India 2016: Ratan Tata, Kunal Shah among top startup investors


Even as 2016 started on a slow note as far as startup investments were concerned, the somber mood did not deter angel investors from backing the new wave of startups. Ratan Tata and Kunal Shah emerged as the most active angel investors in 2016 with both of them having invested… Read more »

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India 2016: Over 200 venture-backed startups shut shop

After the bumper years of 2014 and 2015 that saw a big spike in the number of startups that were founded and funded, 2016 brought in a wave of rationalisation. Not only did the year see a slowdown in the number of private equity and venture capital deals, but it… Read more »

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Silicon Valley VCs are growing wary of on-demand delivery startups

Michael Moritz – chairman of Sequoia Capital and one of the most successful venture capitalists in history – says a simple vision led him to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in on-demand delivery startups. “The movement of goods and services and people, by easier, more convenient means,” he said… Read more »

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India: Pivots and consolidation the Sequoia way

Nearly every venture capital shop active in the Indian market right now is spending considerable time cleaning out its portfolio. Non-performers are being weeded out and available capital is being kept in reserve either for the winners or for new investments

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