Snigdha Sengupta

Five Indian venture capital deal-makers to watch in 2018

A bunch of smaller home-grown venture capital firms have entered the market over the past 18 months with first-time funds that are slowly beginning to make their presence felt.

Two deals that could turn the fortunes of India’s venture capital industry

Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp. holds the strings to both deals.

Venture debt as asset class coming of age in India

As many as eight firms, including Temasek’s Innoven, now criss-cross a market that until recently barely existed.

Impact funds in India not scaling fast enough

Over the last seven years, impact investors have put $5.2 billion to work across 485 deals.

Are India’s brick-and-mortar startups no longer pariahs for VC firms?

A smattering of deals over the last 18-odd months suggests that brick-and-mortar startups are no longer the pariahs that they were not long ago.

India: VC-backed firms mop up record $9.6b in Jan-Sept 2017

That’s more than double the capital raised in the same period last year.

Unravelling SoftBank’s investment strategy as Masayoshi Son puts over $4B into India in last 9 months

Son is clearly sending out the message that India, despite recent setbacks, remains an extremely important market for SoftBank.

Is it too early to celebrate Tiger Global’s partial exit from Flipkart?

After seven years and an estimated $2b wagered, Tiger Global Management is weeks away from notching its first meaningful exit in India’s startup market.

Why a shakeout in India’s venture capital industry is long overdue

It isn’t common for venture capitalists in India to worry about losing their jobs. Especially not on account of poor investment decisions. Lately, however, that’s changed. Ever since a top-rung fund manager at one of the country’s largest venture capital shops was shown the door—his investments, a gaggle of mostly… Read more »

Better times ahead for India’s venture capital market

it may be a while before the VC activity touches exuberant levels of 2014 and 2015