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    1. News in Numbers: 2 IPS officers in MP made to quit after performance review

      News in Numbers: 2 IPS officers in MP made to quit after performance review

      $25 million What is it? The cost of 25% stake in a ready-to-cook food company, ID Fresh Foods, paid by Premji Invest, the investment firm of Wipro-owner Azim Premji. Why is it important? With the increase in nuclear and double-income families, demand for ready-to-cook products is expected to grow faster and this has attracted investors wanting to tap this market. ID Fresh Foods had secured investment from Helion Ventures two years ago. Premji’s investment values it at $100 million.

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    2. Deals Buzz: Daiichi Sankyo moves Delhi HC to prevent bid to divest stake in Fortis

      Deals Buzz: Daiichi Sankyo moves Delhi HC to prevent bid to divest stake in Fortis

      Daiichi Sankyo’s move comes as the Singh brothers are looking to rope in an investor in Fortis Healthcare. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint Mumbai: Mint brings to you your daily dose of top deals reported by newsrooms across the country. Luxottica and Essilor ink €46 billion merger deal to create eyewear giant Italy’s Luxottica and France’s Essilor have entered into a €46-billion merger deal to create a global powerhouse in the eyewear industry with revenues of more than €15 billion, they said in a statement on Monday. The deal, one of Europe’s largest cross-border tie-ups, brings together ...

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    3. 10 venture capital dealmakers to watch in 2017

      10 venture capital dealmakers to watch in 2017

      India’s early-stage investors struck 405 deals worth $1.4 billion in 2016, a year that marked the return of reason to the venture capital market. The overall volume and value of investments are down from the previous year by 21% and 28%, respectively, according to data compiled by Chennai-based researcher Venture Intelligence. But what’s important to note is that a fair number of early-stage start-ups continue to find capital.

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    4. News in Numbers | PepperTap among 212 Indian start-ups to shut shop in 2016

      News in Numbers | PepperTap among 212 Indian start-ups to shut shop in 2016

      PepperTap topped the list of start-ups that were shut down after having raised the highest amount. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint 20,000 What is it? The number of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that have been barred from received foreign funding for allegedly violating provisions of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 2010 (FCRA). Why is it important? This represents over 60% of such organisations registered under the Act. Now, only 13,000 NGOs can have access to foreign funding.

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    5. Fintech: no more the new kid on the block

      Fintech: no more the new kid on the block

      Vivina Vishwanathan iStockPhoto Year 2016 was not as glamourous as 2015 was for fintech in terms of interest from investors. According to start-up data analytics provider Tracxn, investments in 2016 were $484.79 million, compared with $1.18 billion in 2015. One of the reasons is that the 2015 numbers include money raised by Paytm in 2015. The number of companies founded was also lower—186 in 2016 as against 390 in 2015, according to Tracxn data. Lending was the emerging theme in fintech.

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    6. Deals Buzz: Brookfield, R-Com set to sign Rs11,000 crore tower deal this week

      Deals Buzz: Brookfield, R-Com set to sign Rs11,000 crore tower deal this week

      Mumbai: Mint brings to you your daily dose of top deals reported by newsrooms across the country. Jindal Steel may sell stake in Oman unit to cut debt Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) is likely to sell a significant equity stake in its Oman unit, Jindal Shadeed Iron and Steel Llc, to meet debt repayment obligations, two people aware of the development told Mint.

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    7. US Fed rate hike: Indian start-ups will still find enough capital

      US Fed rate hike: Indian start-ups will still find enough capital

      Did the US Federal Reserve just further choke the supply of capital to India’s mature start-ups, especially unicorns vested with billion-dollar valuations? On Wednesday, the Fed raised its benchmark interest rates to a range between 0.5% and 0.75%. It also indicated that further hikes may follow in quick succession next year. First the good news. The interest rate hike isn’t expected to be much of a bother just yet for venture capital firms here.

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    8. Pocket Aces raises $3 million from investors

      Pocket Aces raises $3 million from investors

      New Delhi : Online video start-up Pocket Aces on Wednesday said it has raised $3 million from a group of investors led by Sequoia Capital India. North Base Media, a digital-focused investment firm started by former managing editor of The Wall Street Journal Marcus Brauchi, along with T.V. Mohandas Pai-led Aarin Capital, 3one4 Capital and Axilor Ventures, among others, also participated in the Series A round.

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    9. E-pharmacy 1mg Technologies buys MediAngels

      E-pharmacy 1mg Technologies buys MediAngels

      Arushi Chopra 1mg operates an online marketplace for medicines, besides facilitating medical appointments and diagnostic test bookings. Mumbai: Online pharmacy 1mg Technologies Pvt. Ltd has acquired Mumbai-based MediAngels (Angels Health Pvt. Ltd) for an undisclosed amount in cash and stocks to enter specialty doctor consultations, corporate health services and insurance partnerships.

