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Why Private Equity Investors are Very Hungry!

If Venture Capital (VC) investors are busy chasing Internet & Mobile companies, how are their Private Equity cousins keeping busy? Some of them at least are gobbling up food businesses:


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VC Firm Ventureast invites Pitches via Twitter!

Ventureast brings to you “The 160 character Pitch” challenge. If you are an entrepreneur looking to get your start-up funded, or have a disruptive business idea, pitch to us in ONE TWEET! Remember to tag us with @Ventureast. If your’s is among the best entries selected, you will be invited for a private chat with the Ventureast team at the upcoming TiECON Chennai 2015. For more details about this challenge, please visit our website.

Surge in Early Stage deals powers Venture Capital investments to all time high

Early Stage investments cross $1-B mark for first time; Internet & Mobile Cos continue to rule the roost 

In just the first nine months of 2015, Venture Capital investments in India – at 323 deals worth $1,438 million - have crossed the previous historical high of 2014 (which had witnessed 304 investments worth $1,170 million across the entire year), according to data from Venture Intelligence , a research service focused on private company financials, transactions and their valuations. (Venture Intelligence classifies Venture Capital as first to fourth round of investments of not more than $20 million each by financial investors into companies not more than 10 years old.)

Venture Capital firms invested $536 million over 111 deals in India during the three months ending September 2015 – again record figures for a single quarter, the Venture Intelligence analysis showed. The investment activity during Q3’15 was 41% higher compared to the same period in 2014 (which had witnessed 79 …

What's Up with the Canaan India Team?

Ever since US-based venture capital firm Canaan Partners decided (in 2014) to scale down its India operations,   Venture Intelligence has been keenly tracking what its India team - headed by one of the country's first entrepreneur-turned-VC Alok Mittal- would do next.  The answer is now in...


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Beauty and the VC

The Modi - Private Equity Connect. Brought to you by VI !

Lots of  Venture Intelligence data coverage on ET and elsewhere today. Let the good times roll!

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Record Jul-Sep quarter poises PE investments to cross all time high in 2015

Q3’15 tally up 125% to $5.9-B; IT & ITES Cos Grab Majority of the pie; Buyout deals make a comeback 
With the nine month investment tally touching $13 billion (across 504 transactions), Private Equity investments in India for 2015 are poised to cross the historical highs of 2007 (which had witnessed $14.7 billion being invested across 535 transactions), shows data from Venture Intelligence (http://VIonWeb.com), a research service focused on private company financials, transactions and their valuations. PE firms invested a record $5,893 million (across 177 deals) during the quarter ended September 2015, up 125% over that invested in the same period last year ($2,621 million across 126 transactions) and 38% higher than the immediate previous quarter (which had witnessed $4,272 million being invested across 151 transactions). The nine month PE investment tally for 2015 is 82% more than the $7,131 million across 387 transactions in the first nine months of 2014, the Venture Intelligenc…

Are Corporate Accelerators a Farce?

Anand Sanwal of CB Insights believes they are. Extract from his recent newsletter article.
When I see a big corporation launch a buzzwordy accelerator program, I hear the sound of money getting flushed down the toilet. They launch these to get some buzz/look cool and, in theory, support and learn from startups. But here's the rub: if you're a giant, slow-moving company not known for being particularly innovative, the startups attracted to your accelerator are going to be 2nd or 3rd tier.  ..That said, if you are focused on trying to "look innovative," here is the full list of tactics..:  * Build a startup-y office with an open floor plan, showers, and an Xbox/Playstation...  * Launch an innovation lab or accelerator. It doesn't matter what it does (if anything) — but do this.  * Tell people that you don't wear suits and that you wear jeans to work. Venture Intelligence is the leading provider of data and analysis on Private Company Financials, Transactions (…