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How startup valuation in early-mid stage VC deals slipped this year

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 | More »

The deceleration in venture funding deals has not just affected the number of startups that are getting capital but also the valuation at which they are raising fresh capital. While valuations of startups are also a function of the stake they are diluting in each subsequent round of funding, the ave...


Nearly 1,000 Indian startups to get funded in 2016: VCCEdge

Close to a thousand Indian startups are likely to get funded in 2016, replicating and possibly surpassing last year’s record show, according to the Startup India report by VCCEdge, the data research platform of VCCircle. The report, which was released at the Techcircle Startup event at Bengalu...

28 April, 2016 | More »


When social entrepreneurship is all about doing good, the smart way

The zeal with which startups look to disrupt markets and turn into unicorns is well known. But there’s another band of startups who aim to change the world in a different way, at times taking the help of disruptive technologies. Social entrepreneurs do not look at solving a consumer pain point...

27 April, 2016 | More »


Lendingkart appoints former HT Media exec Anand Mishra as VP-product analytics

Financial technology startup Lendingkart Technologies Pvt. Ltd has appointed former HT Media executive Anand Mishra as vice president of product analytics. Mishra will be involved in honing the product profile of Lendingkart and enhancing the small business financing platform, it said in a statement...

27 April, 2016 | More »


IAN partners with Michelin to launch F2ML, an incubator for agri-focused mobility startups

Indian Angel Network (IAN), a national network of angel investors that invests in startups and early-stage ventures, has partnered with French automotive tyre company Michelin to launch a startup incubator for entrepreneurs who are creating innovative mobility solutions to improve the efficiency of ...

3 April, 2014 | More »


Tandem Capital may have hit the jackpot with over 100x return by backing Indian startup Bash Gaming

Silicon Valley-based mobile startup accelerator Tandem Capital and other investors have made over 100x returns on their investments in Bangalore- and California- based Bash Gaming (formerly BitRhymes India Pvt Ltd and now under BitRhymes Inc), which has been acquired by US-based multimedia gaming an...

18 March, 2014 | More »


IAN sets up UK base, invests in London-based workforce management software startup SwiftShift

Indian Angel Network (IAN), a national network of angel investors that invests in startups and early-stage ventures, has invested an undisclosed amount in London-based workforce management tool SwiftShift, which has invented a software solution that allows companies to quickly fill short notice shif...

27 February, 2014 | More »


Paul Graham’s parting shot: Get a co-founder, focus on one specific set of users and vow them

Startup advice from Y Combinator founder Paul Graham is always welcome even if the man is stepping down as the startup incubator’s president and handing over the reins to partner Sam Altman. After all the incubator—which he co-founded with wife Jessica Livingston and a few others—has seen ...

26 February, 2014 | More »


AudioCompass, IndianStage, PescaFresh, Systemantics & Tripvillas raise funding from Blume Ventures

Early-stage VC fund Blume Ventures has announced the names of around half a dozen new startups that it invested in, during the second half of last calendar year (July-December 2013),  but was kept under wraps. This list also includes the names in which Blume Ventures had led the round, as well as t...

18 February, 2014 | More »


Mumbai-based Genext Students provides supplementary study material to school students, wants to make learning fun via mobile apps

Mumbai-based Genext Students was started to provide students after school support with a confluence of technology and education, particularly targeting those up to the 12th grade, which comprises around 289 million school-going students. The founder duo of Ali Asgar Kagzi and Asad Daud had both earn...

13 February, 2014 | More »

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