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| 12 August, 2020, 03:00 AM IST | E-Paper

    Biswarup Gooptu

    Special Correspondent, The Economic Times

    I cover the Indian startup ecosystem, venture capital and private equity sectors for The Economic Times, India's largest-selling financial daily. My focus is primarily on breaking news, writing deepl ...

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    Orios Venture Partners graduates its third Misfits cohortWith RIL eyeing Netmeds deal, ePharmacy in for consolidationOyo founder Ritesh Agarwal sets up Aroa Ventures to place startup betsFoundation Holdings leads Toppr's Rs 350 crore Series-D round
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    Govt insurance firms, pension funds may power Fund-of-fundsPE deals drop 40% in first 6 months of 2020Byju parent makes $300 million cash offer for WhiteHat JrChinese app ban opens the field for Vokal, Trell and other local tech ventures
    Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin's B Capital Group makes final close of Fund-II at $820 millionAfter delay in China-based investment, Singapore's Temasek to pump $100 million in ZomatoDraper Ventures out in India with its platformSeed-stage deals are sprouting even in Covid drought
    Unacademy eyeing unicorn club as it talks for $100-150 million fundingBankBazaar raises Rs 45 crore in ongoing funding round led by WSVUrban Ladder's Srivatsa named as Antler's Country HeadByteDance digs deep; second corporate entity in India soon
    Digital credit ledger, Khatabook, raises Rs 454 croreConsumer food brands need to find another way homeIndian SaaS companies wired to weather Covid-19 stormStartups may miss out benefits of new measures
    Wary of FDI rules, Chinese VCs put new funding on holdLenskart projects 20% revenue growth in FY 2020-21Steadview Capital invests Rs 67 crore more in NykaaSteadview Capital puts another Rs 67 crore in Nykaa
    Startups like Zomato, Oyo offer more Esops to staff to ease pay cut painLetsVenture launches platform for HNIs, family offices to invest in startupsGA scouts for early bets in Indian tech startupsDeals counter may buzz louder this Covid-hit distress season
    Private labs may move SC over testing orderVCs want Sidbi to ease sops criteria for Covid-19 Startup Assistance SchemeLGT Lightstone Aspada puts Rs 54 crore in AknaStartups demand liquidity lifeline to stay afloat amidst Covid-19 crisis
    Unicorn closes 2nd fund at Rs 90 croreSwiggy, Zomato, others reach out to governments, offer last mile delivery assistanceLGT Lightstone Aspada leads $7 million funding round in micro-lender SmartCoinAuthenticity and science differentiate us: Andy Puddicome & Richard Pearson, Co-founders, Headspace
    TPG, Lupa, Chrys Capital & Advent plan new innings with Dream 11Verlinvest founder joins Venturi Partners as anchor investorVCs start new calendar year with $7 billion left to investPolicyBazaar rejigs the top deck, names Sarbvir Singh as its CEO
    Investors chase Dream11, valuation may hit $2.25 billionZodius leads $19 million funding round in OnsitegoYamaha drives in $35 million for DrivezyAPI platform Yap scoops up Rs 10 crore in angel funding from top investors
    Waycool gathers $35 million from Lightbox and othersNo giant leaps by FM, only baby steps, feel startupSAIF Partners plans to invest in 15 startups in 2020, expands sector focusStartups may get boost from Govt's National Logistics Policy
    Venture Highway raises Rs 560 crore for second fundOyo may cut more jobs to shore up its bottom lineVerlinvest on board as anchor investor in Spring CapitalAnkur Capital makes first close of new fund at Rs 240 crore
    EpiFi scores $13 million in its seed roundFinly raises undisclosed sum in funding from clutch of venture capital investorsMultiples PE puts $20 million into big data startup QuantiphiZephyr, TVS Cap, Dalmia lead $6 million funding in Waterfield
    Licious closes $30 million funding round led by Vertex Growth FundLate-stage Indian startups bulk up its boards with independent handsTiger Global leads $20 million funding round in Infra.MarketSam Zell invests in Stanza Living
    Sam Zell invests in Stanza Living
    21 Nov 2019 08:08 AM IST
    Medikabazaar gets Rs 112 crore in Series B$24 million funding takes Amica pre launch valuation to $70 millionJungle Ventures closes Fund-III at $240 millionOyo's Ritesh Agarwal, top execs to pool individual angel investments through Raaga Partners
    Meet eight entrepreneurs who defied all odds and rose to the topStellaris, Fosun and others fund Lithius EnergyRivigo FY 2019 revenue up 42% at Rs 1,028 croreCars24 has closed $100 million in Series D funding
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    Oyo parent Oravel sets up 2 JVs with SoftBank's SB TopazAvataar Venture Partners to invest $300 million in B2B and SaaS companiesRibbit leads $21 mn round in Groww
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    19 Sep 2019 09:04 AM IST
    Oyo founder’s $1.5 billion stock buyback plan gets CCI nod
    VCs ready tools to plant seeds in startup ground
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