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500 Startups’ India VC fund flounders again; Pankaj Jain quits firm

Thursday, January 5, 2017 | More »

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500 Startups, a Silicon Valley-based startup accelerator and early-stage venture capital fund house, has hit the pause button on its $25 million fund, Kulfi, focused on India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The fund decided to put its India plans on hold due to regulatory and taxation issues, a spokesper...

Participants at a panel discussion at TechCircle Startup 

Back to basics in 2016 after abnormal 2015 for startups, say panellists at TechCircle summit

A drop in Series A round of investments for startups in 2016 will likely help bring the focus back on business fundamentals, said panellists at the Delhi edition of TechCircle Startup 2016. During a panel discussion on what the decline in Series A deals means, the participants said also that 2015 wa...

24 August, 2016 | More »


500 Startups floats $25M fund for India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh

500 Startups, a Silicon Valley-based startup accelerator and early-stage VC fund house, has launched a $25 million regional fund focused on India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The 500 Kulfi fund is sector-agnostic but will focus on fin-tech, ed-tech, health and wellness, data analytics, content and so...

24 February, 2016 | More »


Four Indian startups picked for 5th accelerator programme of Silicon Valley-based 500 Startups

Dave McClure’s accelerator and seed investment fund 500 Startups has announced its 5th batch of companies for the accelerator programme, comprising some 33 companies from over a dozen countries (excluding the US). This also includes four Indian startups in what happens to be the first batch, chos...

1 November, 2012 | More »


500 Startups appoints Pankaj Jain for India investments

500 Startups, a seed accelerator and investment fund set up by Dave McClure, has appointed Pankaj Jain as venture partner to lead its investments in India. New Delhi-based Jain has been involved in the Indian startup scene for the last five years as an entrepreneur, community builder at Startup Week...

5 October, 2012 | More »