Seed investments sweet spot for VCs: VCCircle PE-VC Outlook Survey 2016

Manu P Toms & Shruti Ambavat

The past couple of years may have been about the rapid rise of e-commerce startups but the year ahead will likely see software-as-a-service ....

8 March, 2016

Kae Capital raises $30M second fund, backs five startups

Shruti Ambavat

Early-stage investor Kae Capital has raised $30 million (Rs 203 crore) from existing and new investors as part of its second fund ....

5 February, 2016

Two principals quit SAIF Partners to start early-stage fund

Shruti Ambavat

Mukul Singhal and Rohit Jain, principals at venture capital firm SAIF Partners, have put in their papers to set up an early-stage ....

20 January, 2016

Vertically integrated tech business will be huge, says Lightbox

Shruti Ambavat

Lightbox Management Ltd, a new VC firm floated by former Sherpalo Ventures' India head Sandeep Murthy along with Siddharth Talwar, ....

19 January, 2016

Mobile-only jewellery e-tailer Melorra raises $5M from Lightbox

Shruti Ambavat

Online jewellery retailer Melorra has raised $5 million (around Rs 33.4 crore) from venture capital firm Lightbox Ventures. The ....

8 January, 2016

Techcircle Startup Walkabout Pit Stop IV Nexus Venture Partners

Shruti Ambavat

The Worli office of Nexus Venture Partners was the fourth pit stop under the TC Walkabout, a unique initiative that was part of ....

17 December, 2015

Blackstone to buy stake in SaaS firm IBS Software for $170M

Shruti Ambavat

Global private equity firm Blackstone has struck a deal to buy a minority stake in travel, transportation and logistics technology ....

16 December, 2015

Tiger Global raises new $2.5 billion fund

Shruti Ambavat

Tiger Global Management, one of India's most active startup investors, has raised $2.5 billion in its latest global fund, according ....

2 December, 2015

Nexus Venture Partners raises $450M in new fund

Shruti Ambavat

Nexus Venture Partners has raised $450 million (about Rs 3,000 crore) in a new fund, the venture capital firm said in a statement. The ....

8 December, 2015

Peek at beauty e-store Nykaa's strategy post funding

Shruti Ambavat

Online multi-brand beauty and wellness retailer Nykaa plans to expand its presence in the country through brick and mortar stores, ....

23 October, 2015

SportzVillage raises $10M from Gaja Capital

Shruti Ambavat

Growth stage private equity investor Gaja Capital has invested Rs 65 crore ($10 million) in sports and fitness education venture ....

5 October, 2015

Exclusive: Indic mobile OS developer Firstouch raises angel funding

Shruti Ambavat

Mumbai-based MoFirst Solutions Pvt Ltd, the company behind Firstouch mobile operating system, has raised funds from a group of ....

30 September, 2015

Beenos' founder floats $60M VC fund

Shruti Ambavat

Teruhide Sato, founder and former CEO of Japanese e-commerce operator and investor Beenos Inc (formerly Netprice), has set up ....

9 September, 2015

Andiast raises $1.5M from former Swiss Post exec, others

Shruti Ambavat

Switzerland-based Andiast AG, a software product development startup co-founded by Indian-origin entrepreneurs, has raised about ....

8 September, 2015

Unicorn floats early-stage tech fund

Shruti Ambavat

Early stage investment focused firm Unicorn India Ventures has launched its maiden fund worth Rs 150 crore ($23 million) and ....

21 August, 2015

How changing economics of startup funding is drawing top law firms to catch them young

Shruti Ambavat

Till just two-three years ago, Indian startups had a small ecosystem. It had its own set of angel and venture capital investors, ....

5 August, 2015

E-learning startup Sigrid raises funding from Oliphans Capital

Shruti Ambavat

Noida-based e-learning startup Sigrid Education Pvt Ltd has raised under $1 million from early stage investment firm Oliphans ....

25 June, 2015

Mobile content compression software startup AdStringO raises $350K from IAN; eyes $5M more

Shruti Ambavat

Mumbai-based startup Adstringo Software Pvt Ltd, which runs a mobile content compression software firm under the brand AdStringO, ....

11 June, 2015

Warburg Pincus commits over $133M in e-commerce focused logistics startup Ecom Express

Shruti Ambavat

Private equity firm Warburg Pincus has committed to invest over Rs 850 crore ($133 million) in Delhi-based e-commerce focused ....

3 June, 2015

Vivek Mehra quits Aloe PE to float food-tech startup

Shruti Ambavat

Aloe Private Equity firm's managing director for India, Vivek Mehra has quit the firm to focus on technology investments and ....

1 June, 2015

E-commerce provides scale that is not possible in retail stores, say experts

Shruti Ambavat

E-commerce companies are geared up for customer acquisition and have increased their offline presence as well. The firms expect ....

12 May, 2015