Exit options fade when startups raise too much money: Prime Venture's Sanjay Swamy

Anand J

Prime Venture Partners, an early-stage investment firm started in 2011, aims to bring more than just money to the table. Its three ....

13 June, 2018

Exploring the 'Shangri-La' of good unit economics

Devang Mehta

‘Shangri-La’ refers to a fictional place in the mountains where everything is harmonious and plentiful. In the startup ....

11 June, 2018
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Angels still fear to tread: First cheques for Indian startups continue to dip

Anand J & Dearton Thomas Hector

The startup funding pain that started in 2016, which saw angel and seed investments shrinking, is far from over. First cheques ....

8 June, 2018

Singapore blockchain firm ZPX raises $1.3 mn from SeedPlus, others

Anirban Ghoshal

Singapore’s blockchain firm ZPX on Thursday said it has raised $1.3 million (Rs 8.4 crore) in a fundraising round led by ....

5 April, 2018

Blume Ventures is VC fund-raiser of the year: VCCircle Awards

Deepti Chaudhary

Mumbai-based tech-focussed early-stage investment firm Blume Ventures, which closed its second fund of $60 million last year, ....

2 March, 2017

Blume Ventures goes global, ties up with US-based Draper Venture Network

Disha Sharma

Early-stage venture fund Blume Ventures has entered into a strategic partnership with Draper Venture Network (DVN), an alliance ....

13 February, 2017
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The next big disruption is coming

Kunal Khattar

'Discipline' was the defining word for the venture capital community in 2016. Even as early stage investments kept pace throughout ....

16 January, 2017

Flashback 2016: Bangalore tops VC funding, Delhi-NCR catches angels' fancy

Priya Singh

Karnataka, home to the country's startup capital, Bangalore, cemented its position as the region attracting the highest amount ....

26 December, 2016

CitiusTech, IIT Bombay launch healthcare innovation fund

Shruti Jain

Healthcare technology firm CitiusTech has joined hands with IIT Bombay's Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE) to ....

2 December, 2016

Payments is the next big opportunity in India, says Sequoia's Mohit Bhatnagar

Deepti Chaudhary

Mohit Bhatnagar has come to be known as the investor with a Midas touch in the Indian venture capital space. Three companies ....

3 October, 2016
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Exclusive: Angel investor Dheeraj Jain eyes AI, IoT startups with new VC fund

Varun Arora

Dheeraj Jain, managing partner at London-based investment firm Redcliffe Capital, is set to launch a $50 million early-stage ....

22 September, 2016

Lightbox to next invest in vertically integrated businesses, says co-founder Murthy

Disha Sharma

Venture capital firm Lightbox, floated by Sandeep Murthy and Siddharth Talwar, had raised more than $100 million in its second ....

9 September, 2016

Optimism prevails amid funding slump, say panellists at TechCircle summit

Varun Arora

While the perceptible change from exuberance to caution in the funding space over the last year has reshaped the dynamics of ....

24 August, 2016

Dhingana founders' chatbot app Mezi raises $9 mn

Priya Prasad

Artificial intelligence chatbot shopping app Mezi, operated by Mez Mobile Inc., has raised $9 million (Rs 60 crore) in Series ....

27 July, 2016

Online hotels aggregator Treebo raises $16.7 mn led by Bertelsmann

Team TC

Bangalore-based Ruptub Solutions Pvt. Ltd, the operator of online budget hotels aggregator Treebo Hotels, has raised Rs 112 crore ....

22 July, 2016

HappilyUnmarried.com raises $740K more from Naukri parent Info Edge

Nishant Sharma

Info Edge (India) Ltd, which runs a slew of consumer Internet properties such as hiring portal Naukri and real estate website ....

5 July, 2016

Exclusive: Drone startup SwarmX raises capital from TV Mohandas Pai

Disha Sharma

TV Mohandas Pai, chairman of Manipal Global Education and former CFO and HR head of Infosys, has invested an undisclosed amount ....

1 July, 2016

After VCs, angel investors start deserting startups

Aman Malik

Dark clouds are on the horizon for startups in India. While initial reports for 2016 showed that venture capital was drying for ....

1 July, 2016

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

Rachit Vats

Indian startups are facing a serious mid-life crisis as venture capital firms have tightened their purse strings in the conventional ....

24 May, 2016

Startups feel the pinch as Series A deals slump

Rachit Vats

Getting investor money is becoming more difficult for startups, with early-stage venture funding tapering off after peaking in ....

10 May, 2016

We are big believers in marketplace and enterprise SaaS: Bessemer's Vishal Gupta

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP) has been a major investor in India, funding startups ....

18 April, 2016