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    1. Three reasons for cheer in the venture capital market

      Three reasons for cheer in the venture capital market

      Valuation markdowns, down rounds, business model pivots, shutdowns and investment write-offs have become the staple this summer for India’s venture capital market. However, there’s still plenty to cheer about. First, let’s take stock of some of the bad news from just the past few weeks. In late April, Sequoia Capital-backed PepperTap shut down its on-demand grocery business and is now transitioning to logistics services. Sequoia too finds itself in a spot of bother.

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    2. MobiKwik raises $50 million from Japanese firm GMO, Taiwan’s MediaTek, others

      MobiKwik raises $50 million from Japanese firm GMO, Taiwan’s MediaTek, others

      Last Modified: Tue, May 03 2016. 12 23 PM IST MobiKwik raises $50 million from Japanese firm GMO, Taiwan’s MediaTek, others The company will use the fresh fund for product innovation, ramping up the team and user growth Subscribe to our newsletter. Priyanka Sahay MobiKwik allows users to load money into a digital wallet using cash, loyalty points, debit card, credit card and Net banking, after which it can be utilized to make purchases online.

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    3. 1mg Technologies appoints former Zomato executive Tanmay Saksena as Coo

      1mg Technologies appoints former Zomato executive Tanmay Saksena as Coo

      Last Modified: Tue, May 03 2016. 08 38 AM IST 1mg Technologies appoints former Zomato executive Tanmay Saksena as COO The high-profile hire comes barely two weeks after 1mg announced it had raised Rs100 crore in a Series B funding round from Maverick Capital Ventures Subscribe to our newsletter. Sayan Chakraborty 1mg raised $6 million from Sequoia Capital, Intel Capital, Omidyar Network and Deep Kalra, co-founder of travel portal MakeMyTrip, in April last year.

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    4. If you haven’t seen your money back yet, it does not give you confidence: Vikram Gupta

      If you haven’t seen your money back yet, it does not give you confidence: Vikram Gupta

      Last Modified: Fri, Apr 29 2016. 01 29 AM IST If you haven’t seen your money back yet, it does not give you confidence: Vikram Gupta The founder and managing partner at IvyCap Ventures on how the lack of blockbuster exits in the Indian start-up scene has hurt the venture capital ecosystem Subscribe to our newsletter.

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    5. Girnar Software buys start-up Connecto

      Girnar Software buys start-up Connecto

      Last Modified: Thu, Apr 28 2016. 10 56 PM IST Girnar Software buys start-up Connecto The acquisition will help GirnarSoft leverage the tools offered by Connecto, run by ThoughtFabrics Solutions, to improve user experience across its websites and apps Subscribe to our newsletter. Sharan Poovanna GirnarSoft, which operates Zigwheels, Gaadi.com, Pricedekho.com and Bikedekho.com, raised $50 million from Hillhouse, Tybourne and Sequoia Capital.

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    6. Tech veterans launch `125 crore start-up fund Ideaspring Capital

      Tech veterans launch `125 crore start-up fund Ideaspring Capital

      Last Modified: Tue, Apr 26 2016. 02 25 AM IST Tech veterans launch Rs. 125 crore start-up fund Ideaspring Capital Ideaspring Capital to invest in home-grown product start-ups Subscribe to our newsletter. Sayan Chakraborty The fund will invest in technology start-ups with differentiated intellectual property (IP), in domains such as healthcare and Internet of things, among others. Bengaluru: Angel investors Naganand Doraswamy and Prashant Deshpande; T.V.

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    7. Equitas shares debut at 33.6% premium to offer price

      Equitas shares debut at 33.6% premium to offer price

      Last Modified: Thu, Apr 21 2016. 10 39 AM IST Equitas shares debut at 33.6% premium to offer price The shares opened at Rs. 144, and rose to as much as Rs. 147, and touched a low of Rs. 139.60 in early trade Subscribe to our newsletter. Ami Shah Equitas, which has the first mover advantage in its space, raised around Rs. 1,525 crore and the share sale sailed through smoothly even though foreign institutional investors (FIIs) were not allowed to participate in the first IPO of a SFB licencee.

