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Investment momentum in startups has witnessed a rapid rise in the last five years and in 2015, over 600 companies got funded with more than USD 2 billion being deployed by PE and VC funds. According to assurance, tax and advisory firm Grant Thornton, investment values increased at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of […]

An entrepreneur’s value system and his long-term commitment to the startup idea are among the key factors that influence Tata Sons chairman emeritus Ratan Tata’s decision to invest in a new-age venture. While Tata invests in only those ideas that excite him, he also needs to get a good impression of the team backing the […]

Paytm will be able to offer a highly intuitive and personalized experience to users by integrating Shifu’s technology and behavioural modeling. Payments solutions provider Paytm, run by One97 Communications Pvt. Ltd, has acquired consumer behaviour prediction and recommendation platform Shifu for $8 million, the company said on Monday. Delhi-based Shifu, run by Signal Inc., started […]

Away from its big-ticket technology investments, Silicon Valley’s marquee venture capital (VC) firm Sequoia Capital is backing a domestic beer brand, Bira 91, which is looking to tap into the growing demand for craft beers among urban Indians. This investment marks Sequoia’s first ever bet on an alcoholic beverage (alco-bev) brand locally. Founded by Ankur […]

2015 was year of a risk capital bonanza for Indian startups. Between January and December 2015, risk capital worth $9 billion was invested in Indian startups across 1,005 plus deals where deal value was announced, according to YourStory data. To put this in perspective: between 2010 and 2015, Indian startups raised $18 billion. In 2014, […]