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Temasek-backed InnoVen Capital doubles investments in Indian startups

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Between July and September, InnoVen Capital participated in 15 deals including Oyo, RAW Pressery, Rentomojo, Treebo, Fab Hotels, HolaChef, Faaso’s, Crownit, Voonik and Bluestone.

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Vinod Murali, Managing Director, InnoVen Capital India
Exclusive: Temasek-backed Innoven sets sights on China

“According to our plan by 2020, we want to have $500 million of business, which will be funded by around $200 million of equity and $300 million of debt and this will be across Asia. In Singapore we have already started doing deals, we’ve done some cross-party investments. China is still work in progress, we expect to be on the ground in the next 6-9 months,” Vinod Murali.

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Faasos founders Jaydeep Barman, right, and Kallol Banerjee.
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