India Editor. I head the editorial team for coverage of venture capital and private equity deals in the world's third-largest startup ecosystem.
Ratan Tata, former chairman of Tata Sons, has joined IDG Ventures India as an advisor. This is the third venture capital firm he has joined, after Kalaari Capital and Jungle Ventures. As the top boss at Tata, one of India’s largest conglomerates, he had steered the group boldly into international… Read more »
When Rahul Yadav was sacked from Housing.com – the startup he co-founded – it was supposed to start a period of relative calm; given that his penchant for controversial statements against investors had kept the company in the news for all the wrong reasons. As it turns out, Yadav is not done…. Read more »
India’s prime minister Narendra Modi had launched his ‘Make in India’ program a year ago with much fanfare but has seen a tepid response. Now a spate of investment proposals is helping push it forward. The latest is Siemens, one of Europe’s largest conglomerates, which said in an interview with the Economic… Read more »
Snapdeal, one of India’s largest e-commerce players, is investing $100 million (about Rs 665 crore) in Shopo, the commission-free marketplace it acquired two years ago and re-launched in July 2015. Kunal Bahl, co-founder and CEO of Snapdeal, said that the investment will go towards strengthening the Shopo brand and upgrading its… Read more »