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Flipkart’s Sachin Bansal reiterates stand on ‘level playing field’ for local cos

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E-commerce giant Flipkart’s co-founder Sachin Bansal has re-ignited the debate around a “level playing field” for Indian startups, saying it is essential to ensure that local companies don’t get “prematurely killed” by foreign competition. “Indian companies can and they...


Storm in Bombay House over, Ratan Tata to resume startup investing soon

Tata Sons interim chairman Ratan Tata has said he would go back to investing in startups this month after handing over the reins of the Tata group to N Chandrasekaran, managing director and chief executive of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), who will formally take over on 23 February. After retiring...

7 February, 2017 | More »

Vani Kola, MD, Kalaari Capital

Snapdeal investor Vani Kola joins Flipkart, Ola in ‘capital dumping’ debate

In December last year, Sachin Bansal, co-founder of India’s largest e-commerce company Flipkart and Bhavish Aggarwal, co-founder of ride hailing service Ola hit out at foreign-origin firms on their capital dumping practices and asked the government for a ‘level- playing field’ for India’s st...

30 January, 2017 | More »


Kalaari eyes seed funding deals, to also incubate startups

Venture capital fund Kalaari Capital is planning to invest about $20 million (around Rs 135.7 crore) in 40 startups over the next two years as part of its seed and incubation programme. “We didn’t do a single seed deal in the last 10 years, but we feel that there is a requirement and a g...

4 February, 2016 | More »


Only companies that grow rapidly will have interesting exit options open to them: Vani Kola of Kalaari Capital

Last year, Technology focused venture capital firm Indo-US Venture Partners rechristened itself to Kalaari Capital while raising a new $160 million fund. Its existing portfolio from investments includes a bunch of e-commerce players such as Snapdeal, Myntra, UrbanLadder, Hushbabies and Zivame. Howev...

5 September, 2013 | More »


Don’t have unrealistic expectations about valuations while pitching to a VC: Kalaari Capital’s Vani Kola

Pitching to a venture capital fund is an important step in the fundraising cycle of a company. The “pitch” done by an entrepreneur is one of the factors that will decide if the VC will put in money in the startup or not. With the investment ecosystem getting competitive and availability ...

30 August, 2013 | More »


At least 70% of companies will fail in e-commerce: Vani Kola of Kalaari Capital

e-commerce as a sector has been facing a lot of challenges. Over the past year many companies have been acquired or shut shop altogether. Two companies, Seventymm and Indiaplaza, have fallen prey to this trend as they have been unable to raise further funds. Seventymm had earlier pivoted from an onl...

21 August, 2013 | More »


IndoUS Venture rebrands as Kalaari Capital; closes $150M early-stage fund

Kalaari Capital, a new entity formed by the founders of Indo US Venture Partners (IUVP), has raised an investment fund worth $150 million for the Indian market. Though the investment strategy of IUVP fund and Kalaari will be similar, this is a rebranding for IUVP which would help it to bring in fres...

28 September, 2012 | More »

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Online skill assessment platform Mettl raises $4M in Series A from IndoUS Venture Partners, existing investors

Mettl an online skill assessment platform has received $4 million in funding in its Series A round led by IndoUS Venture Partners and its existing investors. As part of the transaction, Vani Kola, MD, IndoUS Venture Partners, will join the board of the startup. The startup had earlier raised angel ...

13 August, 2012 | More »


We haven’t given enough time to e-com companies to grow towards exits, says Vani Kola, head of the Indian arm of IUVP

On the sidelines of India Internet Day Summit organised by TIE, a non-profit organization that promotes entrepreneurship globally, Techcircle caught up with Vani Kola, head of the India arm of Indo-US Venture Fund. IUVP has actively invested in many internet companies including Snapdeal, Myntra, Ind...

9 July, 2012 | More »

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