UrbanClap’s Abhiraj Bhal: Dream is to define on-demand category in India

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UrbanClap brought a technology to hire hyperlocal services in India.

UrbanClap Abhiraj Bhal (centre) with co-founders Varun Khaitan (left) and Raghav Chandra. Photo: Mint

E-commerce in Vietnam is still attractive: Tiki CEO

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Tiki is among the few e-commerce platforms in Vietnam that have survived and continues to attract funding. It raised its first round of funding in 2012 from Cyberagent Ventures before securing a series B investment from Sumitomo Corporation. Last year, Southeast Asia’s first tech unicorn VNG Corporation had injected $17 million… Read more »


We are building a digital bank & plan to launch our fund in 2017: Joe Seunghyun, Marvelstone

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Joe Senghyun Cho, the co-founder and chairman of Marvelstone, discusses the Marvelstone Groups’ structure, its investment philosophy and shares his perspective on venture capital.


We want to be go-to partner for top global startups: George Ugras, IBM Ventures

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IBM Ventures’ George Ugras on corporate innovation and approach to Asia.


Exclusive: Exfinity may invest in B2C cos from planned $200m offshore fund

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It recently closed its second fund at $45m


M&A interest may grow as buyers get more confident: Barclays India MD

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Kumar talks about factors that will drive M&A deals.


More diversity means more innovation in PE/VC: Minette Navarrete, Kickstart

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“More diversity, more points of view would mean more innovation”


Emergence of rupee capital is a game changer: Sudhir Sethi, IDG Ventures

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IDG Ventures recently closed its $200 million third fund.


Days of angel groups with dumb money are gone: Nikhil Kapur, GREE Ventures

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GREE Ventures investment manager on why investors are reducing valuations of local e-commerce firms.


We’re very focused on ASEAN, especially Indonesia: Hari Krishnan, PropertyGuru

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Hari Krishnan, CEO of Propertyguru, discusses M&A, growth prospects and corporate venturing.