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Flashback 2016: The top angel investors in India

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 | More »

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Dheeraj Jain, managing partner at London-based investment firm Redcliffe Capital, and former Snapdeal product head Anand Chandrasekaran were among India’s top angel investors this year by number of deals they disclosed. Both investors have backed more companies this year than last. Jain closed 23 ...

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PressPlay co-founder Anand Sinha joins FreeCharge

Snapdeal-controlled digital payments platform FreeCharge has appointed Anand Sinha, co-founder and former chief executive of Sequoia Capital-backed travel entertainment startup PressPlayTV, as director of partnerships and strategic initiatives. Sinha will lead both online and offline partnerships in...

19 December, 2016 | More »

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Pocket Aces raises $3 mn led by Sequoia Capital

Mumbai-based Pocket Aces Pictures Pvt Ltd, which runs digital entertainment startup Pocket Aces, has raised $3 million (Rs 20 crore) in a round of funding led by venture capital firm Sequoia Capital India, the company announced on Thursday. Other investors included North Base Media, TV Mohandas Pai-...

15 December, 2016 | More »

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Exclusive: Kunal Shah-backed scrap collector EnCashea shuts shop

Bangalore-based scrap collection and recycling startup EnCashea, which raised a seed funding from FreeCharge co-founder Kunal Shah and others recently, has decided to shut down its operations due to an unsustainable business model that runs on thin margins, but necessitates incremental working capit...

3 November, 2016 | More »

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What keeps top angel investors going?

If you think Binny Bansal, the co-founder of India’s largest e-tailer Flipkart, is only interested in online retail space, you could not be more wrong. Bansal is as interested in aerospace and defence, healthcare, technology & equipment and leisure products, as he is in online retail, if you g...

1 November, 2016 | More »

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Why Freecharge badly needs a recharge

The news report last week that Japanese telecom and internet conglomerate Softbank Group Corp is in talks to invest in FreeCharge was the third in as many months speaking of fund-raise efforts by ecommerce company Snapdeal for its digital payments arm. Around a month ago, two people in the know of d...

13 October, 2016 | More »

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Anupam Mittal, Rajan Anandan, Kunal Shah & Zishaan Hayath among top angel investors in Q3

Angel investors in the country have kept funds flowing for startups at a time when venture capital investors seem to be holding back. In the first nine months of 2016, the value of investments has declined significantly across all investment categories such as private equity and venture capital but ...

12 October, 2016 | More »

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Freecharge hires Karthik Rajeshwaran as director of strategy

Snapdeal-controlled digital payments platform FreeCharge has appointed former Obi Mobiles executive Karthik Rajeshwaran as director (strategy). Rajeshwaran will use his expertise to usher-in consumer centric innovations to expand revenue across new business opportunities, Freecharge said in a press ...

12 October, 2016 | More »

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Online B2B marketplace Bharat Bazaar gets funding from BeeNext, others

Mumbai-based White Shadow Technology Pvt. Ltd that operates online business-to-business (B2B) marketplace Bharat Bazaar has raised an undisclosed amount in seed funding from a clutch of investors. The investors participated in the round included BeeNext, a Singapore-based early-stage technology fund...

3 October, 2016 | More »

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Crownit raises funding from Girish Mathrubootham, Kunal Shah and Anand Chandrasekaran

Gurgaon-based GoldVIP Technology Solutions Pvt. Ltd that operates merchant discovery and rewards platform Crownit has secured an undisclosed investment from a group of investors, it said in a statement. Those who took part in the funding round include Freshdesk CEO Girish Mathrubootham, Freecharge...

26 August, 2016 | More »

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