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Young Entrepreneur Awards: BusinessWorld

Here are the BusinessWorld Young Entrepreneur Award Winners with investor data from the Venture Intelligence PE/VC Deals Database:

The BW article also quotes Venture Intelligence stats on startup shutdowns in 2016: "According to Venture Intelligence, as many as 30 startups shut shop in 2016."

Venture Intelligence is India's longest serving provider of data and analysis on Private Company Financials, Transactions (private equity, venture capital and M&A) & their Valuations in India.

Cyrus Mistry vs Ratan Tata: Contrasting styles in investment - Mint

A Mint article quotes data from Venture Intelligence M&A Deals Database  to contrast the deals made by Cyrus Mistry and Ratan Tata:
"While Cyrus Mistry’s tenure as Tata Sons chairman was punctuated by divestments, predecessor Ratan Tata focused on acquisitions."



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A 9Mth Analysis of VC Investments: Mint

Snigdha Sengupta (@getsnigdha) of Mint quotes Venture Intelligence data in a 9mth period analysis of PE/VC investments & exits:
Other observations from the article: The decline in India is synchronous with the Asian decline - "Compared with the $1.6 billion invested in the first nine months of 2015—January to September—venture capitalists invested a little more than $1 billion in the same period this year, a decline of around 36%" in India compared to "a 31.3% decline from the preceding quarter and a 63.9% decline from the corresponding quarter last year in terms of dollars invested" in China. "Venture capital-backed firms in China drew $3.9 billion across 84 deals in the third quarter of 2016. There was a decline of 29% from the corresponding period last year in Asian (region)."For the first time in India, the total value of exits, exceeded the total value of investments in the first nine months of 2016 - $1.03 billion worth investments vs. exit deal…

Endurance Technologies: PE Backed IPO Analysis

Venture Intelligence is India's longest serving provider of data and analysis on Private Company Financials, Transactions (private equity, venture capital and M&A) & their Valuations in India.

Inventus Capital Partners to raise its third VC fund: The Economic Times

An Economic Times article quotes Venture Intelligence data on PE/VC Investments in 2016.

In the first nine months of 2016, the number of early-stage VC investments fell 24% from a year ago to 290 deals, while the total capital invested plunged by a third to $1 billion, according to data from research firm Venture Intelligence. But investors remain bullish on the long-term prospects of Indian startups.
Venture Intelligence is India's longest serving provider of data and analysis on Private Company Financials, Transactions (private equity, venture capital and M&A) & their Valuations in India.

International Finance Corp looks to make fresh early-stage investments: The Economic Times

An Economic Times article reports on IFC to chase more early stage investments from the "current sweet spot of Series B and later". The firm has "actively started discussions, mapping the space, talking to them (funds), and understanding what the strengths are, which sectors and sub-sectors people are playing in" - Ruchira Shukla, Regional Lead - South Asia, Venture Capital - IFC
The article also quotes Venture Intelligence data on PE/VC investments in 2016:

Venture capital investments for the period January to September 2016, dropped to 285 deals, totalling $1.03 billion, compared to 390 deals, with a cumulative value of $1.6 billion, for the comparable 12-month period a year ago, according to Venture Intelligence. 

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Mint-Venture Intelligence Deal Tracker (Oct 3)

Venture Intelligence is powering the (Weekly) Deal Tracker on The Mint. The Weekly update is featured in the Deals Section (Page 3) on every Monday.



Venture Intelligence is India's longest serving provider of data and analysis on Private Company Financials, Transactions (private equity, venture capital and M&A) & their Valuations in India.

