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Indian tech startups enter Unicorn Club with billion dollar valuation; many more in queue

Friday, March 7, 2014 | More »

2013 was a year of reckoning for the Indian startup ecosystem, especially in terms of validation of many business models by global peers. While South Africa’s Naspers acquired redBus to enter online bus ticketing market, US-based Endurance International Group bought out parts of Mumbai-based D...


Flipkart is like Lionel Messi while Myntra is a defensive player, says Subrata Mitra of common investor Accel Partners

The difference between India’s largest horizontal e-commerce player Flipkart and its cross-town rival and one of the top vertical players in lifestyle e-tailing Myntra, is the same as that of football striker Lionel Messi and any defensive line backer, according to Subrata Mitra of venture cap...

27 January, 2014 | More »


Just Dial stock’s soaring price lifts founder VSS Mani’s net worth to $241M

The soaring share price of Just Dial Ltd, which runs the India-specific local business listings site Justdial.com, has made its founder VSS Mani one of the richest Internet entrepreneurs in India. As the share price of Just Dial hit a new high on Friday, Mani’s 29.08 per cent stake in firm al...

7 June, 2013 | More »


Just Dial to open largest consumer internet IPO; SAIF Partners, others in multi-bagger exits

After nearly a two-year delay, Mumbai-based Just Dial Ltd, which runs the India-specific local business listings site Justdial.com, plans to open its initial public offering on May 20 to raise between Rs 822 crore and Rs 950 crore. According to an advertisement today, Just Dial is looking to sell ne...

13 May, 2013 | More »


Kaizen leads $4.1M investment into online education platform WizIQ

Education-focused private equity firm Kaizen is partnering with German media major Bertelsmann to invest Rs 22 crore or $4.1 million in online education firm AuthorGen Technologies Pvt Ltd, a subsidiary of the listed education major Educomp Solutions Ltd. AuthorGen’s flagship product is WizIQ, whi...

24 January, 2013 | More »


CA Media’s Rajesh Kamat on e-com consolidation, digitisation & strategic investments

CA Media, promoted by former News Corporation COO Peter Chernin’s Chernin Group and former Star TV Asia CEO Paul Aiello, has been aggressively looking to buy and build media & entertainment assets in India. The firm announced its two investments in the traditional media space last year and has...

22 January, 2013 | More »


Excl: Seed fund Utthishta Yekum raising fund for tech startups

Hyderabad-based Utthishta Management Advisors LLP is raising its debut fund targeting Rs 50 crore ($9.2 million), to invest in technology startups across the country. Utthishta Yekum Fund, a seed fund registered with SEBI, has the option to raise another Rs 20 crore, taking the total to Rs 70 crore....

5 December, 2012 | More »


Kaizen invests $4.6M in Catamaran & Accel-backed education firm Ace

Kaizen Private Equity LLC, India’s first education-focused PE fund, is leading a Rs 24 crore or $4.6 million round in Ace Creative Learning Private Limited. The Bangalore-based company offers training and guidance to students for various entrance examinations. Ace Creative had earlier raised Serie...

10 October, 2012 | More »


SingTel, Softbank buy 82% in One97 Mobility Fund-backed TheMobileGamer

One97 Mobility Fund has clocked its second exit by selling its stake in Singapore-based mobile social gaming platform TheMobileGamer (TMG). The deal involves stake sale by existing shareholders of TMG and a fresh issue of shares to telecom firm SingTel and Japan’s Softbank, after which each will h...

26 September, 2012 | More »


India entering unparalleled, unique era of technology innovation: Nexus Venture Partners’ Naren Gupta

Nexus Venture Partners recently closed its third fund with commitments of $270 million, taking its assets under management to nearly $600 million. The fund has seen participation from all existing limited partners, given that Nexus has notched up half a dozen exits. While most of venture firms’...

10 September, 2012 | More »

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