The curious case of Flipkart's valuation

Vivek Sinha

Orson Welles' Citizen Kane is a Hollywood classic. It starts with the mystery surrounding the dying word--Rosebud--of the newspaper ....

22 March, 2016

Early-stage funding robust but startups face mid-life crisis

Vivek Sinha

Early-stage venture investments remain strong but Indian startups face a challenge with mid- and late-stage venture capital (VC) ....

13 November, 2015
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Startup Funding: How to improve your chances?

Vivek Singh & Vivek Sinha

Almost every other day some startup somewhere secures funding. You must be asking yourself – Is it really that easy? Far ....

24 September, 2015

Angel investors and VC firms are now investing in an Indian startup every 10 hours

Vivek Sinha

The hectic pace of early-stage investment activity in India has gone up by a few notches as angel investors and venture capital ....

2 July, 2015

Venture capital deal-making shoots up in Q1; one in three VC deals was for over $10M

Vivek Sinha

Venture capital dealflow has seen a marked increase with both number of startups getting VC money and rising valuations pushing ....

2 April, 2015

Startups can opt to skip the conventional funding cycle, but should they?

Vivek Sinha

The unwritten textbook version goes like this. Bootstrap and create some building block for your business; sell the idea to a ....

29 January, 2013
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FDI conundrum and the game of matryoshka dolls in Indian e-commerce space

Vivek Sinha

For the uninitiated, matryoshka dolls happen to be a Russian creation where multiple wooden figurines or dolls (usually non-identical) ....

16 January, 2013

Haves and have-nots for venture capital funding in India

Vivek Sinha

Ask any venture capitalist what's he/she looking in a potential investee and out springs a bundle of clichéd tick marks. If ....

7 January, 2013

Excl: PrimeTel Raises $60M From Asian Telco; Plans Premium Voice & Data Services Rollout In India

Vivek Sinha

Communications technology firm Prime Telesystems (Ltd) or PrimeTel has raised Rs 300 crore (~$60 million) from an Asian telecom ....

30 April, 2012

SaaS-based Customer Support Startup Freshdesk Raises $5M From Tiger Global, Accel Partners

Vivek Sinha

Barely six months after raising $1 million in series A from venture capital firm Accel Partners, SaaS-based social customer support ....

27 April, 2012
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Online Property Marketing Firm PropTiger Raises $5M From SAIF, Accel

Vivek Sinha

Real estate marketing services startup PropTiger Realty Pvt Ltd, which runs the online platform PropTiger.com, has raised Rs ....

20 April, 2012

Unmetric Raises $3.2M In Series A Round Led By Nexus Venture Partners

Vivek Sinha

Social media benchmarking company Unmetric Inc has raised $3.2 million in Series A funding led by Nexus Venture Partners. Unmetric ....

13 April, 2012

When Indiagames' Founder Was Offered A Job At Nazara & He Passed It On

Vivek Sinha

It's been only a few months (or weeks, assuming it took some time for the actual transfer of holding) since Vishal Gondal, the ....

4 April, 2012

Budget 2012: Startups Gain A Little But Lose A Hell Of A Lot

Vivek Sinha

Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee has hammered a nail through the heart of startup business community in India while giving the ....

19 March, 2012

One-year-old India Ecommerce Corp Plans Group Buying Site For Hospitality, Penny Auction Sites

Vivek Sinha

US-based start-up India Ecommerce Corporation (IEC), a development-stage company setting up a string of local e-commerce sites ....

24 February, 2012

Exclusive: Amazon Setting Up Indian Logistics Arm, Precursor To Launch Of 'amazon.in'

Vivek Sinha

World's largest online retailer Amazon.com, Inc. has set the process rolling for creating a local logistics backend in India ....

22 December, 2011

Will Amazon Be One Up On Wal-Mart In India?

Vivek Sinha

As a global heavyweight in online retailing, Amazon is, by any measure, a giant seller of products and also services(read: video ....

25 November, 2011