First step towards Bridging the Angel Investment-Startup Gap

A huge gap exists in Indian angel investment scene in India and as an early stage startup, it really is difficult to get angel investment [breaking the cliche of 3Fs, i.e. friends, family and fools]. Every day, we get emails asking us for introduction to angel investors and while we are in the know of demand curve, lets first tap the supply part. Over the…

Indyarocks raises strategic investment from ValueFirst – Aggressive Mobile Plans for future

Hyderabad based Indyarocks has raised strategic investment from Valuefirst, the mobile messaging company. Indyarocks has been a good performer in mobile social networking space and has been using Valuefirst bulk sms service for the service updates to users. We earlier profiled Indyarocks, way back in 2007 and the team had plans to build a youth portal to bring the national issues together. Later the team…

PE/VC Funding in India touches $1.9Bn in Q1, 2010

PE/VC funding in India touched $1.9Bn in Q1 of 2010, as per Deloitte consulting report.

The total funding of $1.9 billion in the first three months of 2010 came from 88 transactions with an average deal size of $22.1 million.

Quikr Raises USD 6 Million Series C Funding Led by Norwest Venture Partners (NVP)

Quikr, India’s leading horizontal classifieds player, announced today the completion of a USD 6 million third round of funding in Quikr Mauritius (a holding company of Quikr India) led by new investor, Norwest Venture Partners (NVP), and returning investors, Omidyar Network, Matrix Partners India and eBay Inc.  With this round of financing, Quikr has raised in excess of INR 50 crores in total investment since…