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India sees over 1,000 PE, VC deals worth $45 bn in 2019, highest inflow in 10 years: Report
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India sees over 1,000 PE, VC deals worth $45 bn in 2019, highest inflow in 10 years: Report

India continued to be the second-largest deal market in the Asia-Pacific region in 2019 with over 1,000 private equity and venture capital pacts valued at $45 billion - the highest in the last decade, a report by Bain & Company said on Wednesday

Fund raising activity goes 'cold' in India; PE, VC investments may dip up to 60% in 2020 due to COVID-19: EY
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Fund raising activity goes 'cold' in India; PE, VC investments may dip up to 60% in 2020 due to COVID-19: EY

In the past few years, fund raising activity has been touching record highs, and grew 28 percent to $48 billion in 2019.

Startups backed by PE, VC created over 26 lakh jobs in 2019; technology-led solutions touching people in remotest areas of country: Report
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Startups backed by PE, VC created over 26 lakh jobs in 2019; technology-led solutions touching people in remotest areas of country: Report

The report was developed to understand the value created by venture capital and private equity investors through technology and technology-enabled startups in India.

Private equity, VC investments hit record high of $48 bn in 2019; huge fund flow to infrastructure sector drives growth: Report
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Private equity, VC investments hit record high of $48 bn in 2019; huge fund flow to infrastructure sector drives growth: Report

As per the report, private equity/VC investments in infrastructure space were at $14.5 billion in 2019, which were higher than the cumulative PE/VC infrastructure investments received in the previous seven years.

Early-stage funding more than doubles in 2019; tech startups raise close to $14.5 bn: Report
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Early-stage funding more than doubles in 2019; tech startups raise close to $14.5 bn: Report

Startup investors continue to show preference to backing more experienced founders, with the proportion of founders with at least five years experience going up from 55 percent in 2017 to 82 percent this year.

Venture investments up 69% at $16.4 bn in Q2; strongest-ever quarter by deal values for PE, VC industry: Report
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Venture investments up 69% at $16.4 bn in Q2; strongest-ever quarter by deal values for PE, VC industry: Report

Venture capital investment in India strengthened during the September quarter led by a slew of large deals of over $100 million

NABARD announces Rs 700-cr VC fund for agriculture, rural startups; to boost investment ecosystem in farm sector
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NABARD announces Rs 700-cr VC fund for agriculture, rural startups; to boost investment ecosystem in farm sector

The statement said, the fund had its first close but details of the investments done by NABARAD and other limited partners, if any, were not immediately available.

PE, VC investments reach $20.5 bn in 2018 on deals in startups, e-commerce, ITeS: Report
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PE, VC investments reach $20.5 bn in 2018 on deals in startups, e-commerce, ITeS: Report

The report said it is not unusual to witness high levels of public spending in election years and it may push investments in rural and infrastructure-related sectors in the near-term.

Mohandas Pai mulls $1 bn investment in Indian start-ups by 2020; disappointed with lack of local support to new ventures
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Mohandas Pai mulls $1 bn investment in Indian start-ups by 2020; disappointed with lack of local support to new ventures

Manipal Global Education chairman T V Mohandas Pai is reportedly planning investment to the tunes of about $1 billion (approximately Rs 7,200 crore) in country's start-ups in the next two years.

Silver linings lurk in Diwali mood for India's economy if we look beyond Chinese imports, wavering investments and bad loans
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Silver linings lurk in Diwali mood for India's economy if we look beyond Chinese imports, wavering investments and bad loans

Smartphones, the most visible symbol of "Digital India's" ambitious expansion, are increasingly Chinese.

Global venture capital funding in digital health sector at record high of $4.9 billion in January-June: Report
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Global venture capital funding in digital health sector at record high of $4.9 billion in January-June: Report

The total venture capital funding in April-June held strong at $2.4 billion via 196 deals, including 20 Indian healthcare IT companies

Govt issues minimum FDI requirement for unregistered financial services entities
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Govt issues minimum FDI requirement for unregistered financial services entities

The minimum FDI capital is $20 million for unregistered/exempted entities engaged in 'fund based activities'.

Tech needs a MAD formula: It is time for India to make the transition from 'dukandar' to disruptor
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Tech needs a MAD formula: It is time for India to make the transition from 'dukandar' to disruptor

Most firms pivot to a more acceptable model that can be funded, or become a services company, or succumb to greener pastures elsewhere.

Facebook encourages short term, dopamine-driven feedback loops that are destroying society: Ex-Facebook VP of user growth
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Facebook encourages short term, dopamine-driven feedback loops that are destroying society: Ex-Facebook VP of user growth

Palihapitaya expressed guilt at playing a part in developing the tools that allowed Facebook to exploit human behavior.

International Finance Corp invests $10 mn in Power2SME, to advise startup on expansion
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International Finance Corp invests $10 mn in Power2SME, to advise startup on expansion

Since 1956, IFC has invested in over 400 companies in India, providing $17 billion in financing to the private sector.

SoftBank Corp invests in messaging startup Slack, which has now raised $250 million of funding
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SoftBank Corp invests in messaging startup Slack, which has now raised $250 million of funding

Slack has in the past raised money from venture firms GGV Capital, Spark Capital and Thrive Capital, among others.

3 years of Narendra Modi govt: Schemes galore, but for startups nothing much has changed on ground
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3 years of Narendra Modi govt: Schemes galore, but for startups nothing much has changed on ground

The big irony is that startups continue to be troubled with issues thrown up mostly by the programmes that were meant to make their functioning easier.

Saudi Telecom’s venture capital fund expects to complete its first transaction by Q4
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Saudi Telecom’s venture capital fund expects to complete its first transaction by Q4

Saudi Telecom Co's new $500 million venture capital fund expects to complete its first transaction by the fourth quarter of this year.

Venture capital firm Ventureast launches $150 mn fund for SMEs, technology startups
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Venture capital firm Ventureast launches $150 mn fund for SMEs, technology startups

Ventureast is eyeing opportunities in fintech, enterprise applications, cloud, mobile internet, and IoT / consumer internet segments