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SEBI mulls easier norms to help startup listing platform take off

Friday, July 29, 2016 | More »

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has proposed a raft of changes in its institutional trading platform, better known as the startup listing platform, to make it attractive enough for firms to consider going public in India. In particular, the securities market regulator has proposed ...


Dhingana founders’ chatbot app Mezi raises $9 mn

Artificial intelligence chatbot shopping app Mezi, operated by Mez Mobile Inc., has raised $9 million (Rs 60 crore) in Series A funding from Saama Capital, American Express Ventures and existing investor Nexus Venture Partners. Amit Singhal, former senior vice president and head of Google Search, an...

27 July, 2016 | More »


VCs who are still active in mid-stage startup investment cycle

Indian startups are facing a serious mid-life crisis as venture capital firms have tightened their purse strings in the conventional mid-stage funding cycle. While there is a broader slowdown in venture capital investments after money gushed last year, it is the mid-stage VC deals—Series B and Ser...

24 May, 2016 | More »


Exclusive: Chinese entrepreneur Peter Zou floats India-focused VC fund

Peter Zou, founder of Chinese mobile ad network YeahMobi, has launched an India-focused venture capital fund, joining several other peers who are looking to latch on to the opportunities in the Indian startup space, a senior company executive told Techcircle.in. For full story click here...

3 May, 2016 | More »


Government may allow FDI in e-commerce as soon as April

The Indian government is planning to open the e-commerce sector to foreign direct investment (FDI) by the end of the current financial year or by end March in what could be its last big move before the general elections which could bring a new political force to the centre, according to a report byÂ...

31 December, 2013 | More »


Sticking with the struggling investments

He’s right, but I would go further. One of the hardest things to do in the venture business is to stick with a struggling investment. I woke up thinking about this as I spent yesterday with Josh watching the hapless Jets lose badly to the Dolphins and then heading up to MSG to watch the [&hell...

6 December, 2013 | More »


Turning your team

A serial entrepreneur I know tells me “you will turn your team three times on the way from startup to a business of scale.” What he means is that the initial team will depart, replaced by another team, which in turn will be replaced by yet another team. I have been closely involved with ...

16 August, 2013 | More »


The reputational damage of non-responsiveness

VCs love to say things like “we are entrepreneur friendly.” It’s trendy, catchy, and looks good on a blog post. But, as I’ve said in my post Your Words Should Match Your Actions, one can “damage their reputations by having their words not match up with their actions.” Now – this post ...

12 August, 2013 | More »


Choose marketplace only if you know what you are getting into

Twenty months ago, when I landed in this country, I found it very difficult and frustrating to let people know what we were going to do with ShopClues and what exactly was marketplace. That time India was in the early stages of e-commerce evolution and the people here only understood horizontal, ver...

10 June, 2013 | More »


It’s your job to improve your team

At this year’s NVCA meeting, my partner Jason Mendelson (who was the chair of the event) interviewed Dick Costolo, the CEO of Twitter. Dick is an awesome CEO, awesome human, and awesome interviewee. Among other things, he’s hilarious, and PandoDaily wrote a fun summary of the interview in the...

20 May, 2013 | More »

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