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    8. Druva gets strategic investment from NTT Finance, expands in Japan

      Druva gets strategic investment from NTT Finance, expands in Japan

      Last Modified: Thu, Apr 21 2016. 03 15 PM IST Druva gets strategic investment from NTT Finance, expands in Japan Druva is trying to tap into the growing Asia Pacific market for security Subscribe to our newsletter. Sadhana Chathurvedula Druva serves over 4,000 enterprise customers with 65% of them in the Americas, 25% in Europe and the Middle East and 10% in the Asia Pacific region.

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    9. 1mg Technologies raises Rs100 crore in Series B funding

      1mg Technologies raises Rs100 crore in Series B funding

      Last Modified: Wed, Apr 20 2016. 01 51 AM IST 1mg Technologies raises Rs100 crore in Series B funding Fresh funds will be deployed to expand online pharmacy and diagnostics verticals, and to launch digital health products Subscribe to our newsletter. Sayan Chakraborty 1mg had earlier raised $6 million from Sequoia Capital, Intel Capital, Omidyar Network and Deep Kalra, co-founder of travel portal MakeMyTrip, in April last year. Bengaluru: Healthcare start-up 1mg Technologies Pvt.

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    10. ED raids Sequoia Capital’s Bengaluru offices

      ED raids Sequoia Capital’s Bengaluru offices

      Last Modified: Tue, Apr 19 2016. 04 42 PM IST ED raids Sequoia Capital’s Bengaluru offices ED officials visit Sequoia Capital’s offices in Bengaluru in connection with a probe into Vasan Healthcare in which the VC firm is a minority investor Subscribe to our newsletter. Sharan Poovanna In a series of tweets, the VC firm said it has “dutifully responded” to governmental inquires received so far and plans to continue to cooperate with the ongoing probe.

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    11. Tough times ahead for India’s start-ups

      Tough times ahead for India’s start-ups

      Last Modified: Mon, Apr 18 2016. 12 06 AM IST Tough times ahead for India’s start-ups They are facing the heat from venture capitalists and other investors Subscribe to our newsletter. Livemint Illustration: Shyamal Banerjee/Mint The haircuts have begun. Though not as brutal and ruthless as those that marked the close of the first dotcom bust way back in 2001, they are sending shivers down the spines of many recently hatched companies.

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    12. Why India’s venture capital industry needs to grow faster

      Why India’s venture capital industry needs to grow faster

      Last Modified: Sat, Apr 16 2016. 12 15 AM IST Why India’s venture capital industry needs to grow faster In the last 10 years since venture capital returned to the country, the industry has grown only incrementally, both in terms of the number of active firms in the market and funds under management Subscribe to our newsletter.

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    13. As ratings slip, TV18 to rebrand news channels, refresh content

      As ratings slip, TV18 to rebrand news channels, refresh content

      Last Modified: Fri, Apr 15 2016. 01 46 AM IST As ratings slip, TV18 to rebrand news channels, refresh content For starters, CNN-IBN will be rebranded as CNN News18, complete with a new logo Subscribe to our newsletter. Vidhi Choudhary New Delhi: TV18 Broadcast Ltd, the news network that is part of the billionaire Mukesh Ambani-controlled Network18 Media and Investments Ltd, is in the middle of a rebranding and content-refreshing exercise.

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    14. Sequoia India leads $7.5 million investment in 90 Seconds

      Sequoia India leads $7.5 million investment in 90 Seconds

      Bengaluru: Cloud video production platform 90 Seconds.tv on Tuesday said it has raised $7.5 million in series A financing led by Sequoia India. Some other investors who participated in the round included SKY TV New Zealand, Airtree Ventures, Beenext and Fotolia.com founder Oleg Tscheltzoff. The money will be used for global expansion in cloud video production, which allows brands to purchase, plan, shoot, edit and review videos online.

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    15. No sibling rivalry

      No sibling rivalry

      In the recent film Kapoor & Sons (Since 1921) , a family is seen negotiating the deep cracks that mar their relationships. The fault lines between the two brothers—both writers—and their quietly simmering rivalry seemed so resonant of the many sibling relationships we see around us. Issues are left unresolved, problems fester for years and a studied politeness might keep ugly confrontation at bay but eventually obstructs a thriving bond.