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    10. Freshdesk raises $55 million in series-F round, bringing total funds raised to $150 million

      Freshdesk raises $55 million in series-F round, bringing total funds raised to $150 million

      Bengaluru: Customer support software maker Freshdesk Inc. on Tuesday said it raised $55 million in funding, in a round led by new investor Sequoia Capital, with participation from existing investor Accel Partners. Freshdesk, which is based in San Bruno, California and has a large presence in Chennai, raised $50 million from Tiger Global Management in April 2015.

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    11. Ola said to be in talks to raise $600 million

      Ola said to be in talks to raise $600 million

      Last Modified: Tue, Nov 01 2016. 03 15 PM IST Ola said to be in talks to raise $600 million Ola may close the deal by year end, as it seeks to counter an increasingly aggressive Uber in the coveted India market Subscribe to our newsletter. To continue reading, we request you to support us by disabling your Ad Blocker OR by signing up In order to serve content on our website, we rely on advertising revenue which helps us to ensure that we continue to serve high quality, unbiased journalism.

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    12. The case for gender diversity in India’s VC industry

      The case for gender diversity in India’s VC industry

      Last Modified: Fri, Oct 28 2016. 01 42 AM IST The case for gender diversity in India’s VC industry India’s venture capital industry follows Silicon Valley in the tradition of being a boys’ club Subscribe to our newsletter. To continue reading, we request you to support us by disabling your Ad Blocker OR by signing up In order to serve content on our website, we rely on advertising revenue which helps us to ensure that we continue to serve high quality, unbiased journalism.

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    13. Why India’s venture capitalists need Flipkart

      Why India’s venture capitalists need Flipkart

      Flipkart, the country’s largest home-grown e-commerce company, is slated to hit the road this quarter to raise a fresh round of capital, Mint reported this week. It hopes to raise at least $500 million and up to $1 billion, the report said citing unnamed sources. The report follows an earlier one in the Economic Times that said, also citing unnamed sources, that Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, is in talks to buy a stake in the Bengaluru-based company.

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    14. Venture capital in 2016: Much more to cheer than despair

      Venture capital in 2016: Much more to cheer than despair

      Snigdha Sengupta It will be a while before the funding market for India’s start-ups returns to what many consider the irrational exuberance of 2014 and early 2015. Photo: Bloomberg Last October, when India’s venture capital market stepped into the final quarter of 2015, a great many things had changed for both investors and entrepreneurs. The food technology sector was on the brink of collapse.

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    15. Go-Jek acquires health-care startup Pianta to bolster its engineering team

      Go-Jek acquires health-care startup Pianta to bolster its engineering team

      Singapore/Bangalore: Go-Jek, the Indonesian ride-hailing service backed by Sequoia Capital, KKR & Co. and Warburg Pincus, has acquired Bangalore-based health-care marketplace Pianta, its third acquisition in India. The purchase is aimed at beefing up its engineering team in India, which is focused on product innovation and mining data to better serve Go-Jek’s customers in Indonesia, the Jakarta-based company said.

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    16. BankBazaar invests Rs5 crore in its Singapore unit

      BankBazaar invests Rs5 crore in its Singapore unit

      Delhi: A&A Dukaan Financial Services Pvt. Ltd; which runs financial services marketplace BankBazaar.com, on Tuesday said it has invested one million Singapore dollars, (about Rs5 crore) in its wholly-owned subsidiary in Singapore that will operate BankBazaar.sg portal. The funds will be used for scaling technology and team expansion. “BankBazaar is experiencing (a) spectacular growth in India and we are looking to replicate that winning formula in Singapore.

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    17. Zoomcar raises $24 million in funding round led by Ford arm

      Zoomcar raises $24 million in funding round led by Ford arm

      Last Modified: Thu, Aug 25 2016. 12 11 AM IST Zoomcar raises $24 million in funding round led by Ford arm Existing Zoomcar investors Sequoia Capital, Nokia Growth Partners and Empire Angels also took part in the round Subscribe to our newsletter. To continue reading, we request you to support us by disabling your Ad Blocker OR by signing up In order to serve content on our website, we rely on advertising revenue which helps us to ensure that we continue to serve high quality, unbiased journalism. To learn how to disable your Ad Blocker, please click here x Steps ...

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    18. Dotcom deadpool is back as India’s start-up boom turns to bust

      Dotcom deadpool is back as India’s start-up boom turns to bust

      In the past few years, India experienced its biggest-ever start-up boom, with entrepreneurs founding thousands of companies. Now the country is getting its own version of a dotcom bust. In the latest sign of the downturn, a Bengaluru-based firm has put together India’s first Deadpool list, a catalog of dead or dying startups similar to the F**ked Company website created in the aftermath of the internet bubble.

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