In an interview with Ranju Sarkar, the founders of Stellaris Venture Partners -- Ritesh Banglani, Alok Goyal and Rahul Chowdhri -- share discuss their unique founder network and why they are bullish on India. IMAGE: Stellaris Venture Partners backs entrepreneurs looking to use technology to solve India-specific problems and global software product businesses being created out of India. Photograph: Sivaram V/Reuters. Stellaris Venture Partners, founded by former Helion Venture ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The past few years have seen the first cycle of mergers and acquisitions, exits, and track-records being created. In what appears to be the beginning of a fresh wave of venture capital (VC) in India, several new funds have done their maiden money raising. These include Stellaris Ventures, Pravega Ventures, Endiya Partners, and Fireside Ventures, which have announced closure of their maiden funds in the past few months. Stellaris is an early-stage fund founded by Ritesh Banglani, Rahul Chowdhri ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
RailYatri offers a host of travel-related services to a 4.5 million user base. Shine Jacob finds out what's next for the app. IMAGE: By the end of the next financial year, the RailYatri app expects to surpass the IRCTC site, which receives 12.5 million hits monthly. Photograph: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com. Thalaivaa (Rajnikanth), Dabang (Salman Khan) and Virat (Virat Kohli) have nothing to do with Indian Railways. However, cut-outs of these three legends and a snooker table are what greet ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Investors spent much of 2016 cleaning house. And a VC tells Ranju Sarkar: "There's still some bad news left in the portfolios (of VC firms). What happens to Ola and Flipkart will drive sentiment in future." IMAGE: Start-up funding fell 58 per cent in 2016 to $2.93 billion, down from $6.93 billion in 2015, according to VCCEdge. Photograph: Reuters. After vying with each other to invest in start-ups at high valuations in the past few years, investors spent much of 2016 in cleaning up ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Over 200 startups shut shop in 2016. According to Tracxn, a data analytics firm, the number of startups closing this year is 50% higher than last year. The data further says that seven out of the top 10 startups shut down after raising sizeable funds. Here ...catchnews.com, 2 months ago
We follow Startup funding deals quite closely and while 2016 did not pan out as good as 2015 in terms of number and amount of funding deals struck in India, there were quite a few companies that raised some eye-popping amount. Over 8 Indian startups raised ...Trak.in, 2 months ago
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