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Businessworld article on Startup Acquisitions

Businessworld has an article based on Venture Intelligence data on VC-backed startups acquiring their peers.

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Why won't NSE & BSE eat their own dog food - aka become listed entities themselves?

The Firm show on CNBC-TV18 has a report enquiring into why the leading Indian stock exchanges - BSE and NSE - haven't gone public themselves - especially after raising Private Equity capital with a clear understanding that such investors would seek profitable exits within a few years. With no revert from SEBI on clearances for the exchange IPOs, the PE investors in these exchanges have written to the Finance Minister and speak openly about their frustration.

View the report video here and text version here.

Extracts:
Sohil Chand, MD, NVP India:
“I think what is important is to see what has happened to the multiple and the Rs 3,950 represents a multiple of only 14 times trailing earnings. When we look at comparable stock exchanges, the listed stock exchanges whether it is Hong Kong or Singapore or other comparable markets, they traded 30 times forward earnings. So, in our estimate the NSE right now, the private markets are undervaluing it by 50 percent.” ...“The listed stock excha…

VC-backed Startups Solving Exit Problem?

Economic Times has an infographic based on Venture Intelligence data on the phenomenon of VC-backed startups acquiring their peers.


The Venture Intelligence infographic on the same phenomenon:



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How Many E-Tailers Will Remain Standing by Diwali 2016?

Alok Goyal of SAIF Partners (and prior to that CEO of FreeCharge and redBus) writes in Economic Times:
According to various industry sources, the total burn rate across the top 10 ecommerce players appears to be ~$9 million per day...If we were to assume a year-on-year growth of 150%, by next Diwali, the top 10 companies would need about $22 million per day to sustain business with the current unit economics. That means companies will burn about $6 billion to sustain the current trend until next Diwali.   There are hardly any investors out there who can support that pace of cash burn. Venture Intelligence is the leading provider of data and analysis on Private Company Financials, Transactions (private equity, venture capital and M&A) & their Valuations in India. Click Here to Sign Up for the FREE Weekly Edition of the Deal Digest: India's First & Most Exhaustive Transactions Newsletter.

TinyOwl Tamasha Triggers Advise Avalanche

A lot of pontification is flying around for TinyOwl, the food ordering startup that's landed in big trouble - much like the other young IIT Bombay alumni founded startup Housing.com. (Prior to the latest "layoffs triggered hostage crisis" at the company, one had noticed TinyOwl - apart from its remarkable back-to-back funding announcements - mainly for a tweet on how, between cash backs from it and Paytm, one could get paid to eat!)

Arvind K. Singhal, Chairman and MD of retail consulting firm Technopak, has used the goings on at TinyOwl, to ring the death-knell for startups across categories. "These incidents highlight some bitter realities about the Indian startup ecosystem, which have so far been overshadowed by the multi-billion dollar valuations of a handful of companies, and the multi-million dollar funding rounds they have done. I believe that such ugly incidents are in store for several other companies in India’s fledgling startup ecosystem. In fact, these p…

CanBank Venture Capital Fund to manage Government of India's Electronics Development Fund

From the Press Release:

As part of  Digital India Agenda, Government of India it  is envisaged to develop the Electronic System Design & Manufacturing (ESDM) and IT Sector to achieve net zero imports by 2020. As part of this initiative, Department of Electronics & Information Technology (DeitY), Ministry of  Communication and Information  Technology, Government of India has appointed CanBank Venture Capital Fund Limited (CVCFL)  as Fund Manager to house and manage  the Electronics Development Fund (EDF).

EDF as a “Fund-of-Fund” shall participate in “Daughter Funds” which in turn will provide risk capital to companies developing new technologies in the area of Electronics, Nano Electronics & Information Technology. The corpus of the EDF could be up to Rs.2,200 crore  to be committed  in select Daughter Funds by March 31, 2017.  CVCFL organized a pre- launch event -Symposium on Electronics Development Fund in Mumbai (on November 5, 2015) for announcing the EDF to Angel/VC/PE…

Why Uber is Not Going to Stop Anyone (in India) from Owning A Car Anytime Soon

Deepak Shenoy of Capital Mind has an interesting post on MediaNama titled "The Economics of Using Uber in India". Extracts:
Uber advertises its lowest fare in Bangalore at Rs. 7 per km charge but that is utter bull. For an average 10 km ride in the city, it costs much more:
a Rs. 35 base charge that has no free usage, which would be Rs. 3.5 per km.
Rs. 7 per kilometer run
Rs. 1 per minute as a driver fee. For an average of 3 minutes per kilometer this comes to Rs. 3 per km. These add up to Rs. 13.5 per kilometer. That’s how much you pay for an auto as well.
...The annual costs of a car are tiny nowadays (Rs. 1 per kilometer, assuming Rs. 12,000 service costs for Rs. 12,000 driven). So if my car gives me 12 kms to a liter of petrol, i’m still paying just Rs. 5.5 per km for petrol and Rs. 1 for parking. Add to this the convenience of owning a car, the ability to get groceries from hypermarkets that can’t or won’t deliver, the ability to drive your kids to a location just 2 mi…