Podcasts: Your Key to Understanding Venture Capitalists

    Get ready for some name dropping. How about venture capitalists Guy Kawasaki and David Morgenthaler? The rock star of the venture capital world, and the senior statesman of venture capital, respectively. This little name-dropping saga starts this past week when Guy Kawasaki came to Cleveland, Ohio. He spoke at an event that I could not […]

    Domestic venture capital funds proliferate as HNI interest in start-ups grows

    Anil Joshi, co-founder of Unicorn India Ventures, says the number of people who see start-ups as an investment asset class has grown in the last one-and-a-half years. Photo: S. Kumar/Mint Mumbai: Domestic early-stage venture capital (VC) funds are proliferating in an effort to tap increasing demand from rich individuals and investment offices of business families […]

    As start-up funding slows, venture capital firms back in the driver’s seat

    Even some well-funded start-ups are feeling the heat. Last week, grocery delivery start-up Grofers shut operations in nine cities, citing poor demand. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint Venture capital (VC) firms are again wielding strong control over their portfolio companies, as a funding slowdown helps shift power back to the investors after more than a year when […]

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    Period-tracking app LoveCycles gets Rs5 crore from Prime Venture Partners

    A screen grab of LoveCycles app website Bengaluru: Plackal Techno Systems Pvt. Ltd, makers of mobile app LoveCycles that helps women track their menstrual cycles, Tuesday said it has raised Rs5 crore in seed investment from Bengaluru-based seed-stage investors Prime Venture Partners. LoveCycles is trying to tap into the “Quantified self movement” where minute details […]

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    Sequoia Capital top venture capital investor of 2015

    While Sequoia Capital backed 48 start-ups, New Enterprise Associates—the second most prolific venture capital firm—was involved in 44 deals, according to start-up tracker Tracxn. Bengaluru: Sequoia Capital and New Enterprise Associates were the most prolific venture capital firms last year globally in terms of the number of deals, backing 48 and 44 start-ups, respectively. The […]

    Start-ups, venture capital backers turn to investment banks for deals

    Investors pumped in more than $9 billion into start-ups over the past two years. Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint Bengaluru/New Delhi: Weak business models and a funding slowdown are forcing many Indian consumer Internet start-ups and their venture capital (VC) backers to seek help from investment bankers in order to secure fresh funds from new investors or […]

    Venture debt firms see pick up in demand as equity deals slow

    Venture debt firms lend to new economy start-ups which are high-growth companies, asset-light and might have cash burn. Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint Mumbai: The slowdown in the availability of equity funding and a downward pressure on valuations in the venture capital ecosystem in the country has emerged as a business opportunity for firms which lend to […]

    As smartphone sales surge, Indian app makers lure venture capital

    Photo: Mint Bengaluru: Foreign venture funds are stepping up investments in Indian mobile application makers, betting a surge in smartphone sales in the country will drive demand for home-grown apps, mirroring the trend in world’s biggest mobile phone market China. San Francisco-based incubator and venture capital firm 500 Startups on Tuesday launched a $25 million […]