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Steep drop in early-stage funding, slowdown in start-up investments and lack of exits lead to concerns over return on funds in 2015 and 2016 Most of India’s top venture capital firms raised succe

Around 180 start-ups have shut shop so far in 2017, compared with 500-odd in 2016, according to the Tracxn Deadpool list While the number of start-up launches has declined sharply in the first nine m

Global hedge funds and asset management companies, including several from Hong Kong, are making a cautious return to India’s resurgent startup ecosystem, some 18 months after they pulled back amid a

The number of new tech startups coming up in India is estimated to have fallen 29% in 2017 as investors shifted their focus away from seed-stage ventures to more mature startups, IT industry body Nass

Indian retail industry, growing at 10 per cent, may almost double to Rs 85 trillion (lakh crore) by 2021 steered by consumer data and technology disruptions, says a joint report by Ficci and Deloitte

Startups and their early-stage lifelines — angel networks — will now have to walk a thin line to be on the right side of law. A few weeks ago, Sebi told these networks that they can in no way viol

One of the frontrunners of India’s ongoing electric vehicles race, Mahindra & Mahindra is reportedly keen to invest in clean technology, which is one sector the company believes could give huge

India's internet ecosystem has matured over the past decade with the occasional bumps and bruises but going by this year's investment roster, one can safely say it has emerged stronger and, hopefully

The number of early-stage deals in India may have declined in 2017 but venture capital players are undeterred and feel that this phase is more of a “calibrated growth”. “I would replace the t

Global hedge funds and asset management companies, including several from Hong Kong, are making a cautious return to India’s resurgent startup ecosystem, some 18 months after they pulled back amid a

8 November, 2016, shall be marked as the day when the largest democracy in the world declared 86% of its currency base as dead. INR 500 and 1000 notes were declared useless. By this sole move, the Gov

Undoubtedly, the centre of economic gravity is slowly shifting. Although the United States is still the biggest and most important economy in the world, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago are accompani

Market researcher eMarketer has cut its growth projection for Indian e-commerce from 75% to 55.5% for the calendar year 2016. Four months after forecasting a 75% increase in Indian e-commerce in calen

Deal volume in fintech space falls 40% to nine deals in July-September from the same period a year ago Despite the buzz around start-ups working on financial technologies (fintech), investors global

Govt policies, capital assistance from corporates, guidance from academics and sheer brilliance of Indian entrepreneurs can create the secret sauce for unleashing the true potential of our start-up ec

A good business plan does not guarantee funding but definitely increases the chances for a start- up to get funded. Start-ups, which are getting a new momentum in our ecosystem, have a need to develop

  Indian startup raised $1.7 billion from investors. On an average, we’ve reported at least two startup fundings per day between January and February 2015. Last year in Q1, startups in India

Start-up Financing is not just about raising funds, it is a holistic process that involves proper business planning with thoughtful growth targets, deciding business valuation as per the current marke

Weak business models and a funding slowdown are forcing many Indian consumer Internet start-ups and their venture capital (VC) backers to seek help from investment bankers in order to secure fresh fun

The Indian startup ecosystem is being propelled by a 123 per cent rise in the country’s active investor count,  IT industry body NASSCOM and Zinnov Consulting said in a new report. “Number of ac