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Exuberance of 2015 in the past, number of startups being founded nose dives: Deal Street Asia

A Deal Street Asia article covering the fall in startups being founded in India, quotes Venture Intelligence data on Venture Capital Investments: The year 2017 has seen the numbers dwindling further. According to Venture Intelligence, VC investments in India plunged to a three-year low in the second quarter of (CY)2017 to 78 deals worth $275 million during the three months ended June 2017, 25 per cent lower compared to the same period in 2016. It was also 7 per cent lower than the previous quarter, which recorded 84 deals worth $349 million.Related: 

Venture Intelligence Q2 2017 Venture Capital Report
Seed funding slows in June Quarter

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.

Mint-Venture Intelligence Deal Tracker (August 21)

Venture Intelligence is powering the (Weekly) Deal Tracker on The Mint tracking all Private Equity, Venture Capital, M&A, Real Estate and Strategic investments in India. The Deal Tracker is featured in the Deals Section (Page 3) every Monday.

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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.

Forbes Hidden Gems: Digging Deep

Venture Intelligence provided the primary list of companies for its Hidden Gems - 2017 List after having looked at over thousands of companies in its PE/VC Deals Database and the Company Financials Search Database with data on 25k+ private companies.
In the 2017 selection, eight such companies feature as Hidden Gems. These were chosen by the Forbes India editorial team on the basis of the criteria listed above, from a long list suggested by industry experts, investors and analysts. (Venture Intelligence, an information company, provided support with the initial list.)
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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.

Tiger Global post Flipkart: Which way will it go?

Amidst the drama around SoftBank's $2.5 Billion investment in Flipkart, not much attention has been paid to the fact that the deal involves the exit (albeit partial) of key Flipkart backer, Tiger Global, from the most audacious Venture Capital investment in India.

The VC arm of the New York-based hedge fund, led globally by Lee Fixel, is estimated to have invested $1 Billion in Flipkart starting in end 2009. Tiger's bet on Flipkart - which arguably triggered the rush to invest and create other Internet & Mobile Unicorns in India - has also been described as the single biggest risk to the technology ecosystem. "Unfortunately, due to just one individual - Lee Fixel of Tiger Global - Flipkart has gone from being a poster child to being the single biggest risk to the technology ecosystem. I hope for a soft landing," angel investor and iSpirt co-founder Sharad Sharma had said during the heady days of 2015, when Flipkart's valuation had hit a peak of $15 Billion. …

Mint-Venture Intelligence Deal Tracker (August 14)

Venture Intelligence is powering the (Weekly) Deal Tracker on The Mint tracking all Private Equity, Venture Capital, M&A, Real Estate and Strategic investments in India. The Deal Tracker is featured in the Deals Section (Page 3) every Monday.

To get comprehensive coverage on upcoming PE/VC, M&A, Angel and Strategic Investments sign-up to our Weekly Newsletter. View a sample DD Newsletter here.

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.

SoftBank invests in major Indian e-commerce operator Flipkart Group: The Japan Times

An article by The Japan Times quotes Venture Intelligence data on SoftBank investments in India: According to local research firm Venture Intelligence, which tracks private equity and venture capital investments, SoftBank Group invested around $1.41 billion in India in the first half of this year.Related:
Japanese Investors make Beeline for Indian Startups (June 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.

Mint-Venture Intelligence Deal Tracker (August 7)

Venture Intelligence is powering the (Weekly) Deal Tracker on The Mint tracking all Private Equity, Venture Capital, M&A, Real Estate and Strategic investments in India. The Deal Tracker is featured in the Deals Section (Page 3) 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.

League Table Update - July'2017

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.

VC investments slip to 2014 levels

Venture Capital investments slide to below 30 a month, after two heady years.

July 2017 registered a 12 month low in Venture Capital investments*, registering just 26 deals. Investment value also dipped to US$180 million from $260 M in June'17. (*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.)
Follow-on investments in Growth Stage Consumer Internet & Mobile companies - led by Byju's Classes, FabHotels.com and UrbanClap - helped bump up the number of $10M+ deals during the month.

Top VC Investments
Byju's Classes raised a reported $40 million from China's Tencent at a valuation of $750 million. (Other Indian companies Tencent has invested into include Flipkart, Hike and Practo.)
Oyo Rooms competitor Fabhotels.com raised a $25 million Series B led by Goldman Sachs' venture arm and Accel India. The hotel aggregator…

Private Equity “Re-Investments”: 2nd Time Lucky or Unlucky?

How have Private Equity funds fared when they revisit a company they have invested into in the past? An analysis by Venture Intelligence.
One of the best known quotes of legendary investor Warren Buffett is regarding his preferred holding period in outstanding businesses: Forever. Given the requirement of Private Equity (PE) funds to sell off their holdings in companies within 3-5 years (so as to distribute capital back to their investors), such funds are hard put to follow Buffett's maxim. Leading PE investors in India have however found creative ways to re-invest in companies they like and have profited from previously. While some fund managers have revisited companies that they had invested in at their previous firm, other managers have even bought out the holdings of their former employer. The results of revisiting “old flames” however has not been uniform.
The case of multiplex operator PVR  and two firms led by PE industry veteran, Renuka Ramnath is especially interesting. I…

Mint-Venture Intelligence Deal Tracker (July 31)

Venture Intelligence is powering the (Weekly) Deal Tracker on The Mint tracking all Private Equity, Venture Capital, M&A, Real Estate and Strategic investments in India. The Deal Tracker is featured in the Deals Section (Page 3) 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.

Seed funding slows in June Quarter - Mint

A Mint article quotes Venture Intelligence data on the falling seed investments in 2017. Seed investments are at a 3-year low.


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.