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Lenskart founders pare stake, raise $3.5 mn from Unilazer Ventures

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Media entrepreneur-turned-investor Ronnie Screwvala’s Unilazer Ventures has invested Rs 24 crore ($3.5 million) in eyewear retailer Lenskart Solutions Pvt Ltd through a secondary transaction, a media report said. Unilazer purchased the additional stake from Lenskart co-founders Peyush Bansal and A...


Exclusive: AI startup Niki.ai raises additional funding from Unilazer

Bengaluru-based artificial intelligence startup Niki.ai has raised Rs 3 crore in a new round of funding led by Haresh Chawla, a partner at India Value Fund Advisors (IVFA). Existing investor Ronnie Screwvala’s Unilazer Ventures also participated in this round, the startup disclosed in its ROC fili...

6 December, 2016 | More »


Edu-tech startup UpGrad acqui-hires learning platform Pyoopil

Media industry veteran Ronnie Screwvala’s education-technology startup UpGrad has acqui-hired Pyoopil Education Technologies Pvt. Ltd, marking its entry into the corporate training space, it said in a statement. Delhi-based Pyoopil offers a mobile-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) product that is...

17 October, 2016 | More »


Why Ronnie Screwvala’s ed-tech startup UpGrad faces an uphill climb

Every year nearly two lakh students compete for barely 4,000 seats at the premier Indian Institutes of Management; in other words, 50 candidates for each seat. That statistic highlights the challenges in India’s higher education system. It also indicates the opportunities that a lot of ed-tech...

1 July, 2016 | More »

Ratan Tata

Ratan Tata backs artificial intelligence startup Niki.ai

Bangalore-based artificial intelligence startup Niki.ai has raised an undisclosed amount of investment from Ratan Tata, chairman emeritus of Tata Sons. Existing investor Ronnie Screwvala’s Unilazer Ventures also participated in this funding round. In October 2015, Unilazer had invested an undisclo...

19 May, 2016 | More »


Why Ronnie Screwvala exited Arre and what it means for the OTT segment

Ronnie Screwvala, one of India’s best-known media entrepreneurs, has exited digital content platform Arré barely a year after announcing the venture as he feels the segment is in its infancy in India and over-the-top platforms have yet to figure out a viable business model. Screwvala, who set up ...

28 April, 2016 | More »


Starting up is great but staying the course is key

What does it take to be a successful entrepreneur? Ability to take risks, a great idea, passion…I believe it takes much more. But you don’t have to know all of that when you start or are a few years into your business. You need to learn, at every step, in a structured manner to make […]...

22 April, 2016 | More »


Co-founder B Saikumar acquires controlling stake in digital media startup Arré

Just ahead of the launch of digital media venture Arré, the company’s shareholding pattern has been realigned. B Saikumar, who co-founded Arré with his former colleague at Network18, Ajay Chacko, and media veteran Ronnie Screwvala, has taken a controlling stake in the firm, a company stateme...

12 February, 2016 | More »

Anshul Khandelwal

Ronnie Screwvala-founded UpGrad names Anshul Khandelwal marketing head

UpGrad, an online education startup co-founded by entrepreneur-cum-private investor Ronnie Screwvala, has appointed former Bluestone.com executive Anshul Khandelwal as marketing head. Khandelwal will report to UpGrad managing director Mayank Kumar and would also be responsible for positioning and br...

11 February, 2016 | More »


Insurance policy aggregator Easypolicy gets $2.2M from Unilazer, others

Online insurance policy aggregator easypolicy.com has raised $2.2 million (Rs 15 crore) in a fresh round of funding led by media entrepreneur Ronnie Screwvala’s Unilazer Ventures. Existing investor Anil Jain, managing director at Refex Energy Ltd, and a bunch of undisclosed investors also partic...

21 January, 2016 | More »

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