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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. Shopclues targets to disburse Rs5,000 crore worth loan to sellers

      Shopclues targets to disburse Rs5,000 crore worth loan to sellers

      New Delhi: Shopping portal ShopClues (Clues Network Pvt. Ltd) on Tuesday said it plans to disburse Rs. 5,000 crore worth of loans to merchants selling on its platform under its financing initiative Capital Wings. Of this, Rs. 200 crore will be disbursed ahead of this year's Diwali festival. Shopclues launched Capital Wings last year and has partnered with lenders including such as State Bank of India, ICICI Bank, Capital Float and FlexiLoans to facilitate these loans.

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    11. Like Ola, start-ups are shutting down acquired firms

      Like Ola, start-ups are shutting down acquired firms

      Sayan Chakraborty The TaxiForSure shutdown was inevitable because Ola already offered low-cost options on its app to customers, according to industry experts. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint Bengaluru: Ola’s (ANI Technologies Pvt. Ltd) move to shut down TaxiForSure certainly stands out given the size of the buyout. At $200 million, it is one of the biggest consumer Internet deals in India, but there are plenty of instances where start-ups have cast away acquired companies.

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    12. Deals Buzz: Tata Realty looking to buy SBI-Macquarie’s road assets

      Deals Buzz: Tata Realty looking to buy SBI-Macquarie’s road assets

      The Mumbai-based firm intends to build on its infrastructure project portfolio and will invest Rs. 9,000-10,000 crore over the next few years in light rail urban transport, airports, highways and roads, and ropeway projects. Mumbai: Mint brings to you your daily dose of top deals reported by newsrooms across the country. Oyo raises Rs413 crore from Japan’s SoftBank Group Budget hotel aggregator Oyo, owned by Oravel Stays Pvt. Ltd, has raised Rs.

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    13. Deals Buzz: Hindalco’s Novelis unit to raise up to $1.1 billion

      Deals Buzz: Hindalco’s Novelis unit to raise up to $1.1 billion

      The base size of the issue is $550 million with an option to retain over subscriptions. Photo: AFP Mumbai: Mint brings to you your daily dose of top deals reported by newsrooms across the country. ACME Solar to raise Rs800 crore from Piramal Ajay Piramal-controlled Piramal Enterprises Ltd is set to make its second investment in the renewable energy sector this year with an investment of Rs. 800 crore in solar power producer ACME Solar, reported Mint .

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    14. Uber deal tests Didi Chuxing’s pact with Ola

      Uber deal tests Didi Chuxing’s pact with Ola

      Last Modified: Thu, Aug 11 2016. 12 57 AM IST Uber deal tests Didi Chuxing’s pact with Ola Ola has a non-compete arrangement with Didi Chuxing, which may have been violated by the latter’s agreement with Uber 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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    15. Mu Sigma CEO Ambiga Subramanian, General Atlantic in bid to sell combined stake

      Mu Sigma CEO Ambiga Subramanian, General Atlantic in bid to sell combined stake

      Mumbai: Mu Sigma Inc.’s chief executive officer Ambiga Subramanian and US-based private equity investor General Atlantic Llc plan to sell their combined 48% stake in the data analytics outsourcing firm, said two people aware of the development. General Atlantic has hired Citigroup Inc. and Credit Suisse Group AG to find a buyer at a valuation of $1.5 billion, said one of the people, both of whom requested anonymity.

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    16. India IPO returns beat US as funds chase high-growth companies

      India IPO returns beat US as funds chase high-growth companies

      Companies are tapping a growing pool of capital as institutional investors pour money into stocks, driven by the 25% gain in the Sensex since Prime Minister Narendra Modi took office in May 2014. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint Mumbai: Amid India’s bull market celebration, it’s the newcomers that are having the biggest parties. The 47 IPOs priced this year have returned an average 41%, more than four times the climb in the benchmark S&P BSE Sensex, data compiled by Bloomberg show.

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    17. Distress sales of start-ups in 2016

      Distress sales of start-ups in 2016

      Sayan Chakraborty Mihir Dalal Tinyowl’s merger with Roadrunnr was another one pushed through by common investors looking to cut losses. Photo: Bloomberg Bengaluru: Lower valuations caused by a funding crunch have brought barbarians into the gates of some large Indian start-ups, to paraphrase the title of a famous business book.

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