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    16. Hyperlocal start-up Roadrunnr may exit e-commerce delivery business

      Hyperlocal start-up Roadrunnr may exit e-commerce delivery business

      Last Modified: Fri, Apr 08 2016. 01 03 AM IST Hyperlocal start-up Roadrunnr may exit e-commerce delivery business A slowdown in funding has prompted Roadrunnr to scale down and consider shutting the e-commerce vertical altogether Sayan Chakraborty Roadrunnr has been in talks with multiple investors, including Yuri Milner’s DST Global, to raise funds to the tune of $25-50 million over the last four months, but failed to sew up a deal.

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    17. Venture capital investors in no hurry to deploy funds

      Venture capital investors in no hurry to deploy funds

      Last Modified: Fri, Apr 08 2016. 01 40 AM IST Venture capital investors in no hurry to deploy funds The funding slowdown that became official in the last quarter of 2015 is not necessarily a thing of the past now Snigdha Sengupta The surge in the first quarter of 2016 comes largely on the back of a handful of big-ticket deals, such as in Snapdeal, MakeMyTrip and BigBasket, that closed despite the withdrawal of a host of later-stage investors from the market.

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    18. CarDekho acquires Help On Wheels

      CarDekho acquires Help On Wheels

      Last Modified: Thu, Apr 07 2016. 02 27 PM IST CarDekho acquires Help On Wheels Girnar Software, which runs online auto classifieds portal CarDekho, acquires roadside assistance firm Help On Wheels for an undisclosed amount Sharan Poovanna The acquisition comes two weeks after Girnar Software raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Google Capital. Bengaluru: Girnar Software Pvt. Ltd, which runs online auto classifieds portal CarDekho, has acquired roadside assistance firm Help On Wheels Pvt.

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    19. Equitas IPO sees full subscription on last day of offer

      Equitas IPO sees full subscription on last day of offer

      Last Modified: Thu, Apr 07 2016. 02 19 PM IST Equitas IPO sees full subscription on last day of offer The IPO of Equitas saw full subscription on the last day of the offer, as investors across categories lapped up the share Swaraj Singh Dhanjal The allocation for institutional investors was subscribed 1.39 times, while the allocation for high net-worth individuals and retail investors was subscribed by 3.94 times and 1 time, respectively.

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    20. Paperboat embraces southern flavours

      Paperboat embraces southern flavours

      Last Modified: Wed, Apr 06 2016. 11 19 AM IST Paperboat embraces southern flavours ‘Panakam’, a popular drink in south Indian households, will be available only as part of Paperboat’s seasonal portfolio in the south Suneera Tandon Arundhati Ramanathan Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint Bengaluru: For 35-year-old Aparna Sivakumar, a marketing consultant in Chennai, drinking panakam , a sweet concoction of jaggery, infused with notes of ginger, cardamom and lemon, reminds her of lazy summer holidays.

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    21. Practo ties up with Twitter

      Practo ties up with Twitter

      Last Modified: Wed, Apr 06 2016. 03 14 PM IST Practo ties up with Twitter Firm launches a Twitter handle @AskPracto, which will enable users get responses to their queries by doctors on the Practo Consult platform Sayan Chakraborty Practo has so far refrained from charging consumers for searching for doctors and clinics or booking an appointment. Listing on Practo is also free for doctors. Bengaluru: Practo Technologies Pvt.

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    22. Equitas Holdings IPO subscribed 9% on Day 1

      Equitas Holdings IPO subscribed 9% on Day 1

      Last Modified: Wed, Apr 06 2016. 01 16 AM IST Equitas Holdings IPO subscribed 9% on Day 1 Of its targeted proceeds, Equitas raised Rs652.18 crore on Monday by allotting 59.28 million shares to 16 DIIs Ankit Doshi Equitas’ founder P.N. Vasudevan, who owns 3.17% stake in the firm, will also sell a part of his holding, according to the red herring prospectus.

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    23. Kishore Biyani’s Future Group to buy FabFurnish.com

      Kishore Biyani’s Future Group to buy FabFurnish.com

      New Delhi: The Kishore Biyani-led Future Group is buying online furniture store FabFurnish.com—its first acquisition of an Internet store. Future Group, which owns a home and furnishing business under the brand HomeTown, confirmed the deal. “We will leverage FabFurnish’s online platform and delivery model to grow our presence in markets where we do not have offline stores or have minimal reach,” said Kishore Biyani, chief executive officer of Future Group.

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