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Lessons Norwest drew from its Wrong Call on Ola

Niren Shah of Norwest writes in Mint about the concerns that led it to pass on the opportunities to invest in Indian cab hailing app  Ola and the lessons it drew from the experience. On the positive side, we really found Bhavish (Aggarwal), the founder, to be a strong disruptor and felt that he could execute and scale the business, innovate and take this very far. We also felt that the space was going to be huge in India, given the under-resourced public transportation. ...on the unit economics, we had significant concerns that this space would bleed for a very long time and found it hard to understand how the space would become significantly margin positive. Lastly, we saw a lot of regulatory friction in India which we felt could be binary (Uber was still very tiny). ...The key learning for me from this anti-portfolio was that once you find (1) really strong teams, (2) demonstrated execution (in the current company or a previous track record), and (3) a large market space, which is …

Venture Intelligence - Mint Deal Tracker (Mar 19, 2018)

Venture Intelligence is powering the Deal Tracker on The Mint - tracking 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 Daily/Weekly Newsletter. View a sample Deal Digest 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.

High Stakes: Outlook Business

Outlook Business' lead article on Private Equity investments and exits in 2017 quotes Venture Intelligence data:


Alibaba along with its payments arm, Ant Financial, in March 2017, gave Reliance Capital, Saama Capital and Sapphire Ventures an exit route when they bought shares worth $250 million. Saama, which had invested in One97 in 2011, made an astounding 75x, according to research firm Venture Intelligence. 2017 was a good year for private equity investments with a record $23.8 billion spread across 591 deals, surpassing the previous high of around $17.1 billion seen in 2015 and 55% higher than the $15.4 billion seen in 2016. Investors raked in over $5.3 billion through the public market, $4.2 billion via secondary sales and $3.3 billion through strategic sales.
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.

Food-tech Industry: Online companies deliver growth for offline restaurants: The Indian Express

An Indian Express article chronicling the growth and evolution of Food tech companies in India quotes Venture Intelligence data on PE-VC investments in restaurants: "..PE-VC funds have pumped in $843 million in the restaurants business - as per data sourced from Chennai-based firm Venture Intelligence - the investment in the two online platforms has been about $700 million."
A related article by FactorDaily, on restaurateurs taking on food tech companies also quotes the same data.
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 Intelligence - Mint Deal Tracker (Feb 26, 2018)

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 Daily/Weekly Newsletter. View a sample Deal Digest 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.

PE & VC Firms On A Limp To Raise Funds

A Businessworld article quotes Venture Intelligence data on PE-VC fund raising:

Data available with research firm Venture Intelligence, shows that funds raised by venture capitalists in 2017 stood at $1,217 million — the lowest in six years. To break down the numbers further, as many as 19 VC firms raised capital in India in 2017. In 2016, the number stood at 27 and in the year before, it was 15 (the funds raised during those two years were $2,750 million and $2,048 million, respectively).  In terms of total funds raised by risk capital investors - both private equity (PE) and VC firms - the number stood at $5,082 million across 34 firms in 2017.  Of that $464 million comprised domestic money, $2,239 million consisted of foreign capital and the remaining chunk was a mix of domestic and foreign capital. 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 V…