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Flipkart, Snapdeal unlikely to remain key players: Mahesh Murthy

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Investor Mahesh Murthy is known for not mincing words. The co-founder of Seedfund says several businesses in India have been created with the idea of selling to industry giants, signalling greed of both entrepreneurs and investors. He is also least bothered about the valuation markdowns of some cons...

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

Investors in India feel the union budget’s sharp focus on digitisation will undoubtedly strengthen the whole ecosystem, but the need of the hour is consistency of policies, incentives for domestic venture capital creation and addressal of cashflow problems that startups often face. That’...

1 February, 2017 | More »

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The next big disruption is coming

‘Discipline’ was the defining word for the venture capital community in 2016. Even as early stage investments kept pace throughout the year, the number of late-stage VC funded startups reduced substantially. According to VCCEdge data, VC firms invested $1,355 million across 928 deals in 2016 as ...

16 January, 2017 | More »

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Why some investors are betting on competing businesses

Two weeks ago, Taiwanese chip designer MediaTek invested $60 million in One97 Communications, which runs Paytm, a mobile wallet platform and an online shopping site. In itself, the transaction is not unusual – Paytm is raising funds for growth and MediaTek is known for backing innovative firms. Wh...

12 September, 2016 | More »

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Is “Series A” funding no more the focus for investors?

As per the recent half yearly report by VCCedge, the data and research platform of VCCircle, “Series A” round of investments are on the decline this year and barely contributed 38% to toal funding in the first half of the year, which is lowest in the past five years.  While this is affecting th...

29 August, 2016 | More »

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Four lingerie e-tailers in India that have caught investors’ attention

The online lingerie market has immense potential as it addresses the primary problems of lack of privacy and limited choice associated with offline lingerie sales. Various reports put the Indian lingerie market as a $3 billion opportunity, with only 1% of sales happening online. Meanwhile, the numbe...

23 May, 2016 | More »