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Japan’s GREE Ventures to invest in Indian startups from second fund

Thursday, May 12, 2016 | More »

Japanese venture capital firm GREE Ventures said on Thursday it will start investing in India from its second fund that has hit its first close at $37 million (Rs 246 crore). The firm received capital commitments for its AT-II Investment Limited Partnership Fund from leading Japanese companies and f...


JM Financial picks 9.84% stake in P2P lender Faircent

Financial services firm JM Financial Ltd, through its subsidiary JM Financial Products Ltd, has agreed to acquire 9.84%equity stake in peer-to-peer (P2P) lending marketplace Faircent, run by Fairassets Technologies India Pvt. Ltd, as per a stock market disclosure. The company, however, did not discl...

10 May, 2016 | More »


Infibeam IPO subscribed 63% on second day

The initial public offering (IPO) of Infibeam Incorporation Ltd, the parent of horizontal e-commerce platform Infibeam and e-commerce enabler BuildaBazaar, was covered 63 per cent at the end of day two on Tuesday, led by non-institutional investors. Stock-exchange data show that non-institutional in...

22 March, 2016 | More »


Infibeam IPO subscribed 21% on first day

The initial public offering of Infibeam Incorporation Ltd, the parent of horizontal e-commerce platform Infibeam and e-commerce enabler BuildaBazaar, was covered just 21 per cent at the end of day one on Monday, stock-exchange data show. Qualified institutional buyers (QIBs) bid for around 22 per ce...

21 March, 2016 | More »

Ajay Hattangdi, COO & CEO, Innoven capital

Venture debt investor InnoVen backs Southeast Asian startups KFit, Pomelo

Venture debt firm InnoVen Capital India Pvt Ltd said on Monday it has agreed to provide a total of $5 million in loans to two startups in Southeast Asia. The firm will provide venture debt to Malaysian e-commerce health and fitness company KFit Holdings and Thailand-based e-commerce fashion company ...

21 March, 2016 | More »


E-commerce enabler KartRocket tops up Series B funding round with $2M more

Delhi-based BigFoot Retail Solutions Pvt Ltd, the startup behind KartRocket.com, a do-it-yourself (DIY) e-commerce platform for Indian small and medium businesses (SMBs) and retailers, has completed its $8 million Series B funding round by raising capital from existing investors and an unnamed Japan...

8 March, 2016 | More »


IDG Ventures raising $200M in new India-focused tech fund

IDG Ventures India has launched its third India-focused fund with a target corpus of $200 million, joining a clutch of venture capital firms that have raised or are raising money to invest in startups. The firm has registered IDG Ventures India Fund III LLC with the US Securities and Exchange Commis...

24 February, 2016 | More »


Ajay Piramal comes as anchor investor in new VC firm Montane

Ajay Piramal, who has a string of private equity business units in the country, is now looking to dip his toes in the early-stage investment space. The family office of Piramal has come as an anchor investor in newly floated VC firm Montane Ventures, according to a report by The Times of India. Foo...

23 February, 2016 | More »


IFC to invest up to $25M in Lenskart

International Finance Corp, the private lending arm of the World Bank, is on course to its second investment in an Indian e-commerce venture. It has committed to put in $25 million (Rs 170 crore) in Delhi-based Lenskart Solutions Pvt Ltd, which runs the back-end wholesale supply business of eye-wear...

22 February, 2016 | More »


ICRISAT incubator to float around $15M fund for agri startups

Hyderabad-based International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)’s incubation platform is looking to float a fresh fund with a corpus of Rs 100 crore (about $15 million) in a year, according to a news report by Mint. The initiative is expected to help small entrepreneu...

19 February, 2016 | More »

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