Venture capital in 2016: Much more to cheer than despair: Mint

A Mint article by Snigdha Sengupta (@getsnigdha) quotes Venture Intelligence data on VC investments for the 9 month period ending Sep 2016:

Other excerpts from the article: "... the key takeaway from the past nine months is that investment levels in each quarter have settled in the $300-400 million range, which is closer to the normal for the early-stage investment market than was the case last year.""Series A capital, typically the first institutional capital into a start-up that needs to take its product or service to market, has been particularly hard to come by for entrepreneurs ...  Series A investments plunged 47.8% in terms of the number of deals struck and 55% in terms of the amount of capital deployed"With momentum of Seed investments matching 2015 levels combined with the 50% fall in Series A investments "this presents an opportunity (for VCs) to pick and choose from the best assets at more reasonable entry valuations than was available last year.&qu…

Fenox Venture Capital puts India fund on hold after General Partner Venktesh Shukla departs: TechCrunch

A TechCrunch article by @lorakolodny quotes Venture Intelligence data on startup shutdowns:
Venture Intelligence, a provider of private company financial data, reported that 16 venture funded startups in India shut down in 2015. That trend has continued into 2016 at an even more rapid pace. And investments in India have seemingly slowed down over the first three quarters of 2016.
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Q3'16 Venture Intelligence Everywhere!

The Venture Intelligence Q3'16 Quarterly update on Private Equity has been carried by multiple online publications. Click on the image to read the articles:










Venture Intelligence is India's longest serving provider of data and analysis on Private Company Financials, Transactions (private equity, venture capital and M&A) & their Valuations in India.

2016 turning into Party Year for Venture investors

Despite the marked cooling off in the pace of investments, 2016 is turning out to be a good year for exit activity for Venture Capital investors in India. So far, the year has recorded 53 venture exits worth $1.3 Billion (compared to 65 deals worth $1.5 Billion for the whole of 2015).

While the year has seen its share of acqui-hires and other forms of not-necessarily-profitable exits, 2016 is already the best year for profitable exits in the last 5 years (using returns of over 2 times invested capital as the filter).

Another promising feature about the 2016 exits is the rising size of the deals.  The year has seen 11 exits worth $25 Million or more - at least partly answering critics who point to the large amounts of venture capital being invested (and hardly much being harvested).


2016 has also thrown up multiple routes for VC investors to exit profitably - including M&A options like Strategic Sales (CitrusPay acquisition by PayU being an example); Secondary Sales (like TA Assoc…

VC investments decline by 50% to 76 deals in Q3’16

Venture Capital firms made 76 investments worth $392 million in Indian companies during the three months ending September 2016. The investment activity in Q3’16 is 50% lower compared to the same period in 2015 (which witnessed 153 investments worth $657 million), according to analysis by Venture Intelligence. The activity level was also 22% lower compared to the immediate previous quarter (which witnessed 98 deals worth $292 million).

The latest data takes the VC investments in nine months of 2016 to 290 deals (worth $1 Billion) down 26% compared to 396 deals (worth $1.6 Billion) in the same period 2015.
The larger sized VC investments during Q3’16 were SME lender Lendingkart raising a $20 million Series B round led by new investor Bertelsmann India followed by the $17 million Series B investment in hotel aggregator Treebo Hotels (also led by Bertelsmann India with participation from existing investor SAIF and Matrix Partners) and enterprise software firm Innovacer’s $15.6 million Se…

Private Equity investments down by 50% to $3.2 Billion in Q3’16

Private Equity firms invested about $3.2 Billion across 125 deals during the quarter ended September 2016, according to early data from Venture Intelligence, a research service focused on private company financials, transactions and their valuations. The investment amount was 50% lower than the all time high registered in Q3’15 (which witnessed $6.5 Billion across 224 transactions) and 5% lower than the immediate previous quarter ($3.4 Billion across 135 transactions). The latest figures take the PE investments in the first 9 months of 2016 to $10.6 Billion across 443 transactions – down 23% compared to $13.8 Billion across 594 deals in the same period in 2015. (Note: These figures include Venture Capital investments, but exclude PE investments in Real Estate.)


The latest quarter witnessed 10 PE investments worth $100 million or more to 17 such transactions in the same period last year and 5 during the immediate previous quarter, the Venture Intelligence analysis showed. The largest …

Mint-Venture Intelligence Deal Tracker (Sept 26)

Venture Intelligence is powering the (Weekly) Deal Tracker on The Mint. The Weekly update is featured in the Deals Section (Page 3) on every Monday.




Venture Intelligence is India's longest serving provider of data and analysis on Private Company Financials, Transactions (private equity, venture capital and M&A) & their Valuations in India.