capital-backed electronic television programme guide What’s On India has raised an undisclosed round of funding from Intel Capital and existing investors Sequoia and Nexus Venture Partners as part of a Series C round.  Intel Capital is investing from its $250 million India-dedicated fund. The deal was announced last week as part of an aggregate […]

Seeders Invests in Auto Classifieds Site CarSingh

Seeders Invests in Auto Classifieds Site CarSingh

Bangalore-based automobiles classifieds portal CarSingh has raised an undisclosed round of funding from Seeders Venture Capital, a seed investment firm that works out of Bangalore and Kolkata. The portal offers information and reviews about used and new cars along with finance and insurance services. Seeders, founded by entrepreneurs Abhishek Rungta and Pallav, is among a […]

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Intel Capital Launches $300 Million Ultrabook Fund

Intel Capital Launches $300 Million Ultrabook Fund

On Wednesday, Intel Capital, the venture capital investment arm of chipmaker Intel, announced the $300 million Ultrabook Fund, which will invest in companies building hardware and software technologies for its new range of ultra-thin laptops. The chipmaker had announced the Ultrabook project in May, laying down the roadmap for laptops that would be thinner and […]