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Media Mention: Five Reasons Why Investors Are Moving Capital Into Commercial Real Estate in Emerging Markets - Frontera News

Emerging markets focused research service Frontera quotes Venture Intelligence PE in Real Estate investment data in its article titled "Five Reasons Why Investors Are Moving Capital Into Commercial Real Estate in Emerging Markets".

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.

Media Mention: Private Equity Impact Report - 2017

PE investors to reap 1.2x via CL Educate's IPO

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.

“Private Equity-backed cos. outperform their peers”: Study

PE/VC-backed companies fare better in terms of growth in sales & asset growth, a study by Venture Intelligence – under the guidance of Prof. Thillai Rajan of IIT-Madras - shows.
According to a new study by Venture Intelligence, a leading research firm focussed on Private Company Financials, Transactions and their Valuations in India, Private Equity (including Venture Capital) backed companies are growing significantly faster as compared to companies that did not have any PE-VC funding and also publicly listed companies that comprise market indices like Sensex, Nifty and CNX Midcap.
The Private Equity Impact study, first conducted in 2007, measures the impact of PE and VC funds on the Indian economy using quantitative and qualitative methods. This year, with advice and guidance from Prof. Thillai Rajan A of Department of Management Studies at IIT-Madras, the study revisited the theme of comparing PE- and VC-backed companies vis-à-vis those that did not have any PE/VC funding and ot…

Did "Tranching" of Investments by VCs lead to the Undoing of Stayzilla?

In a LinkedIN post titled "What We MUST learn from the #Stayzilla Incident. But are we?", Vijay Anand, Founder of Chennai-based accelerator The Startup Centre, suspected that VC investors in the company might not have transferred the entire funding amount as available in public sources like TechCrunch, etc. 

Venture Intelligence Research Head Vinoth jumped into action to pull out regulatory filings based information from the Venture Intelligence PE/VC Deals Database. And advised Vijay Anand that the investors had indeed paid up the committed capital of $13.5 M (INR 87.77 Cr to be specific) in full.

Here's an extract from Stayzilla's FY16 annual report acknowledging the receipt of the investor's committed capital.

While tranching of funding has caused problems at other startups, it does not seem to have been the villain in the case of Stayzilla.
In all cases though, think of Venture Intelligence whenever you need validated information on Private Company Financials,…

Media Mention: TA Associates invests in pharma products supplier Ideal Cures

Mint's coverage of the deal quotes Venture Intelligence data.
According to Venture Intelligence, this will be TA Associates’ third investment in the healthcare space in the last three years. It has previously backed Dr Lal Pathlabs Ltd, which went public in December 2015. It invested about $26 million in drug ingredients maker Shilpa Medicare in January this year.
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.

Media Mentions: VC and angel investment on slow track in February - Times of India & Business Standard

From the Times of India report: Indian startups may need to brace up for a fund squeeze with VC and angel investments touching new lows in February. According to data from Venture Intelligence, VC investments touched a 5 month low while angel investments hit a 14 month low in February. With 32 VC investments worth $241 million, activity levels in February 2016 were 20% lower than February 2015 and 36% lower than the average activity witnessed in the Oct-Dec quarter. Data from the research firm shows that except for a slight uptick in series B funding, all other categories saw a dip or remained flat. From the Business Standard report: The angel, seed, Series A, Series C and Series D investments were down compared to the previous months, while there was a minor increase in terms of number of investments into Series B. Angel investment has seen a 14-month low and declined to 21 deals during February 2017, compared to 49 deals during the same month of last year.  Venture Intelligence is I…

Why are VCs and Angels slowing down?

On the back of chilling news of mass layoffs at home grown E-Commerce Unicorn Snapdeal and a “reboot” at homestays aggregator Stayzilla, Venture Capital investment activity hit a five month low in February 2017, down for a third month in a row.
Venture Intelligence tracked 32 VC investments* worth $241 million in February. The activity or number of investments were 20% lower compared to the same period last year as well immediate previous month and 36% lower than the average activity levels witnessed in the Oct-Dec quarter. (*Seed to Series D round investments of up to $20-M in companies less than 10 years old. The monthly analysis includes investments of over $20-M as well in tech startups that are less than 10 years old.) Except for a minor uptick in the Series B category, investment volumes were either flat or lower across all other rounds.

The largest VC investment in the period was the $54 million raised by Cartrade.com led by existing investor Temasek – the same company had ra…