The $200-250 million RPS Investment Fund, set up by SoftBank Investment Advisers managing partner Kabir Misra, counts SoftBank Group as the anchor limited partner
Since its founding in 2010, FirstCry has raised more than $100 million from Mahindra, IDG Ventures India (now Chiratae Ventures), New Enterprise Associates, SAIF Partners, Vertex Ventures and others.
The proposed funding round is likely to take Nykaa’s valuation to $700-800 million.
Of the $800 million recently raised, Oyo said it would invest around $600 million to strengthen its position in China.
The talks with Hotstar come at a time when demand for video streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video offering is at an all-time high.
If the deal goes through, the merged entity could raise $250 million from China’s Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.
Meesho last raised $11.5 million in a series-B round from Sequoia India, SAIF Partners, Y Combinator and Venture Highway.
With Berkshire, we have a new vantage point on our capital table and business model, Sharma said.
This is not just Berkshire’s first India investment; it’s also the company’s first in a privately-held tech company in the world.
The deal values Paytm at $10-12b, making it India’s most valuable consumer internet startup.