Why high-paying Indian startups are cutting no ice with job-seekers

Deepti Chaudhary

For 31-year-old Puneet Parthasarthy (name changed), it was a dream job. His employer, a B2B tech startup, had deep-pocketed investors, ....

6 March, 2017

Blume Ventures is VC fund-raiser of the year: VCCircle Awards

Deepti Chaudhary

Mumbai-based tech-focussed early-stage investment firm Blume Ventures, which closed its second fund of $60 million last year, ....

2 March, 2017
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What's firing up Infibeam

Deepti Chaudhary

India's e-commerce story is a familiar one—cash burn, negative unit economics and a pipe dream called profitability, all in ....

28 February, 2017

Flipkart, Snapdeal unlikely to remain key players: Mahesh Murthy

Deepti Chaudhary

Investor Mahesh Murthy is known for not mincing words. The co-founder of Seedfund says several businesses in India have been ....

9 February, 2017

Weaker yen helps SoftBank pare valuation loss from Snapdeal, Ola investments

Deepti Chaudhary

Japanese telecom and Internet giant SoftBank Group Corp has reported a valuation loss of ¥39.3 billon (nearly $350 million) from ....

8 February, 2017

Exclusive: Online counselling startup InnerHour raises $450K from VentureWorks, others

Deepti Chaudhary

InnerHour, an online psychological wellness platform, has raised $450,000 (nearly Rs 3 crore) in its first round of funding from ....

7 February, 2017
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Budget 2017: Digital push good but incentives for capital creation missing, say investors

Deepti Chaudhary & Dearton Thomas Hector

Investors in India feel the union budget's sharp focus on digitisation will undoubtedly strengthen the whole ecosystem, but the ....

1 February, 2017

Budget 2017: What's there for startups

Deepti Chaudhary

Indian startup community was left hankering for more from the Union budget presented by finance minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday. Jaitley ....

1 February, 2017

Swedish investor Kinnevik to sell half its stake in Rocket Internet

Deepti Chaudhary

Swedish investment firm Kinnevik AB is selling nearly half of its 13% stake in German Internet conglomerate and incubator Rocket ....

23 February, 2017

Curated marketplace TheBagTalk aspires to be the BuzzFeed of bags

Deepti Chaudhary

Looking for a carry-on bag that strikes a fine balance between design and functionality? What if we told you there is one that ....

23 February, 2017
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Alibaba's impending entry to alter India's e-commerce landscape

Deepti Chaudhary

Jack Ma-owned Alibaba will soon open its first India office in Mumbai's posh business district Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC), according ....

2 January, 2017

Flashback 2016: SoftBank stays on sidelines, tanks up for future

Deepti Chaudhary

By its lofty standards, 2016 was a relatively quiet year for the SoftBank juggernaut. The telecom and Internet conglomerate, which ....

29 December, 2016

Exclusive: Amagi Media in talks for fundraise from Emerald Media, PremjiInvest

Deepti Chaudhary

Amagi Media Labs Pvt. Ltd, India's leading targeted-TV advertisement solutions firm, is in advanced talks with KKR-backed investment ....

10 December, 2016

How SoftBank's local portfolio firms have fared as chairman Son visits India

Deepti Chaudhary

Not many investors can boast of a portfolio which is more than half full of unicorns. Japanese telecom and Internet conglomerate ....

2 December, 2016

Top MakeMyTrip shareholder to buy global travel search aggregator Skyscanner

Deepti Chaudhary

Nasdaq-listed Ctrip.com International Ltd, which provides travel services including accommodation reservation, transportation ....

24 November, 2016

Facebook builds on friendship with brands

Deepti Chaudhary

India is the most strategic and critical market for social media giant Facebook. The importance is, however, not just because ....

23 November, 2016

Education is the last sector to be disrupted by technology: Omidyar Network's Roopa Kudva

Deepti Chaudhary

Education is the last sector to be disrupted by technology: Roopa Kudva, OmidyarPhilanthropic investment firm Omidyar Network ....

22 November, 2016

2016: Not too bad after all; barring ecommerce

Deepti Chaudhary

The year 2016 is set to go down in the history of investing in India as the year of "lull", or the year in which deal activity ....

14 November, 2016

US President-elect Trump elicits mixed reactions from Indian entrepreneurs

Deepti Chaudhary

US President-elect Donald Trump seems to have divided the Indian startup fraternity. Reactions on him becoming the most powerful ....

9 November, 2016

Wooing startups: 18 new investment funds eye early-stage firms

Deepti Chaudhary

Picture this: of the 18 funds launched this year so far, 12 are eying a corpus below $50 million, clearly indicating an appetite ....

4 November, 2016

Good news for startups: 36 new funds with $1.65 bn in pocket to begin shopping soon

Deepti Chaudhary

The investment tide that ebbed in 2016 is likely to turn in 2017. As investors turned cautious this year refusing to part with ....

3 November, 2016